31st US Infantry Division "Dixie"
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History
25.11.1940 Activated
12.03.1944 Arrived PTO
12.12.1945 Returned to US
21.12.1945 Inactivated

Individual Awards
Medal of Honor1
Distinguished Service Cross7
Distinguished Service Medal3
Silver Star178
Legion of Merit11
Distinguished Flying Cross1
Soldiers Medal73
Bronze Star948
Air Medal77

Medal of Honor Recipients
HARR, Harry R. [posthumously]
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company D, 124th Infantry, 31st Infantry Division.
Place and date: Near Maglamin, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, 5 June 1945.
Citation: He displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity. In a fierce counterattack, the Japanese closed in on his machinegun emplacement, hurling hand grenades, 1 of which exploded under the gun, putting it out of action and wounding 2 of the crew. While the remaining gunners were desperately attempting to repair their weapon another grenade landed squarely in the emplacement. Quickly realizing he could not safely throw the unexploded missile from the crowded position, Cpl. Harr unhesitatingly covered it with his body to smother the blast. His supremely courageous act, which cost him his life, saved 4 of his comrades and enabled them to continue their mission.

Campaigns
New Guineain WWII
Southern Philippinesin WWII

Commanding General (CG)
25.11.1940 Maj.-Gen. John C. Persons
00.09.1944-Inactivation Maj.-Gen. Clarence A. Martin


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Infantry

124th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
155th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
156th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-14.07.1942
167th Infantry Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Field Artillery (FA)

Headquarters & Headquarters Battery 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
116th FA Battalion (first 75mm later 105mm Howitzer) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
117th FA Battalion (first 75mm later 105mm Howitzer) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
149th FA Battalion (105mm Howitzer) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
114th FA Battalion (155mm Howitzer) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Other troops

Headquarters & Headquarters Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Headquarters Special Troops 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
106th Engineer Combat Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
31st Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
106th Medical Battalion 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
31st Quartermaster Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
31st Signal Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
731st Ordnance Light Maintenance Company 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
31st Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
Military Police Platoon 00.00.0000-00.00.0000


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Date Assigned to Corps Assigned to Army Attached to Army Assigned to Army Group Attached to Army Group
23.03.1944   Sixth Army      
24.04.1944 XI Corps        
25.06.1944   Sixth Army      
01.09.1944 XI Corps        
12.10.1944 XI Corps Eighth Army      
20.01.1945   Eighth Army Eighth Army Area Command    
10.04.1945 X Corps Eighth Army      

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