John Vincent Griffin

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Troup, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A PRIVATE 1ST CLASS WITH THE COMPANY L, 3RD BATTALION, 16TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION IN SICILY, IN JULY 1943 AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR HIS GALLANTRY IN ACTION. THEN IN FRANCE DURING 1944 AWARDED THE BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER IN LIEU OF A SECOND SILVER STAR MEDAL, AND THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS FOR EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM IN CONNECTION WITH MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST AN ARMED ENEMY. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION 7 AUGUST 1944 IN FRANCE.