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Marshall Alexander (23 November 1918 in Terre Haute – 3 August 2009 in Terre Haute) was an American First Lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in in Germany on 10 April 1945. He was discharged on 22 November 1945[1].


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 First Lieutenant (Cavalry) Marshall Alexander (ASN: 0-454332), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against a hostile force while serving with Company B, 32d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), in action in Germany, on 10 April 1945. On that date, during patrolling action near Berg, Germany, when Lieutenant Alexander's platoon was attacked by a strong enemy force and one man of the advance patrol was wounded, he fearlessly exposed himself to intense hostile fire, administered first aid and evacuated the wounded man. Although painfully wounded while returning to his patrol Lieutenant Alexander continued to lead them in the fierce action and directed them in effecting a forced withdrawal without further casualties. First Lieutenant Alexander's unselfish actions and heroic leadership exemplify the finest traditions of the military service[2].


  1. Fold3 Historical Records/U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Marshall Alexander". Military Times. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Marshall Alexander". Find a Grave website. August 04, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "1LT Marshall Alexander". Find a Grave website. October 11, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2017. 
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