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First Name: James

Last Name: White

Birthplace: Wichita Falls, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Beaumont, TX

Date of Birth: 13 April 1925

Date of Death: 21 May 1945

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
James White

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


James White

Private 1st Class, U. S. Marine Corps

Silver Star

Commander in Chief, Pacific: Serial 53023 (January 10, 1946)
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class James White (MCSN: 887465), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as a rifleman serving with Company G, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, SIXTH Marine Division in action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands on 21 May 1945.
Disregarding his own personal safety to rescue a severely wounded comrade lying in the path of enemy machine gun fire, Private First Class White courageously ran forward and dragged the casualty to a partially concealed position.
After administering first aid he advanced in an attempt to destroy the hostile machine gun or at least divert its fire from the wounded man and by his valiant fighting spirit and perseverance, effected his comrade's evacuation to safety.
Fatally wounded during the exchange of fire, Private First Class White, by his extreme bravery and unselfish devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 104343   Created by: MHOH




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