General Order for First Lieutenant Donald Ross

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Dublin Core

Title

General Order for First Lieutenant Donald Ross

Alternative Title

Donald Ross Silver Star General Order

Subject

World War--1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

The 45th General Order from November 5, 1944, details the accounts of how First Lieutenant Donald Ross (1920-1944) received a Silver Star medal. Donald Ross used his tank to shield two wounded infantrymen until medical teams could rescue them. For his bravery during combat, Donald Ross received a Silver Star.

The Florida-France Soldiers Stories Project seeks to tell the stories of the Florida soldiers buried in the American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries in France. Our goal is to honor and commemorate the brave individuals who gave their lives supporting the Allied forces, liberating France, and defeating Germany in the Second World War. Simultaneously, our goal is to teach the students who participate in this research project about the history of France and Florida during World War II, about the history of individual servicemen, and about how to implement historical research methods in their work.

Creator

45th Infantry Division

Source

Digital reproduction of original general order.

Publisher

45th Infantry Division

Date Created

1944-11-05

Format

Image/jpg

Extent

1.30 MB

Medium

1 general Order from the 45th Infantry Division from November 5, 1944.

Language

eng

Type

text

Coverage

Grammont, Haute-Saone, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by the 45th Infantry Division.

Curator

Taylor, Cole

Source Repository

National Archives and Records Administration

External Reference

"Florida-France Solider Stories Memorializes Veteran Experiences." CAH News, June 21, 2023. https://news.cah.ucf.edu/news/florida-france-soldier-stories-memorializes-veteran-experiences/

Transcript

Alexander D. Ross 01293319 Inf (Armored Force), First Lieutenant, Company C, 191st Tank Battalion, for gallantry in action on 13 September 1944 near Grammont, France. When two infantrymen lay wounded in a clearing under heavy enemy fire, First Lieutenant Ross moved his tank into the open area to cover the wounded soldiers while aid men went forward to evacuate them. Later in the day First Lieutenant Ross drove his tanks three hundred yards forward of our lines to knock out two machine guns that had been holding up our advantage, enabling the infantry to proceed and capture a large number of enemy. First Lieutenant Ross' gallantry.

Citation

45th Infantry Division , “General Order for First Lieutenant Donald Ross,” RICHES, accessed April 12, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/11243.

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