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George S. Wuchinich (10 August 1907 – 29 November 1979 in Mount Kisco, New York) was a American Captain in the Office of Strategic Services 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.


Distinguished Service Cross citationEdit

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 Captain [then First Lieutenant] George S. Wuchinich, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 2677th Regiment Office of Strategic Services, in action against enemy forces from 24 November 1943 through 26 July 1944, in the Balkans. Captain Wuchinich's descent by parachute into enemy occupied territory, his leadership, and his resolute courage in the face of great peril throughout the extended period, in the successful accomplishment of an extremely hazardous and difficult mission, exemplifies the finest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army[1].


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