"S/SGT. DONALD E. WHITE"
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Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945

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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.

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