Perry, James T.

Date of birth:
September 27th, 1923 (Model/Tennesee, United States)
Date of death:
February 2011
Service number:
34 922 071
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

James T. Perry reached the rank of Technician 5th Grade.
He entered active service on January 21st, 1944. James T. Perry left for Europe on December 10th, 1944 and arrived there on December 23rd. He returned for the United States on July 26th, 1945 to arrive there on August 7th. Perry was honorably discharged on February 26th, 1946.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1944
Details:
Received for "RIFLE".
Marksman Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
Company C, 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1945
Action:
Citation:
"For meritorious service in combat during the period 16 April 1945 to 2 May 1945 in the Apennine Mountains and Po Valley, Italy. As second gunner in a machine gun squad during the final offensive in Italy, Pfivate First Class PERRY performed his duties with utmost skill and tenacity. Many times under fire in open terrain he unhesitatingly continued the push without regard for his personal safety and at one time during the push he moved out in fromt of the entire unit to deliver supporting fire for a flanking unit. His ability to meet all situations with cool courage, and his faithful devotion to duty have earned for Private First Class PERRY much commendation and are in keeping with the highest traditionsof the United States Army."
Details:
APO 345, Headquarters 10th Mountain Division (21 June 1945).
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Technician 5th Grade (T-5)
Unit:
Company C, 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
February 26th, 1946
Honorable Service Lapel Button / Honorable Discharge Emblem
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Received with three bronze campaign stars for "ROME-ARNO", "APENNINES" and "PO VALLEY".
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

Sources

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  • - Field Commendation BSM
    - Enlisted Record and Report of Separation, Honorable Discharge

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