Summary

Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Second Lieutenant 1
Birth:
06 Dec 1918 1
1918 2
Jackson, Indiana 1
Indiana 2
Death:
04 May 1945 1
Luzon, Philippines 1
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Person:
Donald M Personette 2
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 2
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 2
Birth:
06 Dec 1918 1
1918 2
Jackson, Indiana 1
Indiana 2
Death:
04 May 1945 1
Luzon, Philippines 1
Cause: Killed In Action 1
Residence:
Place: Wayne County, Indiana 2
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Birth:
Mother: Mabel E. Fadley 1
Father: Adolph S. Personette 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Second Lieutenant 1
Service Start Date:
04 Mar 1945 1
Service End Date:
04 May 1945 1
Service Number:
O-2024144 1
Army Branch:
Infantry 1
Commissioned:
04 Mar 1945 1
Unit:
Company "G", 2nd Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division 1

World War II 2

Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
Staff Sergeant 1
Service Start Date:
19 Apr 1941 1
Service End Date:
03 Mar 1945 1
Enlistment Date:
19 Apr 1941 2
Army Branch:
Infantry 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 2
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 2
Army Serial Number:
35159172 2
Awards:
Combat Infantryman Badge, Silver Star, Purple Heart 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Benjamin Harrison Indiana 2
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 2
Unit:
Company "G", 2nd Battalion, 152nd Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division 1
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Occupation:
Machine shop and related occupations, n.e.c. 2
Race or Ethnicity:
White 2
Source Information:
Box Number: 0903 2
Film Reel Number: 3.325 2

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Philippines

Silver Star

When information of an advancing enemy column was received at Company G headquarters, a final protective line was subjected to heavy rifle, machine gun, mortar, and artillery fire as the enemy attempted a breakthrough. Noticing that his weapons platoon leader was wounded, Staff Sergeant Personette assumed command, and with complete disregard for his own safety, in the face of heavy enemy fire, he gave continuous and close supervision to the operation of the machine gun section. Although his section suffered 50 percent casualties, Staff Sergeant Personette’s aggressiveness and initiative maintained all guns in position and firing until the enemy attack was repulsed.

General Orders #9, Headquarters, 38th Infantry Division, 1945

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