Huff, Paul, CSM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1970, 00Z, HQ, 3rd Army

Command Sergeant Major


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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
Cleveland

Date of Passing
Sep 21, 1994
 
Location of Interment
Hilcrest Memorial Gardens - Cleveland, Tennessee
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 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Zouave Badge




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion. Place and date: Near Carano, Italy, 8 February 1944. Entered service at: Cleveland, Tenn. Birth: Cleveland, Tenn. G.O. No.: 41, 26 May 1944. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, in action on 8 February 1944, near Carano, Italy. Cpl. Huff volunteered to lead a 6-man patrol with the mission of determining the location and strength of an enemy unit which was delivering fire on the exposed right flank of his company. The terrain over which he had to travel consisted of exposed, rolling ground, affording the enemy excellent visibility. As the patrol advanced, its members were subjected to small arms and machinegun fire and a concentration of mortar fire, shells bursting within 5 to 10 yards of them and bullets striking the ground at their feet. Moving ahead of his patrol, Cpl. Huff drew fire from 3 enemy machineguns and a 20mm. weapon. Realizing the danger confronting his patrol, he advanced alone under deadly fire through a minefield and arrived at a point within 75 yards of the nearest machinegun position. Under direct fire from the rear machinegun, he crawled the remaining 75 yards to the closest emplacement, killed the crew with his submachine gun and destroyed the gun. During this act he fired from a kneeling position which drew fire from other positions, enabling him to estimate correctly the strength and location of the enemy. Still under concentrated fire, he returned to his patrol and led his men to safety. As a result of the information he gained, a patrol in strength sent out that afternoon, 1 group under the leadership of Cpl. Huff, succeeded in routing an enemy company of 125 men, killing 27 Germans and capturing 21 others, with a loss of only 3 patrol members. Cpl. Huff's intrepid leadership and daring combat skill reflect the finest traditions of the American infantryman.
   
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   1968-1970, 00Z, HQ, 3rd Army

Command Sergeant Major
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Command Sergeant Major
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00Z-Command Sergeant Major IN
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 HQ, 3rd Army Details

HQ, 3rd Army
Type
Command Element
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Parent Unit
3rd Army
Strength
HQ
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Last Updated: May 25, 2020
   
   
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74 Members Also There at Same Time
HQ

Bonnette, Alva, SP 4, (1966-1968) IN 111.1 Specialist 4
Foreman, William, SP 5, (1968-1970) AG 74C10 Specialist 5
Myers, Darrell, SP 5, (1966-1968) FI 73C10 Specialist 5
Phillips, Steve, SP 5, (1969-1972) QM 76R Specialist 5
Standish, Carrie, SP 5, (1967-1969) CA 38B Specialist 5
Verney, Russell, SP 5, (1966-1969) TC 71P Specialist 5
Davis (White), Mattie, SP 4, (1969-1971) SC 72E10 Specialist 4
Vail, George, SP 4, (1969-1970) AG 71A10 Specialist 4
3rd Army

Capes, Earl, SGT, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Sergeant
Incrocci, Richard, SGT, (1966-1968) IN 11B40 Sergeant
Styer, John, SGT, (1968-1970) IN 11Z50 Sergeant
Tungate, William, SP 5, (1966-1968) IN 11C30 Specialist 5
Marchant, John, SP 4, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Murphy, Michael, SP 4, (1967-1969) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Negron, Wilfredo, SP 4, (1967-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Salas, Charles, SP 4, (1965-1968) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Strouse, Gerald, SP 4, (1968-1970) IN 11B10 Specialist 4
Ward (Bigbie), Daniel, LTC, (1969-1993) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Woodward, Mark, PV2, (1968-1971) IN 11B10 Private First Class
Campbell, John, COL, (1943-1968) IN 1542 Colonel
Hope, Holland, COL, (1942-1971) CH 5310 Colonel
Henschel, William, LTC IN 1542 Lieutenant Colonel
Aultman, Robert, LTC, (1944-1979) EN 1221 Major
Douglass, Roy, MAJ, (1959-1979) SC 1010 Major
Leson, Joel, COL, (1965-1991) MP 9150 Captain
Leson, Joel, COL, (1965-1991) MP 9150 Captain
Griffin, Len, CPT, (1967-1971) FA 1193 Second Lieutenant
Jordan, Wilbert, SGM, (1962-1994) QM 76Z Sergeant Major
Hutchison, Stanley, MSG, (1964-1986) AG 74C10 Staff Sergeant
Franks, Earl, SGT, (1964-1971) OD 45B10 Sergeant
Hillhouse, Emmett, SFC, (1950-1978) OD 63Z50 Sergeant
Urso, Louis, SGT, (1968-1970) IM 00F Sergeant
Andrews, Jimmy, SSG, (1966-1986) MI 98D10 Specialist 5
Best, Stanley, SFC, (1968-1997) AG 71H10 Specialist 5
Cawley, John, SP 5, (1969-1972) MD 92B20 Specialist 5
Davis, Lovic, SP 5, (1965-1968) QM 76Y10 Specialist 5
Gilligan, Gary, SP 5, (1965-1968) SC 31J10 Specialist 5
Hinds, Vic, SP 5, (1969-1971) AV 68F10 Specialist 5
Hollander, Carl, SP 5, (1968-1971) CH 71M Specialist 5
Hughes, Jim, SP 5, (1969-1971) MD 92B10 Specialist 5
Sudomir, Joseph, SP 5, (1966-1968) FI 74A Specialist 5
Thompson, Bruce W., SP 5, (1967-1970) MI 96B10 Specialist 5
Vine, Wally, SP 5, (1966-1969) MD 91F10 Specialist 5
Apker, Daniel, SP 4, (1967-1972) QM 76Y10 Specialist 4
Howard, Perry, SP 4, (1970-1972) SC 05B10 Specialist 4
Hunt, Robert, SGT, (1968-1974) MI 05C10 Specialist 4
Jones, Don, MSG, (1969-2008) EN 62M10 Specialist 4
Joyce, Les, SP 5, (1967-1969) AG 71B10 Specialist 4
Rhodes, C Larry, SGT, (1966-1972) QM 76Y10 Specialist 4
Rowell, Bert, CSM, (1964-1990) QM 76V10 Specialist 4
Saxton, Rod, SFC, (1969-1996) OD 45B20 Specialist 4
Schaffner, Herbert J, SGT, (1967-1970) SC 31C20 Specialist 4
Stallings, William , SGT, (1968-1970) AG 74D10 Specialist 4
White, Daniel, CW3, (1968-1988) MP 95B10 Specialist 4
Mcconathy, Charles, SP 5, (1968-1969) SC 36C10 Private First Class
Mickna, Karl, PV1, (1969-1971) OD 34Y10 Private
Lord, Kenneth, LTC, (1966-1994) 2622 Captain
Crump, Jack Vann, 1LT, (1968-1969) 2520 Second Lieutenant
Throckmorton, John Lathrop, GEN, (1935-1973) Lieutenant General

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