About the Medal
About the Ceremony
Class of 2000
Class of 2001
Class of 2002
Class of 2003
Class of 2004
Class of 2005
Class of 2006
Class of 2007
Class of 2008
Class of 2009
Class of 2010
Class of 2011
Class of 2012
Class of 2013
Class of 2014
Class of 2015
Class of 2016

Ohio Military Hall of Fame
Inductees    Nominations    Sponsors/Donations    News/Info    About OMHOF    Contact Us
Previous inductee Next inductee
Private James R. Dunn
Class of 2005

Army Silver Star

United States Army


A Silver Star Medal is awarded to JAMES R. DUNN, 35631366, Pvt., Corps of Engineers, Co. “C”, 167th Engineer Combat Battalion, who while serving with the Army of the United States distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 12-13 Sep 44 near Dieulouard, France. With complete disregard of his own personal safety, Pvt. Dunn twice removed wounded under fire and carefully brought them down the hill to the aid station. When telephone communication failed, Pvt. Dunn drove up the hill under particularly heavy fire to reestablish contact with Captain Bell and coordination with higher headquarters. During a lull in delivering messages, he crawled over to a machine gun position and relieved the EM there by firing one thousand rounds. Then he crawled 50 yards to the next machine gum emplacement to fire another one thousand rounds. As he was crawling to the third machine gun position, the concussion of a nearby falling artillery shell knocked him down. Returning to his messenger duties, Pvt. Dunn continued to expose himself in the execution of his work. When the order was given relieving the company, Pvt. Dunn again was an inspiration to all helping evacuate the weapons and EM from the hill. Throughout this action, Pvt. Dunn displayed exceptional coolness, courage, and attention to duty according to the highest traditions of the military service.

Website proudly donated by Ologie