776th Tank Destroyer Battalion

Honor Roll

Combat Decorations

According to the Battalion’s history, An Informal History of the 776th Tank Destroyer Battalion, the following decorations were awarded to members of the Battalion for heroism, meritorious achievement, or wounds sustained in combat during World War II.

Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumous)
Sergeant Robert F. Jones, Company C

Silver Star (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) - 2

Silver Star - 39

Soldier’s Medal - 2

Legion of Merit - 4

Air Medal - 1

Bronze Star - 221

Purple Heart (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster
First Lieutenant Adler H. Bratland (Italy, France [2], Germany)

Purple Heart (2d Oak Leaf Cluster
Second Lieutenant Walter A. Binsz (Tunisia, Italy [2])

Purple Heart (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)
Captain Rowland R. Martin (Tunisia, Italy)

First Lieutenant John C. Britz (Italy, Germany)
First Lieutenant Robert H. Young, (Italy [2])

Second Lieutenant Russell L. Braden (Italy, France)

Sergeant Andrew C. Anderson (Tunisia, Italy)
Sergeant Louis M. Lacassie (Italy [2])
Sergeant Floyd H. McKenzie (Italy, France)
Sergeant Ernest Parris (Italy [2])
Sergeant William M. Robinson (Tunisia, Germany)
Sergeant Oliver J. Stevens (Italy [2])
Sergeant Sherman T. Westby (Italy, Germany)

Corporal Kenneth M. Cummings (Italy, France)
Corporal Nelvin D. Davenport (Italy, France)
Corporal Edward J. Hendrickx (Tunisia, Italy)

Technician 4th Grade Earl E. Holte (Italy, France)

Technician 5th Grade Willard C. Folven (Tunisia, Italy)
Technician 5th Grade Addis F. Metzdorff (France, Germany)

Private Andrew J. Bartha (Italy [2])

Purple Heart
Tunisia - 59
Italy - 105
France - 38
Germany - 13
Austria - 1