Loval E. Ayers

Loval Earl Ayers (10 February 1921 in Tennessee - Killed in action 2 March 1945 in Bruhlborn) was a American Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He also was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross which was awarded for having distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy in circumstances which do not justify the award of the Medal of Honor.
*Combat Infantryman Badge
*Expert Badge with RIFLE clasp
*Sharpshooter Badge with DRIVER-W clasp
*Distinguished Service Cross in 1945 (posthumously) as Staff Sergeant in Company B, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
*Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster
*Purple Heart with 2 oak leaf clusters
*American Campaign Medal
*European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 campaign stars and arrowhead
*World War II Victory Medal
*Military Medal on 7 April 1945 (posthumously)
*Presidential Unit Citation with oak leaf cluster
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