GUERRE AWARDED SIX IN 508th REGIMENT
Croix de Guerre with Palms,
Order of the Army, has been awarded four officers and Croix de
Guerre with Bronze Star has been awarded two non-commissioned
officers of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, citation
orders disclose today.
The officers receiving the
highest order of Croix de Guerre in recognition of their roles
played in the liberation of France are:
Colonel Roy E. Lindquist,
commanding the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas J.
B. Shanley, executive officer, 508th Parachute Infantry
Lieutenant Colonel Louis
G. Mendez, Jr., commanding Third Battalion, 508th Parachute
Lieutenant Colonel Shields
Warren, Jr., commanding First Battalion, 508th Parachute
given the Croix de Guerre, order of the company, are:
Sergeant Robert J. Bennett,
Staff Sergeant Robert W.
Previous awards to the four
officers and two non-coms were made by the U.S. government :
Colonel Lindquist wears the
Silver Star. Bronze Star: Lt. Col. Shanley the Silver Star,
Bronze Star and Purple Heart: Lt. Col. Mendez the Distinguished
Service Cross and Bronze Star: Lt. Col Warren the Silver Star
and Purple Heart: Sgt. Bennett the Purple Heart and SSgt.
VanHorssen the Silver Star.