Individual Decorations:
(Sources: The book: The History of the Third Infantry Division in World War II,
and the 756th Tank Battalion 1944 Unit History held at the National Archives.  
No comprehensive list is known to exist.  The following listing of names, details, and sources is a  reconstructions in progress.  
Other names and details will be added as they are researched and identified.)
Medals of Honor (2)
(The Medal of Honor is the highest medal for combat bravery awarded by the United States.  
Two men from the 756th Tank Battalion were awarded the Medal of Honor.)
2nd Lt. James "Red" L. Harris:
2nd Lt. James "Red" L. Harris
(Photo and citation language from book:
The History of the Third Infantry Division
in World War II
, Edited by Donald G.
Taggart, page 382)
Lieut. Raymond Zussman, 0-1014997, Cavalry, Company A, 756th Tank Battalion, for
conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, in
action involving actual combat.

On 12 September 1944, at 1900 hours, Lieutenant Zussman dismounted from his
command tank and proceeded on foot, armed only with a carbine and followed by a lone
M-4 tank, and assaulted Nory-le-Bourg, France. Forging ahead on the tank into blazing
small-arms fire, he located and neutralized an improvised roadblock which had been
booby trapped. Although intense enemy machine-gun and small-arms fire from a German
position only 50 yards distant ricocheted off the hull and turret of the tank, Lieutenant
Zussman stood beside it, fully exposed, firing on the enemy with his carbine and directing
the tank's fire. When three Germans fell dead, the remaining eight surrendered to
Lieutenant Zussman, who immediately proceeded to direct the fire of the tank on another
center of resistance, killing three and compelling an additional seven to surrender. Having
already exhausted his carbine ammunition, he seized a Thompson submachine gun from
a member of the tank crew and advanced well in front of the tank, toward a group of
houses occupied by the enemy.  machine-gun and small-arms fire opened up on him from
another enemy strongpoint 75 yards to his right front. Disregarding bullets which kicked
up the dirt at his feet, he again stood in an exposed position and directed the fire of his
tank until resistance was broken and 20 Germans surrendered.  Leaving the tank behind,
he rushed toward and enemy strongpoint in a house, firing his submachine gun as he ran,
while the Germans tried to stop him with small-arms fire and threw hand grenades in his
path. After a brief fire exchange, he brought up the tank and directed its fire on the
house, forcing 11 more Germans to give up.  His submachine gun blazing, Lieutenant
Zussman again dashed forward into rifle and automatic weapons fire to another German
held house, emerging after a short exchange of fire with 15 more prisoners.  As the
Germans fled before his whirlwind attack accurate tank fire accounted for 11 more killed.
Noting an ideal antitank position, he plunged forward alone to reconnoiter.  His
submachine gun fired; his voice was heard above the tumult, shouting "Hände hoch!" and
in a few minutes 30 prisoners, including the crews of two AT guns, filed around the
corner.  As night fell, he again went forward alone, to a truck; there was a hand grenade
explosion, but when the smoke cleared Lieutenant Zussman returned with another
prisoner.  With lightning rapidity, Lieutenant Zussman had overwhelmed one enemy
position after another.  Fighting against all odds and on his own volition, he had blasted
his way into and through the strongly defended town ahead of the infantry, killing 17 and
capturing 92 soldiers, and capturing 2 antitank guns, one 20mm flak gun, two machine
guns, and two trucks.  Lieutenant Zussman was killed in a subsequent action.
2nd Lt. Raymond Zussman:
2nd Lt. Raymond Zussman
(Photo and citation language from book:
The History of the Third Infantry
Division in World War II
, Edited by
Donald G. Taggart, page 388)
Distinguished Service Cross Awards (3)
(The Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to members of the U.S. Army and is the second highest medal awarded for combat
bravery. The DSC is awarded for extraordinary heroism that falls short of qualifying for the Medal of Honor .
Three men from the 756th Tank Battalion were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.)
Sgt Earl F. Donnelly, (B Company , Algolsheim, France Feb. 6th, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Herman C. Kirtley, (Brignoles, France, Aug. 27th, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt James R. Hudspeth, (D Company, Colmar area, France, Jan. 26, 1945) (Source: Ron Villegas; Military Times website-DSC
section)
Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster (2)
(The Silver Star is awarded for gallantry in combat beyond the criteria for the Bronze Star Medal, but just short of qualifying for
the Distinguished Service Cross.  An "Oak Leaf Cluster" was awarded to those individuals with two or more Silver Star citations.  
At least 2 men of the 756th Tank Battalion who were awarded the Silver Star two or more times .  
It is not clear if these additional awards came from service in the 756th Tank Battalion or while serving in other units.)
S/Sgt Morin, Bradburn, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 17, 1945)  (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. William A. Magurany, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 17, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
(*The 756th Tank Battalion monument at Fort Knox credits the unit with 39 individual Silver Stars, but this is a slight undercount.  
In addition to the two multiple Silver Star recipients listed above, another 42 men at minimum were awarded single Silver Star medals
while serving in the 756th Tank Battalion--making the total of recipients in excess of 44.)
Silver Star (42)*
1st Lt. Harvey F. Abbott, (D Co., Jebsheim, France Jan. 31, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/Sgt Leroy F. Banham (Cassino, GO # 45, II Corps)  (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53)
1st Lt. Forrest M. Blanford, (B Co., Nurenburg, Germany, Apr. 18, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 John J. Bostwich, (C Co., Pasing, Germany, Apr. 29, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Bedford M. Brown, (A Co., Rosendrantz, France, Jan. 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Peter F. Chiarelli, (C Co., Gross Dechsendorf, Germany, Apr. 15, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Earl W. Cunningham, (B Co., France, Dec. 23, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Frank R. Cockerill, Jr. (B Co., Siegfried Line, Mar. 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Charles W. Eddy, (HQ Co., France, Sept 30, 1944, GO # 237 3rd Div) (Source: 3rd ID book & 756th Tk Bn Unit History pg
57 & attachment)
1st Lt. William R. Engfer, (A Co., France, Jan. 24, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Bernard D. Fahey, (D Co., Otterloh, Germany, May 1, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Ed Farley, (B Co., France, Sept. 25, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Donald A. Freeman, Jr., (C Co., France, Sept. 7, 1944, GO # 202 3rd Div) (Source: 3rd ID book & 756th Tk Bn Unit History pg
57 & attachment)
1st Lt. Bernard H. Gaugler, (C Co., France, Dec. 4, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Bert D. Gilden, (A Co., France, Feb 3, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. Donald F. Gourley, (C Co., Solacciano, Italy, May 13, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt David L. Grate, Jr., (Cassino, GO #31, II Corps) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
S/Sgt James Grosso, (D Co., Germany Apr. 15, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Howard M. Harley Jr., (Cassino, GO #31, II Corps) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
T/4 Earl Hollon, (Cassino, GO #29, 34th Div) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
Cpl Stephen J. Horvath (Cassino, GO #31, II Corps) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
Sgt William K. Kent, (C Co., Germany, Mar 21, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Herman C. Kirtley, (C Co., St. Die, France, Oct. 17, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Anthony J. Kukis, (A Co., France, Jan. 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Lawrence J. Lang, (A Co., Rimschweiler, Germany, Mar. 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. French Lewis (Cassino, GO #29, 34th Div) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
1st Lt. Harold Levy, (C Co., Seigfreid Line, Mar. 17, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Howard A. Mays, (B Co., Germany, Mar. 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 David L. McConaghey, (A Co., France, Aug. 27, 1944, #298 3rd Div) (Source: 3rd ID book & 756th Tk Bn Unit History pg 57 &
attachment)
Sgt Merrill L. Mittge (D Co., Nurnberg, Germany, Apr. 18, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Haskell O. Oliver, (B Co., Italy, June 4, 1944, GO # 175 3d Div) (Source: 3rd ID book & 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53
& attachment)
1st Lt. Moultrie Patten, (A Co., Rosenkrantz, France, Jan. 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. David D. Redle, (B Co., France, Jan. 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Arthur F. Richter, (A Co., Utweiler, Germany, Mar. 16, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt James M. Riley, (Cassino, GO #31, II Corps) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
S/Sgt Cline J. Robinson, (C Co., Stambach, Germany, Mar. 20, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Hamilton A. Smith, (Cassino, GO #31, II Corps) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
S/Sgt Charles H. Stone (Cassino Go #31, II Corps) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
Pvt. Joseph R. Torchia, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 5, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Herman L. Turpin, (A Co., Houssen, France, Jan. 26, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. William L. Willette, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 9, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Leo S. Zabinski, (C Co., Nurnberg, Germany, Apr. 18, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Legion of Merit (2)*
(The Legion of Merit is a non-combat recognition awarded to key armed forces personnel for exceptional service beyond one's
normal expected duties.  
*Actual number of Legion of Merit recipients from the 756th Tank Battalion may exceed two.  Listed below are the two known
recipients.)
Maj. Edwin Y. Arnold, (HQ, June 11, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book, 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
T/Sgt Clifton Howell, (Sept. 25, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Soldier's Medals (2)
(The Soldier's Medal is awarded for valorous and heroic conduct not involving actual combat.  The heroic action must equal the
criteria of personal risk and danger as the Distinguished Service Cross. At least two men from the 756th Tank Battalion were
cited for this honor.)
T/4 John C. Null, (C Company, Seicheprey, France Mar. 13, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
-(unknown)-
Bronze Stars with Oak Clusters (12)
(The Bronze Star is awarded for acts of combat heroism that don't quite rise to the level of a Silver Star, or for meritorious service
well beyond one's normal responsibilities but short of qualifying for the Legion of Merit.  An "Oak Leaf Cluster" was awarded to
those individuals with two or more Bronze Star citations. At least 12 men from the 756th Tank Battalion received the Bronze Star
more than on)
Sgt Harley Anderson, (D Co., Gustav Line, GO #15, 85th Div.; Germany, Apr. 17, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book & 756th Tk Bn 1944
History pg 53)
S/Sgt George A. Boutilier, (A Co., Germany, Mar. 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Marion A. Davis, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 7, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Joseph M. Giles, (A Co., Cassino, GO #29, 34th Div.; Germany, Apr. 20, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book& 756th Tk Bn 1944
History pg 53)
Sgt Wilbert O. Haycraft, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 29, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Marvin E. Kempf, (A Co., Germany, March 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Clifford E. Kirkland, (C Co., France, Jan. 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Chester  Lavinski, (A Co., Germany, Mar. 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Jacob D. Littreal, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 17, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/Sgt William H. D. Madriaga, (C Co., France, Feb. 5, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Leo R. Merritt, (D Co., Germany, March 16, 1945 & May 1, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Haskell O. Oliver, (B Co., Cassino, GO #29, 34th Div.; France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book & 756th Tk Bn 1944
History pg 53)
(The 756th Tank Battalion monument at Fort Knox credits the unit with 255 Bronze Stars. Listed below are 235 individual Bronze
Star recipients.  When combined with the 12 multiple Bronze Star recipients, the 255 figure appears about right.)
Bronze Stars (236)
S/Sgt Walter R. Ackerman, (Serv. Co, France, Germany Apr. 6, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Steve Adams, (Serv. Co, Germany, Mar. 19,1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Ithel R. Adlard, (Hq Co., France, Oct. 4, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Howard A. Allard, (D Co., Germany, Apr. 26, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Sam F. Alonge, (Serv. Co., Germany, Mar. 19, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Roy Anderson, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944)(Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Bennie B. Angerer, (Hq Co., France, Germany, May 8, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Suel C. Anglin, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Daniel Arndt, (Hq Co., France, Dec 2, 1944)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Maj. Edwin Y. Arnold, (Italy, France Oct. 10. 1944)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Pvt Russell W. Ballard, (A Co., France, Jan. 25, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Kenneth E. Bandera, (Hq Co., France, Jan. 29, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Thomas M. Barber, (B Co., France, Sept. 13, 1944)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Charles E. Barnett, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 18, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Max Benadom, (Hq Co., France, Germany, May 8, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Roy J. Bergbower, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Sgt. John E. Berkouski, (A Co., France, Feb 15, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt George W. Bernhard, (A Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944)(Source: 3rd ID book)
M/Sgt Glenn W. Berry, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Nathan W. Bettis, (D Co., Germany, Mar. 16, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Richard C. Blakely, (C Co., Germany, Apr. 26, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Forrest M. Blanford, (B Co., Germany, Mar. 26, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl. William W. Boston, (C Co., Germany, Apr. 30, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Pvt John N. Bowden, (A Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Earl H. Bowles, (A Co., France, Jan. 26, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Andy E. Boyle, (Hq Co., France, Germany, May 8, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Walter B. Braswell, (A Co., Germany, Mar 19, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Robert L. Braun, (D Co., France, Feb 2, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pvt Charles R. Brewer, (B Co., Germany, Mar. 19, 1945) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Michael Brody, (A Co., France Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Merle E. Brooks, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 27, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Bertie L. Bulen (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Jack E. Burger, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 28, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Harvey F. Calhoun, (Serv. Co., Italy, Feb 10, 1944)(Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Ross Cardwell, (A Co., Africa, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Allan B. Carter, (Hq Co., Itlay, Feb. 16, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Ernesto A. Chavez, (D Co., France, Feb 1, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Francis L. Cheever, (Med Det., Italy, France, Germany, May 8, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Peter F. Chiarelli, (D Co., Germany, Apr. 29, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Edgar W. Clapp, (A Co., Germany, Mar. 18, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Doyle Cody, (Cassino, GO #29, 34th Div.) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 History pg 53)
Sgt Raymond W. Colley, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Roy Collins, (A Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Ansel M. Colvin, (Hq Co., France, Dec. 2, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Cloyce L. Cook, (Hq Co., Italy, Feb. 16, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Richard S. Coombs, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 17, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Nick Corak, (A Co., France, Jan 24, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Randolph Cottingham, (C Co., Germany, Mar. 26, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Lynn F. Cowan, (Serv. Co., Italy, Jan. 28, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Ned S. Cox, (A Co., France, Jan 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Oscar T. Crenshaw, (B Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Glen J. Crouse, (A Co., France, Jan 26, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl William O. Culler, (A Co., France, Jan. 26, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Lionel J. Cunningham, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 6, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. George A. Current, (B Co., France, Nov. 23, 1944) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Joseph J. Cuzzo, (D Co., France, Feb 12, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Robert B. Danner, (B Co., France, Feb 18, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc George C. Davis, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl John W. Davis (B Co., France, Dec. 23, 1944) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pvt Ross E. Davis, (C Co., Germany, Apr. 10, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl John J. Deenihan, (A Co., Germany, Mar. 18, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Eugene A. DeHermida, (B Co., France, Oct. 25, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Thomas F. Devlin, (B Co., France, Nov. 1, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pvt Dual F. Dishner (B Co., France, Aug. 27, 1944) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Harvey G. Draughn, (A Co., France, Sept. 21, 1944) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 William L. Duffy, (D Co., Germany, Apr. 13, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/Sgt Thomas V. Duggan, (Hq Co., Italy, France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Chester A. Duvinski, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 17, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc William H. Dymond, (C Co., France, Sept 7, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Raymond E. Ellis, (Serv. Co., Germany, Mar. 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Cecil E. Elrod, (A Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. William R. Engfer, (A Co., Germany, May 4, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Victor M. Essy, (Serv. Co., Germany, Mar. 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Michael Eureyecko, (A Co., Italy, France, Germany, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Zigmund S. Falkoski, (Serv. Co., Italy, Jan 28, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Henry J. Farley, (A Co., France, Jan. 26, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. Robert M. Fawcett, (Med, Campagna Di Roma, GO # 295 3rd Div, June 7, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book & 756th Tk Bn 1944
History, pg 53)
2nd Lt. Gerald T. Fennell, (Hq Co., France, Feb. 11, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl George F. Fick, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Louis H. Fisher, (A Co., Germany, Mar. 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Ruben F. Fries, (B Co, France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt. Leonard D. Froneberger, Jr. (B Co., France, Dec. 15, 1944) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Norman C. Fuller, (A Co., France, Aug. 15, 1944) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Herman L. Gabin, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 13, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc William W. Gabner, (D Co., Germany, May 1, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Tomas S. Garcia, (A Co., France, Sept. 15, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Sgt, George Gardner, (D Co., Germany, May 3, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Bernard H. Gaugler, (C Co., France, Dec. 27, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 George F. Gavenda, Jr., (C Co., Germany, Apr. 14, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 John F. Geraghty, (A Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Bert D. Gilden, (A Co., France, Feb. 6, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. Donald F. Gourley, (C Co., Italy, May 27, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl. Clyde W. Guild, (B Co., France, Feb. 6, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc. Edward S. Gursky, (B Co., France, Sept 29, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. John M. Hamilton, (B Co., France, Nov. 22, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Ralph L. Hanson, (A Co., France, Sept. 16, 1944) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Norman L. Hardy, (B Co., France, Feb. 6, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. John F. Harmon, (C Co., Presle, France, GO #242 3rd Div,  Sept. 13, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book & 756th Tk Bn 1944
History pg 57)
S/Sgt James L. Harris, (Cassino, GO #29 34th Div) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 History pg 53)
Sgt Taylor N. Hartline, (A Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. James E. Haspel (B Co., France Dec. 27, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Smith E. Hatch, (Hq Co., France, Oct. 4, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. John W. Heard, (C Co., Germany, Apr. 14, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Benny J. Heidrick, (A Co., Germany, Mar. 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Sgt. Jack Hogan (Cassino, GO #40, II Corps) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 History pg 53)
T/5 Lawrence T. Horan, (Hq Co., France, German, Austria, May 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Stephen J. Horvath, (C Co., France, Feb 1, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Jessie R. Howard, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/Sgt Clifton Howell, (Cassino, GO #29, 34th Div.) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 History pg 53)
Pfc David J. Hubbarth, Jr., (Serv. Co., France, Aug. 16, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Charles E. Hudson, (Serv. Co., France, Feb. 13, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Charles W. Huff, (A Co., France, Germany, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Levi F. Hull, Jr., (A Co., Germany, Apr. 20, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Horace D. Hunsaker, (A Co., France, Feb. 6, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Meyer J. Jacobson, (A Co., France, Jan. 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Grover Q. James, (A Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt John F. Jamison, Jr., (B Co., Germany, Apr. 12, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Earl L. Jones, (D Co., Germany, Apr. 15, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Theodore A. Kartheiser, (Hq Co., Italy, France, Germany, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Frank S. Kartis, (C Co., Germany, Apr. 27, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. Herman J. Kaufman, (D Co., Italy, France, Jan. 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/Sgt Kenneth M. Kennedy, (Hq Co., Italy, France, Germany, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt William F. Kerns, (D Co., Germany, May 1, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. Robert F. Kremer, (D Co., France, Feb. 6, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Leo W. Lechner, (C Co., France, Jan. 23, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Charles J. Ledet, (A Co., Germany, Mar 18, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt.  Harold Levy, (C Co., France, Feb. 1, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Maj. French G. Lewis, (Hq., France, Feb 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Norman S. Lindow, (Hq Co., Germany, May 3, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. David Loeb, (Serv. Co., Italy, Feb, 13, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Maj. Oscar S. Long, (Hq., Italy, France, Sept. 14, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pvt Edward N. Lukaszek, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. John P. Lundblad, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 28, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Christian C. Lutz, (Serv. Co., Italy, Jan. 28, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Bob E. Maloney, (C Co., Germany, Apr. 30, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Orlando J. Mancini, (Hq Co., France, Dec. 2, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Frank J. Mandalski, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Loreto Marini, (A Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Courtney K. Martin, (Serv. Co., France, Feb 2, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/Sgt Douglas M. Martin, Jr.,  (Hq Co., N. Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Delmar P. McIntyre, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Norwood H. Meisinger, (Cassino, GO #31, II Corps) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 History pg 53)
Sgt James W. Miller, Jr., (C Co., France, Feb. 22, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt George W. Minnick Jr., (B Co., France, Dec. 27, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Leonard D. Morgan, (C Co., Germany, 21 Mar, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Leo H. Murray, (Hq Co., Italy, Feb 16, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Sgt Alvin Nusz, (B Co., France, Feb. 15, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Charles M. Olson, (A Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. Edwin B. Olson, (Hq, France, Feb. 13, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
2nd Lt. Andrew D. Orient, (B Co., France, Aug. 23, 1944) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Lewis J. Page, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Julian F. Peckham, Jr., (D Co., Italy, France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Rocco Peluso, (C Co., Germany, Mar. 21, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Pvt Ernest Petrarca, (A Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/Sgt James A. Pettijohn, (Hq Co., N. Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, Germany, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Sgt Leo Petty, (C Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Thomas W. Pinkstaff, (A Co., France, Sept. 5, 1944) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Willard S. Poe, (D Co., France, Nov 22, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Vincent E. Pompilio, (Med Det., Italy, June 4, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 William J. Potter, Jr., (B Co., Germany, Mar. 19, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Charles W. Pruess, (C Co., France, Nov. 28, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 James C. Quarrels, (A Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Leonard Rachal, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Elbert Rainwater, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. David D. Redle, (B Co., France, Feb. 13, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Earl A. Regnier, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 17, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Robert E. Reid, (B Co., France Feb. 5, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 John R. Renfrew, (Med Det., Italy, June 4, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. Orlando A. Richardson, Jr., (A Co., France, Jan. 28, 1945) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Arthur F. Richter, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 7, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Elmer Rickart, (A Co., France, Sept 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Jesse B. Rickerson, (B Co., France, Sept 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Arthur J. Rodgers, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 13, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Lt. Col. Glenn F. Rogers, (CO, France, Jan. 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Ralph A. Rutzen, (B Co., Vesoul, GO #297 3rd Div, Sept. 11, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book & 756th Tk Bn 1944 History pg 57)
Capt. Robert H. Rydman, (Hq, France, Feb 13, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Edward J. Sadowski, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc. Maurice A. St. Denis, (D Co., Germany, Mar. 16, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl. Thomas W. Sanders, (C Co., France, Feb. 2, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Henry J. Sanislow, (B Co., France, Dec. 27, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Louis Sapinski, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. Anthony M. Sarno, (MC, Italy, GO #295, 3rd Div, June 12, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book & 756th Tk Bn 1944 History  pg 53)
T/5 Virgil C. Schaffer, (A Co., France, Germany, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Ray V. Schleicher, (A Co., France, Feb. 5, 1945) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Capt. Fred L. Schmidt, (Hq, France, Feb, 13, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Max E. Schuder, (Hq Co., Italy, Feb 16, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Harlow W. Seel, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 7, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Mardious Semerdjian, (C Co., Germany, Mar 26, 1945)(Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt William M. Serdan, (Med Det., Italy, June 4, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Donald G. Shonka, (Med Det., Germany, Apr. 14, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Theodore E. Simon, (A Co., Germany, Mar 15, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Edward C. Skinner, (B Co., France, Sept 15, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Ralph E. Slusser, (B Co., Germany, Apr 14, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Donald R. Smock, (C Co., France, Feb. 2, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Walter P. Solberg, (? Co., Italy, Feb. 16, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Albert F. Spillard, (Hq Co., France, Germany, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Warren Sprague, (Hq Co., Italy, Feb. 19, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Harold L. Stilwell, (Hq Co., Italy, Feb 16, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Charles H. Stone, (C Co., France, Feb. 2, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Lloyd R. Stout, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Gordon G. Stubbings, (C Co., France, Feb. 5, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Mick J. Sulantich, (Med Det., Italy, June 4, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Oval J. Tarrant, (D Co., France, Nov. 22, 1944) (Source: Tarrant family, 3rd ID GO # 91, 10 Mar 1945)
Pfc Frank C. Taylor, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 7, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Leroy G. Taylor, (Serv. Co., Italy, Jan. 28, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt. Robert H. Thayer, (A Co., Germany, Apr. 7, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Phillip Tidwell, (C Co., France, Jan. 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Emil A. Tikkanen, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/Sgt Morris B. Thompson, (Cassino, GO #29, 34th Div) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 History pg 53)
Capt. Osgood Tower, (Hq Co., France, Germany, Apr 1, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. Willis A. Trafton, Jr., (C Co., France, Dec. 11, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Wynand Van Emmerick., (A Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Steve Vargo, (B Co., France, Aug. 27, 1944) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Jerry J. Vernillo, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Sgt Armando V. Vignolo, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 9, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Louis J. Virelli, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 13, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 William Wagner, (Hq Co., Germany, May 2, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/Sgt Norbert Wall, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Frank M. Ware, (B Co., France, Sept. 15, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Earl C. Wark, (C Co., France, Feb. 5, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Donald R. Wenzel, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl Edward H. Werthman, (Hq Co., Italy, Feb 20, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Glen Whittle, (D Co., Germany, Apr. 30, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Thomas E. Wilander, (Serv. Co., France, Jan. 6, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Casimer A. Wilcheck, (Med Det., Italy, June 4, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
1st Lt. William L. Willette, (B Co., Germany, Apr. 7, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pvt William M. Willis, Jr., (D Co., Germany, Apr. 25, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Merlin W. Wise, (Hq Co., Italy, Feb 18, 1944) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Eugene Wisniewski, (Serv. Co., France, Jan. 24, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Cpl John J. Witulski, (C Co., France, Jan. 24, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pvt John J. Wood, (A Co., Germany, Mar. 18, 1945) (Posthumous) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/4 Joe K. Wright, (B Co., Gustave Line, GO #26, 85th Div) (Posthumous) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 History pg 53)
M/Sgt Loys R. Young, (Serv Co., France, Feb. 14, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Pfc Christian A. Younker, (A Co., France, Jan. 30, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
T/5 Peter P. Yurko, (Serv. Co., France, Germany, Austria, May 8, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
S/Sgt Leo S. Zabinski, (C Co., Germany, Apr. 19, 1945) (Source: 3rd ID book)
Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Cluster (?)
(The Purple Heart was awarded for being wounded or killed while in combat.  An "Oak Leaf Cluster" was awarded to individuals
who qualified more than once for a Purple Heart . The number of men from the 756th Tank Battalion who were recognized for
being wounded multiple times or wounded and killed later is unknown.)
Purple Hearts (620)
(The Purple Heart was awarded for being wounded or killed while in combat.  At least 620 men of the 756th Tank Battalion were
awarded the Purple Heart.
Prisoner of War Medal (?)
(The Prisoner of War Medal is awarded for U.S. military personnel captured and imprisoned by enemy forces. The number of 756th
Tank Battalion men who were awarded this medal is estimated to be around two dozen.)
French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star (1)*
French Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star (3)*
French Croix de Guerre with Vermillion Star (2)*
(The French Croix de Guerre was awarded by the French Government to French or Foreign Forces at both a unit and individual levels for acts of
heroism involving enemy forces.  The Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star meant that the recipient was awarded at the regimental level. *Actual number of
awards to individual 756th Tank Battalion members my be more.  List below are the three known recipients.)
(The French Croix de Guerre was awarded by the French Government to French or Foreign Forces at both a unit and individual levels for acts of
heroism involving enemy forces.  The Croix de Guerre with Silver Star meant that the recipient was awarded at the division level.*Actual number of
awards to individual 756th Tank Battalion members my be more.  List below is the only known recipient.)
T/4 Billey J. Donelson (D Co., Italian Campaign, Gustav Line, GO #117 FEC) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 &
attachment)
Pfc Calvin N. Mahler (Italian Campaign, Gustav Line, GO #117 FEC) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53)
Pvt Claude Trimble (Italian Campaign, Gustav Line, GO #117 FEC) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
1st. Lt Willis A. Trafton (Italian Campaign, Gustav Line, GO #117 FEC)  (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
1st Lt. Moultrie Patten (Italian Campaign, Gustav Line, GO #117 FEC) (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History pg 53 & attachment)
Lt. Col. Glenn F. Rogers (Italian Campaign, GO #127 FEC)  (Source: 756th Tk Bn 1944 Unit History attachment)
(*Actual number of awards to individual 756th Tank Battalion members my be more.  List below are the two known recipients.)
Unofficial Totals of Individual Awards and Citations
for the 756th Tank Battalion:
Citation
Total
Medals of Honor
2
Distinguished Service Crosses
3
Silver Stars with Oak Leaf Clusters
2
Silver Stars
42
Legion of Merit Medals
2
Soldier's Medals
2
Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf Clusters
12
Bronze Stars
236
Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Clusters
unknown
Purple Hearts
620
Prisoner of War Medals
approx. 24
Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star
3
Croix de Guerre with Silver Star
1
Croix de Guerre with Vermillion Star
2
Lieut. James L. Harris, 0-1703032, Company A, 756th Tank Battalion, for conspicuous
gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty, in action
involving actual conflict.

On 7 October 1944 in Vagney, France, Lieutenant Harris, an M-4 tank platoon leader,
drew machine-gun fire upon himself at pointblank range in order to ascertain the
location of an enemy tank which threatened to destroy an infantry battalion CP; crawled
through devastating enemy fire, while fatally wounded, to direct his tank in an attack,
and though bleeding profusely from a second wound persevered until the enemy
withdrew.

At 2011 hours, and enemy raiding party, comprising a tank and two platoons of infantry,
infiltrated through the lines under cover of mist and darkness and attacked an infantry
battalion CP with hand grenades, retiring a short distance to an ambush position on
hearing the approach of the M-4 tank commanded by Lieutenant Harris,.  Realizing the
need for bold, aggressive action, Lieutenant Harris ordered his tank to halt while he
proceeded on foot, fully 10 yards ahead of his six-man patrol and armed only with a
service pistol to probe the darkness for the enemy.  Although struck down and mortally
wounded by machine-gun bullets which penetrated his solar plexus, he crawled back to
his tank, leaving a trail of blood behind him, and too weak to climb inside it, issued
orders while lying on the road between the tow contending armored vehicles.  Although
the tank which he commanded was destroyed in the course of the fire fight, he stood
the enemy off until friendly tanks, preparing to come to his aid, caused the enemy to
withdraw and thereby lose and opportunity to kill or capture the entire battalion
command personnel.  Suffering from a second wound, which severed his leg at the hip,
in the course of this duel, Lieutenant Harris refused aid until after a wounded member
of his crew had been carried to safety.  He died before he could be given medical
attention.