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Walter G. Amerman
Dwight D. Eisenhower awards the DSC to 1st Lt. Walter G. Amerman for his actions on D-Day.
Born (1919-11-07)November 7, 1919
Died December 28, 1988(1988-12-28) (aged 69)
Place of birth Paxton, Illinois
Place of death Murphysboro, Illinois
Place of burial Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro, Illinois
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Captain
Service number 0-1307632
Unit Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Cross

Walter Gordon Amerman (7 November 1919 in Paxton, Illinois – 28 December 1988 in Murphysboro, Illinois) was an American Captain in the United States Army during World War II. He received the Distinguished Service Cross.

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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 Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Walter G. Amerman (ASN: 0-1307632), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Second Lieutenant Amerman with complete disregard for his own personal safety attacked an enemy machine gun nest that was firing upon a Pathfinder Group while they were trying to set up their equipment. After destroying the machine gun nest, Second Lieutenant Amerman organized a defensive position permitting the Pathfinders to set up the equipment and guide the planes to their drop zone. Second Lieutenant Amerman'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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