PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Donnelly, Thomas J.
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  American
BIOGRAPHY: 
Army Service Number: 32253283.
     
BRONZE STAR (BSM)
Rank: Private 1st Class
Unit: Service Company, 31st Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division "Lucky Seventh", U.S. Army
Action: Private First Class Thomas J. Donnelly (Army Serial Number 32253283), Armored, United States Army, for distinguishing himself by meritorious service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States from 26 March 1945 to 14 April 1945, in Germany. During the drive east of the Rhine Pfc Donnelly, together with three comrades, undertook the important and difficult assignment of supplying elements of three widely-separated task forces. Although supply lines stretched back over many miles Pfc Donnelly maintained an unbroken flow of food to the combat units. Many times Pfc Donnelly, after obtaining and breaking down the rations, delivered them to the fighting elements at positions only vaguely designated and over roads subjected to enemy fire. By the outstanding manner in which he carried out his duties Pfc Donnelly contributed greatly to the success of the task forces in their operations deep in German territory.
Details: Headquarters, 7th Armored Division, General Orders No. 72 (2 May 1945).
 
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