GEORGE L. MABRY, JR.
The Medal of Honor winner for his D-Day valor is shown two decades
later as a Major General
Photograph Signed: "George L. Mabry Jr/12 Nov 1967". Color,
8x10. Captain George L. Mabry, Jr. (1917-1990) landed on Utah
Beach with the 4th Infantry Division on June 6, 1944, and was the
first soldier to make his way inland to contact the American paratroopers. On
November 20, 1944, he was commanding the 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry, in an
attack through the Hurtgen Forest near Schevenhutte, Germany, when he confronted
the enemy. For his "superlative courage, daring, and leadership", including
hand-to-hand combat, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Following his service in Europe he served in the Canal Zone, in Korea, and was
Chief of Staff and Assistant Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Forces
in Vietnam. He retired as Major General. Creased. Vertical crease runs right
along the right of his face and body. Lightly worn.
Otherwise, fine condition.
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