(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Infantry) Joseph M. Whitson, United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 19 February 1945. First Lieutenant Whitson's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 117 (1945)

Action Date: 19-Feb-45

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Regiment: 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment

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