First Lieutenant Walter G. Stockdale Cavalry (Armd), Company A, 19th Tank Battalion
Wall of Valor: The Silver Star is awarded to First Lieutenant Walter G. Stockdale, Cavalry (Armd),
Company A. 19th Tank Battalion. United States Army, for gallantry in action in connection
with military operations against the enemy at Senonchamps, Belgium. on 29 December 1944.
The tank commanded by First Lieutenant Stockdale was disabled by enemy anti-tank
tire and he sustained a fractured knee. Despite the hindrance of his painful injury.
First Lieutenant Stockdale skillfully removed a seriously wounded crew member from the
burning tank and slowly and laboriously carried him through concentrated enemy artillery
ﬁre to medical aid. The unﬂinching devotion to duty. utter disregard for personal safety, and
loyalty to a wounded soldier displayed by First Lieutenant Stockdale undoubtedly saved
the man's lite, and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.