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First Name: Albert

Last Name: Apple

Birthplace: Ladonia, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Ladonia, TX
Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 18 May 1923

Date of Death: 27 January 1990

Rank: Technical Sergeant

Years Served:
Albert James Apple, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Albert James Apple, Jr.

Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 53 (September 2, 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 Staff Sergeant Albert J. Apple (ASN: 38535813), United States Army, for gallantry in action in northern France while serving with the 90th Infantry Division.
On 8 August 1944 at ***, France, when the column with which he was operating cut a German column, a skirmish started and the tanks did not move forward. Sergeant Apple led his squad with utmost energy and with complete disregard for his own safety under heavy artillery fire pressed the attack and although wounded by a German artillery piece he continued to lead his squad and the supporting tanks into action, defeating the enemy and gaining their objective.
This gallant act was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military spirit.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317441   Created by: drjones46




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