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First Name: Marvin

Last Name: Gullatt

Birthplace: GA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Fulton County, GA
Middle Name: B.

Date of Birth: 27 June 1917

Date of Death: 30 May 1944

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served:
Marvin B. Gullatt

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Marvin B. Gullatt
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

On 30 May 1944, Staff Sergeant Marvin B. Gullatt was serving with the 6th Armored Infantry Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fifth U.S. Army.

On that day, SSG Gullatt’s unit was in action against German forces during the Battle of Anzio at Anzio, Italy. SSG Gullatt’s courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day, at the cost of his life, earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Staff Sergeant Marvin B. Gullatt (ASN: 34025651), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 6th Armored Infantry Battalion, 1st Armored Division, in action against enemy forces on 30 May 1944. Staff Sergeant Gullatt's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 153 (1944)


Staff Sergeant Marvin B. Gullatt is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy, in Plot I, Row 7, Grave 24.


Honoree ID: 202803   Created by: MHOH




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