The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the
SILVER STAR MEDAL
Pharmacist Mate 2nd Class Jacques A. Walthall
United States Navy
For service as set forth in the following
"The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Jacques A. Walthall, United States Naval Reserve, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Corpsman attached to 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in the battle of Piva Forks, Bougainville, on 24 November 1943. Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Walthall fearlessly advanced beyond the lines to assist men wounded in battle. Although seriously wounded himself, he crawled through 500 yards of swamp to procure medical aid for his wounded comrades."