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First Name: Hamilton

Last Name: Glover

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Corpus Christi, TX
Middle Name: F.

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 03 September 1944

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Hamilton F. Glover

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Hamilton F. Glover
Captain, U.S. Army

On 3 September 1944, Captain Hamilton F. Glover was serving as the Commanding Officer of Battery B, 557th Field Artillery Battalion, Ninth U.S. Army.

On that day, CPT Glover’s unit was in action against German forces southwest of Ploumoguer, France. Battery B, fourth gun section, was conducting a direct lay fire mission (SGT Duff Section Chief and Battery Commander CPT Glover observing), when it became the target for extremely heavy and devastating shellfire of German 88mm guns. The Germans had quickly located the flash of the American gun and began to range their 88mm fire on Battery B's position. Ignoring his own safety, CPT Glover moved among his men encouraging them to keep up the effective destructive fire against the enemy. CPT Glover then remained at his observing position beside the gun until he was killed instantly by an 88mm shell fragment. CPT Glover’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 and Awards

Distinguished Service Cross
Purple Heart
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars
World War II Victory Medal

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Captain (Field Artillery) Hamilton F. Glover (ASN: 0-1179866), 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 557th Field Artillery Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 3 September 1944, in France. Captain Glover'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, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 36 (1944)


Captain Hamilton F. Glover is buried at the Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial in Saint-James, Departement de la Manche Basse-Normandie, France, in Plot H, Row 13, Grave 12.


Honoree ID: 50788   Created by: MHOH




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