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First Name: Milton

Last Name: Snyder

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 15 September 1894

Date of Death: 17 November 1983

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served:
Milton Allan Snyder

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Milton Allan Snyder

Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army

DSC and Silver Star

War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1929)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Milton Allan Snyder, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 157th Field Artillery Brigade, 82d Division, A.E.F., near Buzancy, France, 3 November 1918. In the face of terrific enemy artillery and machine-gun fire Lieutenant Snyder, accompanied by another officer, voluntarily made his way forward and beyond the advanced Infantry lines for a distance of several hundred yards. Upon reaching the advanced Infantry lines they separated, but first made plans so that the information obtained might be carried back by either officer. After a very thorough reconnaissance they located the enemy positions and strong points which were holding up our lines and communicated the information to the nearest artillery which concentrated fire upon the critical points and silenced the enemy resistance, thereby permitting the Infantry to resume the advance.

Lieutenant Colonel Milton A. Snyder, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the Japanese enemy fighters at Colombo, Ceylon.
As reported in the newspaper Austin American Statesman Thu 26 November 1942.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 318326   Created by: drjones46




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