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First Name: Walter

Last Name: Teague

Birthplace: Holland, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Holland, TX
Middle Name: M.

Date of Birth: 09 May 1922

Date of Death: 30 April 2005

Rank: Technical Sergeant

Years Served:
Walter Matthew Teague, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Walter Matthew Teague, Jr.

Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 42d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 11 (1945)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technical Sergeant Walter M. Teague (ASN: 20809041), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 222d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division.
On 25 January 1945, near Schweighausen, France, when two members of his platoon, one of whom was wounded, attempted to cross the Moder River to return to their own lines but were too exhausted to get across, Sergeant Teague with two other men crossed 200 yards of open terrain under heavy enemy fire and after rescuing the exhausted men, returned to the river and brought back another wounded man. Finding that two members of the platoon were still missing, Sergeant Teague went with a patrol across the river and into the woods in an effort to locate the missing men but was forced to withdraw by intense enemy fire.
Later that night he joined his platoon leader in forming a strong point which he successfully defended, preventing the enemy from breaking into the town.

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Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317348   Created by: drjones46




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