William Wylie Galt

William Wylie Galt

World War II · US Army · Captain

S-3 in 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division posthumously decorated with the Medal of Honor

World War II (1939 - 1945)
Served For

United States of America

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Conflict Period

World War II

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Branch

Army

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Rank

Captain

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Gold Star

Yes

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Gold Star

Yes

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Unit

1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division

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Service Number

O-446805

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Service Start Date

25 Jun 1942

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Stories about William Wylie Galt

Captain William W. Galt (December 19, 1919 – May 29, 1944)

    William Wylie Galt college graduation (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson).jpg
    William Wylie Galt in college (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson)
    William Wylie Galt and Pat Galt  (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson).jpg
    William Wylie Galt and his wife, Pat (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson)
    William Wylie Galt Kasserine  (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson).jpg
    Lieutenant William W. Galt near Kasserine Pass in what presumably is a posed picture (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson)
    William Wylie Galt Naples December 9, 1943 (Courtesy of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society).jpg
    1st Lieutenant Galt in Naples on December 9, 1943. The censor obliterated his 34th Infantry Division patch but missed the 168 above his Infantry Branch insignia. (Courtesy of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society)
    Captain William Wylie Galt  (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson).jpg
    Captain William Wylie Galt in Italy, likely at Anzio (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson)
    Villa Crocetta Map from the Fifth Army History Part V, Chapter VII.jpg
    Villa Crocetta Map from the Fifth Army History Part V, Chapter VII
    M10 from the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion near Anzio, February 29, 1944 (Signal Corps Photo #187823, National Archives, courtesy of TankDestroyer.net).JPG
    M10 near Anzio, February 29, 1944. Note the .50 machine gun mounted on the rear of the turret, which Captain Galt manned on 1st Lieutenant Jarvie's M10 at Villa Crocetta. (Signal Corps Photo #187823, National Archives via Tank Destroyer.net)
    Jarvie prob 1930s photo retouched.jpg
    Platoon leader whose M10 Captain Galt rode during the assault: John S. Jarvie (1914–1944), 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion, pictured when he was a student at Bordentown Military Institute c. 1936. (Courtesy of the Jarvie family)
    Robert D. Lightsey (1911–1944), 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion at Fort Bragg, July 3, 1942 (Courtesy of the Newton family).jpg
    Gunner on the M10: Robert D. Lightsey (1911–1944), 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion at Fort Bragg, July 3, 1942 (Courtesy of the Newton family)
    Elmer F. Park (1919–1944), 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion at Fort Bragg, July 3, 1942 (Courtesy of the Newton family).jpg
    Loader on the M10: Elmer F. Park (1919–1944), 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion at Fort Bragg, July 3, 1942 (Courtesy of the Newton family)
    John F. Perkins (1908–1984), 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion at Fort Bragg, July 3, 1942 (Courtesy of the Newton family).jpg
    Driver on the M10: John F. Perkins (1908–1984), 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion at Fort Bragg, July 3, 1942 (Courtesy of the Newton family)
    Ervin M. Frey (1919–1991), 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division and his wife Lorrine (Courtesy of Joseph Slak).jpeg
    Infantryman who accompanied Captain Galt: Ervin M. Frey (1919–1991), 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division, pictured here with his wife, Lorrine (Courtesy of Joseph Slak via Find a Grave)
    West R. Lyon (1916–1988), 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion (Courtesy of the Lyon family).jpg
    Participant in the attack: West R. Lyon (1916–1988), 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion (Courtesy of the Lyon family)
    William Wylie Galt widow receiving  MOH (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson).jpg
    Galt's widow Pat at Great Falls Army Air Base, during a ceremony where she received the Medal of Honor that he earned from Brigadier General Dale V. Gaffney (right). Soviet General I. A. Abraskov is at left. (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson)
    William Wylie Galt and Sid  Gustafson (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson).jpg
    2nd Lieutenants Sid Gustafson and William W. Galt (Courtesy of Erik Gustafson)
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