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First Name: Raymond

Last Name: White

Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Houston, TX
Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 25 September 1921

Date of Death: 25 June 1984

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Raymond W. White

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Raymond W. White

Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, General Orders No. 29 (August 20, 1943)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant Raymond W. White (ASN: 18060878), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, in action on 9 July 1943, about three miles south of ****, Sicily.
Another soldier was seriously wounded and on hearing the wounded man call for help, Sergeant White, disregarding his personal safety, crawled in the open under heavy machine gun fire and rendered first aid. Again risking his own life, he carried the man about twenty-five yards down the hill to safety, and then together with another soldier, he carried the man for about two hours over a distance of one and one-half miles, moving and fighting in the face of heavy rifle and machine gun fire.
His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317355   Created by: drjones46




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