Warren E. Gay


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  • Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Place and date: Near Colleville-sur-Mer, France, 6 June 1944
  • G.O. No.: HQ, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 107 (1944)

Citation: Warren E. Gay, 31298718, Private First Class (then Private), Company F, 16th Infantry. For heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy in the vicinity of Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. Despite heavy enemy fire, Private Gay crawled across an uncharted minefield and, with grenade and bayonet, destroyed a machine-gun installation and took many prisoners. His heroic actions contributed materially to the establishment of the initial beachhead. Residence at enlistment: Natick, Massachusetts. next of kin: Mrs. Florilda Gay, Mother, 150 S. Main St., Natick Massachusetts.

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