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									                               Unit History
                                  of the
                         7th Armored Division's
                         Military Police Platoon
Transcribed from the original documents in Box 15710 (7th Armored Division 607-
MED-0.1 to 607-MP-0.2) of Record Group 407 (Adjutant General's Office) at National
Archives II in College Park, MD by William H. Bell, nephew of Hoyt Bell of Company
“C”, 40th Tank Battalion.

Edited by Wesley Johnston (wwjohnston@aol.com). The original spellings and format
are retained in the transcript. Word wrap in which a line of text continues to the next line
is not necessarily as in the original. Hand-written text is given in italics in this
transcription. Most word spacing errors are corrected in the transcription. If there is any
question of accuracy, please contact Wesley Johnston (wwjohnston@aol.com) so that the
original scanned images can be checked to assure that the transcript does or does not
match the original.

Contents
1. 1944 Year-End Unit History and Citations
2. 1944 Monthly Unit History Reports (2 to 4 pages each)
      a. August
      b. September
      c. October
      d. November
      e. December
3. 1945 Year-End Unit History and Citations
1944 Year-End Unit History
           and
        Citations
                                       _S E C R E T_

                        MILITARY POLICE PLATOON, 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                       APO #257, c/o Postmaster, New York City, N. Y.

                                                                11 March 1945.

SUBJECT:   History For Calendar Year 1944.

To    :    The Adjutant General, War Department,
           Washington, D. C.

       In compliance with AR 345-105, the following is the history of this organization
for the calendar year 1944:

a. Original Unit.
        (1)    Designation: Completed.
        (2)    Date Of Organization: Completed.
        (3)    Place Of Organization: Completed.
        (4)    Authority Of Organization: Completed.
        (5)    Sources From Which Personnel Was Obtained: Completed.
        (6)    Changes In Organization: Per War Department Circular No. 201, Section 5,
               dated 22 May 1944, reduced total number of Basic enlisted men by four (4).

b. Strength:
        (1)    At beginning of period .............................. 3 Off 85 EM

       (2)                     NET INCREASE___               NET DECREASE__
               MONTH           (OFF)        (EM)           (OFF)        (EM)
               January           1            4                0          0
               February          0            0                1          1
               March             0            0                0          0
               April             0            0                0          0
               May               0            0                0          4
               June              0            0                0          0
               July              0            0                0          0
               August            0            0                0          2
               September         0            1                0          0
               October           0            4                0          0
               November          0            0                0          0
               December          0            0                0          5

       (3)     At end of period .................................... 3 Off 82 EM

c. Stations:
        (1)    Fort Benning, Georgia, from beginning of period to 251700 Apr 44.

       (2)     Camp Myles Standish, Mass., from 271800 Apr 44 to 040800 May 44.

       (3)     Camp Shanks, N. Y., from 041610 May 44 to 061830 Jun 44.

       (4)     Tidworth Barracks, Tidworth, Hampshire, England, (VU 6869 British Cassini)
               from 150930 Jun 44 to 071640 Aug 44.

       (5)     One mile North-east Vesley, France, T2080, Zone 1 Red, 110800 Aug 44 to
               131119 Aug 44.
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UNIT HISTORY-CONT'D

c. Stations:   Cont'd.
        (6)    Fougres, France from 131640 Aug 44 to 132300 Aug 44.

       (7)     La Ferte Bernard, France from 141100 Aug 44 to 151310 Aug 44.

       (8)     La Butte, France from 151615 Aug 44 to 191404 Aug 44.

       (9)     Two miles south-east of Treon, France from 191730 Aug 44 to 211710 Aug 44.

       (10)    Two miles west of Maintenon, France from 212000 Aug 44 to 220930 Aug 44.

       (11)    Chauffeurs, France from 221530 Aug 44 to 241530 Aug 44.

       (12)    Soissy Sur Ecole, France from 241730 Aug 44 to 251520Aug 44.

       (13)    Perthes, France from 252225 Aug 44 to 270740 Aug 44.

       (14)    Courtry, France from 271340 Aug 44 to 280615 Aug 44.

       (15)    Le Plessis-Aux-Tournelles, France from 280740 Aug 44 to 290905 Aug 44.

       (16)    One-half mile south of Fismes, France from 291545 Aug 44 to 020800 Sept
               44.

       (17)    Two miles east of Blercourt, France from 021840 Sept 44 to 080530 Sept 44.

       (18)    One mile north-west of Mars-La-Tour, France from 080805 Sept 44 to 210700
               Sept 44.

       (19)    One-half mile south-west of Vieville En Haye, France, VU 6938, Nord De
               Guerre from 210815 Sept 44 to 261345 Sept 44.

       (20)    Two miles south of Marche, Belgium, VK2983, Nord De Guerre from 262400
               Sept 44 to 270700 Sept 44.

       (21)    Eysden, Belgium, VK 5768, Nord De Guerre from 271330 Sept 44 to 300800
               Sept 44.

       (22)    One-half mile north-west of Asten Holland, QE 6114, Nord De Guerre from
               301040 Sept 44, to 071300 Oct 44.

       (23)    One and one-half mile east of Heeze, Holland, QE 5112, Nord De Guerre from
               071340 Oct 44 to 291630 Oct 44.

       (24)    One mile north of Weert, Holland, VK 5898, Nord De Guerre from 291710 Oct
               44 to 311440 Oct 44.

       (25)    Two miles south of St Hubert, Belgium, VK 449, Nord De Guerre from 311615
               Oct 44 to 070200 Nov 44.

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UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

c. Stations: cont'd.
        (26)   One mile east of Mesch, Belgium, VK 6043, Nord De Guerre from 071000 Nov
               44 to 121145 Nov 44.

       (27)   Bombaye, Belgium, VK 6039, Nord De Guerre, from 121300 Nov 44 to 240815
              Nov 44.

       (28)   Nieuwenhagen, Holland, VK 8158, Nord De Guerre from 241030 Nov 44 to
              271320 Nov 44.

       (29)   Nieuw Einde, Holland, VK 8158, Nord De Guerre from 271340 Nov 44 to 071420
              Dec 44.

       (30)   Heerlen, Holland, VK 7556, Nord De Guerre From 071440 Nov 44 to 171355 Dec
              44.

       (31)   Stavelot, Belgium, VK 6802, Nord De Guerre from 172359 Dec 44 to 180001
              Dec 44.

       (32)   Laroche, Belgium, VP, 4579, Nord De Guerre from 181430 Dec 44 to 201310
              Dec 44.

       (33)   Marche, Belgium, VP 3184, Nord De Guerre from 201610 Dec 44 to 221300 Dec
              44.

       (34)   Harze, Belgium, VK 5306, Nord De Guerre from 221745 Dec 44 to 231400 Dec
              44.

       (35)   Sprimont, Belgium, VK 5314, Nord De Guerre from 231500 Dec 44 through the
              end of the year.

d. Marches:
        (1)   a.  Purpose: Administrative March for Division Field Test.
              b.  Length of March: 65 miles.
              c.  Points & Dates of March: Company Area, Fort Benning, Ga. to Division
                  Assembly Area, Fort Benning, Ga. from 291600 Feb 44 to 010100 Mar 44.
              d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were good, weather was fair.
              e. Remarks: None.

       (2)    a.   Purpose: Administrative move by rail.
              b.   Length Of March: 500 Miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Fort Benning, Ga. to Camp Myles Standish,
                   Mass. from 251700 Apr 44 to 271800 Apr 44.
              d.   Condition Of Weather: Weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (3)    a.   Purpose: Administrative move by rail.
              b.   Length Of March: 260 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Camp Myles Standish, Mass. to Camp Shanks, N.
                   Y. from 040800 May 44 to 041610 May 44.
              d.   Condition Of Weather: Weather was Fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

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UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
       (4)     a. Purpose: Administrative move by rail and ferry.
               b. Length Of March: 20 miles.
               c. Points & Dates Of March: Camp Shanks, N. Y. via Weehawken Ferry to S/S
                   NY 760 from 061830 Jun 44 to 062000 Jun 44.
               d. Conditions Of Weather: Weather was fair.
               e. Remarks: None.

       (5)    a.   Purpose: Administrative move (overseas Move)
              b.   Length Of March: Unknown.
              c.   Points Of March: NYPOE to Great Britain.
              d.   Condition Of Weather: Weather was fair and windy, sea was calm.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (6)    a.   Purpose: Administrative move by rail.
              b.   Length Of March: 500 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Point of disembarkation to Tidworth Barracks,
                   Tidworth, Hampshire, England (VU 6869 British Cassini) from 141430 Jun
                   44 to 150930 Jun 44.
              d.   Condition Of Weather: Weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (7)    a.   Purpose: Administrative Move via GMT.
              b.   Length Of March: 28 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Tidworth Barracks, Tidworth, Hampshire,
                   England (Vu 6869 British Cassini) to Marshaling Area, England from
                   071640 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads And Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (8)    a.   Purpose: Enroute to France.
              b.   Length Of March: Unknown.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Marshaling Area, England to French Coast from
                   082000 Aug 44 to 092230 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Weather: Sea was calm, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (9)    a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 30 Miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: French Coast to one mile north-east of Vesley,
                   France, T2080 Zone 1 Red, from 110600 Aug 44 to 110800 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions of Roads & Weather: Roads were good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (10)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 83.9 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: One mile north-east of Vesley, France, T2080
                   Zone Red to Fourgres, France from 131119 Aug 44 to 131640 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

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UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D).

d. Marches: Cont'd.
        (11)   a. Purpose: Police and Traffic Work for the division.
               b. Length Of March: 114.6 miles.
               c. Points & Dates Of March: Fourgres, France to La Ferte Bernard, France,
                   132300 Aug 44 to 141100 Aug 44.
               d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was good.
               e. Remarks: None.

       (12)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length of March: 41 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: La Ferte Bernard, France to La Butte, France
                   from 151310 Aug 44 to 151615 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (13)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 23 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates of March: La Butte, France to two miles south-west of
                   Treon, France 191404 Aug 44 to 191730 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (14)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 16 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Two miles south-east of Treon, France to two
                   miles west of Maintenon, France from 211710 Aug 44 to 212000 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (15)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 41 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Two miles west of Maintenon, France to
                   Chauffours, France from 220930 Aug 44 to 221530 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (16)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 19 Miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Chauffours, France to Soissy Sur Ecole, France
                   from 241530 Aug 44 to 241730 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was rain.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (17)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the division.
              b.   Length Of March: 12 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates of March: Soissy Sur Ecole, France to Perthes, France
                   from 251520 Aug 44 to 252225 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was rain.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (18)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 29 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Perthes, France to Courtry, France from 270740
                   Aug 44 to 271340 Aug 44.
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UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
        (18)   Cont'd.
               d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was rain.
               e. Remarks: None.

       (19)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 21 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Courtry, France to Le Plessis-Aux-Tournelles,
                   France from 280615 Aug 44 to 280740 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None

       (20)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 81 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Le Plessis- Aux-Tournelles, France to one-half
                   mile south of Fismes, France from 290905 Aug 44 to 291545 Aug 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was Rain.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (21)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 86 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates of March: One-half mile south of Fismes, France to two
                   miles east of Blercourt, France from 020800 Sept 44 021840 Sept 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None

       (22)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 33 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Two miles east of Blercourt, France to one
                   mile north-west Mars-La-Tour, France from 080530 Sept 44 to 080805 Sept
                   44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (23)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 20 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: One mile north-west Mars-La-Tour, France to
                   one-half mile south-west of Vieville En Haye, France VU 6938, Nord De
                   Guerre, 210700 Sept 44 to 210815 Sept 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (24)   a.   Purpose: Administrative move via GMT.
              b.   Length Of March: Enroute to Belgium.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: One-half mile south-west of Vieville En Haye,
                   France VU 6938, Nord De Guerre to two miles south of Marche, Belgium,
                   VK 2983, Nord De Guerre, 261345 Sept 44 to 262400 Sept 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, weather was good.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (25)   a.   Purpose: Administrative move via GMT.
              b.   Length Of March: 218 miles from one-half mile south-west of Vieville En
                   Haye, France, VU 6983, Nord De Guerre.
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UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
        (25)   Cont'd.
               c. Points & Dates Of March: Two miles south of Marche, Belgium, VK 2983,
                   Nord De Guerre to Eysden, Belgium, VK 5768, Nord De Guerre from 270700
                   Sept 44 to 271330 Sept 44.
               d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was good.
               e. Remarks: None.

       (26)    a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
               b.   Length Of March: 45 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Eysden, Belgium, VK 5768, Nord De Guerre to
                    one-half mile north-west of Asten, Holland, QE 6114, Nord De Guerre
                    from 300800 Sept 44 to 301040 Sept 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road were fair for the first half of the
                    trip and good for the remainder. Weather was rainy for the first half
                    of the trip and good for the remainder.
               e.   Remarks: None.

       (27)    a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
               b.   Length Of March: 8 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: One-half mile north-west of Asten, Holland, QE
                    6114, Nord De Guerre to one and one half-miles east of Heeze, Holland,
                    QE 5112, Nord De Guerre, from 071300 Oct 44 to 071340 Oct 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was good.
               e.   Remarks: None.

       (28)    a. Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
               b. Length Of March: 10 miles.
               c. Points & Dates Of March: One and one-half miles east of Heeze, Holland,
                   QE 5112, Nord De Guerre to one mile north of Weert, Holland, VK 5898,
                   Nord De Guerre, from 291630 Oct 44 to 291710 Oct 44.
               d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was good.
               e. Remarks: None.

       (29)    a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
               b.   Length Of March: 20 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: One mile north of Weert, Holland, VK 5859,
                    Nord De Guerre to two miles south of St. Hubert, Belgium, VK 4491, Nord
                    De Guerre, from 311440 Oct 44 to 311615 Oct 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was good.
               e.   Remarks: None.

       (30)    a. Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
               b. Length Of March: 4 miles.
               c. Points & Dates Of March: One mile east of Mesch, Belgium, VK 6043, Nord
                   De Guerre to Bombaye, Belgium, VK 6039, Nord De Guerre, from 121145 Nov
                   44 to 121300 Nov 44.
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UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
        (31)   Cont'd.
               d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair weather was fair.
               e. Remarks: None.

       (32)   a.   Purpose: Traffic and police work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 23 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Bombaye, Belgium,Vk 6039, Nord De Guerre to
                   Nieuwenhagen, Holland, VK 8158, Nord De Guerre, from 240815 Nov 44 to
                   241030 Nov 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, weather was wet.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (33)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 1 mile.
              c.   Points & Dates of March: Nieuwenhagen, Holland,, VK 8158, Nord De
                   Guerre to Nieuw Einde, Holland, VK 8158, Nord De Guerre, from 271320
                   Nov 44 to 271340 Nov 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good. weather was good.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (34)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 3 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Nieuw Einde, Holland, VK 8158, Nord De Guerre
                   to Heerlen, Holland, VK 7556, Nord De Guerre, from 071420 Dec 44 to
                   071440 Dec 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (35)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 55 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Heerlen, Holland, VK 7556, Nord De Guerre to
                   Stavelot, Belgium, VK 6802, Nord De Guerre, from 171355 Dec 44 to
                   172359 Dec 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, weather was good.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (36)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 16 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Stavelot, Belgium, VK 6802, Nord De Guerre to
                   Salmchateau, Belgium, VP 7087, Nord De Guerre from 180001 Dec 44 to
                   180230 Dec 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, weather was rainy.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (37)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 20 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Salmchateau, Belgium, VP 7087, Nord De Guerre
                   to Laroche, Belgium, VP 4579, Nord De Guerre from 181055 Dec 44 to
                   181430 Dec 44.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was rainy.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (38)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 23 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Laroche, Belgium, VP 4579, Nord De
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UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
        (38)   c. Points & Dates Of March: Cont'd:-Guerre to Marche, Belgium, VP 3184,
                   Nord De Guerre, from 201310 Dec 44 to 201610 Dec 44.
               d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, weather was foggy.
               e. Remarks: None.

           (39)     a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
                    b.   Length Of March: 67 miles.
                    c.   Points & Dates Of March: Marche, Belgium, VP 3184, Nord De Guerre to
                         Harze, Belgium, VK 5306, Nord De Guerre, from 221300 Dec 44 to 221745
                         Dec 44.
                    d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, weather was fair.
                    e.   Remarks: None.

           (40)     a.  Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
                    b.  Length Of March: 7 miles.
                    c.  Points & Dates Of March: Harze, Belgium, VK 5306, Nord De Guerre to
                        Sprimont, Belgium, VK 5314, Nord De Guerre, from 231400 Dec 44 to
                        231500 Dec 44.
                    d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, weather was clear and
                        cold.
                    e. Remarks: None.

e. Campaigns:
        (1)         a.   Name Of: Campaign of Northern France.
                    b.   Duration: 11 Aug 44 to 14 Sept 44.
                    c.   Purpose: To drive the Germans from Northern France.
                    d.   Authority Ordering: Paragraph 3, Section VI, General Orders No. 80, War
                         Department, Washington 25, D. C., dated 5 October 1944.

           (2)      a. Name Of: Campaign Of Germany.
                    b. Duration: 15 Sept 44 through 31 Dec 44.
                    c. Purpose: To conquer Germany.
                    d. Authority Ordering: Paragraph 3, Section VI, General Orders No. 80, War
                        Department, Washington 25, D. C., dated 5 October 1944.

f. Battles: None.

g. Commanding Officers In Important Engagements: Not Applicable.

h. Losses In Action, Commissioned And/Or Enlisted: Staff Sergeant John J. Matheson, ASN
14 022 459, "missing-in-action" as of 1 September 1944 in the locality of Verdun, France.
Private First Class Leonard W. Johnson, ASN 35 264 895, "died-of wounds" on 17 September
1944 in the locality of Metz, France. Corporal John M. French, ASN 32 214 525, "missing-
in-action" as of 20 December 1944 in the locality of Samree, Belgium. Private First Class
Matthew J. Glogowski, ASN 16 143 203, "missing-in-action" as of 20 December 1944 in the
locality of Samree, Belgium. Private First Class Josiah W. Ruhner, ASN 36 234 639,
"slightly-wounded-in-action" as of 20 December 1944 in the locality of Marche, Belgium.
Private First Class Alfred F. Overling, ASN 36 837 596, "slighty-wounded-in-action" as of
20 December 1944 in the locality of Marche, Belgium.1

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1
    All of these men, except Johnson, survived the war and are not listed on the list of MP Platoon dead.
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UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

i. Present And Former Members Who Have   Distinguished Themselves In Action:
        (1)    Present Members:                                                        HQ.
        NAME         RANK/GRADE           ASN              AWARD             G. O.,   7th A. D.
Shutta, Albert M.      S/Sgt        33   148 938     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 44
Cook, James D.         Tec 5        36   234 886     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 44
Hartoch, Milton J.     Pfc          36   704 705     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 44
Miller, Leonard E.     Pfc          36   234 662     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 44
Stith, Finley V.       Pfc          35   274 090     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 44
Brigman, David H.      Pvt          34   192 376     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 44
Emmons, Newton B.      Pvt          32   276 478     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 44
Waters, Warren B.      Pvt          34   262 528     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 44
Lentz, Daniel S.       Pfc          36   167 814     Silver Star                 G.   O. 51
Hicks, Robert C.    Pfc then Pvt    12   067 626     Silver Star                 G.   O. 51
Freels, Brother        Pvt          34   499 067     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 51
Prevette, Clarence E. Pvt           34   498 125     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 51
Brownlee, Herbert F. 1st Lt then    01   288 510     Bronze Star     Medal       G.   O. 61
                     2nd Lt
Lougee, Henry S.       1st Lt       01   012   608   Bronze   Star   Medal      G.    O.   62
Daniel, James P. Major then Capt    01   011   270   Silver   Star              G.    O.   64
Greenberg, William     S/Sgt        37   076   246   Bronze   Star   Medal      G.    O.   64
Plaugher, Gerald S. S/Sgt then Sgt   6   065   346   Bronze   Star   Medal      G.    O.   84
Tumiati, Walter G.     Sgt          36   313   845   Bronze   Star   Medal      G.    O.   84
Vitulli, Joseph L.     Sgt          32   227   434   Bronze   Star   Medal      G.    O.   88

       (2)     Former   Members:
Matheson, John J.        S/Sgt     14    022   459   Bronze   Star   Medal      G.    O.   44
French, John M.          Cpl       32    214   525   Bronze   Star   Medal      G.    O.   44
Glogowski, Matthew J.    Pfc       16    143   203   Bronze   Star   Medal      G.    O.   44
Cashon, Harold C.        Pvt       34    192   183   Silver   Star              G.    O.   51
Brunet, Willard J.       Pfc       34    154   463   Bronze   Star   Medal      G.    O.   126

j. Photographs Of Personnel, Important Scenes Or Events: None.


                                                                     (signed)
14__Incls.                                                           WILLIAM K. ALLEY
 13 Award Citations referred to in Par i.                            1st Lt., Infantry
  1 True Copy G. O. referred to in Par i.                              Commanding

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                                         S E C R E T
                                    R E S T R I C T E D

                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH AMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY                        /ues

                                                                 10 September 1944
GENERAL ORDERS)               I.   AWARDS OF SILVER STAR
              :              II.   AWARDS OF BRONZE STAR MEDAL
NUMBER......44)             III.   AWARDS OF PURPLE HEART

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   II. AWARDS OF BRONZE STAR MEDAL: By direction of the President, and under the
provisions of AR 600-45, as amended, and Letter, Headquarters XX Corps, file AG 200.6,
subject, "Delegation of Authority to Award Decorations", dated 1 September 1944, the
Bronze Star Medal is awarded to:

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       Staff Sergeant John J. Matheson (Army Serial Number 14022459), Military Police,
United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States in France from 14 August to 1
September 1944. Entered the military service from Tennessee.

       Staff Sergeant Albert M. Shutta (Army Serial Number 33148938), Military Police,
United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States in France on 17 August 1944.
Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

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       Corporal John M. French (Army Serial Number 32214525), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military
operations against an enemy of the United States in France on 17 August 1944. Entered the
military service from New York.

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       Technician Fifth Grade James D. Cook (Army Serial Number 36234886), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection
with military operations against an enemy of the United States in France on 17 August
1944. Entered the military service from Wisconsin.

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        Private First Class Matthew J. Glogowski (Army Serial Number 16143203), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection
with military operations against an enemy of the United States in France on 17 August
1944. Entered the military service from Illinois.

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       Private First Class Milton J. Hartoch (Army Serial Number 36704705), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection
with military operations against an enemy of the United States in France on 17 August
1944. Entered the military service from Illinois.

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       (GO 44, Hq 7th Armd Div, APO 257, U. S. Army, 10 Sep 44, Cont'd)

       Private First Class Leonard E. Miller (Army Serial Number 36234662), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection
with military operations against an enemy of the United States in France on 17 August
1944. Entered the military service from Illinois.

       Private First Class Finley V. Stith (Army Serial Number 35274090), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection
with military operations against an enemy of the United States in France on 17 August
1944. Entered the military service from Ohio.

       Private David H. Brigman (Army Serial Number 34192376), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military
operations against an enemy of the United States in France on 17 August 1944. Entered the
military service from Tennessee.

       Private Newton B. Emmons (Army Serial Number 32276478), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military
operations against an enemy of the United States in France on 17 August 1944. Entered the
military service from New Jersey.

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       Private Warren B. Waters (Army Serial Number 34262528), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military
operations against an enemy of the United States in France on 17 August 1944. Entered the
military service from Georgia.

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                             By command of Major General SILVESTER:


                                                                   PETE T. HEFFNER, JR.
                                                                    Colonel, Infantry
                                                                  Acting Chief of Staff
OFFICIAL:

       /S/      Francis E. Carr

       /T/    FRANCIS E. CARR
               Major, A. G. D.
             Adjutant General


                                    "A CERTIFIED TRUE COPY"

                                        (signed)
                                        EDWARD R. ROGERS
                                        C. W. O., U. S. A.,
                                        Personnel Officer

                                      R E S T R I C T E D
                                   R E S T R I C T E D

                            CITATION FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

       Staff Sergeant John J. Matheson (Army Serial Number 14022459), Military Police,
while serving with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself by heroic service
in connection with military operations against the enemy from 14 August 1944 to 1
September 1944, in France. S Sgt. Matheson was assigned the complex and dangerous mission
of controlling the vast amount of traffic involved in the advance of Combat Command "A"
across France. He not only demonstrated outstanding leadership in solving difficult
traffic situations, but worked tirelessly in his efforts to assure the safety of the men
committed to his charge. Disdainful of personal safety, he constantly patrolled routes
menaced by enemy forces, and displayed marked audacity in venturing into strange and
unfamiliar country without an armed guard. On one of these courageous missions he was
reported missing in action. S Sgt. Matheson's magnificent devotion to duty contributed
materially to the swift delivery of vitally needed men and munitions.

                            CITATION FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

        Staff Sergeant Albert M. Shutta (Army Serial Number 33148938), Military Police,
Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for distinguishing
himself by heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of
the United States on 17 August 1944 in the area of Chateauneuf, France. With the
assistance of nine other military policemen, S/Sgt. Shutta established a Division
Prisoner of War Enclosure at Le Vionne while forward reconnaissance elements were still
passing through the area. When it was attacked by hostile forces with machine guns and
rifles S/Sgt. Shutta and his men returned the fire and held off the enemy for two hours
until the arrival of an armored column. As a result of their determined stand, the
attacking Germans were driven off and a large body of prisoners kept under control.

                            CITATION FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

       Corporal John M. French (Army Serial Number 32214525), Military Police, Military
Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by
heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United
States on 17 August 1944 in the area of Chateauneuf, France. With the assistance of nine
other military police, Corporal French established a Division Prisoner of War Enclosure
at Le Vionne while forward reconnaissance elements were still passing through the area.
When it was attacked by hostile troops with machine guns and rifles Corporal French and
his men returned the fire, and held off the enemy forces for two hours until the arrival
of an armored column. As a result of their determined stand the attack was repulsed and a
large body of prisoners kept under control.

                            CITATION FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

       Technician Fifth Grade James D. Cook (Army Serial Number 36234886), Military
Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for
distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military operations against
an enemy of the United States on 17 August 1944 in the area of Chateauneuf, France. With
the assistance of nine other military policemen, Tec 5 Cook established a Division
Prisoner of War Enclosure at Le Vionne while forward reconnaissance elements were still
passing through the area. When it was attacked by hostile troops with machine guns and
rifles, Tec 5 Cook and his men returned fire, and held off enemy forces for two hours
until the arrival of an armored column. As a result of their determined stand the attack
was repulsed and a large body of prisoners kept under control.

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                            CITATION FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

       Private First Class Matthew J. Glogowski (Army Serial Number 16143203), Military
Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for
distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military operations against
an enemy of the United States on 17 August 1944 in the area of Chateauneuf, France. With
the assistance of nine other military policemen, Pfc. Glogowski established a Division
Prisoner of War Enclosure at La Vionne while forward reconnaissance elements were still
passing through the area. When it was attacked by hostile troops with machine guns and
rifles, Pfc. Glogowski and his fellow soldiers returned the fire and held off the enemy
forces for two hours until the arrival of an armored column. As a result of their
determined stand the attack was repulsed and a large body of prisoners kept under
control.

                            CITATION FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

       Private First Class Milton J. Hartoch (Army Serial Number 36704705), Military
Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for
distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military operations against
an enemy of the united States on 17 August 1944 in the area of Chateauneuf, France. With
the assistance of nine other military policemen, Pfc. Hartoch established a Division
Prisoner of War Enclosure at Le Vionne while forward reconnaissance elements were still
passing through the area. When it was attacked by hostile troops with machine guns and
rifles, Pfc. Hartoch and his fellow soldiers returned the fire and held off the enemy
forces for two hours until the arrival of an armored column. As a result of their
determined stand the attack was repulsed and a large body of prisoners kept under
control.

                           CITATIONS FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

       Private First Class Leonard E. Miller (Army Serial Number 36234662), Military
Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for
distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military operations against
an enemy of the United States on 17 August 1944 in the area of Chateauneuf, France. With
the assistance of nine fellow military policemen, Pfc. Miller established a Division
Prisoner of War Enclosure at Le Vionne while forward reconnaissance elements were still
passing through the area. When it was attacked by hostile troops with machine guns and
rifles Pfc. Miller and his fellow soldiers returned the fire, and held off the enemy
forces for two hours until the arrival of an armored column. As a result of their
determined stand, the attack was repulsed and a large body of prisoners kept under
control.

                           CITATIONS FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

       Private First Class Finley V. Stith (Army Serial Number 35274090), Military
Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for
distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military operations against
an enemy of the United States on 17 August 1944 in the area of Chateauneuf, France. With
the assistance of nine other military policemen, Pfc. Stith established a Division
Prisoner of War Enclosure at La Vionne while forward reconnaissance elements were still
passing through the area. When it was attacked by hostile troops with machine guns and
rifles, Pfc. Stith and his fellow soldiers returned the fire, and held off the enemy
forces for two hours until the arrival of an armored column. As a result of their
determined stand, the attack was repulsed and a large body of prisoners kept under
control.

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                            CITATION FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

       Private First Class David H. Brigman (Army Serial Number 34192376), Military
Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for
distinguishing himself by heroic service in connection with military operations against
an enemy of the United States on 17 August 1944 in the area of Chateauneuf, France. With
the assistance of nine other military policemen, Pvt. Brigman established a Division
Prisoner of War Enclosure at Le Vionne while forward reconnaissance elements were still
passing through the area. When it was attacked by hostile troops with machine guns and
rifles, Pvt. Brigman and his fellow soldiers returned the fire, and held off the enemy
forces for two hours until the arrival of an armored column. As a result of their
determined stand the attack was repulsed and a large body of prisoners kept under
control.

                            CITATION FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

        Private Newton B. Emmons (Army Serial Number 32276478), Military Police, Military
Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by
heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United
States on 17 August 1944 in the area of Chateaneuf, France. With the assistance of nine
other military policemen, Pvt. Emmons established a Division Prisoner of War Enclosure at
Le Vionne while forward reconnaissance was still passing through the area. When it was
attacked by hostile troops with machine guns and rifles, Pvt. Emmons and his fellow
soldiers returned the fire, and held off the enemy for two hours until the arrival of an
armored column. As a result of their determined stand the attack was repulsed and a large
body of prisoners kept under control.

                            CITATION FOR THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

        Private Warren B. Waters (Army Serial Number 34262328), Military Police, Military
Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by
heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United
States on 17 August 1944 in the area of Chateauneuf, France. With the assistance of nine
other military policemen, Pvt. Waters established a Division Prisoner of War Enclosure at
Le Vionne while forward reconnaissance elements were still passing through the area. When
it was attacked by hostile troops with machine guns and rifles, Pvt. Waters and his
fellow soldiers returned the fire, and held off the enemy forces for two hours until the
arrival of an armored column. As a result of their determined stand the attack was
repulsed and a large body of prisoners kept under control.

                                   R E S T R I C T E D
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201 Lentz, Daniel S. (Enl) (A)                                       17 September 1944

SUBJECT:   Award of Silver Star

TO    :    Private First Class Daniel S. Lentz, 36167814, Military Police, Military
           Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Letter, Headquarters XX Corps, file AG 200.6, subject, "Delegation of
Authority to Award Decorations," dated 1 September 1944, the Silver Star was awarded per
General Orders No. 51, this headquarters, dated 17 September 1944, to:

       Private First Class Daniel S. Lentz (Army Serial Number 36167814), Corps of
Military Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for
distinguishing himself by gallantry in action on 16 August 1944, in the area of Chartres,
France. He was ordered, with two other military police to proceed to Chartres to take
into custody 37 German prisoners who were being held in the city by Free French. When he
reached the outskirts he was told that, although the city proper was in American hands,
there was enemy action further up the road and it would not be safe to go further.
Undeterred, he passed through the enemy fire, finally locating the prisoners in the
Cathedral at Chartres. The city was undergoing severe bombardment by the enemy and shells
were exploding dangerously close. Ignoring enemy artillery Pfc. Lentz and the other
military police entered the cathedral and secured the prisoners. Having loaded them on
the truck he proceeded from the city through heavy sniper fire to the prisoner of war
enclosure. Pfc. Lentz's determination and courage in completing a difficult assignment
reflects great credit upon himself and the armed forces.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                            (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                 ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                 Captain, A. G. D.
                                                            Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Hicks, Robert C. (Enl) (A)                                         17 September 1944

SUBJECT:   Award of Silver Star

TO    :    Private Robert C. Hicks, 12067626, Corps of Military Police,
           Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
           APO 257, U. S. Army


       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Letter, Headquarters XX Corps, file AG 200.6, subject, "Delegation of
Authority to Award Decorations," dated 1 September 1944, the Silver Star was awarded per
General Orders No, 51, this headquarters, dated 17 September 1944, to:

       Private Robert C. Hicks (Army Serial Number 12067626), Corps of Military Police,
Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for distinguishing
himself by gallantry in action on 16 August 1944, in the area of Chartres, France. He was
ordered with two other military police, to proceed to Chartres, France to take into
custody 37 German prisoners who were being held in the city by Free French. When he
reached the outskirts of the city he was told that, although the city proper was in
American hands, there was enemy action further up the road and it would not be safe to go
further. Undeterred, he passed through the enemy fire, finally locating the prisoners in
the Cathedral at Chartres. The city was undergoing severe bombardment by the enemy and
shells were exploding dangerously close. Ignoring enemy artillery fire, Pvt. Hicks and
the other military police entered the cathedral, and secured the prisoners. Having loaded
them on the truck he proceeded from the city through heavy sniper fire, to the prisoner
of war enclosure. Pvt. Hicks' determination and courage in completing a difficult
assignment reflects great credit upon himself and the armed forces.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                            (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                 ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                 Captain, A. G. D.
                                                            Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Freels, Brother (Enl) (A)                                           17 September 1944

Subject:   Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    :    Private Brother Freels, 34499067, Military Police,
           Military Police Platoon,
           7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Letter, Headquarters XX Corps, file AG 200.6, subject, "Delegation of
Authority to Award Decorations", dated 1 September 1944, the Bronze Star Medal was
awarded per General Orders No. 51, this headquarters, dated 17 August 1944, to:

        Private Brother Freels (Army Serial Number 34499067), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States on 16 August 1944, in the area
of La Loupe, France. Moving into town in advance of our columns to set up a traffic
control point, Pvt. Freels suddenly came under fire from enemy troops emplaced at the
main road junction. Despite the hail of bullets, he raced to his vehicle and, together
with two other men of his detachment, drove back to warn the vanguard of the command of
the German positions. By his swift and courageous action, Pvt. Freels saved our columns
from moving blindly into a dangerous enemy trap.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                                (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                     ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                     Captain, A. G. D.
                                                                Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Prevette, Clarence E. (Enl) (A)                                 17 September 1944

Subject:   Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    :    Private Clarence E. Prevette, 34498125, Military Police,
           Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
           APO 257, U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Letter, Headquarters XX Corps, file AR 200.6, subject, "Delegation of
Authority to Award Decorations"' dated 1 September 1944, the Bronze Star Medal was
awarded per General Orders No. 51, this headquarters, dated 17 September 1944, to:

        Private Clarence E. Prevette (Army Serial Number 34498125), Military Police,
United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States on 16 August 1944, in the area
of La Loupe, France. Moving into town Pvt. Prevette suddenly came under fire from the
enemy troops emplaced at the main road junction. Despite the hail of bullets, he raced to
his vehicle and, together with two other men of his detachment, drove back to warn the
vanguard of the command of the German positions. By his swift and courageous action, Pvt.
Prevette saved our columns from advancing blindly into a dangerous enemy trap.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                            (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                 ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                 Captain, A. G. D.
                                                            Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Brownlee, Herbert F. (Off) (A)                                     10 October 1944

Subject:   Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    :    Second Lieutenant Herbert F. Brownlee, 01288510, Corps of Military Police,
           Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, APO 257,
           U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 66, Headquarters First United States Army, 18 May 1944, as
amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 61, this headquarters,,
dated 10 October 1944, to:

       SECOND LIEUTENANT HERBERT F. BROWNLEE (Army Serial Number 01288510), Corps of
Military Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 11 August
1944 to 19 September 1944, in France. Serving as Traffic Control Officer, 2nd Lt
Brownlee's courage and untiring efforts assured the Division of successful movement of
men and material during the lightning drive through France. In the difficult river
crossings, his outstanding work kept the roads open and vehicles moving despite fierce
enemy action. His ability and devotion to duty under the most adverse conditions were
a constant source of inspiration to the men he led.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                            (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                 ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                 Captain, A. G. D.
                                                            Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Lougee, Henry S. (Off) (A)                                         11 October 1944

Subject:   Award of Bronze Star Medal

To     :   First Lieutenant Henry S. Lougee, 01012608, Cops of Military
           Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
           APO 257, U. S. Army


       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 66, Headquarters First United States Army, 18 May 1944, as
amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 62, this headquarters,
dated 11 October 1944, to:

        FIRST LIEUTENANT HENRY S. LOUGEE (Army Serial Number 01012608), Corps of Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 7 August
1944 to 19 September 1944, in France. As a member of the Advance Party in the move to
France, 1st Lt. Lougee set up the traffic plan by which the Division moved swiftly and
smoothly from the beaches to the assembly area. Then, when our forces moved into combat,
1st Lt. Lougee rendered outstanding service in the efficient and expeditious handling of
scores of prisoners seized by our troops. During the lightning advance through France,
his courage and devotion to duty without regard for personal safety have been a constant
source of inspiration to the men who work with Lt. Lougee.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                            (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                 ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                 Captain, A. G. D.
                                                            Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Daniel, James P. (Off) (A)                                         13 October 1944

Subject:   Award of Silver Star

To    :    Captain James P. Daniel, 01011270, Corps of Military Police,
           Provost Marshal, 7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45. as
amended, and Circular No. 66, Headquarters First United States Army, 18 May 1944, as
amended, the Silver Star was awarded per General Orders No. 64, this headquarters, dated
13 October 1944, to:

       CAPTAIN JAMES P. DANIEL (Army Serial Number 01011270), Corps of Military Police,
United States Army, for distinguishing himself by gallantry is action on 16 September
1944, in the area of Arnaville, France. In the assault on the highly fortified Metz
sector, the 7th Armored Division encountered intense resistance in its efforts to
establish a bridgehead on the Moselle River at Arnaville. Having a detailed knowledge of
the terrain, as well as the outstanding advantage of superior observation, German
batteries were zeroed in on the key roads along the entire route of advance. Despite the
almost continuous barrages of enemy artillery covering these roads, Captain Daniels
constantly patrolled the arteries of traffic to insure the unimpeded passage of troops
and vitally needed supplies. When the shelling of the crossroads at Arnaville was at its
height, Captain Daniel braved extreme hazards to walk the length of the route personally
and inspect the traffic control posts adjacent to the bridgehead. His coolness and
dispatch in evacuating numerous casualties of the 5th Infantry Division from the crowded
intersection enabled the injured soldiers to get prompt medical attention with minimum
interference to the advancing column. By his complete disregard for personal safety and
magnificent devotion to duty under the most trying circumstances, Captain Daniel inspired
his men to perform outstanding service during a critical phase of the Division's
operations.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                            (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                 ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                 Captain, A. G. D.
                                                            Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201 Greenberg, William (Enl) (A)                                       13 October 1944

Subject:   Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    :    Staff Sergeant William Greenberg, 37076248, Military Police, Military
           Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No, 66, Headquarters First United States Army, dated 18 May 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 64, this
headquarters, dated 13 October 1944 to:

        Staff Sergeant William Greenberg (Army Serial Number 37076248, Military Police,
Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for distinguishing
himself by heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the
United States on 15 September 1944 in the area of Arnaville, France. Attempting to
establish a bridgehead at Arnaville, the Division encountered intense resistance from
German batteries zeroed in on the approaches to the Moselle River. Ignoring the almost
continuous barrages of enemy artillery, S/Sgt. Greenberg ceaselessly patrolled the route
of the moving column. At one point the advance of the entire column was threatened when
two half-tracks blocked the narrow road. Exercising rare presence of mind, S/Sgt.
Greenberg commandeered a tank and pushed the offending half-track over the high bluff,
sacrificing the two vehicles to permit the rest of the column to proceed. By his
courageous devotion to duty and consistently excellent leadership, S/Sgt. Greenberg
contributed directly to the unimpeded movement of the task force with minimum loss of
life and equipment.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                            (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                 ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                 Captain, A. G. D.
                                                            Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Plaugher, Gerald S. (Enl) (A)                                     15 November 1944

Subject:   Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    :    Staff Sergeant Gerald S. Plaugher, 6065346, Military Police,
           Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, Memorandum No. 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944, as
amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 64, this headquarters,
dated 15 November 1944, to:

       Staff Sergeant (then Sergeant) Gerald S. Plaugher (Army Serial Number 6065346),
Military Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
September 1944 to 19 September 1944, in the area of Amareins, France. When his squad was
assigned the important mission of covering the Moselle River bridge site at Amareins, S
Sgt. Plaugher repeatedly braved death from heavy enemy artillery barrages to move from
post to post, checking on the situation of his men. Taking the most hazardous post
himself, he refused relief until both the 7th Armored and an accompanying infantry
division had successfully crossed the river. His great courage and devotion to duty with
complete disregard for personal safety reflect high credit on S Sgt. Plaugher and the
Armed Forces.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                             (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                  ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                  Captain, A. G. D.
                                                             Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Tumiati, Walter G. (Enl) (A)                                      15 November 1944

Subject:   Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    :    Sergeant Walter G. Tumiati, 36313845, Military Police,
           Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Memorandum No. 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 84, this
headquarters, dated 25 November 1944, to:

       Sergeant Walter G. Tumiati (Army Serial Number 36313845), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15 September 1944 to 19
September 1944, in the area of Amareins, France. When his squad was assigned the
important mission of guiding traffic at the Moselle River bridgeheads, Sgt. Tumiati
repeatedly braved death from heavy enemy artillery barrages to move from post to post on
foot, checking the situation of his men and keeping them informed on last-minute battle
developments. Then the shelling became so intense that it was impossible to remain above
ground, he ordered his men to dig partial shelters and continue their duties from there.
Taking the most hazardous post himself, he refused relief until both the 7th Armored and
an accompanying infantry division had successfully crossed the river. His great courage
ad devotion to duty with complete disregard for personal safety reflect high credit on
Sgt. Tumiati and the Armed Forces.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                             (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                  ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                  Captain, A. G. D.
                                                             Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Vitulli, Joseph L. (Enl) (A)                                      18 November 1944

Subject:   Award of Silver Star

To    :    Sergeant Joseph L. Vitulli, 32227434, Military Police,
           Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
           APO 257, U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Memorandum No 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944,
as amended the Silver Star was awarded per General Orders No. 88, this headquarters,
dated 18 November 1944, to:

        Sergeant Joseph L. Vitulli (Army Serial Number 32227434), Military Police United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by gallantry in action from 15 September 1944 to
19 September 1944, in the area of Mars-La-Tour, France. Moving his squad of Military
Police into position at critical points along the route of approach to the bridgehead at
the Moselle River, Sgt. Vitulli maintained constant control of the heavy traffic flowing
across the span into battle. Despite constant artillery bombardment, he remained at his
post directing the vehicles and men of both our own and an infantry division. When a
barrage caught a column of soldiers, he unhesitatingly went to the aid of the wounded and
by his courageous efforts removed many of them to a nearby building where they could be
treated and evacuated. Sgt. Vitulli's performance of his hazardous duties during the
fiercely-contested river crossing operations are in keeping with the high traditions of
the Armed Forces.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                             (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                  ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                  Captain, A. G. D.
                                                             Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Cashon, Harold C. (Enl) (A)                                         17 September 1944

Subject:   Award of Silver Star

To    :    Private Harold C. Cashon, 34192183, Corps of Military Police,
           Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
           APO 257, U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Letter, Headquarters XX Corps, file AG 200.6, subject, "Delegation of
Authority to Award Decorations," dated 1 September 1944, the Silver Star was awarded per
General Orders No. 51, this headquarters, dated 17 September 1944, to:

        Private Harold C. Cashon (Army Serial Number 34192183), Corps of Military Police,
Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for distinguishing
himself by gallantry in action on 16 August 1944, in the area of Chartres, France. He was
ordered, with two other military police, to proceed to Chartres to take into custody 37
German prisoners who were being held in the city by the Free French. When he reached the
outskirts he was told that, although the city proper was in American hands, there was
enemy action further up the road and it would not be safe to go further. Undeterred, he
passed through enemy fire, finally locating the prisoners in the Cathedral at Chartres.
The city was undergoing severe bombardment by the enemy, and the shells were exploding
dangerously close. Ignoring enemy artillery, Pvt. Cashon and the other military police
entered the cathedral, and secured the prisoners. Having loaded them on the truck he
proceeded from the city through heavy sniper fire to the prisoner of war enclosure. Pvt.
Cashon's determination and courage in completing a difficult assignment reflects great
credit upon himself and the armed forces.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                            (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                 ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                 Captain, A. G. D.
                                                            Assistant Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Brunet, Willard J. (Enl) (A)                                      13 December 1944

Subject:   Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    :    Private First Class Willard J. Brunet, 34154463, Military Police,
           Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army

       1. By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Memorandum No. 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 126, this
Headquarters, dated 13 December 1944, to:

        Private First Class Willard J. Brunet (Army Serial Number 34154463), Military
Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for
distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with military operations
against an enemy of the United States on 29 August 1944, in the area of Jonchery, France.
While engaged in a movement of the Divisional Command Post, Pfc. Brunet, together with
two comrades, helped neutralize the threat of a strong enemy road block. When still some
distance from town, they were fired on by a concealed automatic weapon. Before taking
cover, they radioed the alarm to following elements of the convoy. Then, from a thinly
wooded area, they opened fire on the troops and Panther tank maintaining the block.
Although shells from the tank's cannon landed close to them, they continued the action
until their supply of ammunition ran out. At this time, the infantry dispatched in
response to their radio message arrived and forced the withdrawal of the German forces.
Pfc. Brunet and his comrades continued their hazardous mission until the enemy was
completely cleared from the road and to the column, Pfc. Brunet helped save it from
serious losses and earned for himself the highest commendation.

                            By order of the COMMANDING GENERAL:


                                                             (stamped with 7AD HQ Stamp)
                                                                  ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                  Captain, A. G. D.
                                                             Assistant Adjutant General
1944 Monthly Unit History Reports
                                         S E C R E T

                                    MP PLATOON 7TH ARMD DIV
                                    APO 257         US ARMY

       The following information report covers the history of this unit for the period 1
August 1944 to 31 August 1944.

a. Changes In Organization: None.

b. Strength:
           (1) At beginning of period .............................. 3 Off   84 EM

           (2) Net increase per month        (Off)     (EM)
                       August                  0         0

           (3) Net decrease per month        (Off)     (EM)
                       August                  0         2

           (4) At end of period .................................... 3 Off   82 EM

c. Stations:
           (1) Tidworth Barracks, Tidworth, Hampshire, England, (VU 6869 British Cassini)
               from beginning of period to 071640 Aug 44.

           (2) One Mile North-East Vesley, France T2080 Zone 1 Red, 110800 Aug 44 to
               131119 Aug 44.

           (3) Fougres, France from 131640 Aug 44 to 132300 Aug 44.

           (4) La Ferte Bernard, France from 141100 Aug 44 to 151310 Aug 44.

           (5) La Butte, France from 151615 Aug 44 to 191404 Aug 44.

           (6) Two Miles South-East Of Treon, France from 191730 Aug 44 to 211710 Aug 44.

           (7) Two Miles West Of Maintenon, France from 212000 Aug 44 to 220930 Aug 44.

           (8) Chauffours, France from 221530 Aug 44 to 241530 Aug 44.

           (9) Soissy Sur Ecole, France from 241730 Aug 44 to 251520 Aug 44.

          (10) Perthes, France from 252225 Aug 44 to 270740 Aug 44.

          (11) Courtry, France from 271340 Aug 44 to 280615 Aug 44.

          (12) Le Plessis-Aux-Tournelles, France from 280740 Aug 44 to 290905 Aug 44.

          (13) One-Half Mile South of Fismes, France from 291545 Aug 44 to present time.

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                                         S E C R E T
Unit History
(Cont'd)
                                        S E C R E T

d. Marches:
      (1)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length of March:
               c.   Points And Dates of March: Tidworth Barracks, Tidworth, Hampshire,
                    England to Marshalling Area England 071640 Aug 44 to 072030 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads And Weather: Road was good, weather-fair.
               e.   Remarks:

      (2)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length of March:
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Marshalling Area, England to French Coast,
                    082000 Aug 44 to 092230 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions of Roads & Weather: Sea was calm, weather was fair.
               e.   Remarks:

      (3)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 30 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: French Coast to One Mile North-East Vesley,
                    France T2080 Zone 1 Red, 110600 Aug 44 to 110800 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions of Roads & Weather: Roads good, weather fair.
               e.   Remarks:

      (4)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 83.9 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: One Mile North-East Vesley, France T2080 Zone
                    1 Red to Fougres, France,, 131119 Aug 44 to 131640 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions & Dates Of March: Road good, weather good.
               e.   Remarks:

      (5)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 114.6 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Fougres, France to La Ferte Bernard, France,
                    132300 Aug 44 to 141100 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions of Weather & Roads: Road good, weather good.
               e.   Remarks:

      (6)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 41 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: La Ferte Bernard, France to La Butte, France,
                    151310 Aug 44 to 151615 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions of Weather & Roads: Road good, weather fair.
               e.   Remarks:

      (7)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 23 Miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: La Butte, France to Two Miles South-East of
                    Treon, France, 191404 Aug 44 to 191730 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions of Weather & Roads: Road good, weather fair.
               e.   Remarks:

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                                        S E C R E T
Unit History
(Cont'd)
                                        S E C R E T

d. Marches: Cont'd
      (8)      a. Purpose:
               b. Length Of March: 16 Miles.
               c. Points & Dates Of March: Two Miles South-East Of Treon, France to Two
                   Miles West of Maintenon, France, 211710 Aug 44 to 212000 Aug 44.
               d. Conditions of Roads & Weather: Road good, weather fair.
               e. Remarks:

      (9)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 41 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Two Miles West Of Maintenon, France, to
                    Chauffours, France 220930 Aug 44 to 221530 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road good, weather fair.
               e.   Remarks:

     (10)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 19 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Chauffours, France to Soissy Sur Ecole,
                    France, 241530 Aug 44 to 241730 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Weather & Roads: Road good, weather rain.
               e.   Remarks:

     (11)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 12 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Soissy Sur Ecole, France to Perthes, France,
                    251520 Aug 44 to 252225 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Weather & Roads: Road good, weather rain.
               e.   Remarks:

     (12)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 29 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Perhes, France to Courtry, France, 270740 Aug
                    44 to 271340 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Weather & Roads: Road good, weather rain.
               e.   Remarks:

     (13)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 21 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Courtry, France to Le Plessis-Aux- Tournelles,
                    France, 280615 Aug 44 to 280740 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road good, weather fair.
               e.   Remarks:

     (14)      a.   Purpose:
               b.   Length Of March: 81 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Le Plessis-Aux-Tournelles, France to One-Half
                    Mile South Of Fismes, France, 290905 Aug 44 to 291545 Aug 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road good, weather rain.
               e.   Remarks:

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                                        S E C R E T
Unit History
(Cont'd)
                                       S E C R E T

e. Campaigns:
                (1)   Name Of: Campaign Of Western Europe.
                (2)   Duration: 110600 Aug 44 up to present time.
                (3)   Purpose:

                (4)   Authority Ordering:

f. Battles: None.

g. Commanding Officers In Important Engagements: None.

h. Losses In Action, Commissioned And/Or Enlisted: None.

i. Present And Former Members Who Have Distinguished Themselves In Action: None

j. Photographs Of Personnel, Important Scenes Or Events: None.

k. Summary:
                                           S E C R E T

                                     MP PLATOON 7TH ARMD DIV
                                     APO 257         US ARMY

        The following information report covers the history of this unit for the period 1
September 1944 to 30 September 1944.

a. Changes In Organization: None.

b. Strength:
           (1) At beginning of period .............................. 3 Off      81 EM

              (2) Net increase per month       (Off)     (EM)
                          September              0         1

              (3) Net decrease per month       (Off)     (EM)
                          September              0         0

              (4) At end of period .................................... 3 Off   82 EM

c. Stations:
           (1) One-Half Mile South Of Fismes, France from beginning of period to 020800
               Sept 44.

              (2) Two Miles East Of Blercourt, France from 021840 Sept 44 to 080530 Sept 44.

              (3) One Mile North-West Of Mars-La-Tour, France from 080805 Sept 44 to 210700
                  Sept 44.

              (4) One-Half Mile South-West Of Vieville En Haye, France, VU 6938, Nord De
                  Guerre from 210815 Sept 44 to 261345 Sept 44.

              (5) Two Miles South Of Marche, Belgium, VK 2983, Nord De Guerre from 262400
                  Sept 44 to 270700 Sept 44.

              (6) Eysden, Belgium, VK 5768, Nord De Guerre from 271330 Sept 44 to 300800
                  Sept 44.

              (7) One-Mile North-West Of Asten, Holland, QE 6114, Nord De Guerre from 301040
                  Sept 44 to present time.

d. Marches:
              (1) a.   Purpose:
                  b.   Length Of March: 86 miles.
                  c.   Points & Dates Of March: One-Half Mile South Of Fismes, France to Two
                       Miles East Of Blercourt, France, 020800 Sept 44 to 021840 Sept 44.
                 d.    Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were good, weather-fair.
                 e.    Remarks: None.

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                                           S E C R E T
                                          S E C R E T

Unit History
(Cont'd)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
           (2) a. Purpose:
               b. Length Of March: 33 miles.
               c. Points & Dates Of March: Two Miles East Of Blercourt, France to One
                   Mile North-West Mars -La-Tour, France, 080530 Sept 44 to 80805 Sept 44.
               d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were good, weather-fair.
               e. Remarks: None.

           (3) a.     Purpose:
               b.     Length Of March: 20 miles.
               c.     Points & Dates Of March: One Mile North-West Mars-La-Tour, France to
                      One-Half Mile South-West Of Vieville En Haye, France, VU 6938, Nord De
                      Guerre, 210700 Sept 44 to 210815 Sept 44.
                d.    Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were good, weather-fair.
                e.    Remarks: None.

           (4) a.     Purpose:
               b.     Length Of March: Enroute To Belgium.
               c.     Points & Dates Of March: One-Half Mile South-West Of Vieville En Haye,
                      France, Vu 6938, Nord De Guerre to Two Miles South Of Marche, Belgium,
                      VK 2983, Nord De Guerre, 261345 Sept 44 to 262400 Sept 44.
                d.    Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were fair, weather-fair.
                e.    Remarks: None.

           (5) a.     Purpose:
               b.     Length Of March: 218 miles from One-Half Mile South-West Of Vieville En
                      Haye, France, VU 6983, Nord De Guerre.
                c.    Points & Dates Of March: Two Miles South Of Marche, Belgium, VK 2983,
                      Nord De Guerre to Eysden, Belgium, VK 5768, Nord De Guerre, 270700 Sept
                      44 to 271330 Sept 44.
                d.    Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were good, weather-fair.
                e.    Remarks: None.

           (6) a.     Purpose:
               b.     Length Of March: 45 miles.
               c.     Points & Dates Of March: Eysden, Belgium, VK 5768, Nord De Guerre to
                      One-Half Mile North-West Of Asten, Holland, QE 6114, Nord De Guerre,
                      300800 Sept 44 to 301040 Sept 44.
                d.    Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were fair for the first half of
                      the trip and good for the remainder. Weather was rainy for the first
                      half of the trip and good for the remainder.
                e.    Remarks: None.

e. Campaigns:
                (1)      Name Of: Campaign Of Western Europe.
                (2)      Duration: 092230 Aug 44 and up through the present time.
                (3)      Purpose:
                (4)      Authority Ordering:
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                                          S E C R E T
                                        S E C R E T

Unit History
(Cont'd)

f.   Battles: None.

g.   Commanding Officers In Important Engagements: None.

h.   Losses In Action, Commissioned And/Or Enlisted: S/Sgt. John J. Matheson, 14 022 459,
     missing-in-action in France 1 September 1944; Pfc. Leonard W. Johnson, 35 264 895,
     died-of-wounds in France 17 September 1944.

i.   Present And Former Members Who Have Distinguished Themselves In Action:
       (1)  Present Members: Private First Class Robert C. Hicks, then Private, awarded
            Silver Star 17 September 1944. Private First Class Daniel S. Lentz, 36 167
            814, awarded the Silver Star 17 September 1944. Capt. James P. Daniel, 01 011
            270, awarded Bronze Star Medal 21 September 1944. S/Sgt. Albert H. Shutta, 33
            148 938, awarded Bronze Star Medal, 10 September 1944. Cpl. John M. French, 32
            214 525, awarded Bronze Star Medal 10 September 1944. Tec. 5th Gr. James D.
            Cook, 36 234 886, awarded Bronze Star Medal 10 September 1944. Pfc. Matthew J.
            Glogowski, 16 143 203, awarded Bronze Star Medal 10 September 1944. Pfc.
            Milton J. Hartoch, 36 704 705, awarded Bronze Star Medal 10 September 1944.
            Pfc. Leonard E.. Miller, 36 234 662, awarded Bronze Star Medal 10 September
            1944. Pfc. Finley V. Stith, 35 274 090, awarded Bronze Star Medal 10 September
            1944. Pvt. David H. Brigman, 34 192 090, awarded Bronze Star Medal 10
            September 1944. Pvt. Newton B. Emmons, 32 276 478, awarded Bronze Star Medal
            10 September 1944. Pvt. Warren B. Waters, 34 262 528, awarded Bronze Star
            Medal 10 September 1944. Pvt. Leon Cegelski, 32 249 720, awarded Bronze Star
            Medal 17 September 1944. Pvt. Brother Freels, 34 499 067, awarded Bronze Star
            Medal 17 September 1944. Pvt. Clarence E. Prevette, 34 498 125, awarded Bronze
            Star Medal 17 September 1944.

      (2)   Former Members: Pvt. Harold C. Cashon, 34 192 183, awarded Silver Star 17
            September 1944. S/Sgt. John J. Matheson, 14 022 459, awarded Bronze Star Medal
            10 September 1944.

j.   Photographs Of Personnel, Important Scenes Or Events: None.

k.   Summary:
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                                        S E C R E T
                                           S E C R E T

                                     MILITARY POLICE PLATOON
                                      7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                      APO 257      US ARMY

       The following information report covers the history of this unit for the period 1
October 1944 to 31 October 1944.

a. Changes In Organization: None.

b. Strength:
           (1) at beginning of period ............... 3 Off      82 EM

              (2) Net increase per month       (Off)     (EM)
                                                 0         4

              (3) Net decrease per month       (Off)     (EM)
                                                 0         2

              (4) at end of period ..................... 3 Off   86 EM

c. Stations:
           (1) One-half mile Northwest Asten, Holland from beginning of period to 071300
               Oct 44.

              (2) One and one-half mile East Heeze, Holland from 071340 Oct 44 to 291630 Oct
                  44.

              (3) One mile North Weert, Holland from 291710 Oct 44 to 311440 Oct 44.

              (4) Two mile South St. Hubert, Belgium from 311615 Oct 44 to present time.

d. Marches:
              (1) a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work.
                  b.   Length of March: 8 miles.
                  c.   Points and Dates of March: One-half mile Northwest Asten, Holland to
                       one and one-half mile East of Heeze, Holland 071300 to 071340 Oct 44.
                 d.    Condition of Roads and Weather: Roads good, weather good.
                 e.    Remarks: None

              (2) a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work.
                  b.   Length of March: 10 miles.
                  c.   Points and Dates of March: One and one-half mile east of Heeze, Holland
                       to one mile North of Weert, Holland from 291630 to 291710 Oct 44.
                 d.    Condition of Roads & Weather: Roads good, weather good.
                 e.    Remarks: None.

              (3) a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work.
                  b.   Length of March: 20 miles.
                  c.   Points and Dates of March: One mile North of Weert, Holland to two
                       miles South St. Hubert, Belgium 311440 Oct 44 to 311615 Oct 44.
                 d.    Condition of Roads & Weather: Roads good, weather good.
                 e.    Remarks: None
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                                            S E C R E T
Unit History
(Cont'd)
                                        S E C R E T

e.   Campaigns:
                  (1)   Name of: Campaign of Western Europe.
                  (2)   Duration: 112000 Aug 44 to present time.
                  (3)   Purpose:

                  (4)   Authority ordering:

f.   Battles: None.

g.   Commanding Officers in Important Engagements: None.

h.   Losses In Action, Commissioned and/or enlisted: None.

i.   Present and Former Members who have distinguished themselves in action:
     2d Lt. Herbert F. Brownlee 01 288 510: 1st Lt. Henry S. Lougee 01 012 608; S/Sgt.
     William Greenberg ASN 37 076 246 Awarded Bronze Stars.

j.   Photographs of Personnel, Important Scenes or Events: None.

k.   Summary: None.


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                                        S E C R E T
                                           S E C R E T

                                     MILITARY POLICE PLATOON
                                      7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                      APO 257      US ARMY

       The following information report covers the history of this unit for the period 1
November 1944 to 30 November 1944.

a. Changes In Organization: None.

b. Strength:
           (1) At beginning of period ............... 3 Off      86 EM

              (2) Net increase per month       (Off)     (EM)
                          November               0         1

              (3) Net decrease per month       (Off)     (EM)
                          November               0         0

              (4) At end of period ..................... 3 Off   87 EM

c. Stations:
           (1) Two miles South St. Hubert, Belgium, VK 4491, Nord De Guerre from the
               beginning of the period to 070200 Nov 44.

              (2) One Mile East of Mesch, Belgium, VK 6043, Nord De Guerre from 071000 Nov
                  44 to 121145 Nov 44.

              (3) Bombaye, Belgium, VK 6039, Nord De Guerre from 121300 Nov 44 to 240815 Nov
                  44.

              (4) Nieuwenhagen, Holland, VK 8158, Nord De Guerre from 241030 Nov 44 to
                  271320 Nov 44.

              (5) Nieuw Einde, Holland, VK 8158, Nord De Guerre from 271340 Nov 44 to
                  present time.

d. Marches:
              (1) a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work.
                  b.   Length Of March: 50 miles.
                  c.   Points & Dates Of March: Two miles South St. Hubert, Belgium, VK 4491,
                       Nord De Guerre to One Mile East Of Mesch, Belgium, VK 6043, Nord De
                       Guerre, from 070200 Nov 44 to 071000 Nov 44.
                 d.    Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were good, weather was rainy.
                 e.    Remarks: None.

              (2) a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work.
                  b.   Length Of March: 4 miles.
                  c.   Points & Dates Of March: One Mile East of Mesch, Belgium, VK 6043, Nord
                       De Guerre to Bombaye, Belgium, VK 6039, Nord De Guerre, from 121145 Nov
                       44 to 121300 Nov 44.
                 d.    Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were fair, weather was fair.
                 e.    Remarks: None.

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                                           S E C R E T
                                           S E C R E T

Unit History
(Cont'd)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
           (3) a. Purpose: Police and traffic work.
               b. Length of March: 23 miles.
               c. Points & Dates Of March: Bombaye, Belgium, VK 6039, Nord de Guerre to
                   Nieuwenhagen, Holland, VK 8158, Nord De Guerre, from 240815 Nov 44 to
                   241030 Nov 44.
               d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were fair, weather was wet.
               e. Remarks: None.

              (4) a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work.
                  b.   Length Of March: 1 mile.
                  c.   Points & Dates Of March: Nieuwenhagen, Holland, VK 8158, Nord De Guerre
                       to Nieuw Einde, Holland, VK 8158, Nord De Guerre from 271320 Nov 44 to
                       271340 Nov 44.
                 d.    Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were good, weather was good.
                 e.    Remarks: None.

e. Campaigns:
           (1) a.      Name Of: Campaign Of Northern France.
               b.      Duration: 112000 Aug 44 to 14 Sept 44.
               c.      Purpose:
               d.      Authority Ordering:

              (2) a.   Name Of: Campaign Of Germany.
                  b.   Duration: 15 Sept 44 and up to present time.
                  c.   Purpose:
                  d.   Authority Ordering:

f. Battles: None.

g. Commanding Officers In Important Engagements: None.

h. Losses In Action, Commissioned And/Or Enlisted: None.

i. Present And Former Members Who Have Distinguished Themselves In Action:
        Sgt. Joseph L. Vitulli, ASN 32 227 434, awarded Silver Star.
        S/Sgt. Gerald S. Plaugher, ASN 6 065 346, awarded Bronze Star.
        Sgt. Walter G. Tumiati, ASN 36 313 845, awarded Bronze Star.

j. Photographs Of Personnel, Important Scenes Or Events: None.

k. Summary:




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                                           S E C R E T
                                         S E C R E T

                                    MILITARY POLICE PLATOON
                                     7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                     APO #257     US ARMY

       The following information report covers the history of this unit for the period 1
December 1944 to 31 December 1944.

a. Changes In Organization: None.

b. Strength:
           (1) At beginning of period ............... 3 Off   87 EM

           (2) Net increase per month        (Off)     (EM)
                       November                0         0

           (3) Net decrease per month        (Off)     (EM)
                       November                0         5

           (4) At end of period ..................... 3 Off   82 EM

c. Stations:
           (1) Nieuw Einde, Holland, VK8158, Nord De Guerre from the beginning of the
               period to 071420 Dec. 44

           (2) Heerlen, Holland, VK7556, Nord De Guerre from 071440 Dec. 44 to 171355
               Dec. 44.

           (3) Stavelot, Belgium, VK6802, Nord De Guerre from 172359 Dec. 44 to 180001
               Dec. 44.

           (4) Laroche, Belgium, VP4579, Nord De Guerre from 181430 Dec. 44 to 201310
               Dec. 44.

           (5) Marche, Belgium, VP3184, Nord De Guerre from 201610 Dec. 44 to 221300 Dec.
               44.

           (6) Harze, Belgium, VK5306, Nord De Guerre from 221745 Dec. 44. to 231400 Dec.
               44.

           (7) Sprimont, Belgium, VK5314, Nord De Guerre from 231500 Dec. 44 to present
               time.

d. Marches:
(1) a. Purpose: Police & traffic work.
b. Length Of March: 3 miles.
c. Points & Dates Of March: Nieu Einde, Holland, VK8158,
Nord De
Guerre to Heerlen, Holland, VK7556, Nord De Guerre
from 071420
Dec. 44 to 071440 Dec. 44.
d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were good,
weather was fair.
e. Remarks: None.

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                                         S E C R E T
                                        S E C R E T

Unit History
(Cont'd)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
           (2) a. Purpose: Police & Traffic work.
               b. Length Of March: 55 miles.
               c. Points & Dates Of March: Heerlen, Holland, VK7556, Nord De Guerre to
                   Stavelot, Belgium, VK6802, Nord De Guerre, from 171355 Dec. 44 to
                   172359, Dec 44.
               d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were fair & weather was good.
               e. Remarks: None

           (3) a.   Purpose: Police & traffic work.
               b.   Length Of March: 16 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Stavelot, Belgium VK6802, Nord De Guerre to
                    Salmchateau, Belgium, VP7087, Nord De Guerre from 180001 Dec. 44 to
                    180230 Dec. 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were fair, weather was rainy.
               e.   Remarks: None.

           (4) a.   Purpose: Police & traffic Work.
               b.   Length Of March: 20 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Salmchateau, Belgium, VP7087, Nord De Guerre
                    to Laroche, Belgium, VP4579, Nord De Guerre, from 181055 Dec. 44 to
                    181430 Dec. 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were good, weather was rainy.
               e.   Remarks: None.

           (5) a.   Purpose: Police & traffic Work.
               b.   Length Of March: 23 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Laroche, Belgium VP4579, Nord De Guerre to
                    Marche, Belgium, VP3184, Nord De Guerre, from 201310 Dec. 44 to 201610
                    Dec. 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were fair, weather was foggy.
               e.   Remarks: None.

           (6) a.   Purpose: Police & Traffic work.
               b.   Length Of March: 67 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Marche, Belgium, VP3184, Nord De Guerre to
                    Harze, Belgium, VK5306, Nord De Guerre, from 221300 Dec. 44 to 221745
                    Dec. 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were fair, Weather was fair.
               e.   Remarks: None.

           (7) a.   Purpose: Police & traffic work.
               b.   Length Of March: 7 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Harze, Belgium, VK5306, Nord De Guerre to
                    Sprimont, Belgium, VK5314, Nord De Guerre from 231400 Dec. 44 to 231500
                    Dec. 44.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads were good, weather was clear and
                    cold.
               e.   Remarks: None.

e. Campaigns:
           (1) a.   Name Of: Campaign Of Northern France.
               b.   Duration: 112000 Aug. 44 to 14 Sept. 44.
               c.   Purpose:
               d.   Authority Ordering:

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                                        S E C R E T
                                        S E C R E T

Unit History
(Cont'd)

e. Campaigns: Cont'd.
           (2) a. Name Of: Campaign Of Germany.
               b. Duration: 15 Sept. 44 and up to the present time.
               c. Purpose:
               d. Authority Ordering:

f.   Battles:

g.   Commanding Officers In Important Engagements:    Major James P. Daniel
                                                      1st Lt. Denniston Averill
                                                      1st Lt. William K. Alley

h.   Losses In Action, Commissioned And/Or Enlisted:
         Corporal John M. French, 32 214 525, Missing-in-action as of 20 Dec. 44.
         Private-First-Class Matthew J. Glogoski, 16 145 203, Missing-in-action as of 20
             Dec. 44.
         Private Josiah W. Ruhner, 36 234 639, slightly-wounded-in-action as of 21 Dec. 44.
         Private Alfred F. Overling, 36 037 596, slightly wounded-in-action as of 21 Dec.
             44.

i.   Present and Former Members Who Have Distinguished Themselves In Action:
         Private First Class Willard J. Brunet, 34 154 463, awarded Bronze Star.

j.   Photographs Of Personnel, Important Scenes Or Events: None.

k.   Summary: Unit serviced Division with Military Police details, such as traffic control,
     police, and handling of all prisoners of war.




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                                        S E C R E T
1944 Year-End Unit History
           and
        Citations
                                               S E C R E T

                             MILITARY POLICE PLATOON, 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                            APO #257, c/o Postmaster, New York City, N. Y.


SUBJECT:      History for Period of 1 January 1945 to

TO        :   The Adjutant General, War Department,
              Washington, D. C.

       In compliance with AR 345-105, the following is the history of this organization
for the above period:

a. Original Unit.
       (1)   Designation: Completed.
       (2)   Date of Organization: Completed.
       (3)   Place of Organization: Completed.
       (4)   Authority of Organization: Completed
       (5)   Sources From Which Personnel was Obtained: Completed.
       (6)   Changes In Organization: Completed.

b. Strength:
       (1)   At Beginning of period                               3 Off    82 EM

           (2)                  NET INCREASE             NET DECREASE
                 MONTH          OFF       EM             OFF       EM
                 January         0        2               0        0
                 February        0        1               0        0
                 March           0        0               0        3
                 April           0        1               0        0
                 May             0        0               0       10
                 June            0       13               0        0
                 July            0        0               0       36
                 August2         0        0               0        3




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    The typed month “August” is preceded by handwritten “31” and followed by handwritten “45”.
                                        S E C R E T

UNIT HISTORY CONT'D

c. Stations:
        (1) Sprimont, Belgium, VK 5314, Nord De Guerre, from beginning of period to
             181100 Jan 45.

        (2)   Niveze, Belgium, VK 7012, Nord De Guerre from 181145 Jan 45 to 070810 Mar
              45.

        (3)   Soller, Germany, WF 169379, Nord De Guerre, from 071225 Mar 45 to 101145 Mar
              45.

        (4)   Esch, Germany, WF 380313, Nord De Guerre, from 101455 Mar 45 to 150930 Mar
              45.

        (5)   Muttinghoven, Germany, WF 464289, Nord De Guerre, from 151415 Mar 45 to
              242145 Mar 45.

        (6)   Bad Godes Berg, Germany, WF 590325, Nord De Guerre, from 242359 Mar 45 to
              250001 Mar 45.

        (7)   Rheinbreitbach, Germany, WF 655247, Nord De Guerre, from 250050 Mar 45 to
              261215 Mar 45.

        (8)   One-half mile east of Kurtacheid, Germany, WF 817150, Nord De Guerre from
              261600 Mar 45 to 270625 Mar 45.

        (9)   Krummel, Germany, WF 990151, Nord De Guerre from 270920 Mar 45 to 280600 Mar
              45.

       (10) Odersberg, Germany, WF 323217, Nord De Guerre from 280950 Mar 45 to 290600
            Mar 45.

       (11) Bellnhausen, Germany WG 693347, Nord De Guerre from 291040 Mar 45 to 301315
            Mar 45.

       (12) One-half mile west of Rosenthal, Germany WG 803645, Nord De Guerre from
            301600 Mar 45 to 311125 Mar 45.

       (13) Dornholzhausen, Germany WG 787940, Nord De Guerre from 311230 Mar 45 to
            080800 April 45.

       (14) Hallenberg, Germany, WG 621800, Nord De Guerre from 080920 April 45 to
            101340 April 45.

       (15) Schmallenberg, Germany, WG 385841, Nord De Guerre from 101535 April 45 to
            130840 April 45.

       (16) Eslohe, Germany, WG 308953, Nord De Guerre from 130945 April 45 to 172110
            April 45.

       (17) Meensen, Germany, RC 408184, Nord De Guerre from 180900 April 45 to 300635
            April 45.
                                               S E C R E T

UNIT HISTORY CONT"D

c. Stations: Cont'd.
       (18) Vorwerk, Germany, RX 600530, Nord De Guerre from 301740 April 45 to 030200
             May 45.

         (19) Brahlstorf, Germany, RT 150350, Nord De Guerre from 030835 May 45 to 040545
              May 45.

         (20) Rehna, Germany, RT 196817, Nord De Guerre from 040825 May 45 to 210645 May
              45.

         (21) One mile north of Dodendorf, Germany, RD 918660, Nord De Guerre from 212115
              May 45 to 221025 May 45.

         (22) Kothen, Germany, RD 930580, Nord De Guerre from 221345 May 45 to 011525 Jul
              45.

         (23) Neudorf, Germany, WO 710330, Nord De Guerre from 012359 Jul 45 to 021230 Jul
              45.

         (24) Altheim, Germany, WN 235035, Nord De Guerre from 022230 Jul 45 to 121320 Jul
              45.

         (25) Hettingen, Germany, WN 178036, Nord De Guerre from 121350 Jul 45 to 150715
              Sep 45.3

         (26) Metz, France from 151730 Sep 45 to 160815 Sep 45.

         (27) Soissens, France from 161800 Sep 45 to 170715 Sep 45.

         (28) St. Valery, France, L 910610 Nord De Guerre from 171545 Sep 45 to




d. Marches:
        (1)    a.   Purpose: Police and     traffic work for the Division.
               b.   Length of March: 23     Miles.
               c.   Points and Dates of     March: Sprimont, Belgium, VK 5314, Nord De Guerre to
                    Niveze, Belgium, VK     7012, Nord De Guerre, from 181100 Jan 45 to 181145,
                    Jan 45.
               d.   Conditions of Roads     and Weather: Road was fair and covered with snow,
                    weather was fair.
               e.   Remarks: None.




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  The type from the words “150715 Sep 45” until the end of the list of stations is heavier than the preceding
type. So it seems likely that the report was put together initially through the end of August 1945 (based on
the strength counts in paragraph b), probably in mid-September and was then continued later after the two-
day move from Hettingen, Germany to Camp Lucky Strike, which was at St. Valéry-en-Caux, on the
French coast north of Le Havre. There was also a lot of blank space left on the page after the last station
entry and before the paragraph enumerating the marches, apparently in anticipation of more stations being
entered. However, from Camp Lucky Strike the route was to Le Havre and then by ship to New York,
where 7th Armored Division was inactivated 11 October 1945.
                                               S E C R E T

UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
        (2) a. Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
             b. Length Of March: 59 miles.
             c. Points & Dates Of March: Niveze, Belgium, VK 7012, Nord De Guerre to
                 Soller, Germany, WF 169379, Nord De Guerre, from 070810 Mar 45 to 071225
                 Mar 45.
             d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, Weather was rainy.
             e. Remarks: None.

         (3)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
               b.   Length Of March: 29 miles
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Soller, Germany, WF 169379, Nord De Guerre to
                    Esch, Germany, WF 380313, Nord De Guerre, from 101145 Mar 45 to 101455
                    Mar 45.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, Weather was fair.
               e.   Remarks: None.

         (4)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
               b.   Length Of March: 18 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Esch, Germany, WF 3803, Nord De Guerre to
                    Muttinghoven, Germany, WF 464289, Nord De Guerre, from 150930 Mar 45 to
                    151415 Mar 45.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Roads was fair, Weather was good.
               e.   Remarks: None.

         (5)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
               b.   Length Of March: 18 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Muttinghoven, Germany, WF 464289, Nord De Guerre
                    to Bad Godesberg, Germany, WF 590325, Nord De Guerre, from 242145 Mar 45
                    to 242359 Mar 45.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, Weather was good.
               e.   Remarks: None.

         (6)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
               b.   Length Of March: 5 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Bad Godesberg, Germany, WF 590325, Nord De
                    Guerre to Rheinbreitbach, Germany, WF 655247, Nord De Guerre, from 250001
                    Mar 45 to 250050 Mar 45.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, Weather was good.
               e.   Remarks: None.

         (7)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
               b.   Length Of March: 21 miles.
               c.   Points & Dates Of March: Rheinbreitbach, Germany, WF 655247, Nord De
                    Guerre, to one-half mile east of Kurtscheid, Germany, WF 817150, Nord De
                    Guerre from 261215 Mar 45 to 261600 Mar 45.
               d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, Weather was good.
               e.   Remarks: None.

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                                               S E C R E T




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fourth page of the report.
                                         S E C R E T

UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
        (8) a. Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
             b. Length Of March: 15 Miles.
             c. Points & Dates Of March: One-half mile east of Kurtsheid, Germany, WF
                 817150, Nord De Guerre to Krummel, Germany WF 990151, Nord De Guerre,
                 from 270625 Mar 45 to 270920 Mar 45.
             d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, Weather was good.
             e. Remarks: None.

        (9)   a.   Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
              b.   Length Of March: 31 miles.
              c.   Points & Dates Of March: Krummel, Germany, WF 990151, Nord De Guerre, to
                   Odersberg, Germany, WG 323217. Nord De Guerre, from 280600 Mar 45 to
                   280950 Mar 45.
              d.   Conditions of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, Weather was good.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (10) a.     Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
            b.     Length Of March: 33 miles.
            c.     Points & Dates Of March: Odersberg, Germany, WG 693217, Nord De Guerre to
                   Bellnhausen, Germany, Wg 693347, Nord De Guerre, from 290600 Mar 45 to
                   291040 Mar 45.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, Weather was rainy.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (11) a.     Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
            b.     Length Of March: 32 miles.
            c.     Points & Dates Of March: Bellnhausen, Germany, WG 693347, Nord De Guerre,
                   to one-half mile west of Rosenthal, Germany, WG 803645, Nord De Guerre,
                   from 301315 Mar 45 to 301600 Mar 45.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, Weather was good.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (12) a.     Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
            b.     Length Of March: 10 miles.
            c.     Points & Dates Of March: One-half mile west of Rosenthal, Germany, WG
                   803645, Nord De Guerre to Dornholzhausen, Germany, WG 789740, Nord De
                   Guerre from 311125 Mar 45 to 311240 Mar 45.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, Weather was fair.
              e.   Remarks: None.

       (13) a.     Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
            b.     Length Of March: 18 miles.
            c.     Points & Dates Of March: Dornholzhausen, Germany, WG 789740, Nord De
                   Guerre to Hallenberg, Germany, WG 621800, Nord De Guerre from 080800
                   April 45 to 080920 April 45.
              d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, Weather was excellent.
              e.   Remarks: None.

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                                         S E C R E T
                                        S E C R E T

UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

d. Marches: Cont'd
       (14) a. Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
             b. Length Of March: 21 miles.
             c. Points & Dates Of March: Hallenberg, Germany, WG 621800, Nord De Guerre
                 to Schmallenberg, Germany, WG 385841, Nord De Guerre from 101340 April 45
                 to 101535 April 45.
             d. Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, Weather was excellent.
             e. Remarks: None.

       (15) a.    Purpose: Police work for the Division.
            b.    Length Of March: 13 miles.
            c.    Points & Dates Of March: Schmallenberg, Germany, WG 385841, Nord De
                  Guerre to Eslohe, Germany, WG 308953, Nord De Guerre from 130840 April 45
                  to 130945 April 45.
             d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, Weather was good.
             e.   Remarks: None.

       (16) a.    Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
            b.    Length Of March: 115 miles.
            c.    Points & Dates Of March: Eslohe, Germany, WG 308953, Nord De Guerre to
                  Meensen, Germany, RC 408184, Nord De Guerre from 172110 April 45 to
                  180900 April 45.
             d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, Weather was excellent.
             e.   Remarks: None.

       (17) a.    Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
            b.    Length Of March: 131 miles.
            c.    Points & Dates Of March: Meensen, Germany, RC 408184, Nord De Guerre to
                  Vorwerk, Germany, RT 600530, Nord De Guerre from 300635 April 45 to
                  301740 April 45.
             d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was good, Weather was fair.
             e.   Remarks: None.

       (18) a.    Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
            b.    Length Of March: 77 miles.
            c.    Points & Dates Of March: Vorwerk, Germany, RX 600530, Nord De Guerre to
                  Brahlstorf, Germany, RT 150350, Nord De Guerre from 030200 May 45 to
                  030835 May 45.
             d.   Conditions Of Roads & Weather: Road was fair, Weather was excellent.
             e.   Remarks: None.

       (19) a.    Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
            b.    Length Of March: 39 miles.
            c.    Points & Dates Of March: Brahlstorf, Germany, RT 150350, Nord De Guerre
                  to Rehna, Germany, RT 196817, Nord De Guerre from 040545 May 45 to 040825
                  May 45.
             d.   Conditions of Roads and Weather: Road was fair, Weather was good.
             e.   Remarks: None.

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                                        S E C R E T
                                                   S E C R E T

UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)

d. Marches: Cont'd.
       (20) a. Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
             b. Length of March: 156 miles.
             c. Points and Dates of March: Rehna, Germany, RT 196817, Nord De Guerre to
                 one mile north of Dodendorf, Germany, RD 918660, Nord De Guerre from
                 210645 May 45 to 212115 May 45.
             d. Conditions of Roads and Weather: Road was good, Weather was good.
             e. Remarks: None.

           (21) a.     Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
                b.     Length of March: 36 Miles.
                c.     Points and Dates of March: One mile north of Dodendorf, Germany, RD
                       918660, Nord De Guerre to Kothen, Germany, RD 930580, Nord De Guerre from
                       221025 May 45 to 221345 May 45.
                  d.   Conditions of Roads and Weather: Road was good, Weather was good.
                  e.   Remarks: None.

           (22) a.     Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
                b.     Length of March: 161 miles.
                c.     Points and Dates of March: Kothen, Germany, RD 930580, Nord De Guerre to
                       Neudorf, Germany, WO 710330 Nord De Guerre from 011525 July 45 to 012359
                       July 45.
                  d.   Conditions of Roads and Weather: Road was good, Weather was rainy.
                  e.   Remarks: None.

           (23) a.     Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
                b.     Length of March: 149 miles.
                c.     Points and Dates of March: Neudorf, Germany, WO 710330 Nord De Guerre to
                       Altheim, Germany, WN 235035 Nord De Guerre from 021230 July 45 to 022230
                       July 45.
                  d.   Conditions of Roads and Weather: Road was good. Weather was windy and
                       rainy.
                  e.   Remarks: None.

           (24) a.     Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
                b.     Length of March: 4 Miles.
                c.     Points and Dates of March: Altheim, Germany, WN 235035, Nord De Guerre to
                       Hettingen, Germany, WN 178036, Nord De Guerre from 121320 July 45 to
                       121350 July 45.
                  d.   Conditions of Roads and Weather: Road was good, Weather was fair.
                  e.   Remarks: None.

           (25)5 a.    Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
                 b.    Length of March: 180 miles.
                 c.    Points and Dates of March: Hettingen, Germany, WN 178036, Nord De Guerre
                       to Metz, France 150715 to 151730 Sep 45, En-route to St Valery, France.
                  d.   Conditions of Roads and Weather: Road was good, Weather was rainy.
                  e.   Remarks: None.




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    As with the stations, this and all subsequent march entries are in heavier type, indicating later addition.
                                       S E C R E T

UNIT HISTORY CONT'D

d. Marches: Cont'd.
       (26) a    Purpose: Police and traffic work   for the Division.
             b   Length of March: 150 miles.
             c   Points and Dates of March: Metz,   France, to Soissons, France, 160815 Sep
                 45 to 161800 Sep 45. En-Route to   St Valery, France.
             d   Conditions of Roads and Weather:   Road was good, Weather was rainy.
             e   Remarks: None.

       (27) a    Purpose: Police and traffic work for the Division.
            b    Length Of March: 130 miles.
            c    Points and Dates of March: Soissons, France, to St Valery, France, L
                 910610 Nord De Guerre, 170715 Sep 45 to 171545 Sep 45.
             d   Conditions of Roads and Weather: Road was good, Weather excellent.
             e   Remarks: None.
                                         S E C R E T

UNIT HISTORY (CONT'D)
e. Campaigns:
        (1) a. Name of: Campaign of "Rhineland".
              b. Duration: Beginning of period to 21 March 45.
              c. Purpose: To conquer Germany.
              d. Authority Ordering: Paragraph 3, Section VI, General Order No. 80, War
                 Department, Washington 25, D. C., dated 5 October 1944.

        (2)   a.   Name of: Campaign of "Ardennes".
              b.   Duration: Beginning of period to 21 January 45.
              c.   Purpose: To conquer Germany.
              d.   Authority Ordering: Paragraph 3, Section VI, General Order No. 80, War
                   Department, Washington, 25, D. C., Dated 5 October 1944.

        (3)   a.   Name of: Campaign of "Central Europe".
              b.   Duration: 22 March 45, to 11 May 45.
              c.   Purpose: To conquer Germany.
              d.   Authority Ordering: Paragraph 3, Section VI, General Order No. 80, War
                   Department, Washington, 25, D. C., dated 5 October 1944.

f. Battles: None.

g. Commanding Officer in Important Engagements: Not applicable

h. Losses in Action, Commissioned and/or enlisted: None.

i. Present and Former Members who have Distinguished Themselves in Action:
        (1) Present Members:
       NAME            RANK/GRADE     ASN            AWARD          G. O., HQ 7TH A. D.
Atkinson, Irving C.      Cpl        32 276 152   Bronze Star Medal        GO 103
        (2) Former Members:
Daniel, James P.         Maj        01 011 270   Oak Leaf Cluster
                                                 Bronze Star Medal        GO 55
Keiser, Wayland W.       Sgt        33 136 817   Bronze Star Medal        GO 66
Carter, Fred L.          Pvt        31 114 382   Bronze Star Medal        GO 66
Manning, Raymond J.      Pfc        12 055 026   Bronze Star Medal        GO 72
Thiel, Leo J.            Pfc        16 055 492   Bronze Star Medal        GO 72
Duplichan, Preston L.    Pfc         6 262 071   Bronze Star Medal        GO 72
Whitehead, Charlie Jr. Pfc          34 499 509   Silver Star Medal        GO 72
Ashrut, Anthony J.       Pfc         6 810 636   Bronze Star Medal        GO 72
Shutta, Albert M.        S Sgt      33 148 938   Oak Leaf Cluster
                                                 Bronze Star Medal        GO 72
Pruitt, Leo D.           Pfc        36 054 138   Bronze Star Medal        GO 72
Ryalls, Edward L.        Pfc        33 093 217   Bronze Star Medal        GO 99
Pruitt, Kersey A.        Pfc        36 054 134   Bronze Star Medal        GO 99
Glaviano, Pascal J.      Sgt        34 230 598   Bronze Star Medal        GO 99
Dixon, Edward H.         Pfc        34 138 693   Bronze Star Medal        GO 100
Hulen, Robert A.         Cpl        38 079 496   Bronze Star Medal        GO 100
Pierce, Andrew J.        Cpl        13 079 332   Bronze Star Medal        GO 100
Cook, Henry M            Pfc        34 499 237   Bronze Star Medal        GO 103
Cunningham, Richard W. Pfc          31 109 016   Bronze Star Medal        GO 103
Harlan, Ellis K.         Pfc        12 081 026   Bronze Star Medal        GO 103
Vasquez, Raymond         Pfc        35 275 181   Bronze Star Medal        GO 103
Nelson, Stanley R.       Cpl        12 058 068   Bronze Star Medal        GO 103
                                        S E C R E T

UNIT HISTORY CONT'D.

i. Present and Former Members Who have Distinguished Themselves in Action: Cont'd

Barney, Thomas M.       Pfc        37   328   717   Bronze Star Medal    GO   103
Monteleone, Paul P.     Sgt        32   213   786   Bronze Star Medal    GO   103
Boudreaux, Eugene J.    Pfc        34   138   441   Bronze Star Medal    GO   103
Patterson, Eugene P.    Pfc        33   081   267   Bronze Star Medal    GO   103
Hembree, Arnold N.      Pfc        14   032   843   Bronze Star Medal    GO   103
Phillips, Lee R.        Pfc        34   498   212   Bronze Star Medal    GO   103
Vitulli, Joseph L.      Sgt        32   227   434   Bronze Star Medal    GO   118
Phillips, Lee R.        Pfc        34   498   212   Oak Leaf Cluster
                                                    Bronze Star Medal    GO 118
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Pruitt, Kersey A. (Enl) (A)                         14 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal


To    : Private First Class Kersey A. Pruitt, 36054134, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army.


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No.25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7th November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 99, this
headquarters, dated 14 June 1945, to:

       Private First Class Kersey A. Pruitt (Army Serial Number 36054134), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 21 August
1944 to 15 March 1945, in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Pfc Pruitt ably performed
all duties incident upon his position as 3/4 ton truck driver in a Military Police
Platoon during the many months of his service on the continent. Called upon to transport
enemy PWs to the Army cages many miles to the rear, Pfc Pruitt repeatedly drove many
hours night and day to facilitate evacuation of prisoners. His unfailing willingness to
undertake and successfully accomplish these and many other arduous duties was an
inspiration to the other men in his organization and reflected great credit upon himself
and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Dixon, Edward H. (Enl)                              15 June 1945

Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Private First Class Edward H. Dixon, 34138693, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 100, dated 15 June
1945, to:


        Private First Class Edward H. Dixon (Army Serial Number 34138693), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 16
December 1944 to 8 May 1945, in Belgium and Germany. Private First Class Dixon
demonstrated exceptional skill in handling all types of traffic problems that arise in
the movement of an armored division. His calm, alert, skillful and intelligent manner in
all situations have made him a distinct asset to the Military Police Platoon of which he
is a member. His superior performance of duty, made possible by his outstanding ability,
knowledge and efficient handling of problems, are a great credit to himself and the
military service.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Daniel, James P. (Off) (A)                           27 March 1945

Subject: Award of Oak-Leaf Cluster (Bronze Star Medal)

To    : Major James P. Daniel, 01011270, Corps of Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 2, Headquarters First United States Army, 4 January 1945, a
Bronze Oak-Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 55,
this headquarters, dated 27 March 1945, to:


        MAJOR JAMES P. DANIEL (Army Serial Number 01011270), Corps of Military Police,
United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States from 17 December 1944 to 27
December 1944, in Belgium. As our troops fought against overwhelming odds to slow the
German winter counter-offensive, unimpeded roads and communication and supply routes were
of prime importance to the successful completion of the Division's strategic delaying
action. Working night and day in areas threatened by enemy agents and paratroops Major
Daniel maintained effective traffic control that made possible swift movement of men and
armor. In addition he supervised establishment of the prisoner of war enclosure and
identity check of personnel in the Division sector. By the effective performance of his
vital assignment Major Daniel played an important part in preventing chaotic conditions
in the area which would have seriously crippled the effectiveness of our forces. The
outstanding ability and courage displayed by Major Daniel during this critical period
reflect high credit upon himself and the Armed Forces.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                            Major, AGD
                                                            Asst Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257 , U. S. ARMY

 AG 201-Ryalls, Edward L. (Enl) (A)                        14 June 1945

 Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

 To     : Private First Class Edward L. Ryalls, 33093217, Military
          Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
          APO 257, U. S. Army.


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 99, this
Headquarters, dated 14 June 1945, to:

       Private First Class Edward L. Ryalls (Army Serial Number 33093217) Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
September 1944 to 8 May 1945, in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Pfc Ryalls'
initiative and attention to duty during many months of combat made him an invaluable
asset and outstanding example to others with whom he served in the Traffic Section of the
MP Platoon. Handling all types of traffic situations, he demonstrated exceptional skill,
knowledge and ability at all times. Often the tactical situation changed during his tour
of duty but acting on his initiative and superior knowledge he improvised traffic plans
to fit the changing situation without loss of time, personnel or equipment. Pfc Ryalls'
superior performance of duty reflected great credit upon himself and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Atkinson, Irving C. (Enl)                            23 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal


To     : Corporal Irving C. Atkinson, 32276152, Military Police,
         Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
         APO 257, U. S. Army.


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

        Corporal Irving C. Atkinson (Army Serial Number 32276152), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in connection with military
operations against an enemy of the United States from 15 September 1944 to 19 September
1944 in France. Corporal Atkinson performed outstandingly with the Military Police
Platoon at the Moselle river crossing, in France, this vital structure. Corporal Atkinson
and his comrades remained on duty five day, exposed to constant enemy artillery fire
directed at the bridge site. His untiring and heroic efforts aided in keeping traffic of
many units flowing smoothly at all times. His skillful handling of the heavy traffic
assured the swift transit of top priority vehicles such as ambulances and reduced the
interruption of other traffic despite continual enemy fire in the area. Corporal
Atkinson's initiative, coolness and attention to duty with disregard for his own personal
safety reflect great credit upon himself and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                            Major, AGD
                                                            Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Hulen, Robert A. (Enl)                              15 June 1945

Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Corporal Robert A. Hulen, 38079496, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
        APO 257, U. S. Army.


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Order No. 100, this
headquarters, dated 15 June 1945, to:


       Corporal Robert A. Hullen (Army Serial Number 38079496), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States from 21 August 1944 to 15 March
1945, in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Given the task of taking charge of section
of the Combat Command Military Police Squad, Cpl Hulen set up forward Prisoner of War
Cages and handled thousands of prisoners taken by front line troops. Establishing
enclosures immediately behind the lines Cpl Hulen greatly relieved troops engaged in
combat of the burden of handling prisoners of war. The ability to discharge his duties in
an efficient and soldierly manner was an inspiration to the men under his control, and
reflects great credit upon himself.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Pierce, Andrew J. (Enl)                             15 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Corporal Andrew J. Pierce, 13079332, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 100, this
headquarters, dated 15 June 1945, to:

        Corporal Andrew J. Pierce (Army Serial Number 13079332), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States from 16 December 1944 to 8 May
1945 in Belgium and Germany. Cpl Pierce, as a non-commissioned officer and as a traffic
policeman, has always demonstrated exceptional ability, leadership and outstanding skill
and knowledge. In many instances he handles situations which ordinarily called for
Officer supervision. His superior ability in handling all situations, and his exemplary
soldierly conduct are a credit to himself and his organization, and reflect the highest
traditions of the military service.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                                    HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                           APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Cook, Henry M. (Enl)                                              23 June 1945

Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To        : Private First Class Henery M. Cook, 34499247, Military Police,
            Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division
            APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

        Private First Class Henry6 M. Cook (Army Serial Number 34499257), Military Police,
United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15 September 1944 to 19
September 1944 in France. Pfc Cook rendered outstanding service with the Military Police
while on traffic duty at a vital road intersection on the main road crossing the Moselle
River. During the period the entire two adjacent bridges exclusively. As a result of this
concentration of troop and vehicular traffic, Pfc Cook's able efforts were strained to
the utmost. In addition to the unprecedented flow of traffic the enemy subjected the area
to a constant artillery barrage seeking to disrupt the main line of communications for
our attack. Pfc Cook displayed superior skill and utter disregard for his own safety,
remaining steadfast at his post to insure continued and rapid movement over the vital
spans. His actions denoted outstanding courage despite heavy concentrations of enemy fire
and reflected great credit upon himself and upon his organization.

                                   BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                                         ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                                         Major, AGD
                                                                         Asst Adjutant General




6
    His name really is spelled both Henery and Henry in the two instances.
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Cunningham, Richard W. (Enl)                        23 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Private First Class Richard W. Cunningham, 31109016, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army


        1.   By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

       Private First Class Richard W. Cunningham (Army Serial Number 31109016), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
September 1944 to 19 September 1944, in France. Pfc Cunningham rendered outstanding
service with the Military Police Platoon at the Moselle River crossing in France during
the above mentioned period. Charged with directing traffic in this vital area, Pfc
Cunningham and his comrades remained on duty five days, exposed to constant enemy
artillery fire directing at the bridge site. His untiring and heroic efforts aided in
keeping the traffic of two Division, plus units of Corps and Army, flowing smoothly at
all times. His skillful handling of this heavy traffic minimized interruption of
transportation despite continual enemy fire. Pfc Cunningham's initiative. coolness and
attention to duty with full disregard for his own personal safety reflect great credit
upon himself and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Harlan, Ellis K. (Enl)                               23 June 1945

Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Private First Class Ellis K. Harlan, 12081026, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army

       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1944, to:

       Private First Class Ellis K. Harlan (Army Serial Number 12081026), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
September 1944 to 19 September 1944 in France. Pfc Harlan rendered outstanding service
with the Military Police Platoon at the Moselle River crossing in France during the above
mentioned period. Charged with directing traffic in this vital area, Pfc Harlan and his
comrades remained on duty five days exposed to constant enemy artillery fire directed at
the vital bridge site. His untiring and heroic efforts aided in keeping the traffic
minimized interruption of transportation despite continual enemy fire. Pfc Harlan's
initiative, coolness and attention to duty with complete disregard for his own personal
safety reflect great credit upon himself and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                            Major, AGD
                                                            Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Vasquez, Raymond (Enl)                               23 June 1945.


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Private First Class Raymond Vasquez, 35275181, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army

       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

        Private First Class Raymond Vasquez (Army Serial Number 35275181), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
September 1944 to 19 September 1944, in France. From 15 to 19 September 1944, at
Arnaville, France, Pfc Vasquez was on duty at a treadway bridge over the Moselle River,
which was being subjected to constant enemy artillery fire. Despite the heavy fire, Pfc
Vasquez continued to direct the steady flow of traffic, unmindful of personal safety.
Again during the German counteroffensive in the Ardennes, Pfc Vasquez displayed unusual
skill and courage when he volunteered to lead an Ordnance company to its battalion area,
when it had been cut off and reported missing for 48 hours. The actions of Pfc Vasquez
reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                            Major, AGD
                                                            Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Nelson, Stanley R. (Enl)                            23 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal


To    : Corporal Stanley R. Nelson, 12058068, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army


        1.   By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

       Corporal Stanley R. Nelson (Army Serial Number 12058068), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in connection with military
operations against an enemy of the United States from 15 September 1944 to 19 September
1944, in France. Corporal Nelson rendered outstanding service with Military Police
Platoon at the Moselle river crossing near Arnaville, France during the above period.
Assigned the difficult task of routing convoys and other traffic at a road junction at
the bridge exit, Corporal Nelson swiftly and skillfully routed the great volume of
traffic despite constant enemy shelling of the area. His untiring and heroic efforts
aided in keeping the traffic of many units flowing smoothly at all times. Despite the
unprecedented amount of traffic to be handled and the continual shelling of the area,
Corporal Nelson remained unshaken and cool in his performance of duty. His outstanding
action and disregard for his personal safety reflected great credit upon himself and his
organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY


AG 201-Barney, Thomas M. (Enl)                             23 June 1944


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal


To    : Private First Class Thomas M. Barney, 37328717,
        Military Police, Military Police Platoon,
        7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

        Private First Class Thomas M. Barney (Army Serial Number 37328717), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
September 1944 to 19 September 1944, in France. Private First Class Barney performed
outstandingly with the Military Police Platoon at the Moselle river crossing in France
during the period 15 to 19 September 1944. Charged with directing two way traffic over
this vital structure, Private First Class Barney and his comrades remained on duty five
days, exposed to constant enemy artillery fire directed at the bridge site. His untiring
and heroic efforts aided in keeping the traffic of many units flowing smoothly at all
times. His skillful handling of the heavy amount of traffic minimized interruption of
transportation despite continual enemy fire in the area. Private First Class Barney's
initiative, coolness and attention to duty with full disregard for his own personal
safety reflect great credit upon himself and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Monteleone, Paul P. (Enl)                           23 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal


To    : Sergeant Paul P. Monteleone, 32213786, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

       Sergeant Paul P. Monteleone (Army Serial Number 32213786), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in connection with military
operations against an enemy of the United States from 15 September 1944 to 19 September
1944 and from 16 December 1944 to 1 January 1945, in France and Belgium. From 15 to 19
September 1944, at Arnaville, France, Sergeant Monteleone was on duty at the treadway
bridge over the Moselle River. Sergeant Monteleone, unmindful of his own personal safety,
continued to direct the steady flow of traffic despite the fact that the bridge was under
constant enemy artillery fire. Again from 16 December 1944 to 1 January 1945 at St. Vith,
Belgium, Sergeant Monteleone acted as Traffic Sergeant for Combat Command "B". By his
calm courage under fire and superior leadership, he kept his men at their posts during
this trying time, and without regard for his own personal safety, checked his posts,
marked routes for CC"B" and patrolled constantly. When the town was vacated, Sergeant
Monteleone held the refugees in the town and left after the troops had withdrawn to new
positions. His high courage and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and
the military service.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Boudreaux, Eugene J. (Enl) (A)                      23 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal


To    : Private First Class Eugene J. Boudreaux, 34138441, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

        Private First Class Eugene J. Boudreaux (Army Serial Number 34138441), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
September 1944 to 19 September 1944 in France. During the crossing of the Moselle river
in France Private First Class Boudreaux was on duty with the Military Police Platoon
guiding traffic through this vital sector. During this period heavy enemy artillery fire
constantly covered the area. Despite the barrage, knee deep mud and unprecedented volume
of traffic across the bridge, Private First Class Boudreaux remained at his post giving
information and maintaining uninterrupted the flow of traffic. His attention to duty and
disregard of personal safety was outstanding. Again, during the Ardennes offensive in
December Private First Class Boudreaux nevertheless stood fast until all troops withdrew
to new locations. His initiative, coolness and courageous execution of his duties
reflected much credit upon himself and upon his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Patterson, Eugene P. (Enl) (A)                        23 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Private First Class Eugene P. Patterson, 33081267,
        Military Police, Military Police Platoon,
        7th Armored Division, APo 257, U. S. Army.


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and CIrcular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

       Private First Class Eugene P. Patterson (Army Serial Number 33081267), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
September 1944 to 19 September 1944, in France. Private First Class Patterson performed
outstanding service with the Military Police Platoon at the Moselle River crossing near
Arnaville, France, during the above period. His was in this crowded area. Private First
Class Patterson speedily and skillfully handled the great volume of traffic despite
constant enemy shelling. His untiring efforts aided in keeping traffic of the many units
flowing smoothly at all times. Despite the unprecedented amount of movement to be handled
and the continual hostile fire in area, Private First Class Patterson remained cool and
unshaken in his performance of duty. His outstanding action and disregard for his
personal safety reflected great credit upon himself and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                             ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                             Major, AGD
                                                             Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Hembree, Arnold N. (Enl) (A)                        23 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Private First Class Arnold N. Hembree, 14032843, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

       Private First Class Arnold N. Hembree (Army Serial Number 14032843), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
September 1944 to 19 September 1944, in France. Private First Class Hembree rendered
outstanding service with the Military Police Platoon at the Moselle river crossing near
Arnaville, France, during the above period. Assigned the difficult task of routing
convoys and other traffic in this congested area, Private First Class Hembree skillfully
handled the great volume of traffic despite constant enemy shelling. His untiring efforts
aided in keeping traffic of many units flowing smoothly at all times. Despite the
unprecedented amount of movement to be handled and the continual hostile fire in the
area, Private First Class Hembree remained unshaken and cool in the performance of duty.
His outstanding action and disregard for his own personal safety reflect great credit
upon himself and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Vitulli, Joseph L. (Enl) (A)                        20 July 1944

Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Sergeant Joseph L. Vitulli, 32227434,
        Military Police, Military Police Platoon,
        7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army

       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 21, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 17 June 1945, the
Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 118, this Headquarters, dated 20
July 1945, to:

        Sergeant Joseph L. Vitulli (Army Serial Number 32227434), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States from 19 January 1945 to 8 May
1945, in Belgium and Germany. During this period, Sgt Vitulli served as head of the
Traffic Control Section, Headquarters Reserve Command. He performed his duty of preceding
the Headquarters in movements and marking the route in such a superior manner that never
did a vehicle get lost or on the wrong route. At many times these duties were performed
within range of enemy gunfire and required that he go for long periods of time without
rest. The outstanding performance of missions and devotion to duty displayed by Sgt
Vitulli reflected great credit upon himself and the military service.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Phillips, Lee R. (Enl) (A)                          23 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal


To    : Private First Class Lee R. Phillips, 34498212, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

       Private First Class Lee R. Phillips (Army Serial Number 34498212), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
September 1944 to 19 September 1944 in France. Private First Class Phillips rendered
outstanding service with the Military Police Platoon at the Moselle river crossing in
France during the above mentioned period, Charged with directing traffic in this vital
area, Private First Class Phillips and his comrades remained on duty five days, exposed
to constant enemy artillery fire directed at the bridge site. His untiring and heroic
efforts aided in keeping the traffic of the two Divisions, plus units of Corps and Army,
flowing smoothly at all times. His skillful handling of this heavy traffic minimized
interruption of transportation despite continual enemy fire. Private First Class
Phillips' initiative, coolness and attention to duty with full disregard for his own
personal safety reflect great credit upon himself and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Michel, Merlin P. (Enl) (A)                         23 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Private Merlin P. Michel, 36042844, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

       Private Merlin P. Michel (Army Serial Number 36042844), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in connection with military
operations against an enemy of the United States from 15 September 1944 to 19 September
1944, in France. Private Michel performed outstanding service with the Military Police
Platoon at the Moselle river crossing near Arnaville, France, during the above period.
His was the difficult task of directing convoys and other traffic in this crowded area.
Private Michel speedily and skillfully handled the great volume of traffic despite the
constant enemy shelling. His untiring and heroic efforts aided in keeping traffic of the
many units flowing smoothly at all times. Despite the unprecedented amount of movement to
be handled and the continual hostile enemy fire in the area, Private Michel remained cool
and unshaken in his performance of duty. His outstanding action and disregard for his
personal safety reflected great credit upon himself and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Green, Worth S. (Enl) (A)                            23 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal


To     : Private First Class Worth S. Green, 34283675,
         Military Police, Military Police Platoon,
         7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 103, this
Headquarters, dated 23 June 1945, to:

        Private First Class Worth S. Green (Army Serial Number 34283675), Military Police,
United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15 September 1944 to 19
September 1944 in France. Pfc Green rendered outstanding service with the Military Police
Platoon at the Moselle river crossing near Arnaville, France during the above period.
Assigned the difficult task of routing convoys and other traffic in this congested area,
Pfc Green speedily and skillfully handled the great volume of traffic despite constant
enemy shelling. His untiring efforts aided in keeping traffic of the many units flowing
smoothly at all times. Despite the unprecedented amount of movement to be handled and the
continual hostile fire in the area, Pfc Green remained unshaken and cool in his
performance of duty. His outstanding action and disregard for his personal safety
reflected great credit upon himself and his organization.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                            Major, AGD
                                                            Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Glaviano, Pascal J. (Enl) (A)                       14 June 1945


Subject: Award of Bronze Star Medal

To    : Sergeant Pascal J. Glaviano, 34230598, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 25, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 7 November 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 99, this
Headquarters, dated 14 June 1945, to:

       Sergeant Pascal J. Glaviano (Army Serial Number 34230598), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States from 2 January 1945 to 8 May
1945, in Belgium and Germany. Sergeant Glaviano's outstanding work as Traffic Sergeant
assured swift completion of the many moves undertaken by the Combat Command. Although the
long columns often advanced over bad roads, Sergeant Glaviano, by tireless supervision,
kept the tanks half-tracks and trucks on the move. The ability and devotion to duty he
consistently displayed are worthy of high praise.

                           BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                           ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                           Major, AGD
                                                           Asst Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Phillips, Lee R. (Enl) (A)                           20 July 1945


Subject: Award of Oak-Leaf Cluster (Bronze Star Medal)


To    : Private First Class Lee R. Phillips, 34498212,
        Military Police, Military Police Platoon,
        7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 21, Headquarters Seventh United States Army, 17 June 1945, in
addition to the Bronze Star Medal previously awarded, a Bronze Oak-Leaf Cluster was
awarded per General Orders No. 118. this Headquarters, dated 20 July 1945, to:

       Private First Class Lee R. Phillips (Army Serial Number 34498212), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 10 January
1945 to 8 May 1945, in Belgium and Germany. Private First Class Phillips rendered
outstanding services during this period while on duty with the Traffic Control Section,
Reserve Command. He assisted in the marking of routes of march his organization followed
on both tactical and administrative moves. In addition, he directed traffic during and
after the marches, often remaining on duty for periods of more than twenty four hours
without rest. The untiring efforts and devotion to duty displayed by Private First Class
Phillips contributed greatly to the successful operations of his organization and reflect
credit upon himself and the military service.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                            Major, AGD
                                                            Acting Adjutant General
                             HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                    APO 257, U. S. ARMY

 AG 201-Manning, Raymond J. (Enl) (A)                         2 May 1945


 SUBJECT: Award of Bronze Star Medal

 TO     : Private First Class Raymond J. Manning, 12055026,
          Military Police, Military Police Platoon,
          7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. ARMY

       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Memorandum No. 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 72, this
headquarters, dated 2 May 1945, to:

       Private First Class Raymond J. Manning (Army Serial Number 12055026), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
February 1945 to 18 April 1945, in Germany. Many times Pfc Manning took charge of
prisoners of war while under hostile fire. Recent successes of the Division brought
thousands of new captives and greatly added to the difficulties of his assignment, but by
his tireless work Pfc Manning continued to carry out his duties in a highly effective
manner. His service to the Combat Command with which he served is worthy of high praise.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                             Major, A. G. D.
                                                        Assistant Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Thiel, Leo J. (Enl) (A)                             2 May 1945

SUBJECT: Award of Bronze Star Medal

TO    : Private First Class Leo J. Thiel, 16055492, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
        APO 257, U. S. Army

        1.   By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Memorandum No. 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 72, this
headquarters, dated 2 May 1945, to:


       Private First Class Leo J. Thiel (Army Serial Number 16055492), Military Police,
United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious achievement in connection
with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15 February 1945 to
19 April 1945, in Germany. Pfc Thiel drove for many hours without relief to move
prisoners of war to enclosures in the rear. Each new success of our arms brought
thousands of new captives and added to the difficulties of Pfc Thiel's assignment, but by
his tireless work he continued to carry out his duties in a highly effective manner. His
service to the Combat Command with which he operated is worthy of high praise.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                             Major, A. G. D.
                                                        Assistant Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY


AG 201-Ashrut, Anthony J. (Enl) (A)                          2 May 1945

SUBJECT: Award of Bronze Star Medal

TO    : Private First Class Anthony J. Ashrut, 6810636,
        Military Police, Military Police Platoon,
        7th Armored Division, APO 257, U. S. Army

       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Memorandum No. 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 72, this
headquarters, dated 2 May 1945, to:

        Private First Class Anthony J. Ashrut (Army Serial Number 6810636), Military
Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15
February 1945 to 18 April 1945, in Germany. Many times Pfc Ashrut move to forward
positions to take charge of prisoners of war while our troops in the area were still in
contact with the enemy and under fire. Recent successes of the Division brought thousands
of new captives and greatly added to the difficulties of his assignment, but by his
tireless work Pfc Ashrut continued to carry out his duties in a highly effective manner.
His service to the units with which he served is worthy of high praise.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                              ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                               Major, A. G. D.
                                                          Assistant Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Keiser, Wayland W. (Enl) (A)                          22 April 1945

SUBJECT: Award of Bronze Star Medal

TO    : Sergeant Wayland Keiser, 33136817, MIlitary Police
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division
        APO 257, U. S. Army

       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 2, Headquarters First United States Army, 4 January 1945, the
Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 66, this headquarters, dated 22
April 1945, to:

        Sergeant Wayland W. Keiser (Army Serial Number 33136817), Military Police,
Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division, United States Army, for distinguishing
himself by meritorious service in connection with military operations against an enemy of
the United States, from 25 March 1945 to 31 March 1945, in Germany. Sergeant Keiser moved
at night over unfamiliar roads without the aid of maps to conduct prisoner of war convoys
to POW enclosures in the rear. Each new success of our arms brought thousands of new
captives and added to the difficulties of Sergeant Keiser's assignment, but by tireless
work he continued to carry out his duties in a highly effective manner. His service to
the Combat Command with which he operated is worthy of high praise.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                             Major, A. G. D.
                                                        Assistant Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Shutta, Albert M. (Enl) (A)                          2 May 1945

SUBJECT: Award of Oak-Leaf Cluster (Bronze Star Medal)

TO    : Staff Sergeant Albert M. Shutta, 33148938, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
        APO 257, U. S. Army

       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Memorandum No. 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944,
as amended, a Bronze Oak-Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General
Orders No. 72, this headquarters, dated 2 May 1945, to:

        Staff Sergeant Albert M. Shutta (Army Serial Number 33148938), Military Police,
United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States on 28 March 1945, in the area
of Rhodheim, Germany. While on duty in an area not yet cleared of hostile mines S Sgt
Shutta learned that one of our soldier's lay wounded and helpless several hundred yards
away. Completely disregarding the double danger from hidden explosives and hostile
patrols still active in the area, S Sgt Shutta unhesitatingly went to the aid of the
casualty and succeeded in evacuating him to safety. The great courage and spirit of self-
sacrifice S Sgt Shutta displayed are in keeping with the high traditions of the Armed
Forces.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                             ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                              Major, A. G. D.
                                                         Assistant Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY

AG 201-Pruitt, Leo D. (Enl) (A)                            2 May 1945

SUBJECT: Award of Bronze Star Medal

TO    : Private First Class Leo D. Pruitt, 36054138, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Memorandum No. 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 72, this
headquarters, dated 2 May 1945, to:

       Private First Class Leo D. Pruitt (Army Serial Number 36054138), Military Police,
United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States from 15 February 1945 to 18
April 1945, in Germany. Many times Pfc Pruitt moved to forward positions to take charge
of prisoners of war while our troops in the area were still in contact with the enemy and
under fire. Recent successes of the Division brought thousands of new captives and
greatly added to the difficulties of his assignment, but by his tireless work Pfc Pruitt
continued to carry out his duties in a highly effective manner. His service to the units
with which he served is worthy of high praise.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                             Major, A. G. D.
                                                        Assistant Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY


AG 201-Carter, Fred L. (Enl) (A)                             22 April 1945


SUBJECT: Award of Bronze Star Medal

TO    : Private Fred L. Carter, 31114382, Military Police,
        Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
        APO 257, U. S. Army


       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Circular No. 2, Headquarters First United States Army, 4 January 1945, the
Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 66, this headquarters, dated 22
April 1945, to:

       Private Fred L. Carter (Army Serial Number 31114382), Military Police, United
States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with
military operations against an enemy of the United States from 25 March 1945 to 31 March
1945, in Germany. Private Carter moved at night over unfamiliar roads without the aid of
maps to conduct Prisoner of War convoys to POW enclosures in the rear. Each new success
of our arms brought thousands of new captives and added to the difficulties of Private
Carter's assignment, but by his tireless work he continued to carry out his duties in a
highly effective manner. His service to the Combat Command with which he operated is
worthy of praise.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                             Major, A. G. D.
                                                        Assistant Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY


AG 201-Duplichan, Preston L. (Enl) (A)                      2 May 1945


SUBJECT: Award of Bronze Star Medal

TO    : Private First Class Preston L. Duplichan, 6262071 RAR,
        Military Police, Military Police Platoon, 7th Armored Division,
        APO 257, U. S. Army

       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Memorandum No. 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944,
as amended, the Bronze Star Medal was awarded per General Orders No. 72, this
headquarters, dated, 2 May 1945, to:


       Private First Class Preston L. Duplichan (Army Serial Number 6262071 RAR),
Military Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by heroic achievement in
connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States on 28 March
1945, in the area of Rhodheim, Germany. While on duty in an area not yet cleared of
hostile mines Pfc Duplichan learned that one of our soldiers lay wounded and helpless
several hundred yards away. Completely disregarding the double danger from hidden
explosives and hostile patrols still active in the area, Pfc Duplichan unhesitatingly
went to the aid of the casualty and succeeded in evacuating him to safety. The great
courage and spirit of self-sacrifice Pfc Duplichan displayed are in keeping with the high
traditions of the Armed Forces.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                             Major, A. G. D.
                                                        Assistant Adjutant General
                            HEADQUARTERS 7TH ARMORED DIVISION
                                   APO 257, U. S. ARMY


AG 201-Whitehead, Charlie, Jr. (Enl) (A)                   2 May 1945

SUBJECT: Award of Silver Star

TO    : Private First Class Charlie Whitehead Jr.,
        34499509, Military Police, Military Police
        Platoon, 7th Armored Division, APO 257,
        U. S. Army

       1.    By direction of the President, and under the provisions of AR 600-45, as
amended, and Memorandum No. 34, Headquarters Ninth United States Army, 8 September 1944,
as amended, the Silver Star was awarded per General Orders No. 72, this headquarters,
dated 2 May 1945, to:

        Private First Class (then Private) Charlie Whitehead, Jr. (Army Serial Number
34499509), Military Police, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by gallantry
in action on 22 December 1944, in the area of Samree, Belgium. As our troops fought to
slow the enemy's armored spearheads during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, Pfc
Whitehead repeatedly braved death to control the flow of traffic. He remained at his post
at an intersection near Samree, Belgium, even when under direct sniper fire. Only when
all vehicles in the area had moved back did Pfc Whitehead leave his hazardous position.
On reporting to Division headquarters Pfc Whitehead was assigned to a vital intersection
on the main route of movement. Although subjected to direct artillery and small arms fire
he resolutely continued to direct traffic. Pfc Whitehead's courageous devotion to duty
during a time of fierce combat reflects the highest credit upon himself and the Armed
Forces.

                            BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL



                                                            ROBERT W. BURNHAM
                                                             Major, A. G. D.
                                                        Assistant Adjutant General

								
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