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First Sergeant George De Lost, Jr. Class of 2013

Silver Star Medal

United States Army

Silver Star Medal

First Sergeant George De Lost, Jr. (then Technical Sergeant), Company "F", 320th Infantry, for gallantry in action in the Foret de Gremecey, France, on 8 November 1944. Sergeant De Lost courageously led the weapons platoon of his unit forward until the attack was halted by heavy enemy machine gun and shell fire. He then moved forward alone, across open terrain and beyond a ridge in an attempt to locate enemy guns which were causing casualties among his troops. After accomplishing his mission, he promptly reported the location of enemy guns to a forward artillery observer, enabling accurate artillery fire to be directed against the enemy guns, and permitting his unit to advance. Sergeant De Lost's gallant actions reflect credit upon his character as a soldier, his unit and the service. Entered military service from Ohio.


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