"PFC JAMES P. WILSON"
Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945
First Class James P. Wilson, 39565583, Infantry, United States Army, for
gallantry in action on Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 22 February
1945. As Private First Class Wilson's platoon was moving down a draw on
Corregidor, Philippine Islands, they were pinned down by heavy light
machine gun and rifle fire from a strongly entrenched enemy. Private
First Class Wilson without orders, with disregard for his own safety and
in the face of this fire, moved forward and began to throw grenades into
the bunker. This action killed eight of the enemy, put their weapons out
of action and undoubtedly prevented more casualties in the platoon.
Private First Class Wilson's daring action, outstanding performance of
duty and cool aggressiveness under fire exemplifies the high traditions
of the military service. Home address: Mrs. James Wilson (wife), 717 S.
Carondeleh Street, Los Angeles, California.