Headquarters Sixty-Third Infantry Division
Office of the Commanding General
 

Silver Star Citation
Posthumous

Tollton E. Coulter, 01328125, First Lieutenant (then Second Lieutenant), Infantry, Company C, 254th Infantry Regiment, for gallantry in action on 19 March 1945, in the vicinity of Ensheim, Germany. During the attack on the Siegfried Line, Lieutenant Coulter's company had the mission of taking 11 pill boxes. Lieutenant Coulter remained in the open directing fire of supporting tanks on the first pill box and led the assault on the next four, capturing twenty-seven prisoners. With the aid of an English speaking prisoner Lieutenant Coulter and two of his men entered each of the remaining pillboxes and captured a total of one hundred and ten prisoners. Lieutenant Coulter's outstanding gallantry under hazardous conditions is in keeping with the finest traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States. Next of kin; Mrs. Juanita S. Coulter (Wife), Box 53, Alcoa, Tennessee.

  Earle G. Wheeler
Colonel, Infantry
Commanding

 

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