TERRY, Dewitt S.  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Terry, Dewitt S.
Date of birth: February 25th, 1917 (Enid/Oklahoma, United States)
Date of death:  September 30th, 1944 (Near Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Buried on:  Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Nationality:  American
BIOGRAPHY: 
Service number: 39857175.
Entered service in Virginia.
Lies buried on the American Cemetery at Margraten, theNetherland on Plot G, Row 3, Grave 3.
     
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS (DSC)
Rank: Sergeant
Unit: G Company, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment (attached to L Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment), 82nd Airborne Division
Awarded on: November 11th, 1944
Action: Citation:
"The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to DeWitt S. Terry (39857175), Sergeant, U.S. Army, 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."

HQ XVIII Airborne Corps. G.O. 8, November 11th,1944.
Details: Awarded posthumously
 
     
RIDDER VIERDE KLASSE DER MILITAIRE WILLEMS ORDE (MWO.4)
Rank: Sergeant
Unit: G Company, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Awarded on: October 8th, 1945
Action: For having distinguished himself throughout the fighting of the 82nd Airborne Division in the vicinity of the city of Nijmegen in the period from September 17th to October 4th by excellent acts of courage, tact and loyalty. Thereby repeatedly having shown extraordinary devotion to duty and great perseverance; in all respects having set a praiseworthy example, an inspiration to all in those glorious days during which he lost his life.

Royal Decree 31, dated October 8, 1945
Details: Awarded Posthumously
 
     
PURPLE HEART
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Maalderink P.G.H., De Militaire Willemsorde sedert 1940, Sijthoff Pers, 1982, ISBN 90 70682 02 8
- The Dutch Medals Page
- allamerican82nd.com
- National WWII Memorial
- Home of Heroes
   
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