"PFC JAMES P. WILSON"
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Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945

 

Private 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.

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