Hugh J. Allcorn

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Brownwood, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

HE WAS MOBILIZED WITH THE 36TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN BROWNWOOD, TEXAS ON 15 OCTOBER 1940. HE LATER SERVED WITH THE 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN THE NORTH AFRICA AND SICILY CAMPAIGNS AS A UNIT COMMANDER. IN APRIL 1943, HE WAS SERVING WITH THE 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY IN SOUTHERN TUNISIA. AWARDED THE PURPLE HEART. HIS COURAGEOUS ACTIONS AND EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM DURING THAT TIME EARNED HIM THE U.S. ARMY'S SECOND HIGHEST AWARD FOR VALOR, THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, WHICH WAS PRESENTED TO HIM BY GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON.