RANGERS White, John W.

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
White
  • FORENAME
John W.
  • UNIT
2 Ranger Bn (Company A)
  • RANK
Technical Sergeant
  • NUMBER
31135430
  • AWARD
Distinguished Service Cross
  • PLACE
Normandy 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
native of Woburn,Massachusetts
resided South Street,Jamaica Plains,Massachusetts
WIA 1944 (Battle of the Bulge)
Second Lieutenant (2000989) (Company F) January 1945
 

CITATION:

Distinguished Service Cross : 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 Technical Sergeant John W. White (ASN: 31135430), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion, in action against the enemy from 6 June 1944 to 8 June 1944 at Vierville and Pointe du Hoc, France. When all the officers of his company became casualties in the initial landing on the coast of France from the devastating enemy fire he assumed command of machine gun positions and directed their fire on the enemy positions. Later he personally acted as the point of the column, which advanced from the beach to Pointe du Hoc. On this advance, Sergeant White exposed himself to the direct rifle and machine gun fire of the enemy as well as sniper fire. Technical Sergeant White's excellent leadership and gallantry under such difficult and hazardous circumstances 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.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/22781
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