"S/SGT. DONALD E. WHITE"
Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945
Staff Sergeant Donald E. White, 39116126, Infantry, United States Army.
For gallantry in action on Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 19
February 1945. During the early morning of 19 February 1945, Staff
Sergeant White was occupying a defensive position in an exposed location
on a trail leading to his platoon's position. When attacked by a
numerically superior enemy force, his position immediately came under
heavy enemy fire. Realizing the importance of blocking this trail, and
with complete disregard to his own safety, he remained in his position,
even after men on either side of him were forced to withdraw, until he
was fatally wounded by enemy fire. By this heroic action above and
beyond the call of duty, he was primarily responsible for the killing of
several enemy and preventing the enemy from penetrating his platoons
position. His outstanding courage and devotion tp duty was an
inspiration to his fellow soldiers. Next of kin: Mrs. N. E. White
(mother), 477 Belvedere Street, San Francisco, California.