Del Grippo, Daniel T.

Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All American", U.S. Army (504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, US Army)
Action:
Citation:
Private First Class Daniel T. Del Grippo, 13123738, 504th Parachute Infantry, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy on 20 December 1944, in Belgium. During an attack on the village of Cheneux, Belgium, Private First Class Del Grippo, in the face of murderous machine gun and 20mm fire, personally reduced an enemy machine gun position, killing one German and capturing the other. That night in another attack, Private First Class Del Grippo observed an enemy self-propelled gun firing on his comrades. Although painfully wounded, he dashed toward the vehicle firing his submachine gun, and killed the four man enemy crew. The singular gallantry and heroism displayed by Private First Class Del Grippo exemplify the highest traditions of the Armed Forces. Entered military service from Pennsylvania.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

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