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Gunn, Damon Mott

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Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 11:51:07

Gunn, Damon Mott

Washington, DC

Serial No: 0-15174

Born: May 27, 1899

Parents: Robert M. and Adelaide M. Gunn

Entered Army: Jun 12, 1918, Inf. and Judge Adv. Gen. Dept.,

Training in US: West Point, NY; Fort Benning, GA; Fort Crook, NB; Jacksonville, FL; GovernorŐs Island, NY; Fort Leavenworth, KS

Left for Overseas: From Brooklyn, NY on Jun 30, 1942; arrived Liverpool, England on Jul 18, 1942

Overseas Training: Tidworth, England, Jul 21 to Oct 20, 1942. Assigned Hq. 2 Corps and Hq. 1st Army.

Sent to Front: Oct 20, 1942 with 1st Div.

Engagements: No. Africa invasion landing, Nov 1942; So. Tunisia, Jan 3, 1943 to No. Tunisia until surrender; Sicily invasion, Jul 1942 until surrender; Normandy invasion, 1944; Northern France; Ardennes; Rhine crossing to Germany

Hospitalized: In 25th Gen. Hosp. at Leige, Jan 1-15, 1945.

Medals-Ribbons: Soldier Medal, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Croix de Guerre with Palm (twice), Officer Croune de Chenne (Luxemburg), Officer Order of the Crown (Belgium), Legion of Honor, European Theater with 8 Stars and Arrowhead, Victory, American Theater, Occupation.

Returned to US: From LeHavre, France on May 22, 1945, enroute to Pacific; Staten Island, NY, Jun 4, 1945. At staging area, Presidio, Monterey, CA to sail for Japan when war ended.

Months in Service: During war, overseas, 36; still in regular service.

Present Occupation: Colonel, regular Army, office Deputy Chief of Staff, Washington.

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


 

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