General Order 38
14 July 1944
Subject: Posthumous Award of Silver Star
To: Second Lieutenant Lawrence C. Blanchard Jr., 01171902, Field Artillery, 29th Field Artillery
"for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States on 8 June 1944 in Normandy, France.
The initiative and courage displayed by this officer reflects great credit upon himself and the
armed forces of the United States. Entered the military service from Louisana".
H. W. Blakeley,
Brigadier General, U. S. Army
Historical Note: This General Order was a multi-page document consisting of two sections. Section I was multiple awards of the Silver Star, and Section II was multiple awards of the Bronze Star. Combat conditions at the time, precluded lengthy citation narratives. All were posthumous awards!