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First Name: Glen

Last Name: McGuire

Birthplace: De Leon, Comanche County, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Proctor, Comanche County, TX

Date of Birth: 19 May 1918

Date of Death: 13 December 1944

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Glen McGuire

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Glen McGuire
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

On 27-28 November 1944, Staff Sergeant Glen McGuire was serving with Company C, 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Seventh U.S. Army.

On those days, SSG McGuire’s unit was in action against German forces. SSG McGuire’s courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

SSG McGuire died of wounds sustained from fragments from an artillery shell that landed near his position.

Medals and Awards

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Arrowhead Pin and Silver Star
World War II Victory Medal
Croix de Guerre with Palm (France)

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Staff Sergeant Glen McGuire (ASN: 38036578), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 27 and 28 November 1944. Staff Sergeant McGuire's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 279 (1945)


Staff Sergeant Glen McGuire is buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France in Plot A, Row 15, Grave 8.


Honoree ID: 70757   Created by: MHOH




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