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First Name: William

Last Name: Burgess

Birthplace: TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Hamlin, TX
Middle Name: REL

Date of Birth:

Rank: Technical Sergeant

Years Served:
William R E L Burgess

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


William R E L Burgess

Technical Sergeant, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, General Orders No. 189 (1944)
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: 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 William R. E. L. Burgess, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action against the enemy on May 23, 1944 in Italy. 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: 318243   Created by: drjones46




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