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Attachment 12 Excerpt from General Orders No. 70, 26 May 1969

War Department

Miss Grace D. Banker, Signal Corps, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. She served with exceptional ability as a chief operator in the Signal Corps exchange at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, and later in a similar capacity at 1st Army headquarters.

By untiring devotion to her exacting duties under trying conditions, she did much to assure the success of the telephone service during the operations of the 1st Army against the St. Mihiel salient and to the north of Verdun.

[Attachment 12]: Excerpt from General Orders No. 70, 26 May 1969," in Hearing before the Committee on Venteran's Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session on S. 247, S. 1414, S. 129, and Related Bills, Washington DC: US Government Print Office, 25 May 1977, p. 332.

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