Hays, George Price

Date of birth:
September 27th, 1892 (Chee Foo, China)
Date of death:
September 7th, 1978
Buried on:
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: 11. Grave: 540-2.
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
10th Field Artillery, 3rd Division, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), U.S. Army
Awarded on:
March 7th, 1919
"The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) George Price Hays, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on July 14 & 15, 1918, while serving with 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, in action at Greves Farm, France. At the very outset of the unprecedented artillery bombardment by the enemy, First Lieutenant Hays' line of communication was destroyed beyond repair. Despite the hazard attached to the mission of runner, he immediately set out to establish contact with the neighboring post of command and further establish liaison with two French batteries, visiting their position so frequently that he was mainly responsible for the accurate fire there from. While thus engaged, seven horses were shot under him and he was severely wounded. His activity under most severe fire was an important factor in checking the advance of the enemy."
War Department, General Orders No. 34
Medal of Honor - Army (MoH)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1945
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding General, 10th Mountain Division, during World War II.
War Department, General Orders No. 67
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1945
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Headquarters, 5th Army, General Orders No. 111
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
February 27th, 1946
WO 373/151/0428
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Unit:
10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army
Second SSM received as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Legion of Merit - US Military
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Bronze Arrowhead & Silver service star
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
With palm
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)

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