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Eusebio Galvan, E Company, 16th Infantry, Silver Star Citation. Awarded for gallantry during the fight for Troina, Sicily.

The citation reads:

Eusebio Galvan, 39263112, Private First Class, Company E, 16th Infantry. For gallantry in action in the vicinity of Troina, Sicily, 3 August 1943. During a bitter engagement with the enemy, Private Galvan boldly proceeded to an exposed position and directed harassing fire on the attacking forces to permit his company to reorganize and evacuate its casualties. His dauntless courage and and aggressive spirit, despite intense mortar and small-arms activity, were instrumental in saving many lives. Residence at enlistment: Santa Ana, California.

 

Eusebio Galvan, E Company, 16th Infantry, Silver Star Citation, OLC. Awarded for bravery during the Allied "blitzkreig" in northern France following the breakout in Normandy.

 

The citation reads:

 

CITATION FOR OAK LEAF CLUSTER TO SILVER STAR

Eusebio Galvan, 39263112, Staff Sergeant (then Sergeant), Company E, 16 Infantry. For gallantry in action in the vicinity of Annet-sur-Marne, Ile-de-France, France, 28 August 1944. Although intense enemy fire compelled members of a rocket-gun team to abandon their positions in defense of a road block, Sergeant Galvan manned the weapon and engaged an approaching hostile truck loaded with troops. Remaining at an exposed vantage point and completely ignoring personal safety, he destroyed the enemy vehicle with a single rocket shell and repulsed a series of attacks upon the road barrier. Sergeant Galvan's gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon the Armed Forces of the United States. Residence at enlistment: Santa Ana, California.

Go to related pages on Eusebio Galvan: Letter from Germany, 16 February 1945 / Military record

Also Men of the 16th / Trail of the 16th / 16-E on D-Day by S.L.A. Marshall