Dervishian, Ernest H.
|Birthname||Ernest Herbert Dervishian|
|born on||11 August 1916 at 06:15 (= 06:15 AM )|
|Place||Richmond, Virginia, 37n33, 77w28|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°25' 19°52 Asc. 28°12'|
United States Army soldier who received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War II.
He joined the United States Army as a buck private in September 1941, trained at Camp Croft, South Carolina and by 23 May 1944 was serving as a technical sergeant in the 133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division. On that day, near Cisterna, Italy, he repeatedly attacked German positions alone and captured many prisoners. He was subsequently promoted to second lieutenant and, on 8 January 1945, was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was the 33rd Virginian to receive the Medal of Honor.
Dervishian died at the age of 67 on 20 May 1984.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Virginia archives (11 Aug 1916). The Virginia Department of Health death index has 10 Aug 1916.
- Traits : Body : Race (Armenian)
- Vocation : Military : Combat
- Vocation : Military : Honors (Medal of Honor)
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Second lieutenant)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII)