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First Name: Maurice

Last Name: White

Birthplace: Joplin, MO, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Dallas, TX
Middle Name: Y.

Date of Birth: 28 November 1922

Date of Death: 21 June 1999

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Maurice Y. White

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Maurice Y. White

Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 22 (July 3, 1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technician Fifth Grade Maurice Y. White (ASN: 18080130), United States Army, for gallantry in action in northern France while serving with the 90th Infantry Division.
On 16 June 1944 Technician Fifth Grade White receiving fire from an enemy machine gun, set out alone to overcome the machine gun. After advancing approximately 100 yards, he was again fired upon by both rifles and machine guns from nearby cover. He answered the fire with hand grenades whereupon the firing ceased and two enemy soldiers came out and surrendered to him. His courage and coolness were predominate despite the fact that during the course of the action a bullet passed through his helmet, grazing his face and his rifle was rendered ineffective by enemy fire.
Taking out the enemy position he undoubtedly saved numerous lives and made possible the a more rapid advance to the objective.

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Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317354   Created by: drjones46




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