Maurice A. Tellier

NAME:
Maurice Arthur Tellier
NICKNAME:
SERVICE NUMBER:
205 41 19
HOME OF RECORD:
Pawtucket, RI
NEXT OF KIN:
Parents, Arthur & Aurore Tellier
DATE OF BIRTH:
3/2/1926
SERVICE DATES:
3/2/1943 – 7/7/1945
DATE OF DEATH:
11/23/1978
CAMPAIGN UNIT MOS RATE RESULT
Saipan HQ/1/24 Corpsman PhM3c WIA (2x)
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS:
Silver Star, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK:
Pharmacist’s Mate, Third Class

Biography coming soon.

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the SILVER STAR MEDAL to

MAURICE ARTHUR TELLIER
PHARMACIST’S MATE THIRD CLASS
UNITED STATES NAVAL RESERVE

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION
“For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as a Corpsman attached to the FIRST Battalion, TWENTY FOURTH Marines, FOURTH Marine Division, during operations against enemy Japanese forces on Saipan, Marianas Islands, from June 15 to July 9, 1944. Undaunted by intense fire, TELLIER went forward of the front lines on numerous occasions to administer aid to the wounded and dying. Volunteering to aid three wounded men lying in front of our lines on June 27, he made his way forward and, although wounded, aided in their evacuation before returning to his battalion. His courage and grave concern for the safety of others were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service..

For the President,
JAMES FORRESTAL

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