Freedom Committee of Orange County



Name: Daniel “Dan” Gillespie

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Branch of Service: United States Army

Unit: Company H, 42nd Infantry Division

Specialty: Infantry, Heavy Machine Gun

Active Duty Dates: 3/17/1943 thru 1/26/1946

Armed Conflicts: World War II

Theater of Operations: European Theater

Campaigns: Alsace-Lorraine, France; Dachau Concentration Camp Liberation

Decorations & Awards:

Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Action Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European Theater Ribbon w/3 combat stars, World War II Victory Medal and World War II German Occupation Medal.

Speaking Subjects: Liberation of Dachau; “Sergeant-Mayor” Hallien, Austria


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