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DeWitt S. Terry
Born (1917-02-25)February 25, 1917
Died September 30, 1944(1944-09-30) (aged 27)
Place of birth Enid, Oklahoma
Place of death Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Place of burial Netherlands American Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company G, 3rd Battalion, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Cross

DeWitt S. Terry (25 February 1917 in Enid, Oklahoma – Killed in action 30 September 1944 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands) was a American Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He also was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross which was awarded for having distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy in circumstances which do not justify the award of the Medal of Honor.

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Distinguished Service Cross synopsis[edit | edit source]

Sergeant DeWitt S. Terry (ASN: 39857175), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company G, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, Attached to Company L, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 September 1944. Sergeant Terry's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 82d Airborne Division, and the United States Army.

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