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George V. Montilio
Born (1922-07-31)July 31, 1922
Died April 17, 1945(1945-04-17) (aged 22)
Place of birth Massachusetts
Place of death Germany
Place of burial Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Service number 11084198
Unit Company H, 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Cross

George V. Montilio (31 July 1922 in Massachusetts – Died of wounds 17 April 1945) 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 citation[edit | edit source]

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private First Class George Montilio (ASN: 11084198), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. As a volunteer scout, Corporal Montilio carried out an assault on a footbridge under intense machine gun and small arms fire. Though the bridge was held by a superior number of the enemy, his daring and aggressiveness forced them to withdraw and thereby permitted his unit to organize and hold their objective. Private First Class Montilio's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 101st Airborne Division, and the United States Army.

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