General Order #30 HQ 2d AD 13 May 1945
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This a copy received from the National Archives and Records Administration by James Hutchins in June of 2007
He is the son of Ike Hutchins, brother of Irwin F. Hutchins.



Under the provisions of AR 600-45, dated 22 September 1943, and Memorandum Number 34, Headquarters Ninth U S Army, dated 8 September 1944, the Silver Star is awarded for gallantry in action on the dates and in the countries indicated, to:

The 16th name on this page is our subject.

.....Private First Class Irwin F. Hutchins, 36182045, field Artillery, 78 th Armored Field Artillery Battalion -- 5 April 1945 in Germany. Entered military service from Michigan. Notice below that Staff Sergeant Emery C. Cooley received the same award on the same day.

Other names in order of date.

1944

.....Lieutenant Colonel Ernest F. Jenista, 0-2709XX, Infantry, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 1 to 4 October 1944 in Germany.  Entered military service from Kansas.

.....Technical Sergeant Thomas L. McFarland, 340188XX, Signal Corps, 142nd Armored Signal Company, 3 and 4 October 1944 in Germany.  Entered military service from Mississippi.

.....Staff Sergeant Thomas O. Carpenter, 140102XX Armored, 66th Armored Regiment, 6 August 1944 in France.  Entered military service from Arkansas.
February 1945

.....Technician Fifth Grade Thomas J. Gallagher, 327088XX, Armored, 67th Armored Regiment, 28 February 1945 in Germany.  Entered military service from New York.

March 1945

.....Private First Class Jay L. Nelson. 191165XX, Infantry, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 1 March 1945 in Germany.  Entered military service from Utah

.....Technician Fifth Grade Howard F. Caven, 151180XX, Infantry, 41st Armored Infantry regiment, 1 March 1945 in germany. Entered military service from Ohio.

.....Private First Class Dolmus T. Kathcock, 349822XX, Armored, 67th Armored Regiment, 1 March 1945 in Germany.  Entered military service from Mississippi.

.....Private First Class Paul Doss, 385160XX, Armored, 67th Armored Regiment, 1 March in Germany. Entered military service from Arkansas.

.....Private First class Prescott C. Clark, 314233XX, Infantry, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 1 March 1945 in Germany. Entered military service from Massachusetts.

.....Lieutenant Colonel Samuel L. Irwin, 0-3085XX, Infantry, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2 March 1945 in Germany.  Entered military service from Georgia.

.....Corporal Russell G. Babcock, 36397180, Armored, 67th Armored Regiment, 3 March 1945 in Germany. Entered military service from Illinois.

.....Technician Fourth Grade Harry J. Finland, 329888XX, Armored, 66th Armored Regiment, 3 March 1945 in Germany. Entered military service from New York.

.....Staff Sergeant Joseph, A. Colunga, 283552XX, Infantry, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 3 March 1945 in Germany. Entered military service from Texas.

.....Private First Class Robert A. Hively, 359183XX, Medical Department, 67th Armored Regiment, 4 March 1945 in Germany.  Entered military service from Ohio.

April 1945

.....Staff Sergeant Emery C. Cooley, 320303XX, Field Artillery, 78th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 5 April 1945 in Germany. Entered military service from New York.

.....Sergeant Patsy Gundagnino, 321598XX, Corps of engineers, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, 10 April 1945 in Germany.  Entered military service from New Jersey.

.....Major William J. Bowers, Jr., 0-3166XX Field Artillery, 92nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 11 April 1945 in Germany.  Entered military service from Alabama

.....First Lieutenant John P. Mulhern, 0-1048508, Infantry, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment (missing in action), for gallantry in action on 13 April 1945 in Germany. Entered military service from New York.

.....First Lieutenant Paul, C. Blanco, 0-1181543 Field Artillery, 92nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 13 and 14 April 1945 in Germany.  Entered military service from Pennsylvania.
    

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