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Willie L. Page

Date of death: MIA: February 20, 1945
Home of record: Winchester Texas
Status: MIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Private First Class Willie L. Page (ASN: 38557519), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving with the 476th Amphibious Truck Company at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, on 20 February 1945. Upon arriving at the line of departure under heavy enemy fire, Private First Class Page's amphibian truck was rammed by a LCVP. Private First Class Page chose to stay at the controls to save his crew and equipment. He skillfully maneuvered the truck closer to a landing craft to enable his crew to swim to safety, then alone at the controls he attempted to the last to save the truck and its valuable combat cargo. When last seen before a large wave sunk the truck, Private First Class Page was still at the controls. His courage, determination and devotion to duty were an inspiration to the men with whom he served.

Action Date: February 20, 1945

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class

Battalion: 476th Amphibious Truck Company