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IndividualAwardsandHonors
ReceivedinPostWarKorea

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AirMedalRecipients
ArmyCommendationMedalRecipientsForeign
BronzeStarMedalRecipients
BronzeStarMedalRecipients(Foreign)
DistinguishedFlyingCrossRecipients
NavyCrossRecipients
SilverStarMedalRecipients
Soldier'sMedalRecipients
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AirMedalsareawardedforheroismwhileparticipatinginaerialflight.Soldier'sMedalsareawarded
forheroismnotinvolvingactualconflictwithanenemy.
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AirMedalRecipients
Alves,KennethJ.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.328January1964
CaptainKennethJ.Alves,Armor,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberoftheAviationSection,
DetachmentL(Provisional),UnitedStatesArmyAdvisoryGrouptoKorea,distinguished

himselfbyheroismwhileparticipatinginaerialflightnearWonju,Korea,on17July
1953.AspilotofanOH23Dhelicopter,CaptainAlvesdemonstratedoutstandingflying
ability,perseverance,andsoundjudgmentinhisvoluntaryeffortstorescuethirtyKorean
womenandchildrenfromasmallislandintheSomgangRiverwhichwasswollenbythe
torrentialrainsofTyphoonWendy.Withcompletedisregardforhisownpersonalsafety,
anddespitethedarkness,heavyrainfall,andhazardousflyingconditions,hequickly
locatedthestrandedpeopleandeffectivelycompletedsevenliftsfromtheisland
threatenedbyinundation.CaptainAlves'exceptionalflyingskillandheroicactionduring
thismercymissionreflectdistinctcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(This
awardsupersedesawardoftheArmyCommendationMedalforoutstandingcourageon17
July1963asannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber81,Headquarters,U.S.ArmyAdvisory
Group,Korea,dated14August1963.)
Breneman,CharlesA.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1824April1968
SpecialistSixCharlesA.Breneman,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroic
actionon24October1967inSeoul,Korea.AsoneofthecrewmembersofaUH1B
helicopter,hehelpedinsavingthelivesofapproximately40peopletrappedontheroofof
aburningbuildingindowntownSeoul.Afterthehelicoptersucceededinlandingonthe
roofoftheburningbuilding,SpecialBrenemanwashighlyinstrumentalincalmingthe
franticpeople,frightenedbytheragingflamesandthegreatamountofsmoke,and
preventingchaos.Hethensupervisedtheloadingofthehelicopter.Inordertoevacuate
amaximumnumberofpeopleinthehelicopter,itwasnecessaryforSpecialistBreneman
tohangtotheopendoor.Thehelicoptermadethreetripsthroughintensefireandsmoke
andthecrewsuccessfullysavedthelivesofallthetrappedpeople.SpecialistBreneman's
heroicactionsareexemplaryofthehighesttraditionsoftheUnitedStatesArmy.His
courageousactionsarenotonlyacredittohimselfbuttohiscommandandtohis
country.(ThisawardsupersedestheArmyCommendationMedalawardedtoSpecialist
SixBrenemanasannouncedinGeneralOrderNumber1,Headquarters,EighthUnited
StatesArmy,dated5January1968.)
Fehringer,PaulW.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1217March1967
SpecialistFourPaulW.Fehringer,US55807518,UnitedStatesArmy,iscitedforheroism
on26July1966.SpecialistFehringerwasactingasacrewchiefonaUH1Bhelicopter
conductingfloodrescueoperationsintheinundatedHanRiverValley,eastofSeoul,
Korea.Thecrew'sfirstrescueoperationinvolvedevacuatingapproximately170persons

strandedontherapidlydisappearinghighgroundofaKoreanvillage.Thehelicopter
landedinabackyardofoneofthevillagehomes,intheonlyremainingdryareawhich
measuredabout50squarefeet.Immediatelyfollowingthehelicopter'slanding,theflood
victimsbeganpushing,shovingandfighting,allseekingtoboardtheship.Responding
immediatelytotheexplosivenessofthesituation,SergeantFehringerjumpedoutintothe
midstofthemobandbyusingsignlanguage,andalimitedamountofKorean,he
attemptedtogaincontrol.PullinganEnglishspeakingKoreantohissideheshouted
ordersthatweretranslatedandbroughtthecrowdunderhiscontrol.Hethenbeganto
systematicallyloadwomenandchildrenintothehelicopter.Duringthetwomileflightto
theoffloadingarea,SpecialistFehringerspenthistimereassuringfrightenedmothers
andchildrenandmaintainingcontrol.Tenflightswererequiredtoevacuatethisgroupof
people.Onanotheroccasionitwasnecessarytohoveroverahousetogettothepeople
strandedwithinthebuilding.Whilethehelicopterwashovering,SpecialistFehringer
climbeddowntheskidtotheroofofthehouseandwentinsidetohelpthem.Specialist
Fehringer'sactionsthroughouttherescueoperationsbroughtgreatcreditonhimselfand
theUnitedStatesArmy.
Huckobey,JamesD.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.409December1965
SpecialistFiveJamesD.Huckobey,(thenSpecialistFour),UnitedStatesArmy,while
servingasamemberofCompanyA,7thAviationBattalion,7thInfantryDivision,
distinguishedhimselfbyheroismwhileparticipatinginaerialflightinthevicinityof
Chorwon,Koreaon1March1965.Wheninformedoftheneedofanaerialoperationto
recoverthebodyofahunterfromaknownbutunchartedminefield,SpecialistHuckobey
unhesitatinglyvolunteeredasAssistantCrewChiefofanArmyCH21helicopterforthe
dangerousmission.Whilethepilothoveredthehelicopterinchesfromtheground,
SpecialistHuckobeyhungfromthedooroftheaircraftandexposedhisbodyfromthe
waistforwardtothemineinfestedareatoreachthevictim.Throughhisdetermination
andcourage,hecontinuedthisbraveeffortforoveranhouruntiltherecoveryoperation
wascompleted.Hisfortitudeandperseverance,combinedwiththeinvaluableassistance
heprovidedthepilotinguidingtheaircraft,contributedsignificantlytothesuccessofthe
difficultevacuationmission.SpecialistHuckobey'sheroismandprofessionalskillinthis
perilousrecoveryoperationreflectgreatcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Littleton,WalterM.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.523February1966
CaptainWalterM.Littleton,Artillery,whileservingasamemberofCompanyA,7th

AviationBattalion,7thInfantryDivision,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismwhile
participatinginaerialflightinthevicinityofChorwon,Korea,on1March1965.When
informedoftheneedofanaerialoperationtorecoverthebodyofahunterfromaknown
butunchartedminefield,CaptainLittletonunhesitatinglyvolunteeredascopilotofan
ArmyCH21helicopterforthedangerousmission.Withfortitude,perseverance,and
exceptionalflyingability,heandthepilotskillfullymaneuveredthehelicopteroveramine
infestedareawhilethecrewchiefandtheassistantcrewchiefhungfromthedoorofthe
aircraftandattachedaropetothebodyofthehunterkilledbyamine.Althoughforcedto
hoverthehelicopterinchesabovethegroundforoveranhourbeforerecoveryofthebody
wasfinallyachieved,hedisplayedprofessionalcompetence,determination,andcourage
whichresultedinthesuccessofthedifficultevacuationmission.CaptainLittleton's
heroismandoutstandingflyingabilityinthishazardousrecoveryoperationreflectgreat
credituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(Thisawardsupersedestheawardofthe
ArmyCommendationMedalforheroism1March1965,asannouncedinGeneralOrders
Number125,Headquarters,7thInfantryDivision,APOSanFrancisco,96207,dated15
March1965.)
Moore,TravisL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5218December1963
CaptainTravisL.Moore,Armor,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberoftheAviationSection,
DetachmentL(Provisional),UnitedStatesArmyAdvisoryGrouptoKorea,distinguished
himselfbyheroismwhileparticipatinginaerialflightnearWanjo,Korea,on17July
1963.AspilotofanOH23Dhelicopter,CaptainMooredemonstratedoutstandingflying
ability,perseverance,andsoundjudgmentinhisvoluntaryeffortstorescue30Korean
womenandchildrenfromasmallislandintheSomgangRiverwhichwasswollenbythe
torrentialrainsofTyphoonWendy.Withcompletedisregardforhisownpersonalsafety,
anddespitethedarkness,heavyrainfall,andhazardousflyingconditions,hequickly
locatedthestrandedpeopleandeffectivelycompletedsevenliftsfromtheisland
threatenedbyinundation.CaptainMoore'sexceptionalflyingskillandheroicactionduring
thismercymissionreflectdistinctcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(This
awardsupersedesawardoftheArmyCommendationMedalforoutstandingcourageon17
July1963asannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber81,Headquarters,U.S.ArmyAdvisory
Group,Korea,dated14August1963.)
Pine,ClydeL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.409December1965
StaffSergeantClydeL.Pine,whileservingasamemberofCompanyA,7thAviation

Battalion,7thInfantryDivision,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismwhileparticipatingin
aerialflightinthevicinityofChorwon,Korea,on1March1965.Wheninformedofthe
needofanaerialoperationtorecoverthebodyofahunterfromaknownbutuncharted
minefield,SergeantPineunhesitatinglyvolunteeredasCrewChiefofanArmyCH21
helicopterforthedangerousmission.Whilethepilothoveredthehelicopterinchesfrom
theground,SergeantPinehungfromthedooroftheaircraftandexposedhisbodyfrom
thewaistforwardtothemineinfestedareatoreachthevictim.Throughhis
determinationandcourage,combinedwiththeinvaluableassistanceheprovidedthepilot
inguidingtheaircraft,hecontributedmateriallytothesuccessofthedifficultevacuation
mission.SergeantPine'sheroism,perseverance,andprofessionalskillinthisperilous
recoveryoperationreflectgreatcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(Thisaward
supersedestheawardoftheArmyCommendationMedalforheroismon1March1965,as
announcedinGeneralOrdersNumber127,Headquarters7thInfantryDivision,APOSan
Francisco,96207,dated15July1965.)
Prater,BillyR.Jr.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.212January1966
ChiefWarrantOfficerBillyR.Prater,Jr.,UnitedStatesArmy,whileservingasamember
ofCompanyA,7thAviationBattalion,7thInfantryDivision,distinguishedhimselfby
heroismwhileparticipatinginaerialflightinthevicinityofChorwon,Koreaon1March
1965.Wheninformedoftheneedofanaerialoperationtorecoverthebodyofahunter
fromaknownbutunchartedminefield,ChiefWarrantOfficerPraterunhesitatingly
volunteeredaspilotofanArmyCh21helicopterforthedangerousmission.With
courage,soundjudgment,andoutstandingflyingability,heskillfullymaneuveredthe
helicopteroveramineinfestedareawhilethecrewchiefandtheassistantcrewchief
hungfromthedooroftheaircraftandattachedaropethebodyofthehunterkilledbya
mine.Althoughforcedtohoverthehelicopterinchesabovethegroundforoveranhour
beforerecoveryofthebodywasfinallyachieved,hedemonstrateddetermination,
fortitude,andprofessionalskillwhichresultedinthesuccessofthedifficultevacuation
mission.ChiefWarrantOfficerPrater'sheroismanduniqueflyingabilityinthishazardous
recoveryoperationreflectgreatcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(Thisaward
supersedestheawardoftheArmyCommendationMedalforheroism1March1965,as
announcedinGeneralOrdersNumber126,Headquarters,7thInfantryDivision,APOSan
Francisco96207,dated15July1965.)
Sheppard,CharlesW.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1824April1968

SpecialistFiveCharlesW.Sheppard,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroic
actionon24October1967inSeoul,Korea.AsthecrewchiefofUH1Bhelicopter,he
helpedinsavingthelivesofapproximatelyfortypeopletrappedontheroofofaburning
buildingindowntownSeoul.Afterthehelicoptersucceedinlandingontheroofofthe
burningbuilding,SpecialistSheppardwashighlyinstrumentalincalmingthefrantic
people,frightenedbytheragingflamesandthegreatamountofsmoke,andpreventing
chaos.SpecialistSheppardsupervisedtheloadingoftheaircraftduringthethreetrips
throughintensefireandsmokethatwerenecessaryinordertosavethepeoplethatwere
endangered.ThelivesofallthetrappedpeopleweresuccessfullysavedandSpecialist
Sheppard'sheroicactionsaretobehighlycommended.Hiscourageousactionsarenot
onlyacredittohimself,buttohiscommandandtohiscountry.(Thisawardsupersedes
theArmyCommendationMedalawardedtoSpecialistFiveSheppardasannouncedin
GeneralOrderNumber1,HeadquartersEighthUnitedStatesArmy,dated5January
1968.)
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ArmyCommendationMedalForeign
Cho,KuHo
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.136March1969
SecondLieutenantKuHoCho,RepublicofKoreaArmy,whodistinguishedhimselfby
heroicactionagainstanarmedenemyon22June1968whileservingwith11th
Company,71stRegiment,25thDivision,RepublicofKoreaArmy.Onthisdate,Lieutenant
Choimmediatelydeployed10membersofhisunittodeprivethreeinsurgentsfrom
withdrawingfromafirefightandfleeingnorth.Locatingtwoofthethreeinfiltrators,
LieutenantChopressedanenvelopmentoftheinsurgents.Withcompletedisregardfor
hisownpersonalsafety,hegaveeffectivesmallarmsfiresixmetersfromhisposition
upontheenemysoldiers,mortallywoundingoneofthem.LieutenantCho'sheroicactions
wereinkeepingwiththehighesttraditionsofthefreeworld'smilitaryserviceandreflect
greatcredituponhim,the25thDivision,theRepublicofKoreaArmyandtheUnited
NationsCommand.
Kim,SungKi
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.136March1969
CorporalSungKiKim,RepublicofKoreaArmy,whodistinguishedhimselfforheroismby

hisdemonstratedvalorinthefaceoftheenemyonthenightof29June1968.Onthis
date,CorporalKimwasamemberofafivemanambushpatroloperatingwithinthe
KoreanDemilitarizedZone(DMZ)asapartoftheantiinfiltrationbarriersysteminthe2d
InfantryDivisionSector.Atapproximately2100hourson29June1968,athreeman
NorthKoreaninfiltrationteamwassightedmovingtowardstheambushpatrolofwhich
CorporalKimwasamember.Theentirepatrolcalmlywaiteduntiltheintruderswere
wellwithintheambushpositionandthenopenedfire,killingoneinfiltratorandforcingthe
resttofleenorth.CorporalKim'sbehaviorthroughouttheentireactionwasoutstanding.
Hisperformancewascharacterizedbysuperiorselfcontrol,unflinchingdiscipline,and
remarkablecourage.Hefullydemonstratedhisoutstandingprofessionalabilityand
completedevotiontoduty.Hisrapidresponsetothecommandsofhispatrolleader,the
effectiveandaccuratefirethatheplacedontheadvancinginfiltrators,andhisdisregard
forpersonalsafetysignificantlycontributedtothesuccessofhisunit.CorporalKim
clearlydemonstratedhiswilltodefendhiscountryandhisdedicationtothecauseof
freedom.Hisperformanceofdutyisinkeepingwiththehighesttraditionsofthosewho
standreadytodefendtheFreeWorld.CorporalKim'sactionsreflectedgreatcreditupon
himself,the2dInfantryDivision,theUnitedStatesArmyandtheArmyoftheRepublicof
Korea.
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BronzeStarMedalRecipients
Aldrich,Harold(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3130September1964
SpecialistFiveHaroldAldrich,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroic
achievementwhileengagedinmilitaryoperationsagainstanopposingarmedforceon13
November1963,inKorea,andwhileservingwiththeArmisticeAffairsDivision,United
NationsCommand/UnitedStatesForcesKorea,asamemberoftheUnitedNations
CommandcomponentofJointObserverTeamNumber4.SpecialistAldrichdisplayed
fortitude,courage,andmilitarydisciplinewhentheunarmedandproperlyidentifiedTeam
wasfireduponwithoutwarningbyhostileforcesasitwasconductinganinspectionofthe
MilitaryDemarcationLinemarkersandsafelanesinaccordancewiththeArmisticeand
subsequentagreements.Toescapetheonslaughtofheavymachinegunandriflefire,the
TeammemberssoughtcoverinicywatersnearthenorthbankoftheNorthHanRiver
wheretheywerepinneddownforfourandonehalfhours.Althoughhewaswounded,
SpecialistAldrichdemonstratedperseveranceandoutstandingabilitytocopewiththe
unexpected.ThroughhispersonalexampleandencouragementtotheTeam,hewas
highlyinstrumentalinmaintainingitsmorale,discipline,anddetermination,andinits

successinreachingaplaceofsafety.SpecialistAldrich'sprofessionalcompetence,heroic
conduct,anddevotiontodutyinthishazardoussituationreflectgreatcredituponhimself
andtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Berens,RonK.(POW)
FormeritoriousserviceasacrewmemberoftheUSSPUEBLO(AGER2)duringtheir
periodofcaptivityinNorthKoreafrom24Januaryto23December1968.Although
subjectedtoextremeformsofphysicalandmentalcruelties,whichwereinviolationofall
internationalagreements,hesteadfastlydemonstrateddefianceandtotalresistance
towardshiscaptors.HeneverwaveredinhisdevotiontodutyandloyaltytotheUnited
States,eventhoughtheguardsandinterrogators,frustratedbyhisbehavior,increased
thetempoandseverityoftheirruthlesstreatment.Hiscourageousstandservedtoinspire
hisfellowprisonersandstrengthenedtheirwilltoresist.Byhisexemplaryperformanceof
duty,hereflectedgreatcredituponhimselfandupheldthehighesttraditionsoftheUnited
StatesNavalService.
Burgoyne,MichaelA.(BronzeStarwithV)
GeneralOrdersNo.526April1985
Foraction23November1984whileservingwiththeUnitedNationsCommandSupport
GroupJointSecurityArea,Korea.PrivateBurgoyne.
Chicca,RobertJ.(POW)
FormeritoriousserviceasacrewmemberoftheUSSPUEBLO(AGER2)duringtheir
periodofcaptivityinNorthKoreafrom24Januaryto23December1968.Although
subjectedtoextremeformsofphysicalandmentalcruelties,whichwereinviolationofall
internationalagreements,hesteadfastlydemonstrateddefianceandtotalresistance
towardshiscaptors.HeneverwaveredinhisdevotiontodutyandloyaltytotheUnited
States,eventhoughtheguardsandinterrogators,frustratedbyhisbehavior,increased
thetempoandseverityoftheirruthlesstreatment.Hiscourageousstandservedtoinspire
hisfellowprisonersandstrengthenedtheirwilltoresist.Byhisexemplaryperformanceof
duty,hereflectedgreatcredituponhimselfandupheldthehighesttraditionsoftheUnited
StatesNavalService.
Clark,AlphusR.(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3130September1964
LieutenantColonelAlphusR.Clark,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfby

heroicachievementwhileengagedinmilitaryoperationsagainstanopposingarmedforce
on13November1963,inKorea,andwhileservingwiththeArmisticeAffairsDivision,
UnitedNationsCommand/UnitedStatesForcesKorea,andservingastheSeniorMember
oftheUnitedNationsCommandcomponentofJointObserverTeamNumber4.Colonel
Clarkdemonstratedfortitude,courage,andprofessionalskillwhentheunarmedand
properlyidentifiedTeamwasfireduponwithoutwarningbyhostileforcesasitwas
conductinganinspectionoftheMilitaryDemarcationLinemarkersandsafelanesin
accordancewiththeArmisticeandsubsequentagreements.Toescapetheonslaughtof
heavymachinegunandriflefire,theTeammemberssoughtcoverinicywatersnearthe
northbankoftheNorthHanRiverwheretheywerepinneddownforfourandonehalf
hours.Throughoutthegruelingordeal,ColonelClarkrenderedencouragementtothe
Teammembersanddisplayeddecisiveleadershipandsoundjudgmentwhichresultedin
theirsafeescapeaftertheprolongedperiodinicywatersunderheavyhostilegunfire.
Whenitappearedthattheincidentcoulddevelopintoafirefightbetweentheguardposts
oneachsideoftheriver,hewashighlyinstrumentalinpreventingamajorconflictby
urgingtheRepublicofKoreaforcesonthesouthbanktowithholdcounterfire.Colonel
Clark'sheroicconduct,andoutstandingperformanceofdutyinthishazardoussituation
reflectgreatcredituponhimselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Colwell,DavidK.(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.323January1968
SecondLieutenantDavidK.Colwell,O5338964,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,
distinguishedhimselfbyheroismattheriskofhislifeon10August1967nearthe
KoreanDemilitarizedZoneasaPlatoonLeader,CompanyB,2dBattalion,31stInfantry,
7thInfantryDivision.LieutenantColwelldisplayedgreatpersonalcourageanduncommon
professionalismduringanambushattackbytheCommunistNorthKoreansonavehicle
transportingmembersofCompanyB,2dBattalion,31stInfantry.Soonaftertheinitial
attack,LieutenantColwellleapedfromthesafetyandcoverofhistrailingvehicleand
advanced,underheavyautomaticweaponsfireandarmedwithonlya.45caliberpistol,
toaidthemenoftheambushedtruck.Uponreachingthebesiegedvehicle,he
immediatelybegantodefendhispositionwithaborrowedM14rifle,whileshouting
ordersandencouragementtothemen.Demonstratingexceptionalbraveryand
leadership,LieutenantColwellthenexposedhimselftointenseenemyfireandloweredthe
tailgateofthetruckinordertoevacuateinjuredpersonnelandredeploythemenand
weaponstowardofftheNorthKoreans.Hisoutstandingandheroicactionsgreatly
assistedindrivingofftheenemyandpreventedpossiblefurtherinjuryanddeathsamong
thetrappedsoldiers.LieutenantColwell'sintrepidityandconspicuouslyoutstanding
performancereflectgreatcredituponhimself,the7thInfantryDivisionandtheUnited
StatesArmy.

Deaver,AlanC.(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.158April1968
SergeantFirstClassAlanC.Deaver,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,whodistinguished
himselfbyheroicactionagainstanarmedenemyon16July1967,whileservingwith
CompanyB,2dBattalion,23dInfantry(Mechanized),2dInfantryDivision.Onthisdate,
SergeantDeaverwasinchargeofapositionalongtheKoreanDemilitarizedZonewhenit
wasattackedbyanundeterminednumberofNorthKoreaninfiltrators.Afteroverrunning
theposition,theenemywithdrewtowardtheDemilitarizedZoneinanattemptto
exfiltrate.SergeantDeavervolunteeredtoleadoneofthepatrolsthatwasdispatchedto
capturetheintruderspriortotheircrossingtheDemilitarizedZone.Inanattemptto
extricatetheinfiltratorsfromtheUnitedNationssideoftheDemilitarizedZone,the
enemydirectedeffectivesmallarmsfireagainstSergeantDeaver'spatrol.Atthistime,
SergeantDeaverobservedoneoftheenemysoldiersattemptingtoescapeacrossa
streambedundertheprotectionoftheenemyfire.Withcompletedisregardforhisown
personalsafetyhegavechasetotheescapingaggressoruntilheclosedwithhim.He
thendeliveredeffectivepistolfireupontheenemysoldier,mortallywoundinghim.
SergeantDeaver'sheroicactionswereinkeepingwiththehighesttraditionsofthe
militaryserviceandreflectgreatcredituponhimself,the2dInfantryDivisionandthe
UnitedStatesArmy.
Grace,StephenL.(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5717October1968
SergeantStephenL.Grace,US56705807,UnitedStatesArmy,whodistinguishedhimself
byhisheroicactionsneartheKoreanMilitaryDemarcationLineon21April1968while
assignedtoCompanyB,2dBattalion,31stInfantry,7thInfantryDivision.SergeantGrace
voluntarilyexposedhimselftohostilefireinordertosavethelifeofawoundedcomrade
andthwarttheenemy'sattempttodestroyhistenmanforce.Astwopatrolsmovedto
secureahillabout100meterssouthoftheMilitaryDemarcationLine,onepatrolleader
advancedtothecrestalone.Twoshotshithimthenbothpatrolsreceivedheavyenemy
fire.Quicklydeployinghismen,SergeantGraceadvancedupthehill,removedthe
woundedmantotherelativesafetyofadepression,andassumedadefensiveposition.
Observingtwoindividualsattemptingtoflankhiselement,hemovedtoapositionbehind
atree.Ashewasfiringontheenemypersonnel,SergeantGracewaswoundedinthe
rightarm,knockinghisweaponoutofhishandsandrollinghimdownthehill.Unarmed,
havinglittlecover,andinpain,hecontinuedtodirecthismeninreturningfire.Sergeant
Grace'sforcefulleadershipandclearjudgmentenabledthesquadtodrivetheattackers
fromthehillandpreventedfurtherinjuryandlossoflife.Hisintrepidityandheroic

conductreflectgreatcredituponhimself,the7thInfantryDivision,andtheUnitedStates
Army.ThisawardsupersedestheArmyCommendationMedalwith"V"deviceawardedto
SergeantGraceforheroismon21April1968,asannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber47,
Headquarters,7thInfantryDivision,APOSanFrancisco96207,dated28May1968.)
Hanna,TimothyD.(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3619August1966
SergeantTimothyD.Hanna,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,whowhileservingasa
memberofCompanyC,2dBattalion23dInfantry,distinguishedhimselfbyheroic
achievementon18November1965,inKorea.SergeantHannawasleadingapatrolin
itsreturnfromtheDemilitarizedZoneinKoreawhenanoisewasheardinthe
underbrush.Afterpositioninghismen,hetriedtomoveforwardbutwasstoppedwhen
woundedbyhostileautomaticweaponsfire.Ignoringhismultiplewounds,hecontinued
tomoveforward,coveredhismen,andkeptthepatrolundercontrolinamannerwhich
preventedfurthercasualtiesandunfavorableincidents.SergeantHanna'sSound
judgment,professionalability,andheroicconductinthishazardoussituationreflect
distinctcredituponhimselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.(Thisawardsupersedesthe
ArmyCommendationMedalwith"V"deviceawardedtoSergeantTimothyD.Hannafor
heroismon18November1965,asannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber14,Headquarters
2dInfantryDivision,APOSanFrancisco96224,dated18January1966.)
Harris,TimothyL.(POW)
FormeritoriousserviceasacrewmemberoftheUSSPUEBLO(AGER2)duringtheir
periodofcaptivityinNorthKoreafrom24Januaryto23December1968.Although
subjectedtoextremeformsofphysicalandmentalcruelties,whichwereinviolationofall
internationalagreements,hesteadfastlydemonstrateddefianceandtotalresistance
towardshiscaptors.HeneverwaveredinhisdevotiontodutyandloyaltytotheUnited
States,eventhoughtheguardsandinterrogators,frustratedbyhisbehavior,increased
thetempoandseverityoftheirruthlesstreatment.Hiscourageousstandservedtoinspire
hisfellowprisonersandstrengthenedtheirwilltoresist.Byhisexemplaryperformanceof
duty,hereflectedgreatcredituponhimselfandupheldthehighesttraditionsoftheUnited
StatesNavalService.
Hawkins,RobertW.(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3326July1967
SergeantRobertW.Hawkins,UnitedStatesArmy,CompanyA,1stBattalion,38th

Infantry,2dInfantryDivision,displayedheroicactionduringoperationsagainstaground
enemyon5April1967,atGuardPost566,vicinityTaesongDongintheDemilitarized
ZoneofKorea.Whileintheprocessofimprovingdefensivepositionsontheguardpost
perimeter,SergeantHawkinsandtwomembersofhissquadwereattackedbyanenemy
forceofsquadorlargersizewhichhadmovedsouthoftheMilitaryDemarcationLine
(MDL).SergeantHawkinsimmediatelyorderedhismenintofiringpositionanddirected
theirfireagainstthehostileforce,killingthethreeenemywhohadpenetratedtheMDL.
SergeantHawkinsandelementsofhissquadwerepinneddownbyintenseenemy
automaticweaponsfirefromawoodlinenorthoftheMDL.Actingwithkeenforesightand
judgment,SergeantHawkinsorderedafireteamtoestablishabaseoffiretocoverthe
withdrawalofhimselfandotherpersonnelwhohadbeenpinneddown.SergeantHawkins
thenmovedhistwosquadmembersbyfireandmaneuvertoamoreadvantageous
positiontoatrenchlineontheGuardPost.SergeantHawkinsthenralliedhissquadand
directedtheirfireuponthehostileforce,thusrenderingtheenemyineffectiveandcausing
theremainingenemytowithdrawinwilddisorder.SergeantHawkins'professionaland
inspiringleadershipresultedinkillingatleastthreeoftheenemyandaroutingofthe
hostileforcewithoutlossorinjurytohissquad.Hisgallantryandheroismwhileunder
firereflectgreatcredituponhimselfandhisunit.Hisactionswereinthehighesttradition
oftheUnitedStatesArmy.
Hester,ClaudeM.(BronzewithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.2618June1968
PrivateFirstclassClaudeM.Hester,(thenPrivate),UnitedStatesArmy,amemberof
CompanyC,76thEngineerBattalion(Construction),CampLibertyBell,JointSecurity
Area,Korea,whodistinguishedhimselfbyheroicactionduringoperationsagainstan
armedinfiltratorforceon28August1967atthesouthboundaryofthedemilitarized
zoneinKorea.At1645hours,aNorthKoreaninfiltratorforcefireddirectlyfromhidden
hillsidepositionsintoalltents,buildingsandsectorsofCompanyCwithheavyandlight
automaticweaponsfire.PrivateHesterhaddrivenintothecompanymotorpoolparking
areaina5tondumptruckwhentheenemyfirecommenced.Allotherpersonsinthe
companyareawereeitherunarmed,pinneddown,orcaringforthewounded.Private
Hesterdidnotleavehistruckcabbut,withoutregardforhisownlifeorsafety,calmly
andmethodicallyfireda20roundmagazineofammunitionwithhisM14rifledirectlyinto
thehostileforcepositions.Thisactionundoubtedlyreducedtheenemy'srateoffireand
hamperedtheiraccuracy.Hewastheonlyindividualintheunittoreturnthehostilefire
withinthefirstminutesoftheattack.Hethendismountedhistruck,obtainedmore
ammunitionfromanarrivingInfantryforceandagain,withcompletedisregardforhis
ownsafety,accompaniedtheInfantrysquadinanaggressivesweepofthehill.His
gallantryandheroismwhileunderintensefirewereinthehighesttraditionsoftheUnited
StatesArmyandreflectgreatcredituponhimselfandhisunit.

Langenberg,PeterM.(POW)
FormeritoriousserviceasacrewmemberoftheUSSPUEBLO(AGER2)duringtheir
periodofcaptivityinNorthKoreafrom24Januaryto23December1968.Although
subjectedtoextremeformsofphysicalandmentalcruelties,whichwereinviolationofall
internationalagreements,hesteadfastlydemonstrateddefianceandtotalresistance
towardshiscaptors.HeneverwaveredinhisdevotiontodutyandloyaltytotheUnited
States,eventhoughtheguardsandinterrogators,frustratedbyhisbehavior,increased
thetempoandseverityoftheirruthlesstreatment.Hiscourageousstandservedtoinspire
hisfellowprisonersandstrengthenedtheirwilltoresist.Byhisexemplaryperformanceof
duty,hereflectedgreatcredituponhimselfandupheldthehighesttraditionsoftheUnited
StatesNavalService.
Larion,GeorgeF.Jr.(posthumous)
DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.365November1964
CorporalGeorgeF.LarionJr.,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroic
achievementwhileengagedinmilitaryoperationsagainstanopposingarmedforceon30
July1963,inthevicinityofNotlri,Korea.UponlearningthatanarmedNorthKorean
patrolhadbeensightedintheareaofNotlri,CorporalLarionunhesitatinglyvolunteeredto
participateinamilitaryoperationtodriveoutthehostileforces.Withcompletedisregard
forhisownpersonalsafety,hejoinedtheskirmishlineand,whiledisplayingcoolnessand
fortitude,participatedintheefforttolocatetheinsurgentsuntilhewasmortallywounded
byhostilegunfire.Hiscourage,professionalcompetence,anddedicateddevotiontoduty
servedtodetectthepositionofthehostileforcesandcontributedmateriallytothe
successfulaccomplishmentofthemission.CorporalLarion'scourageousactionsand
outstandingperformanceofdutyinthishazardoussituationreflectgreatcreditupon
himselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Leach,WendellG.(POS)
FormeritoriousserviceasacrewmemberoftheUSSPUEBLO(AGER2)duringtheir
periodofcaptivityinNorthKoreafrom24Januaryto23December1968.Although
subjectedtoextremeformsofphysicalandmentalcruelties,whichwereinviolationofall
internationalagreements,hesteadfastlydemonstrateddefianceandtotalresistance
towardshiscaptors.HeneverwaveredinhisdevotiontodutyandloyaltytotheUnited
States,eventhoughtheguardsandinterrogators,frustratedbyhisbehavior,increased
thetempoandseverityoftheirruthlesstreatment.Hiscourageousstandservedtoinspire
hisfellowprisonersandstrengthenedtheirwilltoresist.Byhisexemplaryperformanceof
duty,hereflectedgreatcredituponhimselfandupheldthehighesttraditionsoftheUnited
StatesNavalService.

McManus,AbrahamW.(BronzeStarwithV)
DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.365November1964
SergeantAbrahamW.McManus,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroic
achievementwhileengagedinmilitaryoperationsagainstanopposingarmedforceon30
July1963,inthevicinityofNotlri,Korea.UponlearningthatanarmedNorthKorean
patrolhadbeensightedintheareaofNotlri,SergeantMcManusunhesitatingly
volunteeredtojoinaskirmishlineanddriveoutthehostileforces.Whenafellowsoldier
closetohimwassuddenlyfelledbyhostilegunfireduringtheadvance,hedisplayed
coolnessandfortitude,madehiswaytowardthedirectionofthegunfire,anddetectedthe
positionofthehostileforces.Noticingthatonewaspreparingagrenadeandanother
attemptingtoloadanautomaticweapon,SergeantMcManusdemonstratedcomplete
disregardforhisownpersonalsafetybyjumpingtohisfeetandpreventingthehostile
actionfrommaterializing.Hiscourage,professionalcompetence,anddedicateddevotion
todutyservedtoavertfurthercasualtiestohisunitandcontributedingreatmeasureto
thesuccessfulaccomplishmentofthemission.SergeantMcManus'heroicactionsand
outstandingperformanceofdutyinthishazardoussituationreflectgreatcreditupon
himselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Schumacher,FredericCarl(BronzeStarwithV)
ThePresidentoftheUnitedStatesofAmericatakespleasureinpresentingtheBronze
StarMedalwithCombat"V"toLieutenant,JuniorGradeFredericCarlSchumacher,United
StatesNavy,formeritoriousserviceasacrewmemberoftheU.S.S.PUEBLO(AGER2)
duringhisperiodofcaptivityinNorthKoreafrom24Januaryto23December1968.
Althoughsubjectedtoextremeformsofphysicalandmentalcruelties,whichwerein
violationofallinternationalagreements,hesteadfastlydemonstrateddefianceandtotal
resistancetowardshiscaptors.Heneverwaveredinhisdevotiontodutyandloyaltyto
theUnitedStates,eventhoughtheguardsandinterrogators,frustratedbyhisbehavior,
increasedthetempoandseverityoftheirruthlesstreatment.Hiscourageousstandserved
toinspirehisfellowprisonersandstrengthenedtheirwilltoresist.Byhisexemplary
performanceofduty,hereflectedgreatcredituponhimselfandupheldthehighest
traditionsoftheUnitedStatesNavalService.(Lieutenant,JuniorGrade,Schumacheris
authorizedtoweartheCombat"V".)
Siembida,GeorgeR.(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5717October1968
SpecialistFourGeorgeR.Siembida,RA11640319,UnitedStatesArmy,whodistinguished

himselfbyheroicactionsneartheKoreanDemilitarizedZoneon21April1968while
assignedtoHeadquartersandHeadquartersCompany,2dBattalion,31stInfantry,7th
InfantryDivision.SpecialistSiembidavoluntarilyandwithoutregardtopersonalsafety
exposedhimselftohostilefireintheperformanceofhisdutiesasanaidman.Arrivingat
thesceneofanintensefirefight,SpecialistSiembidawasquicklyinformedofthelocation
ofwoundedpersonnel.Aftergivinginstructionstotheotheraidmen,heproceededto
reachthecasualties.Despitetheheavyenemyfire,SpecialistSiembidaran
approximately100metersacrossanopenareatothefirstman.Findinghimdead,he
shoulderedthebodyandmadetheperilousreturntofriendlypositions,preventing
possibleenemycaptureofthebody.Hethereuponagaindashedthroughtheheavyfireto
reachtheotherwoundedpersonnel.Strugglingtoaforwardposition,SpecialistSiembida
foundthatthemenhadalreadybeenevacuated.Heretrievedvaluablediscarded
equipment,and,aftertraversingtheopenareaforthefourthtime,supervisedthe
treatmentandevacuationofthewounded.SpecialistSiembida'soutstandingintrepidity
andheroicconductreflectgreatcredituponhimself,the7thInfantryDivision,andthe
UnitedStatesArmy.(ThisawardsupersedestheArmyCommendationMedalwith"V"
deviceawardedtoSpecialistFourSiembidaforheroismon21April1968,asannouncedin
GeneralOrdersNumber47,Headquarters7thInfantryDivision,APOSanFrancisco96207,
dated28May1968.)
Turgeon,RoyW.Jr.(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5717October1968
SecondLieutenantRoyW.Turgeon,Jr.,O5342903,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,who
distinguishedhimselfbyhisheroicactionsneartheKoreanMilitaryDemarcationLineon
21April1968.WhileattachedtoHeadquartersandHeadquartersCompany,2d
Battalion,31stInfantry,7thInfantryDivision,LieutenantTurgeonvoluntarilyandwithout
regardtopersonalsafetyexposedhimselftointensefirewhiledirectingcounteraction
againstanattackingenemyforce.HisQuickReactionForcearrivedatthesceneofafire
fightinwhichtenfriendlypersonnelwerepinneddown.Upondrawingfire,Lieutenant
Turgeondeployedhispersonnelinordertoeffectthemostefficientreturnfire.Inthe
courseofthefight,heobservedwoundedfriendlypersonnelonthesideofahill.Despite
witheringenemyfire,hetwicecrossed70metersofopenareainordertomovea
woundedmantotherelativesecurityoffriendlytrackvehicles.LieutenantTurgeon's
strong,fearlessleadershipeffectedtherescueofthehardpressedpatrolbyforcingthe
enemytoretreatnorthoftheMilitaryDemarcationLine.LieutenantTurgeon'sintrepidity
andheroicconductinthefaceoftheenemyreflectgreatcredituponhimself,the7th
InfantryDivision,andtheUnitedStatesArmy.(Thisawardsupersedesawardofthe
ArmyCommendationMedalwith"V"deviceasannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber46,
Headquarters,7thInfantryDivision,APOSanFrancisco96207,dated28May1968.)

Tyrell,JackL.Jr.(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.2618June1968
PrivateFirstClassJackL.Tyrell,Jr.,UnitedStatesArmy,whodistinguishedhimselfby
courageousactionon10August1967,whenthepatrolhewasguidingwasambushedby
anundeterminednumberofNorthKoreanagents,atthesouthernendoftheDemilitarized
Zone.Leadingthepatroltoanintersectionoftwotrails,hisdog,Blackie,suddenly
scentedthehiddenNorthKoreansandlungedtowardthem.OneoftheNorthKoreans
thenbeganfiringanautomaticweapon,killingthedogandwoundingPrivateTyrell.
Despitehiswounds,PrivateTyrellalertedthepatrolandbeganfiringintotheenemy
positions.Withcompletedisregardforhisownlife,PrivateTyrellcontinuedtofireonthe
enemyuntilhewasstruckintheheadbyenemyfireandknockedunconscious.Through
hisheroicactions,PrivateTyrellforcedtheenemytospringtheambushprematurely,thus
preventingthepossibleinjuryorlossoflifeofothermembersofthepatrol.Private
Tyrell'sperformanceofdutywasinthehighesttraditionsofthemilitaryserviceand
reflectsgreatcredituponhimself,the2dInfantryDivisionandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
(ThisawardsupersedestheArmyCommendationMedalwith"v"deviceawardedto
PrivateTyrellforheroismdisplayedon10August1967,asannouncedinGeneralOrders
Number285,Headquarters2dInfantryDivision,dated19October1967.)
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BronzeStarMedalRecipients(Foreign)
Cho,SanPyo(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5824September1969
StaffSergeantSangPyoCho,RepublicofKoreaArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroic
actionagainstanarmedenemyon22June1968whileservingwith1stCompany,71st
Regiment,25thDivision,inthevillageofPogwangdong,Korea.Onthisdate,Sergeant
Chodeployedmembersofhispatroltoblocktheinfiltrators'withdrawalroute.Seeingtwo
membersofhispatrolmortallywoundedbyenemyfire,SergeantChocrawledwith7
metersoftheenemypositionunderintensesmallarmsfire.Withcompletedisregardfor
hisownpersonalsafetyhethrew4handgrenadesintotheirpositionkilling2ofthe5
hiddeninsurgents,thusdisruptingtheenemy'sfire.SergeantCho'sheroicactionswerein
keepingwiththehighesttraditionsofthemilitaryserviceandreflectgreatcreditupon
him,the25thDivision,RepublicofKoreaArmyandtheUnitedNationsCommand.

Sohng,ChungKil(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.136March1969
SecondLieutenantChungKilSohng,Infantry,ArmyoftheRepublicofKorea,who
distinguishedhimselfbydisplayingexemplaryprofessionalismandresourcefulnesswhile
engagedinhostileactionwithanenemyforce.On25June1968,whileservingasa
weaponsplatoonleader,l7thCompany,37thRegiment,12thRepublicofKoreaArmy
Division,LieutenantSohngandhismenweredispatchedtoinvestigatethereportofNorth
KoreanagentsinthevicinityofKosongKun,KangwonProvince.Thepatrolimmediately
tookactiontocutoffanypossibleinfiltrationroute.Thepatrolthenconductedambush
dutyfortheremainderofthenight.ThefollowingmorningLieutenantSohng,while
reconnoiteringinthevicinityofKosongKun,KangwonProvince,contactedoneenemy
agent.Afirefightensuedandtheagentwaskilledatadistanceof15meters.Asecond
agentwassightedtotheirflankandkilledatadistanceof20meters.Meanwhile,
LieutenantSohngrequestedandreceivedreinforcementsfromhisparentunit.Upon
arrivalofreinforcements,LieutenantSohngsurroundedandcombedtheareasuspectedof
harboringmoreenemyagents.Asaconsequencetwomoreenemyagentswere
uncoveredandkilled.LieutenantSohng'sleadershipabilityandtacticalknowhowwere
instrumentalinroutingandkilling4enemyagentswithoutasinglefriendlycasualty.
LieutenantSohng'sactionswereinkeepingwithhigheststandardsofthefreeworldforces
andreflectgreatcredituponhimself,the12thDivision,theArmyoftheRepublicofKorea
andtheUnitedNationsCommand.
Um,E.Yung(BronzeStarwithV)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.136March1969
StaffSergeante.YungUm,ArmyoftheRepublicofKorea,whodistinguishedhimselfby
heroicactionagainstanarmedenemyon22June1968whileservingwith
ReconnaissanceCompany,72dRegiment,25thDivision,RepublicofKoreaArmy.Onthis
date,SergeantUmwasinchargeofasearchpartypatrollingtheKoreanDemilitarized
Zonewhenthepatrolencounteredthreeinfiltrators.Immediatelyoneinfiltratorwas
killed.SergeantUmclimbedanobservationtowerandlocatedtheremainingintruders
tryingtoexfiltratetothenorth.SergeantUmwithsmallarmsfirefromtheobservation
towerpinneddowntheintruders.SergeantUmthencrawledwithin20metersofthe
enemy.Withcompletedisregardforhisownpersonalsafety,heplacedeffectivesmall
armsfireupontheenemysoldiers,mortallywoundingthem.SergeantUm'sheroic
actionswereinkeepingwiththehighesttraditionsofthefreeworld'smilitaryserviceand
reflectgreatcredituponhim,the25thDivision,theRepublicofKoreaArmy,andthe
UnitedNationsCommand.

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DistinguishedFlyingCrossMedalRecipients
Lundgren,CWOThomasP.(Armypostwaraward)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3312June1962
ChiefWarrantOfficerThomasP.Lundgren,W3150442,TransportationCorps,United
StatesArmy,amemberofthe15thTransportationDetachment,1stCavalryDivision,
distinguishedhimselfbyheroismwhileparticipatinginaerialflighton26February1962,
inKorea.WarrantOfficerLundgrenwasthepilotofanH19CChickasawhelicopter
carryingacopilotandfivepassengers.Inanattempttolandthehelicopteratahelipad
inmountainousterrain,theantitorquemechanismsuddenlyfailedandtheaircraftbegan
tovibrateviolentlyatapproximatelyonehundredfeetabovetheground.Asthe
helicoptersettledearthward,directionalcontrolwaslostandtheaircraftstartedtoturn
awayfromthehelipadintoawoodedarea.Inthissuddenemergency,WarrantOfficer
Lundgrendemonstratedoutstandingtechnicalcompetence,soundjudgment,andpresence
ofmind.Despitetheextremedifficultyinmaintainingcontrolofthehelicopter,he
succeededinmaneuveringitstailboomagainstatree,therebystabilizingtheaircraft,and
preventingitfromcompletelyspinningoutofcontrol.Afterassuringthathispassengers
wereevacuatedandasafedistanceaway,hethenattemptedtosavethehelicopterby
hovertaxiingittothehelipad.Whenthetailboombecamedislodgedfromthetree,the
helicopterrotatedviolently,becamecompletelyuncontrollable,crashed,andimmediately
burstintoflames.Whentheaircraftcrashed,thecopilotwastrappedontheflightdeck.
WarrantOfficerLundgrenassistedhimtosafetythroughthepilot'semergencyexit,then
evacuatedhimselfbeforetheburningaircraftbecamecompletelyengulfedbyflames.
WarrantOfficerLundren'scompletedisregardforhisownpersonalsafety,quickthinking,
andcourageousactionsavedthelivesofhispassengersandcopilotandreflectsthe
utmostcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(Thisawardsupersedestheprevious
awardoftheArmyCommendationMedalformeritoriousachievementon26February
1962,asannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber46,dated2April1962,Headquarters,1st
CavalryDivision,APO24,SanFrancisco,California.)
Norman,KevinMichael(posthumous)
GeneralOrders:PermanentOrder00816(January8,2009)
ThePresidentoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica,authorizedbyActofCongress,July2,
1926,takesprideinpresentingtheDistinguishedFlyingCross(Posthumously)toCaptain
KevinMichaelNorman,UnitedStatesArmy,forheroismduringaerialflighton12August

2003,whileservingasCommander,CompanyA,6thBattalion,52dAviationRegiment,
17thAviationBrigade,SeoulAirBase,Korea.Throughgreatcourageandincredibleflying
skills,CaptainNormanwasabletopreventhisdisabledaircraftfromcrashingintoa
Koreanvillage,savingthelivesofanuntoldnumberoflocalnationalcivilians.Captain
Norman'sheroicactionsareinkeepingwiththefinesttraditionsofmilitaryserviceand
reflectdistinctcredituponhimself,the17thAviationBrigade,theEighthUnitedStates
Army,andtheUnitedStatesArmy.
NarrativetoAccompanyAward:CaptainKevinM.Norman,UnitedStatesArmy,
distinguishedhimselfbyexceptionallyheroicactionsandextraordinaryflyingachievement
whileparticipatinginaerialflightinservicetotheUnitedStatesasCommander,A
Company,6thBattalion,52dAviationRegiment,17thAviationBrigade,SeoulAirBase,
Korea,on12August2003.CaptainNormanwasflyingaC12Hurononaroutine
maintenancetestflightfromSeoulAirbase,Koreawhentheplaneencounteredmechanical
problems.Heandhiscopilot,ChiefWarrantOfficer3DavidW.Snowheroicallystruggled
tokeepthefailingaircraftfromcrashingintothehomesofthelocalnationalpopulation,
savingthelivesandpropertyofthepeopleofKongseRi.Severalwitnesses,includingLee
ChaeSoo,alocalKoreanpropertyowner,saidthepilotspurposelysteeredthedisabled
aircraftawayfromthehomesinthecommunity.ChaeSoowasquotedassaying,I'm
thankfulforthosepilots,asIfeeltheysacrificedthemselvestoprotecttheresidential
area.Despitetheplanebeingonfire,thewitnessessayitchangedcourseand
maneuveredawayfromthevillage.LieutenantGeneralCharlesC.Campbell,the
Commanderof8thUnitedStatesArmyatthetimeoftheincident,saidinanofficialpress
release,Ourheartfeltcondolencesgoouttothefamiliesofthesetwoheroicaviatorswho
dideverythingtheycouldtopreventciviliancasualties.CaptainNormandemonstrated
incrediblecourageandfortitudeduringthischaoticandterrifyingaccident.Histhoughts
andactionsputthelivesofothersabovehisown.ThepeopleofKongseRiareextremely
gratefulforhisincredibleflyingskillsandheroicactionsthatsavedtheirlives.Hisactions
areinkeepingwiththefinesttraditionsofmilitaryserviceandreflectdistinctcreditupon
himself,the17thAviationBrigade,the8thUnitedStatesArmy,andtheUnitedStates
Army.
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NavyCrossRecipients
Hammond,RobertJ.(POW)
ThePresidentoftheUnitedStatestakespleasureinpresentingtheNavyCrosstoRobert
J.Hammond,Sergeant,U.S.MarineCorps,forextraordinaryheroismasacrewmember
oftheU.S.S.Pueblo(AGER2)duringtheirperiodofcaptivityinNorthKoreafrom24
Januaryto23December1968.Followinghiscapture,SergeantHammond,throughhis

unyieldingresistanceandfierceloyaltytohisshipmatesandhiscountry,becamea
symbolofresistance,courage,anddedicationtotheUnitedStates.Thisinfuriatedthe
NorthKoreans,whosingledhimoutformorefrequentandfarmoreseverebrutalities
thanwereadministeredtotheotherprisoners.WhentheNorthKoreanslearnedthatthe
U.S.S.PUEBLOcrewhaddupedthemintheirinternationalpropagandaefforts,they
intensifiedtheireffortstobreakthewillandspiritofthecrewthroughtheadministration
ofindiscriminatebeatings.Realizingthatmanyofhisshipmateswereindangerofbeing
permanentlyinjuredorkilled,SergeantHammondwillinglyattemptedtosacrificehisown
lifeinorderthathisshipmatesmightbesparedfurthertorture.Thefollowingdaythe
NorthKoreansceasedtheirbeatingsandtortures.SergeantHammond'sdevotiontoduty
andheroicactionsagainstseeminglyimpossibleoddsreflectedgreatcredituponhimself
andupheldthehighesttraditionsoftheMarineCorpsandtheUnitedStatesNavalService.
Authority:NavyDepartmentBoardofDecorationsandMedals.HomeTown:Ossipee,New
Hampshire
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SilverStarMedalRecipients
Deville,MarkA.
PrivateFirstClassMarkA.Deville,UnitedStatesArmy,wasawardedtheSilverStarfor
exceptionalvalorandgallantryinactionwhileservingwiththeJointSecurityForce
Company,UnitedNationsCommandSecurityForceatPanmunjom,Korea,on23
November1984.InreactiontothirtyattackingNorthKoreansoldiersinpursuitofa
Sovietdefector,PrivateDeville'saggressiveactionswereinstrumentalindefeatingthe
enemy.Throughouttheintensefirefight,PrivateDevilledisplayedacompletedisregard
forhisownpersonalsafetywhileaccomplishinghismission.PrivateFirstClassDeville's
braveryandaggressiveperformanceofdutyunderextremelyhazardouscircumstances
areinkeepingwiththefinesttraditionsofmilitaryheroismandreflectgreatcreditupon
him,theUnitedNationsCommandandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Hodges,Duane(posthumous)
ThePresidentoftheUnitedStatestakesprideinpresentingtheSilverStarMedal
(Posthumously)toDuaneHodges,Fireman,U.S.Navy,forconspicuousgallantryand
intrepidityinactionon23January1968whichservingonboardU.S.S.PUEBLO(AGER2)
duringtheunwarrantedattackuponandillegalseizureofthatvesselininternational
watersintheSeaofJapanbyNorthKoreannavalandairforceconsistingoftwopatrol
boats,fourtorpedoboats,andtwoaircraft.WhenPUEBLOcameunderfirefromthese
NorthKoreanunits,PettyOfficerHodgesrenderedinvaluableassistanceinthefaceofthe

intensehostilefirewhileparticipatingintheunfamiliartaskofdestroyingclassified
materials.Mortallywoundedwhilecarryingoutthisassignment,PettyOfficerHodges,by
hiscourage,initiative,andinspiringdedication,hereflectedcredituponhimselfand
upheldandenhancedthehighesttraditionsoftheUnitedStatesNavalService.[Born:
September5,1946atCreswell,Oregon.HomeTown:Creswell,Oregon]
Lamb,RichardC.
StaffSergeantRichardC.Lamb,UnitedStatesArmy,wasawardedtheSilverStarfor
exceptionalvalorandgallantryinactionwhileservingwiththeJointSecurityForce
Company,UnitedNationsCommandSecurityForceatPanmunjom,Korea,on23
November1984.InreactiontothirtyattackingNorthKoreansoldiersinpursuitofa
Sovietdefector,StaffSergeantLamb'saggressiveactionswereinstrumentalindefeating
theenemy.Throughouttheintensefirefight,SergeantLambdisplayedacomplete
disregardforhisownpersonalsafetywhileaccomplishinghismission.StaffSergeant
Lamb'sbraveryandaggressiveperformanceofdutyunderextremelyhazardous
circumstancesareinkeepingwiththefinesttraditionsofmilitaryheroismandreflect
greatcredituponhim,theUnitedNationsCommandandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Mizusawa,BertKameaaloha
ThePresidentoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica,authorizedbyActofCongress,July9,1918
(amendedbyactofJuly25,1963),takespleasureinpresentingtheSilverStartoCaptain
(Infantry)BertKameaalohaMizusawa,UnitedStatesArmy,forexceptionalvalorand
gallantryinactionwhileservingasCommanderoftheJointSecurityForceCompany,
UnitedNationsCommandSecurityForceatPanmunjom,Korea,on23November1984.
InreactiontothirtyattackingNorthKoreansoldiersinpursuitofaSovietdefector,
CaptainMizusawa'soutstandingleadershipandaggressiveactionsinleadinghiscompany
whileunderfirewereinstrumentalindefeatingtheenemy.Additionally,hepersonallyled
thedefectortosafetywhileunderfireanddeliberately,atgreatrisktohimself,exposed
himselftotheenemyinfrontofhisowntroopstoensurethesuccessofhiscompany's
combataction.Throughouttheintensefirefight,CaptainMizusawadisplayedacomplete
disregardforhisownpersonalsafetywhileaccomplishinghismission.CaptainMizusawa's
braveryandoutstandingleadershipunderextremelyhazardouscircumstancesarein
keepingwiththefinesttraditionsofmilitaryheroismandreflectgreatcredituponhim,
theUnitedNationsCommandandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Orlicki,JohnE.
ThePresidentoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica,authorizedbyActofCongress,July9,1918
(amendedbyactofJuly25,1963),takespleasureinpresentingtheSilverStarto
SpecialistJohnE.Orlicki,UnitedStatesArmy,forexceptionalvalorandgallantryinaction
whileservingasTeamLeader,JointSecurityForceCompany,UnitedNationsCommand

SecurityForceatPanmunjom,Korea,on23November1984.Inreactiontothirty
attackingNorthKoreansoldiersinpursuitofaSovietdefector,SpecialistOrlicki's
aggressiveactionswereinstrumentalindefeatingtheenemy.Hewasresponsiblefor
providingsustainedsuppressivefiresandstoppingtheenemyforcewithanM203.
Throughouttheintensefirefight,SpecialistOrlickidisplayedacompletedisregardforhis
ownpersonalsafetywhileaccomplishinghismission.SpecialistOrlicki'sbraveryand
aggressiveperformanceofdutyunderextremelyhazardouscircumstancesareinkeeping
withthefinesttraditionsofmilitaryheroismandreflectgreatcredituponhim,theUnited
NationsCommandandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Reynolds,ErnestD.(posthumous)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.164April1967
PrivateErnestD.Reynolds,US55881470,UnitedStatesArmy,whowhileservingasa
memberofCompanyA,1stBattalion,23dInfantry,2dInfantryDivision,distinguished
himselfbygallantryinactionon2November1966intheRepublicofKoreaby
sacrificinghisownlifeinthedefenseofhisfellowsoldiers.PrivateReynoldswasa
memberofapatroloperatingnearthesouthernboundaryoftheDemilitarizedZonein
KoreawhenhispatrolwasattackedandoverrunbyanarmedpatroloftheNorthKorean
Army.Priortotheattack,asrearsecurityman,hehadoccupiedaconcealedpositionand
openedfireupontheenemy,andhecontinuedtofireuntilhehimselfwaskilled.His
indomitablecourage,determination,andprofoundconcernforhisfellowsoldiers,arein
thehighesttraditionsofthemilitaryservice,andreflectgreatcredituponhimself,the2d
InfantryDivision,andtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Ross,Gary
Source:KoreanWarProject
"HereisastorythatranintheHawaiiArmyWeekly.Asoldierwhoservedinthe1984JSA
firefightfinallygothisCIB:http://www.25idl.army.mil/article.cfm?art_id=651
Soldierreceiveshonoryearsaftermission
ByStaffSgt.KanessaMynettAllen
TheU.S.ArmypridesitselfonrecognizingandhonoringSoldierswhodistinguish
themselvesthroughactionsaboveandbeyondthecallofduty.Forone25thInfantry
Division(Light)Soldier,thathonorarrivedMonday,16yearsafteraneventhesaid
changedhisentireperspectiveontheUnitedStatesmilitary.
StaffSgt.GaryRoss,HeadquartersandHeadquartersCompany,25thID(L),division
deploymenttrainingcenternoncommissionedofficerincharge,wasawardedtheBronze

StarwithVdeviceandtheCombatInfantryman'sBadgeforacombatactionhetookpart
inasaprivatewhilestationedinKoreamorethanadecadeandahalfago.
Lt.Col.SamHolloway,divisionsupplyofficerandRoss'supervisor,saidthishonormeans
closureforRoss."It'sfinalrecognitionforanoutstandingperformanceofdutyalongtime
ago.Thiswasalongtimecoming,andit'sawelldeservedhonor,"Hollowaysaid.
RosswasawardedtheBronzeStarfor"exceptionalvalorasariflemanassignedtothe
JointSecurityForceCompany,UnitedNationsCommandSecurityForceatPanmunjom,
KoreaNov.23,1984."RossandhisunittookpartinafirefightwiththirtyNorthKorean
SoldiersinpursuitofaSovietdefector,ensuringbordersecurityandthesafetyofthe
defectorandothersintheUNcommandsectoroftheJointSecurityArea.
Brig.Gen.CarlEikenberry,25thID(L)AssistantDivisionCommander(Support),
presentedtheawards.EikenberrywasamajorassignedasRoss'deputycommanderat
thetimethefirefightforwhichhewasrecognizedensued.Eikenberryexplainedtothe
gueststhecircumstancessurroundingthelongwaitforRoss'overdueawardandhowthe
companycommander,whonowworksfortheSecretaryoftheArmy,hadtolauncha
campaign"torecognizethisSoldierwhoperformedheroicallythatday."
Eikenberrysaiditwasimportanttorememberthatit'snotwhataSoldierwearsontheir
chestthatisimportant,butthatit'swhat'sinsidetheirheadandheartthatmatterand
makeadifference.HenotedthatRosshasbeentakingdifficultassignmentsthroughout
hisentirecareerandnothavinghadtheseprestigiousawardsuntilnowhasnotchanged
thehighqualityofSoldierheis.
Rosssaidbeingrecognizedforacombatactionthattookplacesolongagocameasa
surpriseandit'sahugehonorforhimtoreceivetheseawards."Iwasnotexpectingit.It
makesyoufeelreallygoodthatsomeonethoughtenoughaboutittokeeponthisafterall
theseyears,"Rosssaid."Icontinuouslythinkofwhathappenedovertherebecause
peopledied,butIneverthoughtaboutitasanawarddue."
Ross,whoinitiallyjoinedtheArmytoearnenoughmoneyforhiscollegeeducation,said
thatthatonedayinKorea,justsixmonthsafterheenlisted,changedhisoutlookonthe
military'smissionaltogether."IfthisdidnothappenIwouldnothavemadeacareerout
ofit.ItakeprideintheArmyanditshowsagreatdealofhonorthatIreceivedthisnow.
Withorwithoutit,Iamproud."
Schumacher,FredericCarl(POW)
ThePresidentoftheUnitedStatestakespleasureinpresentingtheSilverStarMedalto
FredericCarlSchumacher,Lieutenant[thenLieutenantJuniorGrade],U.S.Navy,for
conspicuousgallantryandintrepidityinactionon23January1968whichservingon
boardU.S.S.PUEBLO(AGER2)duringtheunwarrantedattackuponandillegalseizureof

thatvesselininternationalwatersintheSeaofJapanbyNorthKoreannavalandairforce
consistingoftwopatrolboats,fourtorpedoboats,andtwoaircraft.WhentheU.S.S.
PUEBLOcameunderheavyfirefromtheseNorthKoreanunits,LieutenantSchumacher,as
OperationsOfficer,repeatedlyexposedhimselftotheintensefirewhileorganizingand
providingthenecessarysupervisiontoensurethedestructionofallclassifiedmaterials
underhispurview.Throughhisinspiringleadership,courage,anddedicationinthefaceof
hostilefire,hereflectedgreatcredituponhimselfandupheldthehighesttraditionsofthe
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Soldier'sMedalRecipients
Anderson,RogerD.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.6012October1962
PlatoonSergeantRogerd.Anderson,(thenSergeantFirstClass),UnitedStatesarmy,a
memberofthe2dPlatoon,CompanyA,1stBattleGroup,8thCavalry,1stCavalry
Division,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon4May1962,inKorea.Whileworkingasa
memberofaminefielddetail,aKoreansoldieroftheKoreanAugmentationtotheUnited
StatesArmy,accidentallysteppedintoaminefieldcluster,explodedoneofthemines
whichseveredhisleg,andcausedhimtofallwithinotherliveminesinthecluster.Upon
hearingtheexplosion,SergeantAndersonrushedtothearea,and,fullyawareofthe
extremedangertohisownlife,voluntarilyandpromptlyparticipatedinthehazardous
rescueoperation.Afterprobing,locating,anddisarmingtheminesintheareaand
reachingtheseverelywoundedKorean,hequicklyappliedfirstaidanddiscoveredthatthe
injuredsoldierwaslyingontopofalivemine.Realizingtheimminentdangerof
detonationinattemptingtoremovetheminefrombeneaththevictim,heundauntedly
startedtheharrowinganddangeroustask.Heheldthewoundedman'sbodywithone
handtopreventhimfrommovingandexplodingthemineandfearlesslyandskillfully
extractedthemineandcontinuedhisworkuntilallminesintheclusterwerelocatedand
disarmed.Hethencapablyassistedinevacuatingthewoundedsoldierfromthe
minefield.SergeantAnderson'sunhesitating,efficient,andheroicactioninthefaceof
gravedangersavedthelifeofhisKoreancomradeandreflectsgreatcredituponhimself
andthemilitaryservice.(ThisawardsupersedessomuchofGeneralOrderNumber75,
Headquarters1stCavalrydivision,dated4June1962,aspertainstoawardoftheArmy
CommendationMedaltoSergeantAndersonformeritoriousachievementon4May1962.)
Aumiller,CharlesA.

Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1610April1962
SergeantCharlesA.Aumiller,RA13657980(thenSpecialistFourthClass),UnitedStates
Army,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon11July1961inKorea,whileamemberof
CompanyB,1stBattleGroup,31stInfantry.Duringamobilityexercisewithhisunit,
SergeantAumillersawagroupofKoreansoldiersbathingintherainswollenHantan
River.OneoftheKoreanbatherswassweptintoa500yardstretchofrapidswithjagged
rocksandbouldersprotruding.Uponhearingthevictim'scriesforhelp,Sergeant
Aumiller,unhesitatingly,andwithoutregardforhisownpersonalsafety,jumpedintothe
ragingrivertorescuetheKoreansoldier.Withgreateffortsanddetermination,he
successfullyreachedandheldtheshockedvictimabovethewaterlevel.Asthetwomen
weebeinghurledthroughtherapids,SergeantAumillercaughtholdofaconcretepiling
andpulledtheKoreantosafetyonalargeboulder.Theywerepulledfromthewaterby
otherAmericansoldierswhotiedrileslingstogethertouseasrope.SergeantAumiller's
courageousandheroicactioninvoluntarilyriskinghisownlifetosavethelifeofanallied
soldierreflectsgreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(Thisawardsupersedes
awardoftheArmyCommendationMedalasannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber115,
Headquarters7thInfantryDivision,dated27October1961.)
Bailiff,Finley
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1021March1956
PrivateFinleyBailiff,MedicalCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofCompany"A",73d
TankBattalion,forheroismon18September1955,nearTaejonni,Korea.Whileoff
duty,PrivateBailifflearnedthatthreeAmericanservicemenlayinjuredinaminefield,
andquicklyproceededtothesceneoftheaccidenttoassistinrescueoperations.During
thehoursofdarkness,andfullyawareofthedangerinvolved,PrivateBailiff
unhesitatinglyprobedthroughdensebrushandoverhangingvegetationand,withthehelp
ofacomrade,evacuatedoneoftheillfatedsoldierstosafety.Afteradministering
emergencytreatmenttothesufferingman,PrivateBailiffheadedanaidteamand,
enteringtheminedareaasecondandthirdtime,rescuedtheothertwocasualties.Then
hecarefullysurveyedthehazardousareaforanallegedfourthvictim,andrepeatedhis
searchthefollowingdaytoinsurethatnoonewasleftintheminefield.PrivateBailiff's
intrepidityandprompt,courageousactionsreflectutmostcreditonhimselfandupholdthe
honoredtraditionsofthemilitaryservice.
Bair,ThomasF.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3818September1967

CaptainThomasF.Bair,04027927,MilitaryPoliceCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,who
distinguishedhimselfbyheroismwhileservingasSecurityOfficeroftheUnitedStates
ArmySupportGroup,JointSecurityArea,Panmunjom,Korea,on22March1967.Atthe
conclusionoftheMilitaryArmisticeCommissionmeetingbeingheldatPanmunjom,Korea,
Mr.SuKunYi,ViceChiefoftheofficialNorthKoreanCentralNewsAgency,enteredaU.S.
ArmysedanseekingtransportationtoSouthKorea.Withoutthoughtforthisownsafety,
CaptainBairimmediatelyrantotheassistanceofMr.SuKunYi,knockingtwoarmed
NorthKoreanguardsfromthevehicleastheyattemptedtodragMr.SuKunYifromthe
vehicle.CaptainBair'sactionswereinstrumentalinthesuccessfulflightofMr.SuKunYi
toasylumintheRepublicofKorea.CaptainBair'sheroicconductisnotonlyinthe
highesttraditionoftheUnitedStatesArmyandreflectedgreatcredituponhimselfandthe
MilitaryServicebutgreatlyenhancedtheimageofhisunitandtheUnitedNations
Command.
Balcombe,JeanneM.(posthumous)
CITATIONNOTYETFOUND.
OnSept.1,1999,Sgt.1stClassJeanneM.Balcombe,ofthe1stPlatoon,55thMilitary
PoliceCompany,wasposthumouslyawardedtheSoldiersMedalforheroisminthefaceof
danger.WhileondutyonAug.21st1999,Balcombe'squickthinkingandselflessresponse
safeguardedandprotectedothersattheTroopMedicalClinicatCampRedCloud,Korea.
Sheplacedherselfinharm'swaybetweenthreesoldiersandanarmedgunman.
"SergeantJeanneBalcombewasshotandkilledatCampRedCloud,SouthKorea,byone
ofherownsoldiers.Thesuspect,whowasdrunkatthetime,wasupsetthatSergeant
Balcombehadorderedabloodtestononeofthesuspect'sfriends.Hethenoverpowered
aSouthKoreansoldierstationedatthebaseandtookhissidearm.HeshotSergeant
Balcombethreetimes,includingonceinthehead,beforefleeingthebase.Hewas
capturedlaterinthedaybyKoreanNationalPoliceofficerswiththemurderweaponstill
inhispossession.ThesuspectwasconvictedofcapitalmurderbyGeneralCourtMartial
andsentencedtolifeinprison.SergeantBalcombewasamemberofthe55thMilitary
PoliceCompany.Sheissurvivedbyherhusbandandtwodaughters."
Barker,JamesK.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5026September1968
SpecialistfourJamesK.Barker,RA12651355,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberof
HeadquartersandHeadquartersCompany,2dBattalion,23Infantry(Mechanized),who,
throughaheroiceffortthatendangeredhisownlife,waslargelyresponsibleforsaving
thelifeofamemberofascoutplatoonon29March1968.Thevictim,havingbecome

stuckinthequicksandlikemudneartheImjinRiver,wassoonengulfedintherapidly
risingtideoftheriver.Whenitbecameapparentthatthemancouldnotbepulledfreeby
ordinarymeans,SpecialistBarker,realizinghecouldhimselfbecometrappedinthemud,
enteredthewatertothepointwherethemanwasrapidlysinking.SpecialistBarkier
remainedwithhimforoneandonehalfhours,attimesdisappearingfromsightinthe
risingtide,inanefforttokeepthevictimfromgoingbelowtheriver'ssurface.Due
largelytohisefforts,heandthevictimwereeventuallypulledfromthedeadlytrapbya
rescuehelicopter.SpecialistBarker'sheroiceffortservedasaninspirationtomorethan
ascoreofrescuersonthesceneandbroughtgreatcredittohimselfandthemilitary
service.(ThisawardsupersedestheArmyCommendationMedalawardedtoSpecialist
BarkerasannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber89,Headquarters,EighthUnitedStates
Army,APOSanFrancisco96301,dated7June1968.)
Bass,HaroldJ.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3818September1967
AirmanFirstClassHaroldJ.Bass,AF11435379,UnitedStatesAirForce,whodistinguished
himselfbyheroismon9February1967.Atapproximately1030hoursanArmyMohave
CH37helicoptercrashedandburnedatanACWssitelocatedatYongmunSan,Korea.
WithoutregardforhisownsafetyAirmanBassimmediatelyrantothehelicopterand
freedthepilot,whoseescapehatchjammedandcouldn'tbeopenedfromtheinside.
Afterfreeingthepilot,AirmanBassthenmovedtothesideofthehelicopterand,
disregardingtheflamesfromburninggasoline,assistedapassengerwhowasentangledin
thewreckage.Onlyafterhewasassuredthatallpersonnelwereevacuateddidheleave
theaircraft.Hethenproceededtoadministerfirstaidtooneofthecrewmemberswho
wasseverelyburned.AirmanBass'actionswereinkeepingwiththehighesttraditionsof
braveryintheUnitedStatesArmyandbringgreatcredituponhimself,hissquadron,and
theUnitedStatesAirForce.
Bauer,DanielR.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1610April1962
SecondLieutenantDanielR.Bauer,O5007623,Armor,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroismonthenightof13October1961,inthevicinityofMoyreDong,
Korea.WhenLieutenantBauerwasinformedthatfourmembersofhisplatoonona
routinenightpatrolmissionwereinjuredandtrappednearaclusterofantitankand
antipersonnelmines,hevoluntarilyandcourageouslyparticipatedinthehazardousrescue
operations.Inanoutstandingdisplayofexceptionalinitiative,resourcefulness,andquick
thinking,heimmediatelyobtainedprobingandmarkingequipment,organizedlighting

facilities,arrangedformedicalaid,andmovedrapidlytotheminefieldsite.Hequickly
movedallsupportingpersonneltoasafedistance,andwithtotaldisregardforhisown
personalsafety,bravelyproceededtoprobeasafelanethroughseventyfivefeetofthe
minefieldtothepositionofhismen.Despitethedifficultiesanddangerimposedby
darkness,thickgroundcoveroftangledvines,thenecessityforprobingeachtwoorthree
inchesintheminefieldthatcontainedM15antipersonnelmines,andtheimminentdanger
ofdetonation,headvancedwithgreatspeedandwithoutregardforhisownlifetoreach
hismenrapidly.Cautiouslyprobingtheareaofthemineexplosion,heencounteredthree
unexplodedmines.Realizinghewasinaminecluster,heundauntedlycontinuedworking
untilheevacuatedoneunharmedmanandoneseverelywounded,therebysavinghislife.
Hethenevacuatedtwoofthemenwhodiedofwounds,anddidnotwithdrawuntilall
personnelwereremovedfromtheminefield.LieutenantBauer'sunhesitating,efficient,
andheroicactioninthefaceofgravedangersavedthelivesoftwoofhismenand
reflectsgreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(Thisawardsupersedessomuch
ofGeneralOrdersNumber145,Headquarters1stCavalryDivision,dated9November
1961,aspertainstothepreviousawardoftheArmyCommendationMedaltoLieutenant
Bauerformeritoriousachievementon13October1961.)
Beall,GeraldJ.Jr.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5628October1957
PrivateFirstclassGeraldJ.Beall,Jr.,RA19545748,UnitedStatesArmy,atruckdriverfor
CompanyM,21stInfantryRegiment,24thInfantryDivision,distinguishedhimselfby
heroismnearNullori,Korea,on22October1956.OnlearningthataKoreanyouthhad
beenbadlyinjuredbytheexplosionofalandmine,PrivateBealldrovehisvehicletothe
sceneoftheaccident.Fullyawareofthedangerinvolvedandwithoutbenefitofamine
detector,heunhesitatinglyenteredtheunchartedminefieldandwenttotherescueofthe
helplessman.Withthehelpoftwocompanionswhofollowedhimintothehazardousarea,
heevacuatedthesufferingmantothetruckandtookhimtothebattalionaidstationfor
treatment.PrivateBeall'svalorousactionswereinstrumentalinsavingthelifeofayoung
Korean,reflectingutmostcreditonhimselfandupholdingthetraditionsofthemilitary
service.
Best,LeonidasW.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4918September1957
MajorLeonidasW.Best,TransportationCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimself
byheroisminthevicinityofSeoul,Korea,onthenightof22February1957.Major
Best'sdetachmentwasoneofagroupofaviationunitsassignedthemissionofrescuing

survivorsofaC124aircraftwhichcrashlandedonasandbarintheHanRiverEstuary.
Inadesperateraceagainsttherapidlyrisingtidewatersandamountingdangertothe
survivorsfromcontinuedexposuretothewinterelements,hedirectedtheevacuation
flightsofthehelicoptersunderextremelyhazardousconditions.Withdisregardtohisown
safetyorcomfortheworkedintheicefilledriverwiththerisingtidereachinghisarmpits,
supervisingtheflights,loadingthesurvivors,anddirectingsearchoperations.Despitethe
hazardsofthehelicopterrotorblades,theswiftcurrentoftherisingtide,andfull
awarenessofthedangerofhoveringaircraftoverhead,MajorBestresolutelyand
unhesitatinglyperformedhisduty,therebycontributingimmeasurablytothecompletely
successfulrescuemission.Hisunhesitatingandcourageousactioninthefaceofgrave
dangercoupledwithcompletedisregardforhisownsafety,reflectsgreatcrediton
himself,hisunit,andthemilitaryservice.
Butler,GeorgeA.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.409December1965
PrivateFirstClassGeorgeA.Butler,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroism
on6February1965,whileservingasamilitarypolicemaninCompanyB,728thMilitary
PoliceBattalion,Taejon,Korea.PrivateButlerwasperformingnormalmilitarytraffic
patrolwhenhesawasmallKoreanboyfallthroughtheicecoveringtheYuchonRiver.He
stoppedhisvehicle,rantothebankoftheriverand,withcompletedisregardforhisown
safety,begantocrawlovertheicetotheflounderingchildwhentheicebrokeunderhis
weight.Then,heforgedhiswaytowardtheboy,breakingtheicewithhisforearms.
Throughhisdeterminationandgreateffort,hesucceededinreachingtheboyandbringing
himtothesafetyoftheshore.Afterbeingassuredthatthechildwasfeelingfine,he
releasedhimtoagroupofKoreanadultswhohacongregatedatthescene.Private
Butler'sheroicconductinthisemergencyisinthehighesttraditionsoftheUnitedStates
Armyandreflectsgreatcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Cain,HaroldL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4918September1957
PrivateHaroldL.Cain,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon
thenightof22February1957inthevicinityofSeoul,Korea,whentheC124aircrafton
whichhewasapassengerdevelopedenginetroubleshortlyaftertakeoffandcrashlanded
onasandbarintheHanRiver,burstingintoflamesonimpact.PrivateCainignoredthe
fiercelyburningairplaneandconstantthreatfromexplosion,andwithcompletedisregard
forhisownlife,voluntarilyreturnedtotheairplanetoseekandaidinjuredsurvivors.He
maderepeatedtripsattheriskofhislifeinattemptingtodragtheinjuredmenfromthe

plane.Hisheroiceffortswerehamperedbydarknessanddangerfromdrowninginthe
fastflowingandfreezingtidewaters.Despitetheicywater,heledseveralmensuffering
fromshockawayfromthecrashareaandlaterhelpedloadcasualtiesontorescue
helicopters.PrivateCaincontinuedhisheroiceffortsuntilalloftheinjuredhadbeen
evacuatedandremovedtosafety.Whenhefinallyconsentedtohisownevacuationthe
ragingriverhadrisenabovehiskneesandthreatenedtosweephimintotheicywaters.
Hispromptandcourageousactionreflectsgreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Capka,JerryG.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1021March1956
MajorJerryG.Capka,CorpsofEngineers,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofHeadquarters
2dEngineerGroup(Construction),distinguishedhimselfbyheroismnearKimpoAirBase,
Korea,on6August1955.Whena21/2tontrucktransporting20enlistedmenfellfrom
abridge,trappingalloccupantsinsidethevehicle,MajorCapkaradioedarequestfor
ambulancesandfirefightingequipmentandquicklyorganizedrescueoperations.While
attemptingtoliftthetruckwiththehelpofagroupofenlistedmenandKoreancivilians,
thegasolinetankexplodedandenvelopedthevehicleinflames.Withcompletedisregard
forhisownsafety,MajorCapkaforcedanentryintotheburningvehicleandeffectedthe
rescueofseveralvictims.MajorCapka'scourageousactionsreflectutmostcrediton
himselfandareinkeepingwiththetraditionsofthemilitaryservice.
Carmack,RoyD.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.409December1965
StaffSergeantRoyD.Carmack,UnitedStatesArmy,asamemberofCompanyC,2d
Battalion(Mechanized),17thInfantry,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon12April
1965,inKorea.SergeantCarmackwasonthesceneduringamechanicalrepairofan
ArmoredPersonnelCarrierwhenthevehicle,loadedwithammunition,burstintoflames.
Aftertwomechanicswereforcedfromthecarrierwhenthefixedfireextinguisherfailed
toputouttheblazeandanexplosionwasimminent,SergeantCarmackdisplayed
completedisregardforhisownsafetyinanefforttoextinguishthefire.Hegrabbeda
portablefireextinguisherand,althoughattiredonlyinfieldclothing,enteredtheburning
carrierandsucceededinextinguishingtheflames.Hiscourageandpromptactions
preventedpossibleinjurytopersonnelonthesceneanddamagetoGovernmentproperty.
SergeantCarmack'sheroicconductinthisemergencysituationisinthehighesttraditions
oftheUnitedStatesArmyandreflectsgreatcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Carter,JohnT.

Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5026September1968
SecondLieutenantJohnT.Carter,054341875,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberof
HeadquartersandHeadquartersCompany,2dBattalion,23dInfantry(Mechanized),who,
throughaheroiceffortthatendangeredhisownlife,waslargelyresponsibleforsaving
thelifeofamemberofascoutplatoonon29March1968.Thevictim,havingbecome
stuckinthequicksandlikemudneartheImjinRiver,wassoonengulfedintherapidly
risingtideoftheriver.Whenitbecameapparentthatthemancouldnotbepulledfreeby
ordinarymeans,LieutenantCarter,realizinghecouldhimselfbecometrappedinthemud,
enteredthewatertothepointwherethemanwasrapidlysinking.LieutenantCarter
remainedwithhimforoneandonehalfhours,attimesdisappearingfromsightinthe
risingtide.Duelargelytohisefforts,heandthevictimwereeventuallypulledfromthe
deadlytrapbyarescuehelicopter.LieutenantCarter'sheroiceffortservedasan
inspirationtomorethanascoreofrescuersonthesceneandbroughtgreatcreditto
himselfandthemilitaryservice.(ThisawardsupersedestheArmyCommendationMedal
awardedtoLieutenantCarterasannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber89,Headquarters,
EighthUnitedStatesArmy,APOSanFrancisco96301,dated7June1968.)
Chandler,JosephT.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.25February1965
SpecialistFourJosephT.Chandler,UnitedStatesArmy,asamemberofTroopB,1st
Squadron,9thCavalry,distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminKoreaon2April1964.While
participatinginoperationsneartheDemilitarizedZoneofKorea,SpecialistChandler
displayedcompletedisregardforhisownpersonalsafetybyunhesitatinglyvolunteeringto
traverseanactiveminefieldtorescueasoldierwhowasseriouslywoundedbyamine
explosion.Afteranextremelyhazardouseffortofprobingalanethrough30feetofthe
minefield,hesucceededinreachingtheinjuredman.Althoughthesoldierwas
apprehensiveaboutthereturntrip,SpecialistChandlerencouragedtheinjuredmanwhile
carryinghimonhisbackthroughanother30feetoftheunclearedminefieldtoaposition
wheremedicalpersonnelevacuatedthewoundedman.SpecialistChandler'sheroicaction
anddeepconcernforafellowsoldierareinthehighesttraditionsofthemilitaryservice
andreflectgreatcredituponhimselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.(Thisawardsupersedes
awardoftheArmyCommendationMedalforheroismon2April1964,asannouncedin
GeneralOrdersNumber92,Headquarters,1stCavalryDivision,APO24,dated10July
1964.)
Christian,WillieG.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy

GeneralOrdersNo.427November1960
SergeantWillieG.Christian,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofBattery"B",1stHowitzer
Battalion(8"),17thArtillery,distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminthevicinityofthevillage
ofSarangNineartheHanTanChonRiverinKorea,on24May1960.Whileundergoing
unitpracticefortheannualbatterytest,Christianwasinformedthatafieldminehad
accidentallyexplodedandseriouslyinjuredthreeRepublicofKoreacivilians.Whena
requestwasmadeforassistanceinbehalfofthevictims,SergeantChristianimmediately
volunteeredhisservices.Withfullknowledgethattheareaatthesceneoftheexplosion
containedarmedmines,anddespitetheexistingpossibilityofaminedetonatinginthe
fieldatanytime,heassistedintheevacuationoftheinjuredKoreannationals,andaided
RepublicofKoreaArmysoldiersincontrollingciviliansinthevicinity.Thecomplete
disregardwhichSergeantChristiandisplayedforhisownpersonalsafety,andthe
unselfishandcourageousactionswhichhemanifestedbyriskinghislifeinthisdangerous
emergencyareinthemostcherishedtraditionsoftheUnitedStatesArmy,andreflect
distinctcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Clarke,WarrenJ.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4918September1957
PrivateFirstClassWarrenJ.Clarke,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimself
byheroismonthenightof22February1957,inthevicinityofSeoul,Korea,whenthe
C124aircraftonwhichhewasapassengerdevelopedenginetroubleshortlyaftertakeoff
andcrashlandedonasandbarintheHanRiver,burstingintoflamesonimpact.Although
theplanewasburningfiercely,inspiteoftheconstantthreatofanexplosion,andwith
completedisregardforhisownlife,PrivateClarkevoluntarilyreturnedtotheaircraftand
draggedoneinjuredmanfromtheflamingplane.Hethenmaderepeatedattemptsto
approachtheaircrafttoremovemoreoftheinjured.PrivateClarke'sactionswerewith
utterdisregardforhisownpersonalsafetyinthatthethreatofexplosionwasimminent
andtherapidlyrisingtidethreatenedtosweephimintothefreezingwater.Debris
scatteredaboutthecrashsiteandjaggededgesontheaircraftseriouslyhampered
removaloftheinjuredandthenumeroushelicoptershoveringoverheadcreatedadditional
hazardswhichthreatenedlossoflifeorgravepersonalinjury.PrivateClarke'sprompt
andcourageousactionwithdisregardforhisownlifereflectsgreatcreditonhimselfand
theUnitedStatesArmy.
Clough,ForestL.Jr.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4918September1957

FirstLieutenantForestL.Clough,Jr.,Artillery,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimself
byheroisminthevicinityofSeoul,Korea,onthenightof22February1957.Lieutenant
Cloughwasoneofagroupofhelicopterpilotsassignedtothemissionofrescuing
survivorsofaC124aircraftwhichhadcrashlandedonasandbarintheHanRiver
Estuary.Inadesperateraceagainsttherapidlyrisingtideandthedangertothe
survivorsfromcontinuedexposuretothewinterelements,hemadeseveralflightstothe
crashsiteunderextremelyhazardousconditionstoevacuatesurvivorswhowerehuddled
onthesandbaroronicefloesintheriver.Withpracticallynoillumination,helandedhis
helicopterinasmuchas30inchesofwater.Despitedarkness,densityofaircraftinthe
air,inadequatelandingareasatthecrashsite,andwithfullawarenessthatanaircraft
failureormisjudgmentcouldresultinhisdeathorseriousinjury,LieutenantClough
resolutelyandunhesitatinglyperformedhisduty,therebycontributingimmeasurablyto
thecompletelysuccessfulrescuemission.Hisunhesitatingandcourageousactioninthe
faceofgravedanger,withcompletedisregardforhisownsafety,reflectsgreatcrediton
himself,hisunit,andthemilitaryservice.
Cochran,WilliamT.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1818April1967
WarrantOfficerWilliamT.Cochran,W3152942,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimself
byanactofheroismon26July1966whileassignedascopilotonaUH18helicopter
participatinginfloodrescueoperationsintheHanRiverValleyinthevicinityofSeoul,
Korea.WarrantOfficerCochranleftthehelicoptertoassistaKoreanNationalpoliceman
witharowboat,toattempttherescueofafamilyoffivestrandedinthesecondstoryof
theirhome.Duetotypeconstruction,ragingwaterandtrees,itwasimpossibletomake
therescuewiththehelicopter.Therowboathadbeenflowntothevicinity,offloadedtoa
buildingandsubsequentlytowedbyhelicoptertotheupstreamsideofthehouse.Warrant
OfficerCochranandthepolicemanthenrowedtheboatthroughthetreestothehouse.To
evacuatethefamily,itwasplannedtomaketwotripssoasnottooverloadthetwelve
footrowboat.Justastheboatwasbeginningtobetowedawayfromthehousewithfour
personsaboard,themotherwithababyonherbackandthepolicemanjumpedintoo.
Oneoftheboysstoodupandtriedtoreachthehousecausingtheboattooverturn,
spillingalloccupantsintothefastmovingcurrentoftheHanRiver.Sensingthathewas
theonlypersonwhocouldswim,WarrantOfficerCochran,dressedinflightsuitand
combatbootsandwithutterdisregardforhisownsafety,madethreesuccessfulrescue
attempts,savingtwoboysandtheadultmale.WarrantOfficerCochran'spersonal
courageandcompletedisregardforhisownsafetyareinthehighesttraditionsofthe
UnitedStatesArmyandreflectgreatcredituponhimself.
Crawford,GarlandR.

Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4327September1963
SpecialistFiveGarlandR.Crawford,UnitedStatesArmy,whileamemberofCompanyA,
8thEngineerBattalion(Construction),1stCavalryDivision,EighthUnitedStatesArmy,
distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon6March1963,inKorea.SpecialistCrawford
unhesitatinglyvolunteeredtotraverseaminefieldtorescueasoldierwhowasseriously
woundedbyamineexplosion.Duringmorethanonehourofextremelyhazardousefforts
inclearingalanetotheinjuredsoldier,SpecialistCrawfordandhiscomradeslocatedand
disarmednumerousmines.Whenheandtheothermembersoftherescuepartyhad
advancedtowithinapproximatelytwentymetersoftheinjuredsoldier,ahelicopter
loweredaslinginanattempttoairlifthimfromthedangerousarea.Observingthatthe
soldierwastooweaktotiehimselfsecurelytotheslingandwasindangeroffallingor
rollingontoothermines,SpecialistCrawford,withcompletedisregardforhisown
personalsafety,rushedthroughtheremainingdistanceoftheunclearedminefield,and
assistedhimintothesling.SpecialistCrawford'sheroicaction,devotiontoduty,and
deepconcernforafellowsoldierareinthehighesttraditionsofthemilitaryserviceand
reflectgreatcreditonhimselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.(Thisawardsupersedesthe
awardoftheArmyCommendationMedaltoSpecialistCrawfordforheroismon6March
1963,inKorea,asannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber84,Headquarters,EighthUnited
StatesArmy,dated15May1963.
Crisman,ForrestE.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5827November1957
SergeantForrestE.Crisman,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismonthe
nightof22February1957,inthevicinityofSeoul,Korea,whentheC124aircrafton
whichhewasapassengerdevelopedenginetroubleandcrashlandedonasandbarinthe
HanRiver,burstingintoflamesonimpact.Despiteextremephysicalandemotional
stress,forbiddingterrainconditionsanddarkness,SergeantCrismanimmediately
organizedthesurvivorsfortheirsafetyandassumedcommandofpassengeraccounting
operations.UponlearningthattherewasanAirForceSergeantseverelywoundedinor
neartheplane,SergeantCrismanimmediatelyorganizedarescueteamtoreturntothe
siteoftheplane.Despitegreatpersonaldanger,SergeantCrismanwadedthroughwaist
deepicywaterbacktotheburningplane,awarethattherewereseveralfulltanksof
gasolineinsidewhichhadnotyetexploded.Inthefaceofthesehazards,Sergeant
Crismanandthemenwhowentwithhimappearedtogivenothoughttotheirpersonal
safetyortheirlivesandreenteredtheplane.Thewoundedmanwaslocatednearthe
flaminginsideengine,andwascarriedbackthroughtherapidlyrisingicywaterbythe
rescuedetail.Uponhisreturn,SergeantCrismancontinuedtoassistthewoundedand
givemoralsupporttoothers.SergeantCrisman'sprompt,vital,andcourageousactionin

thefaceofextremedangerreflectsgreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Daniels,JamesW.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.18January1960
PrivateJamesW.Daniels,MilitaryPoliceCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberof
Company"D",728thMilitaryPoliceBattalion,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon10July
1959atKunsan,Korea.PrivateDanielswaspatrollingthePOLpipelineonKunsanAir
Baseduringthehoursofdarknesswhenasevereexplosionoccurredatthepumping
stationinthevicinityofhispatrol.PrivateDanielshastenedtothesceneoftheblastto
findtheareaengulfedinarapidlyspreadingfirefedbyhighoctanegasoline,froma
rupturedmain.Hearingcriesforhelpfromtheadjacentmarsharea,PrivateDaniels,
voluntarily,andwithcompletedisregardforhisownsafetyandthedangerofintense
heat,explosion,andspreadingfire,wadedintothegasolinecoveredmarshwaterand,
withthehelpofacomrade,locatedandcarriedaseriouslyinjuredairmantosafety.He
then,withacomrade,commandeeredanAirForcevehicletoassistintheevacuationof
theinjuredmantotheBasehospital.PrivateDaniels'unselfishness,initiative,and
promptcourageousactionsavedtheairmanfrompossibledeathbydrowningorfirefrom
thespreadinggasolinefedflames,reflectinggreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitary
service.
Dold,RobertV.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3931July1957
SpecialistSecondClassRobertV.Dold,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberof
HeadquartersCompany,1stBattalion,21stInfantryRegiment,distinguishedhimselfby
heroismnearOuiDong,Korea,on4November1956.Uponlearningthatacomradehad
beeninjuredbyanantipersonnelmine,SpecialistDoldimmediatelyprocuredavehicle,
pickedupanaidmanandquicklydrovetothesceneoftheaccident.Fullyawareofthe
dangerinvolvedandwithoutbenefitofasafelaneorminedetector,heunhesitatingly
enteredtheuncharteredminefieldandwenttotherescueofthehelplessman.After
assistinginadministeringfirstaid,hehelpedevacuatethecriticallyinjuredmanbylitter
toanawaitingambulancewhichrushedhimtoacollectingstationforfurthertreatment.
SpecialistDold'svalorousactionswereinstrumentalinsavingthelifeofafellowsoldier,
reflectingutmostcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Dubberly,JackieB.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy

GeneralOrdersNo.538September1955
PrivateJackieB.Dubberly,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismnearPusan,Korea,on8
April1955.Whenasoldierwasovercomebygasolinevaporwhileremovingthefloat
andpumppipesinastalledtractortrailer,PrivateDubberlyimmediatelycrawledthrough
the18inchopeningofthehatchandattemptedtorescuehim.Althoughthestrickenman
hadlostcoordinationofhisfacilitiesandthepowertoreason,PrivateDubberlyremained
inthetankandtrieddesperatelytosavehiscomradeuntilhe,Dubberly,fellunconscious
fromthepoisonousfumes.PrivateDubberly'svalorousconductandintrepidactions
reflectutmostcreditonhimselfandareinkeepingwiththehonoredtraditionsofthe
militaryservice.
EsterasFortuno,JoseA.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.98March1966
MajorJoseA.EsterasFortuno,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,whileservingasamember
ofHeadquarters1stBrigade,2dInfantryDivision,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismin
Koreaon15July1965.Whileparticipatinginemergencyandreliefoperationsduringa
floodwhichdevastatedthevillageofNulloRi,SouthKorea,MajorEsterasFortunowas
informedthatayoungwomanhadbeensweptintoaculvertandcarriedtowardariverby
therushingwater.Herantothesceneandquicklysawherintheriver.Then,with
completedisregardforhisownsafety,hejumpedintotheswift,hazardous,anddebris
filledriver,swamtothevictim,andpulledhertothewater'sedge.Althoughnear
completeexhaustionandrequiringassistanceofotherstopullhimselfandtheyoung
womanfromtheragingwaters,heimmediatelypickedherupandcarriedhertothe
nearestmedicalclinicwhereshewasrevivedbyalocaldoctor.MajorEsterasFortuno's
deepconcernforthewelfareofothers,andpromptandheroicconductinthisdangerous
situationareinthehighesttraditionsoftheUnitedStatesArmyandreflectgreatcredit
uponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(ThisawardsupersedestheawardoftheArmy
CommendationMedaltoMajorEsterasFortunoforheroismon15July1965asannounced
inGeneralOrdersNumber68,Headquarters2dInfantryDivision,dated27October1965.)
Esworthy,HowardL.(posthumous)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.64February1957
PrivateHowardL.Esworthy,MilitaryPoliceCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofthe
MilitaryPoliceSecurityDetachment(8225),distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminthe
vicinityofHeunde,Korea,on2August1956.Duringthedeclineofatyphoonandwhile
onnormalpoliceduty,PrivateEsworthywasnotifiedthatanofficerandtwonurseshad

beensweptofftherockyshoreintotheocean.Quicklysecuringanairmattressandacoil
ofrope,herushedtothesceneoftheaccident.Fullyawareofthehazardsinvolved,he
climbeddownasteepinclineandontoahighrockinanattempttoeffectarescue.When
oneofthewomenwaswithinapproximately20feet,PrivateEsworthythrewtheropeto
her,but,becauseoftheturbulenceofthewater,wasunabletomakecontact.Atthis
junction,hispositionwasengulfedbyhugewavesandhewascarriedouttoseabythe
swifttidalcurrent,anddrowned.Althoughunsuccessfulinhisheroicattempttosavethe
livesofthethreepeople,PrivateEsworthy'sconsummategallantryandsupremesacrifice
hassetaninspiringexampleofvalortoallwhoobservedhim,reflectingutmostcrediton
himselfandupholdingthenobletraditionsofthemilitaryservice.
Ferriera,ArnoldJ.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.18January1960
MasterSergeantArnoldJ.Ferriera,Artillery,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofBatteryB,
3dGunBattalion(280mm),38thArtillery,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon29
August1959inthevicinityofChonGongNi,Korea.SergeantFerrieraobservedagroup
ofKoreanwomenandchildrenrunningupanddownthebanksoftheHanTanRiverand
pointingexcitedlytowardachildflounderingapproximately25feetfromshoreindeep
water.Withouthesitationorconcernforhisownpersonalsafety,SergeantFerreira
plungedfullycladintothewaterand,fightingswiftandswollencurrentsandastrong
undertow,swamouttorescuethedrowningchild.Withoutassistance,hebroughtthe
youngboysafelytoshore,quicklyadministeredartificialrespirationwhichrevivedhim
andreturnedthechildtohismother.SergeantFerreira'squickpresenceofmind,
courageousactions,andselflessdeterminationinthisemergencyundoubtedlysavedthe
child'slife,andreflecttheutmostcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Ford,HowardD.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.18January1960
PrivateFirstClassHowardD.Ford,MilitaryPoliceCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,amember
ofCompany"D",728thMilitaryPoliceBattalion,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon10
July1959atKunsan,Korea.PrivateFordwaspatrollingthePOLpipelineonKunsanAir
Baseduringthehoursofdarknesswhenasevereexplosionoccurredatthepumping
stationinthevicinityofhispatrol.PrivateFordhastenedtothesceneoftheblasttofind
theareaengulfedinarapidlyspreadingfirefedbyhighoctanegasolinefromaruptured
main.Hearingcriesforhelpfromtheadjacentworkarea,PrivateFord,afterbeing
warnedthatthemarshwascoveredwithgasandthattheflamesfromthepumping
stationwereliabletospreadtothemarshatanymoment,voluntarilyandwithcomplete

disregardforhisownsafetyandthedangersofintenseheat,explosion,andspreading
fire,wadedintothegasolinecoveredmarshwaterandsinglehandedlylocatedand
carriedaseriouslyinjuredairmantosafety.PrivateFordthenassistedintheevacuation
oftheinjuredmantotheBasehospital.PrivateFord'sunselfishness,initiative,and
promptcourageousactionsavedtheairmanfrompossibledeathbydrowningorfirefrom
thespreadinggasolinefedflames,reflectinggreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitary
service.
Freyser,WilliamO.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.424October1966
StaffSergeantWilliamO.Freyser,UnitedStatesArmy,whileservingasanAssistantField
Advisor,SpecialForcesGroup(Airborne)withtheRepublicofKoreaArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroisminthevicinityofSeoul,Koreaon3November1965.Sergeant
Freyserwasparticipatinginapracticeparachutejumpwhensomeofthejumperslanded
inthedeepanddangerouswatersoftheHanRiver.Asoneofthelasttoleavethe
aircraft,hemanagedtolandonthebankoftheriver.Quicklyunharnessinghimselffrom
hisequipment,hedisregardedhisownsafety,plungedintothewater,andswamasfast
ashecouldtoaidaKoreansoldierwhowasbeingsubmergedbythepullofhisparachute
andheavycombatequipment.Despitethestrongcurrent,SergeantFreyserreachedthe
strickenmanandpulledhimtoshallowwaterintimetopreventadrowning.Sergeant
Freyser'sheroicconductandprofoundconcernforhisfellowmanareinthehighest
traditionsofthemilitaryserviceandreflectgreatcredituponhimselfandtheUnited
StatesArmy.
Garcia,RaymondJr.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.427November1960
PrivateFirstClassRaymondGarcia,Jr.,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofBattery"B",1st
HowitzerBattalion(8"),17thArtillery,distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminthevicinityof
thevillageofSarangNineartheHanTanChonRiverinKorea,on24May1960.While
undergoingunitpracticefortheannualbatterytest,PrivateGarciawasinformedthata
fieldminehadaccidentallyexplodedandseriouslyinjuredthreeRepublicofKorea
civilians.Whenarequestforassistancewasmadeinbehalfofthevictims,PrivateGarcia
immediatelyvolunteeredhisservices.Withfullknowledgethattheareaatthesceneof
theexplosioncontainedarmedmines,anddespitetheexistingpossibilityofamine
detonatinginthefieldatanytime,hemovedbackandforthacrosstheminefieldand
administeredfirstaiduntilahelicopterarrivedtoevacuatetheinjuredKoreannationalto
ahospital.Heremainedwiththevictimsoftheexplosionandaccompaniedthemtothe

hospitalinthehelicopter.ThecompletedisregardwhichPrivateGarciadisplayedforhis
ownpersonalsafety,andtheunselfishandcourageousactionwhichhemanifestedby
riskinghislifeinthisdangerousemergencyareinthemostcherishedtraditionsofthe
UnitedStatesArmy,andreflectdistinctcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Hailey,CharlesE.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3931July1957
PrivateFirstClassCharlesE.Hailey,OrdnanceCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroismon2August1956atPusan,Korea.WhenPFCHaileyreceivedword
thatagroupofpeoplewereindistressonapointoflandatHeundeBeach,Pusan,Korea,
hepromptlyproceededtothescenewithhiscommandingofficerandotherpersonnel
fromhisunit.Hefoundthatahugewaveinthewakeofatyphoonhadwashedseveral
personsintotheseaandtheywerebeingdrownedbytheragingsurf.PFCHailey,with
thehelpofseveralenlistedmen,attemptedtothrowaropetooneofthedrowning
victims.Thisrequiredhimtoclimbdownajuttingcliffwherewaveswerebreaking
ferociouslyagainsttherocks.Realizingthefutilityoftheirefforts,PFCHaileyandthe
othersdecidedtoreturntohigherground.Astheyproceededupthecliff,oneofthe
wavessweptPFCHaileyandacompanionofftheirfeet.PFCHaileypulledhimselfto
safety,sustainingafracturedankleandachippedelbow,whilehiscompanionwaswashed
offtherocksanddrownedinthesea.PFCHailey'sheroicactionsintheemergency
reflectthehighestcreditonhimselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Haws,JohnC.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.18January1960
PrivateFirstClassJohnC.Haws,MilitaryPoliceCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberof
EighthUnitedStatesArmySentryDogDetachment,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon
10July1959atKunsan,Korea.PrivateHawswaspatrollingthePOLpipelineonKunsan
AirBaseduringthehoursofdarknesswhenasevereexplosionoccurredatthepumping
stationinthevicinityofhispatrol.PrivateHawshastenedtothesceneoftheblasttofind
theareaengulfedinarapidlyspreadingfirefedbyhighoctanegasolinefromaruptured
main.Hearingcriesforhelpfromtheadjacentmarsharea,PrivateHaws,voluntarily,
andwithcompletedisregardforhisownsafetyandthedangerofintenseheat,explosion,
andspreadingfire,wadedintothegasolinecoveredmarshwaterand,withthehelpofa
comrade,locatedandcarriedaseriouslyinjuredairmantosafety.Hethen,witha
comrade,commandeeredanAirForcevehicletoassistintheevacuationoftheinjured
mantotheBasehospital.PrivateHaws'unselfishness,initiative,andpromptcourageous
actionsavedtheairmanfrompossibledeathbydrowningorfirefromthespreading

gasolinefedflames,reflectinggreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Hladki,AnthonyP.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.98March1966
PrivateFirstclassAnthonyP.Hladki,UnitedStatesArmy,whileservingasamemberof
CompanyC,802dEngineerBattalion(Construction),distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon
thenightof21July1965,nearSeoul,Korea.PrivateHladkiwasworkingataferrysite
duringafloodoftheHanRiverwhenheheardscreamsandsawaKoreangirlstruggling
intheswiftcurrentoftheriver.Withcompletedisregardforhisownsafety,herushed
intothedeep,turbulentstreamfullyclothedandwearingwebequipmenttorescuethe
girl.Throughhisdetermination,hesucceededinreachingherandbringinghertothe
safetyoftheshorewherefirstaidtreatmentwasquicklyadministeredpriortoherrapid
evacuationtoalocalhospital.PrivateHladki'sdeepconcernforthewelfareofothersand
heroicandpromptactionsinthisemergencyareinthehighesttraditionsoftheUnited
StatesArmyandreflectgreatcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Howard,AlfredL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4918September1957
PrivateFirstClassAlfredL.Howard,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimself
byheroismonthenightof22February1957,inthevicinityofSeoul,Korea,whenthe
C124aircraftonwhichhewasapassengerdevelopedenginetroubleshortlyaftertakeoff
andcrashlandedonasandbarintheHanRiver,burstingintoflamesonimpact.Private
Howard,withcompletedisregardforhisownlife,voluntarilyreturnedtotheburning
aircraftinsearchofsurvivors.HeaidedintherescueofanAirForceSergeant,whowas
lyingneartheplane,despiteconstantdangerfromtheflamesandthethreatof
explosion.Afterremovingtheinjuredman,hecontinuedhisrescueworkbyhelpingto
loadsurvivorsonhelicoptersthathadbeensenttothearea.Hisrepeatedtripstothe
planeconstantlyplaceshislifeinperilandthethreatofbeingsweptintothefreezing
waterwasimminent.Theadditionaldangercreatedbynumeroushelicoptershovering
overheadseekinglandingsitesposedathreatofgravepersonalinjury.PrivateHoward
continuedhisheroiceffortsuntilallhadbeenremovedtosafety.Hispromptand
courageousactioninthefaceofextremedangerreflectgreatcreditonhimselfandthe
UnitedStatesArmy.
UndatedNewsClipping"PrivateFirstclassAlfredL.Howard,nephewofMrs.Maggie
B.Close,BerkeleySprings,wasawardedtheSoldier'sMedalatarecentreviewatFort
Knox,Kentucky,forhiseffortsduringaplanecrashlastFebruaryinKorea.

Pfc.Howard,disregardinghisownsafety,assistedintheremovalofanumberofwounded
menfromthecrashedandburningC124GlobemasterwhichwentdownbetweenSeoul
andInchon.TheplanewasflyingtoJapanfromKoreawith159menaboardwhenoneof
theenginesexplodedfourminutesaftertakeoff.TheSoldier'sMedalisoneofthe
nation'shighestpeacetimeawards.HowardispresentlyassignedtoHeadquarters
Company,2ndBattalion,6thArmoredCavalryRegimentatFt.Knox."
Jackson,EurveeJr.(posthumous)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.214January1963
PrivateEurveeJackson,Jr.,RA16733348,TransportationCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,
CompanyC,17thTransportationBattalion,7thInfantryDivision,distinguishedhimselfby
heroismon12September1962,inKorea.PrivateJacksonwasparticipatinginan
armoredpersonnelcarrierdrivertrainingexercisewhentheamphibiousvehiclehewas
drivingwascaughtintherapidcurrentoftheHantanRiver.Asthevehiclewasswept
downstreamandstruckarock,afellowsoldierwasthrownintothetreacherousriver.
Knowingthatthesoldiercouldnotswim,PrivateJacksonimmediately,andwithcomplete
disregardforhisownpersonalsafety,jumpedoutofthedriver'shatchandintotheriver
toaidhim.Inhisattempttorescuehiscomrade,hewascaughtinthestrongcurrentand
disappearedbeneaththewater.PrivateJackson'scourageousactofselfsacrificeisinthe
highesttraditionsoftheUnitedStatesArmyandreflectsgreatcredituponhimselfandthe
militaryservice.
James,ElmusV.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4918September1957
PrivateFirstclassElmusV.James,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimself
heroicallyonthenightof22February1957inthevicinityofSeoul,Korea,whentheC
124aircraftonwhichhewasapassengerdevelopedenginetroubleshortlyaftertakeoff
andcrashlandedonasandbarintheHanRiver,burstingintoflamesonimpact.Ignoring
hisownpersonalsafetyandwithcompletedisregardforhisownlife,heassistedinjured
survivorsinthevicinityoftheburningaircraft,carryingtwoofthemtosafety.Private
Jamesdidnotheedthewarningsofthecopilotastothedangerofexplosion.Hewent
withinthevicinityoftheburningaircraftinordertoascertainifanyindividualswere
trappedinside.Aftertheexplosionhecontinuedtohelpotherslessfortunatethanhimself
despitetheeverpresentdangertohisownlifefromworkinginthesteadilyrisingandfast
flowingtidewaters.PrivateJamesinthefaceofextremedangerbroughtgreatcrediton
himselfandthemilitaryservice.

Johnson,RobertW.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5628October1957
WarrantOfficerRobertW.Johnson,UnitedStatesArmy,13thTransportationCompany
(LightHelicopter)(H34),distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminthevicinityofSeoul,Korea,
onthenightof22February1957.WarrantOfficerJohnson,copilotofanH19
helicopter,wasoneofagroupofhelicopterpilotsassignedthemissionofrescuing
survivorsofaC124aircraftwhichcrashlandedonasandbarintheHanRiverEstuary.In
adesperateraceagainsttherapidlyrisingtidewatersandmountingdangertothe
survivorsfromcontinuedexposuretothewinterelements,hemadeapproximatelyfive
flightstothecrashsiteunderextremelyhazardousconditionstoevacuatesurvivorswho
werehuddledonthesandbaroronicefloesintheriverWithpracticallynoilluminationhe
landedhishelicopterinasmuchasthirtyinchesoffreezingwater,andononeoccasion
hoveredsidewardalongsideanicefloetopickuptwosurvivors.Despitethedarkness,
densityofaircraftinthearea,inadequatelandingareasatthecrashsite,andwithfull
awarenessthatanaircraftfailureormisjudgmentcouldresultindeathorseriousinjury,
WarrantOfficerJohnsonperformedhisdutywithexceedingdispatchandresolution,
therebycontributingimmeasurablytothecompletelysuccessfulrescuemission.The
unhesitatingandcourageousactioninthefaceofgravedangerdisplayedbyWarrant
OfficerJohnson,withcompletedisregardforhisownsafetyisworthyofcommendation
andreflectgreatcreditonhimself,hisunitandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Johnston,DouglasA.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.164April1967
SergeantDouglasA.Johnston,RA14845746,UnitedStatesArmy,whileservingasa
memberofHeadquartersandHeadquartersBattery,38thArtilleryBrigade,OsanAirForce
Base,Korea,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon23July1966inSongtanEup,Korea.
Withouthesitationorconcernforhisownsafety,SergeantJohnstonsavedthelivesof
nineKoreanchildrenwhoweretrappedbyrapidlyrisingwaterduringafloodwhich
threatenedthevillageofSongtanEup,Koreaon23July1966.SergeantJohnstonwas
passingthroughSongtanEupwhenhenoticedanelderlyKoreanfranticallyliftingnine
childrenontotherooftopofahousetoescapethefloodwaters.Realizingthatthewater
wouldsoonengulfthehouse,andattheriskofhisownlife,SergeantJohnsonplunged
intotheboilingcurrenttoaidthetrappedchildren.Foroveranhourinthegathering
darknesshecarriedtheninechildrentothesanctuaryofhigherground.Ninetimeshe
madethedangeroustrip,swimmingasmuchasonehundredyardsthroughtheraging
currentwitheachofthechildren.SergeantJohnston'scourageousrescuesavedninelives
andwonhimthepraise,admiration,andrespectoftheKoreanpeople.Sergeant

Johnston'scourageandheroicconductinthisemergencyareinthehighesttraditionsof
themilitaryserviceandreflectgreatcredituponhimself,hisunit,andtheUnitedStates
Army.
Kearney,JeraldF.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.729January1969
PrivateFirstclassJeraldF.Kearney,RA12965437,UnitedStatesArmy,whileamember
ofHeadquartersandHeadquartersCompany,UnitedStatesArmySecurityAgencyGroup,
Korea,distinguishedhimselfbyheroicachievementon6August1968atapproximately
0900hours.PrivateKearneywasapassengeronaferrycrossingthetreacherousKum
GangRiver,atKunsan,Korea.Uponnearingthesoutherndockoftheferrycrossing,
PrivateKearney,alongwithseveralotherpassengers,observedayoungKoreanboybeing
sweptdownstreambytheextremelyswiftcurrentandoutgoingtideoftheKumGang
River.Theboywasapproximately50yardsfromtheKunsanshoreandwasstrugglingto
keepabovewaterbyflailinghisarmsintheair.However,hecontinuedtosinkbelowthe
surfaceofthewaterfourorfivetimes.PrivateKearneyimmediately,andwithoutregard
tohisownlifeandsafety,removedhisshoesanddoveofftheferryandintotheriver.
Heswamapproximately20yardstotheboywhowasunconsciousbythistime,beganto
towhimtoshoreagainsttheadversecurrent,andfinallyreachedtheshore.Although
obviouslyfatiguedfromtherescue,PrivateKearney,withouthesitation,beganto
administerartificialrespirationtotheboy.Hiseffortsweresuccessful,andtheyoungboy
revivedafteraboutfourminutes.PrivateKearney'scompletelyvoluntaryact,alertaction
andcompletedisregardforhisownpersonalsafetywithoutquestionsavedtheyoung
Koreanboy'slife.Hisexemplaryactionsinriskinghislifeaboveandbeyondthecallof
dutyareinkeepingwiththehighesttraditionsofthemilitaryserviceandreflectgreat
credituponhimselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Kepner,RobertL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3931July1957
SergeantFirstClassRobertL.Kepner,OrdnanceCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroismon2August1956atPusan,Korea.WhenSergeantKepnerreceived
wordthatagroupofpeoplewereindistressonapointoflandatHeundeBeach,Pusan,
Korea,hepromptlyproceededtothescenewithhiscommandingofficerandother
personnelfromhisunit.Hefoundthatahugewaveinthewakeofatyphoonhadwashed
severalpersonsintotheseaandtheywerebeingdrownedbytheragingsurf.Sergeant
Kepner,withthehelpofseveralenlistedmen,attemptedtothrowaropetooneofthe
drowningvictims.Thisrequiredhimtoclimbdownajuttingcliffwherehighwaveswere

breakingferociouslyagainsttherocks,placinghimingreatdangerofbeingsweptintothe
sea.Riskinghisownlife,heexhibitedeverypossibleefforttocompletetherescue.
SergeantKepner'sheroicactionsintheemergencyreflectthehighestcreditonhimself
andtheUnitedStatesArmy.
LaPorte,WilliamD.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3931July1957
PrivateFirstClassWilliamD.LaPorte,OrdnanceCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroismon2August1956atPusan,Korea.WhenPFCLaPortereceived
wordthatagroupofpeoplewereindistressonapointoflandatHeundeBeach,Pusan,
Korea,hepromptlyproceededtothescenewithhiscommandingofficerandother
personnelfromhisunit.Hefoundthatahugewaveinthewakeofatyphoonhadwashed
severalpersonsintotheseaandtheywerebeingdrownedbytheragingsurf.PFCLa
Porte,withthehelpofseveralenlistedmen,attemptedtothrowaropetooneofthe
drowningvictims.Thisrequiredhimtoclimbdownajuttingcliffwherehighwaveswere
breakingferociouslyagainsttherocks,placinghimingreatdangerofbeingsweptintothe
sea.Riskinghisownlife,heexhibitedeverypossibleefforttocompletetherescue.PFC
LaPorte'sheroicactionsintheemergencyreflectthehighestcreditonhimselfandthe
UnitedStatesArmy.
Larsen,JohnT.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.164April1967
StaffSergeantJohnT.Larsen,RA16644405,UnitedStatesArmy,CompanyA,1st
Battalion,23dInfantry,2dInfantryDivision,distinguishedhimselfbyanactofheroismat
approximately0930hourson29June1966.WhileCompanyC,1stBattalion23d
Infantrywasconductinganareasweepinthethirdbrigadesectorofthedemilitarized
zoneinSouthKorea,theCommandingOfficerofCompanyC,discoveredthatoneplatoon
ofhiscompanyhadenteredanunmarkedminefield.Twomembersofthatcompanyhad
receivedtraumaticamputationsbymineexplosionsandwerelyingintheminefield.
Upondiscoveringtheirlocation,theCompanyCommanderattemptedtoreachtheinjured
menbyusinganalternateroute.Uponattemptingtoreachtheinjuredmen,theCompany
Commanderalsosteppedonamineandwasseverelyinjured.Ashefell,StaffSergeant
Larsen,withtotaldisregardforhisownlifeandknowingthathewasindangerofgrievous
bodilyharm,rushedintotheminefieldandpulledtheCompanyCommanderout.Staff
SergeantLarsen'svoluntaryactionindisregardinghisownsafetyinordertocarefora
fellowsoldierwasinthehighesttraditionofthemilitaryserviceandreflectsgreatcredit
uponhimself,hisunitandtheUnitedStatesArmy.(ThisawardsupersedestheArmy

CommendationMedalawardedtoSergeantLarsenforheroismon29June1966,as
announcedinGeneralOrdersNumber109,Headquarters,2dInfantryDivision,dated25
July1966.)
Ledford,MarshalE.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.118February1955
PrivateFirstclassMarshale.Ledford,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofCompanyA,
728thMilitaryPoliceBattalion,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismatYongdungpo,Korea,
on8August1954.PrivateLedfordwasleavingthecompanyareawhenheheardaloud
explosioninthenearvicinity.Rushingtothesceneofthedisaster,hefoundaderailed
Koreanpassengertrainengulfedinflames.Withcompletedisregardforhispersonal
safety,PrivateLedfordenteredtheblazingcaboftheenginewheretwoKoreannationals
weretrapped,removedthemtoanadjacentricepaddy,extinguishedtheirburning
garments,andassistedthemtoaplaceofsafetyforfurthertreatment.PrivateLedford
thenhastenedbacktothewreckageand,despitetheragingflamesandintensesmoke,
continuedtosearchforinjuredpersonnel.Altogetherheenteredthetrainsixtimesto
escortorcarrysurvivorsoutofthedangerzone.PrivateLedford'scalmandcourageous
actionswerehighlyinstrumentalinsavingthelivesofeightKoreannationals,reflecting
creditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Lembke,CharlesH.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.434December1959
SergeantCharlesH.Lembke,amemberofHeadquartersBattery,7thInfantryDivision
Artillery,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon11June1959.SergeantLembkewasin
theprocessofcouplinga21/2tontruckandaradartrackerwhenthetrackermoved
forwardandthreatenedtocrushaKoreansoldierassistinghiminthisduty.Quickly
realizingthattheKoreansoldierwasfrozenwithfearandunabletomove,Sergeant
Lembkeimmediatelyjumpedoverthetongueofthetrackermountand,withoutconcern
forhisownpersonalsafety,pushedthedazedmanfreeoftheclosingvehicles.In
performinghisheroicaction,SergeantLembkewascaughtbetweenthetwoheavy
vehiclesandreceivedseverebruisesandlacerationsaboutthechest.Hiscourageous
effortssavedtheKoreansoliderfromdeathbypreventinghimfrombeingcrushedaround
thefaceandhead.Theunselfishconcern,fearlessness,andquickpresenceofmind
displayedbySergeantLembkeinthissuddenemergencyareworthyofemulation,and
reflectdistinctcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Luchau,GalenL.

Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.2527June1956
SpecialistThirdClassGalenL.Luchau,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfby
heroismnearSouthWolmidoIsland,InchonPort,Korea,on3October1955.Asa
landingcraftapproachedtheisland,asuddenjarringoftheboatflungacrewmember
intothedeep,choppywater.Realizingthatthedarknessofthenightmadeimmediate
actionimperative,SpecialistLuchauunhesitatinglykickedoffhisshoes,plungedintothe
waterandswamtotherescueoftheunconsciousman.Supportingthelimpcrewman,he
struggledtokeepafloatastheswifttidethreatenedtosweepthemouttosea.After
someminuteshiscallsforhelpattractedtheattentionofothersintheboatwhotossed
himalifejacketanddirectedthecoxswaintoturnback.SpecialistLuchau'scourageous
andunselfishactionreflectsutmostcreditonhimselfandupholdstheesteemedtraditions
ofthemilitaryservice.
McAnelly,TerryL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3818September1967
SergeantTerryL.McAnelly,US53407279,UnitedStatesArmy,whodistinguishedhimself
byheroismon22March1967,whileservingasanAssistantSectionSergeantofthe
UnitedStatesArmySupportGroup,JointSecurityArea,Panmunjom,Korea.Atthe
conclusionoftheMilitaryArmisticeCommissionmeetingbeingheldatPanmunjom,Korea,
Mr.SuKunYi,ViceChiefoftheofficialNorthKoreanCentralNewsAgency,enteredthe
U.S.ArmysedanSergeantMcAnellywasdriving,seekingtransportationtoSouthKorea.
Withoutthoughtforhisownsafety,SergeantMcAnellyimmediatelydrovefromtheJoint
SecurityAreaamidafusilladeofsmallarmsfirefromtheNorthKoreanguardsand
unhesitatinglycrashedthroughaNorthKoreanbarrierenroutetotheUnitedStatesAy
SupportGroupAdvanceCamp.Hisquickreactionandexpertdrivingwereinstrumentalin
thesuccessfulflightofMr.YitoSouthKorea.SergeantMcAnelly'sheroicconductisnot
onlyinthehighesttraditionoftheUnitedStatesArmyandreflectsgreatcreditupon
himselfandtheMilitaryServicebutgreatlyenhancedtheimageofhisunitandtheUnited
NationsCommand.
Miller,NormanG.
Headquarters,40thInfantryDivision
GeneralOrdersNo.4641October1953
ThePresidentoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica,authorizedbyActofCongress,July2,
1926,takespleasureinpresentingtheSoldier'sMedaltoSecondLieutenant(Medical
Corps)NormanG.Miller(ASN:067945),UnitedStatesArmy,forheroismattheriskof

lifenotinvolvingconflictwithanarmedenemy.SecondLieutenantMiller,224thInfantry
Regiment,40thInfantryDivision,distinguishedhimselfbyheroicachievementnear
Kumwha,Korea,on14August1953.LieutenantMiller,uponhearingthatanammunition
dumphadexploded,immediatelywenttothearea.Learningthatseveralmenwerehutby
theexplosionandwerestillinthedangerzone,LieutenantMiller,disregardinghis
personalsafety,enteredtheburningandexplodingareatoassistincarryingthewounded
mentosafety.LieutenantMiller'sactwasstrictlyvoluntaryanduponhisowninitiative,
althoughheknewhislifewouldbeendangeredduringeverymomenthewasinthedanger
area.LieutenantMiller'sheroicactionsgreatlyaidedinsavingthelivesofthemenand
wonforhimtheadmirationandrespectofsuperiorsandsubordinatesalike.Thesincere
devotiontoduty,greatbraveryandinitiativedisplayedbyLieutenantMillerreflectgreat
credituponhimselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Moller,ElmerR.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5026September1968
FirstLieutenantElmerR.Moller,OF110136,MilitaryIntelligence,UnitedStatesArmy,a
memberofHeadquartersandHeadquartersCompany,2dBattalion,23dInfantry
(Mechanized),who,throughaheroiceffortthatendangeredhisownlife,waslargely
responsibleforsavingthelifeofamemberofhisuniton29March1968.Thevictim,
havingbecomestuckinthequicksandlikemudneartheImjinRiver,wassoonengulfed
intherapidlyrisingtideoftheriver.Whenitbecameapparentthatthemancouldnotbe
pulledfreebyordinarymeans,LieutenantMoller,realizinghecouldhimselfbecome
trappedinthemud,enteredthewatertothepointwherethemanwasrapidlysinking.
LieutenantMollerremainedwiththevictimforoneandonehalfhours,attimes
disappearingfromsightintherisingtide,inanefforttokeepthevictimfromgoingbelow
theriver'ssurface.Duelargelytohisefforts,heandthevictimwereeventuallypulled
fromthedeadlytrapbyarescuehelicopter.LieutenantMoller'sheroiceffortservedas
aninspirationtomorethanascoreofrescuersonthesceneandbroughtgreatcreditto
himselfandthemilitaryservice.(ThisawardsupersedestheArmyCommendationMedal
awardedtoLieutenantMollerasannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber89,Headquarters,
EighthUnitedStatesArmy,APOSanFrancisco96301,dated7June1968.)
Moon,EugeneL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1021March1956
MasterSergeantEugeneL.Moon,MedicalCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroismwhileamemberofDetachmentI(Provisional),8202dArmyUnit,
Headquarters,UnitedStatesMilitaryAdvisoryGrouptotheRepublicofKorea,on6

August1955.WhileSergeantMoonwasdiningattheEnlistedMen'sClub,amemberof
hisdetachment,whohadbeenreprimandedandevictedfromtheclubashorttimebefore
forviolatingclubrulesreturnedtotheclubarmedwitharevolver.Brandishinghis
weapon,thebelligerentsoldiercommandedeveryonetoremainseated.Onemanwho
stoodupwaspromptlyfireduponandslightlywounded.SergeantMoon,realizingthat
othersmightbeseriouslywoundedorkilled,orderedthesoldiertosurrenderhisweapon.
Whenherefusedtoobey,SergeantMoon,withcompletedisregardforhisownsafety,
leapedtohisfeetandattemptedtowrestthepistolfromhim.Duringtheensuing
struggle,SergeantMoon,withcompletedisregardforhisownsafety,leapedtohisfeet
andattemptedtowrestthepistolfromhim.Duringtheensuingstruggle,SergeantMoon
wasfireduponatcloserangeandseriouslywounded.SergeantMoon'sheroicaction
undoubtedlysavedothersinthegroupfromseriousinjuryandpossibledeath,reflecting
greatcreditonhimselfandupholdingtheesteemedtraditionsofthemilitaryservice.
Morris,WilliamE.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.427November1960
PrivateFirstClassWilliamE.Morris,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofBattery"B",1st
HowitzerBattalion(8"),17thArtillery,distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminthevicinityof
thevillageofSarangNineartheHanTanChonRiverinKorea,on24May1960.While
undergoingunitpracticefortheannualbatterytest,PrivateMorriswasinformedthata
fieldminehadaccidentallyexplodedandseriouslyinjuredthreeRepublicofKorea
civilians.Whenarequestforassistancewasmadeinbehalfofthevictims,PrivateMorris
immediatelyvolunteeredhisservices.Withfullknowledgethattheareaatthesceneof
theexplosioncontainedarmedmines,anddespitetheexistingpossibilityofamine
detonatinginthefieldatanytime,heassistedintheevacuationoftheinjuredKorean
nations,andaidedRepublicofKoreaArmysoldiersincontrollingciviliansinthevicinity.
ThecompletedisregardwhichPrivateMorrisdisplayedforhisownpersonalsafety,and
theunselfishandcourageousactionswhichhemanifestedbyriskinghislifeinthis
dangerousemergencyareinthemostcherishedtraditionsoftheUnitedStatesArmy,and
reflectdistinctcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Mozenier,GeraldW.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrders118February1955
CorporalGeraldW.Mozenier,CorpsofEngineers,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofthe
EngineerFireFightingCompany,8075thArmyUnit,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismin
Pusan,Korea,on18August1954.CorporalMozenierwasinspectingfirefighting
equipmentnearthepieratPusanHarborwhenheandacomradeobservedunusual

actionsofayoungKoreangirlontheseawalland,realizingshecontemplatedsuicide,
theyimmediatelyapproachedherinanattempttopreventherfromleapingintothesea.
Unheedingtheireffortstodissuadehershebrokeawayfromthemandthrewherselfinto
thewater,atthattimewhippedintolashingwavesandtreacherouscurrentsbythehigh
windsof"TyphoonGrace."Withouthesitationandwithcompletedisregardforhisown
safety,CorporalMozenierplungedintotheturbulentwatersfullyclothed,swamtothe
strickengirl,andpulledhertosafety.Hispromptandcourageousactioninthefaceof
dangerundoubtedlysavedthelifeoftheKoreannationalandeliciteddeeprespectand
highcommendationfromhiscomradesandthepeopleofKorea.CorporalMozenier's
courageousactionreflectsgreatcreditonhimselfandupholdstheesteemedtraditionsof
themilitaryservice.
Papizan,RonnieA.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1610April1962
PrivateFirstClassRonnieA.Papizan,RA14709368,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroismon19October1961,inKoreawhileassignedtoCompanyA,13th
SignalBattalion,1stCavalryDivision.Whileassistingintheinstallationofatelephone
dropwire,PrivatePapizanobservedthatsoldierworkingonanearbypolehadcomein
contactwithoverheadhighvoltagelinesandcouldnotfreehimself.Fullyawarethathe
toowouldcomeincontactwiththehighvoltagethroughthebodyofthetrappedsoldier,
heunhesitatingly,andwithcompletedisregardforhisownpersonalsafety,climbedthe
poleandgraspedthefeetofthevictim,causingbothbodiestofallfreeofthepoleand
powerlines.Althoughtherescuedsoldierwassafelyhurledtograssbelow,Private
Papizansustainedsevereinjurieswhenhisheadstruckaconcretesidewalk.Private
Papizan'sexceptionalcourageandheroicactioninthefaceofgravepersonalrisksaved
thelifeofhisfellowsoldier,andreflectgreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
(ThisawardsupersedessomuchofGeneralOrdersNumber149,Headquarters1st
CavalryDivision,dated28November1961,aspertainstothepreviousawardoftheArmy
CommendationMedaltoPrivatePapizanformeritoriousachievementon19October
1961.)
Perkins,WalterB.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.59February1962
SpecialistFourWalterB.Perkins,RA17539659,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofCombat
SupportCompany,1stBattleGroup,7thCavalry,1stCavalryDivision,distinguished
himselfbyheroismon24September1961,inKorea.WhileboatingontheYongjuGol
reservoirSpecialistPerkinssightedayoungKoreangirlstrugglingindeepwaters

approximatelyseventyfiveyardsoffshore.Displayingremarkablecomposureand
completedisregardforhisownsafetyheplungedintothewatersfullyclothesandswam
toher.IntheensuingstruggleshepulledSpecialistPerkinsunderwaterandfoughtoff
hisattemptstorescueher.DespitethisvigorousresistanceSpecialistPerkinsmanaged
tofreehimselfandcalmthegirl.Ashetowedhertowardsshoreaboyinasmallboat
rowedouttomeetthem.SpecialistPerkinsassistedinplacingthevictimintheboat.
RealizingthatthissmallcraftwouldsinkifoverloadedbyhisweightspecialistPerkins,
althoughexhausted,swamtoshorewithoutassistance.SpecialistPerkins'alertness,
promptactionanddisregardofhispersonalsafetyinthisemergencyreflectgreatcredit
onhimselfandareinthehighesttraditionsofthemilitaryservice.(Thisaward
supersedessomuchofGeneralOrdersNumber14,Headquarters1stCavalryDivision,
dated3November1961,aspertainstopreviousawardoftheArmyCommendationMedal
toSpecialistPerkinsformeritoriousachievementon24September1961.)
Piech,JohnF.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.427November1960
SpecialistFourJohnF.Piech,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofBattery"B",1stHowitzer
Battalion(8"),17thArtillery,distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminthevicinityofthevillage
ofSarangNineartheHanTanChonRiverinKorea,on24May1960.Whileundergoing
unitpracticefortheannualbatterytest,SpecialistPiechwasinformedthatafieldmine
hadaccidentallyexplodedandseriouslyinjuredthreeRepublicofKoreacivilians.Whena
requestwasmadeforassistanceinbehalfofthevictims,SpecialistPiechimmediately
volunteeredhisservices.Withfullknowledgethattheareaatthesceneoftheexplosion
containedarmedmines,anddespitetheexistingpossibilityofaminedetonatinginthe
fieldatanytime,heassistedintheevacuationoftheinjuredKoreannationals,andaided
RepublicofKoreaArmysoldiersincontrollingciviliansinthevicinity.Thecomplete
disregardwhichSpecialistPiechdisplayedforhisownpersonalsafety,andtheunselfish
andcourageousactionswhichhemanifestedbyriskinghislifeinthisdangerous
emergencyareinthemostcherishedtraditionsoftheUnitedStatesArmy,andreflect
distinctcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Reasonover,GeorgeD.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1419April1956
CaptainGeorgeD.Reasonover,CorpsofEngineers,UnitedStatesArmy,whileamember
ofCompanyC,3dEngineersBattalion,distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminKorea,on25
June1955.Duringthetorrentialsummerrains,apontoonbridgewasrippedfromits
moorings,swirledadriftandlodgedagainsttheabutmentsofLibbyBridge,avital

communicationslinkspanningtheswollenImjinRiverinfloodstage.Trees,timber,and
otherdebriswerecollectingrapidly,andthetremendouspressureandvibrationposedan
imminentthreattothestructuralintegrityofthepiers.Afterreconnoiteringthesituation
andprocuringexplosives,CaptainReasonovervoluntarilyelectedtobeloweredtothe
twisting,lurchingbridgeinanefforttoblastitfree.Despitethehazardsoftheelements,
slipperyfooting,andtheswiftcurrentcantingthefloatingbridgetoa40degreeangle
duringtheoperation,CaptainReasonoverworkedformorethananhourplacingand
resettingthechargestowheretheycouldbeprimedfordetonation.Asaresultofhis
prompt,courageousactionsthepontoonbridgewasblownfreeanddrifteddownstream
whereitwasreclaimed,andLibbyBridgeescapedwithoutdamage.CaptainReasonover's
exemplaryconductreflectsutmostcreditonhimselfandupholdsthetraditionsofthe
militaryservice.
Rhinehart,JamesW.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4918September1957
CaptainJamesW.Rhinehart,TransportationCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroisminthevicinityofSeoul,Korea,onthenightof22February1957.
CaptainRhinehartwasoneofagroupofhelicopterpilotsassignedthemissionofrescuing
survivorsofaC124aircraftwhichcrashlandedintheHanRiverEstuary.Inadesperate
raceagainsttherapidlyrisingtidewatersandamountingdangertothesurvivorsfrom
continuedexposuretothewinterelementshemadeapproximatelyfiveflightstothecrash
siteunderextremelyhazardousconditionstoevacuatesurvivorswhowerehuddledonthe
sandbaronicefloesintheriver.Withpracticallynoilluminationhelandedhishelicopter
inasmuchas30inchesoffreezingwater,andononeoccasionhoveredsideward
alongsideanicefloetopickuptwosurvivors.Despitethedarkness,densityofaircraftin
theair,inadequatelandingareasatthecrashsite,andwithafullawarenessthatan
aircraftfailureormisjudgmentcouldresultinhisdeathorseriousinjury,Captain
Rhinehartresolutelyandunhesitatinglyperformedhisduty,therebycontributing
immeasurablytothecompletelysuccessfulrescuemission.Hisunhesitatingand
courageousactioninthefaceofgravedanger,coupledwithcompletedisregardforhis
ownsafety,reflectsgreatcreditonhimself,hisunit,andthemilitaryservice.
Rhodes,Ivory
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.6117October1955
CorporalIvoryRhodes,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminthe
vicinityofPusan,Korea,on8April1955.Onthatday,agasolinetractortrailerwitha
defectivefloatonthepumppipeswasbroughtintothemotorpoolforrepairs.While

repairingthedefectivemechanism,thedriverofthevehiclewasovercomebygasoline
fumesandlostconsciousnessinthetank.Theassistantdriverwhohadenteredthetank
torescuetheunconsciousmanhadalsobeenovercomebythefumes.Althoughhe
realizedtheriskofhisownlife,CorporalRhodesenteredthefumefilledgasolinetank
throughthenarrowopeningatthetopinanattempttorescuehistwocomrades.Through
resoluteeffort,CorporalRhodessucceededinrescuingtheassistantdriverandwas
himselfnearlyovercomebyfumes.TheintrepidactionsofCorporalRhodesResultedin
thesavingofhiscomrade'slife,reflectinggreatcreditonhimselfandupholdingthe
highesttraditionsofthemilitaryservice.
Riggs,BobbyO.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.427November1960
PrivateFirstClassBobbyO.Riggs,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofBattery"B",1st
HowitzerBattalion(8"),17thArtillery,distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminthevicinityof
thevillageofSarangNineartheHanTanChonRiverinKorea,on24May1960.While
undergoingunitpracticefortheannualbatterytest,PrivateRiggswasinformedthata
fieldminehadaccidentallyexplodedandseriouslyinjuredthreeRepublicofKorea
civilians.Whenarequestforassistancewasmadeinbehalfofthevictims,PrivateRiggs
immediatelyvolunteeredhisservices.Withfullknowledgethattheareaatthesceneof
theexplosioncontainedarmedmines,anddespitetheexistingpossibilityofamine
detonatinginthefieldatanytime,heassistedintheevacuationoftheinjuredKorean
nationals,andaidedRepublicofKoreaArmysoldiersincontrollingciviliansinthe
vicinity.ThecompletedisregardwhichPrivateRiggsdisplayedforhisownpersonal
safety,andtheunselfishandcourageousactionswhichhemanifestedbyriskinghislifein
thisdangerousemergencyareinthemostcherishedtraditionsoftheUnitedStatesArmy,
andreflectdistinctcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Rohr,WilliamJ.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1928May1965
SpecialistFourWilliamJ.Rohr,ArmyMedicalService(thenPrivateFirstclass),United
StatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismwhileservingasamemberof
HeadquartersTroop,1stSquadron,9thCavalry,1stCavalryDivision,on2April1964,
neartheDemilitarizedZone,Korea.Whennotifiedthatasoldierhadbeeninjuredbya
mine,SpecialistRohrunhesitatinglyproceededtotheminefieldtoparticipateinthe
medicalevacuationofthewoundedman.Uponarrivingatthescene,helefthislitterjeep
atthefence,bravelytraversedtheliveminefield,andreachedtheinjuredmanwhowas
locatedapproximatelyfiftyfeetinsidetheminedarea.Withtheassistanceofanother

medicalmanonthescene,hehelpedplacetheinjuredsoldieronthelitter,madehisway
throughtheunclearedminefield,andsucceededincarryingthewoundedmantothelitter
jeepfortransportationtothedispensary.SpecialistRohr'sdeepconcernforafellow
soldierandheroicactionsunderthesehazardouscircumstancesareinthehighest
traditionsoftheUnitedStatesArmyandreflectgreatcredituponhimselfandthemilitary
service.(ThisawardsupersedestheAwardoftheArmyCommendationMedalto
SpecialistRohrforheroismon2April1964asannouncedinGeneralOrdersNo.101,
Headquarters,1stCavalryDivision,dated30July1964.)
Rout,RonaldA.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5628October1957
PrivateFirstClassRonaldA.Rout,ArmyMedicalService,UnitedStatesArmy,
distinguishedhimselfbyheroismfollowingthecrashlandingofaC124aircraftona
sandbarintheHanRiverEstuaryon22February1957.Afterthecrashlandinghe
assembledinjuredpersonnel,collecteddryclothingandtreatedthesurvivorsforshock
andexposuretotheicywater.Theimmediateandeffectiveassistancerenderedby
PrivateRoutpriortothearrivalofqualifiedmedicalpersonnelpreventedseriousinjuryto
manyofthesurvivors.Hisunselfishandheroicactionswereaccomplishedwithcompete
disregardforhisownsafetyorcomfortandwererenderedexceedinglydifficultbecause
offreezingcold,darknessanddangerofbeingsweptintothecurrentbythesteadilyrising
andfastflowingtidewaters.Debrisscatteredaboutthecrashsiteandjaggededgeson
theplanecreatedanadditionalhazardtohispersonalsafety.PrivateRout'sexemplary
actionduringthishazardousincidentisindicativeofahighdegreeofleadershipability
andreflectsgreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Sanchez,LibradoP.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3931July1957
SergeantFirstClassLibradoP.Sanchez,ArmyMedicalService,UnitedStatesArmy,Chief
Technician,AidStation,1stBattalion,21stInfantryRegiment,distinguishedhimselfby
heroismnearOuDong,Korea,on4November1956.Uponlearningthatafellowsoldier
hadsteppedonanantipersonnelmineandlayinjuredinanunchartedminefield,
SergeantSanchezimmediatelyproceededtothesceneoftheaccident.Despitethelack
ofasafelaneorminedetector,hecourageouslyenteredthehazardousarea,madehis
precariouswaytothesufferingmanandstemmedprofusebleedingbymeansofa
tourniquet.Afteradministeringemergencyfirstaid,heassistedinevacuatingthehelpless
manbylittertoanawaitingambulanceforremovaltoacollectingstationforfurther
treatment.SergeantSanchez'quickthinkingandvalorousactionsresultedinthesaving

ofacomrade'slife,reflectingutmostcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Sarajian,RobertB.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1818April1967
CaptainRobertB.Sarajian,05292298,MedicalCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroismatCampYoung,Koreaon23December1966whileservingas
BattalionSurgeon,1stBattalion,38thInfantry,2dInfantryDivision.Onthisdatehewas
ondutyattheCampYoungDispensary,whenuponhearingacommotionoutside,heleft
thedispensarytoinvestigate.Heobservedacrowdofpersonnelaroundatelephonepole
andaladderleadinguptoaplatformwhichwasaffixedtothetelephonewiresandthe
pole.Thereweretwosoldiersontheplatform,oneofthemlyingflatontheplatformwith
hisfeetentangledinthehightensionwiresandapparentlyseriouslyinjured.Thinking
onlyofrenderingmedicalassistanceandwithcompletedisregardofhisownsafety,
CaptainSarajianproceededtoclimbtheswayingladder.Uponreachingtheplatform,he
discoveredthatthemanhadbeenaccidentallyelectrocutedandhadnopulse.Hethen
administeredcardiacresuscitationandmanagedtocarrythesoldiertothegroundwhere
heperformedartificialrespirationandtransferredhimtothedispensary.Hisquick
thinkingandpromptactionenabledhimtosavethelifeoftheinjuredsoldier.Captain
Sarajian'sgallantryandheroicactioninthefaceofdangerisinkeepingwiththehighest
traditionsofthemilitaryserviceandreflectgreatcredituponhimself,the2dInfantry
Division,andtheUnitedStatesArmy.(ThisawardsupersedesawardoftheArmy
CommendationMedalforheroismon23December1966,asannouncedinGeneralOrders
Number21,Headquarters,2dInfantryDivision,dated1February1967.)
Scanella,SalvatoreA.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4327September1963
StaffSergeantSalvatoreA.Scanella,UnitedStatesArmy,whileamemberofCompanyA,
8thEngineerBattalion(Construction),1stCavalryDivision,EighthUnitedStatesArmy,
distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon6March1963,inKorea.SergeantScanella
unhesitatinglyvolunteeredtotransverseaminefieldtorescueasoldierwhowas
seriouslywoundedbyamineexplosion.Duringmorethanonehourofextremely
hazardouseffortsinclearingalanetotheinjuredsoldier,SergeantScanellaandhis
comradeslocatedanddisarmednumerousmines.Whenheandtheothermembersofthe
rescuepartyhadadvancedtowithinapproximatelytwentymetersoftheinjuredsoldier,a
helicopterloweredaslinginanattempttoairlifthimfromthedangerousarea.Observing
thatthesoldierwastooweaktotiehimselfsecuringtotheslingandwasindangerof
fallingorrollingontoothermines,SergeantScanella,withcompletedisregardforhisown

personalsafety,rushedthroughtheremainingdistanceoftheunclearedminefield,and
assistedhimintothesling.SergeantScanella'sheroicaction,devotiontoduty,anddeep
concernforafellowsoldierareinthehighesttraditionsofthemilitaryserviceandreflect
greatcreditonhimselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.(Thisawardsupersedestheawardof
theArmyCommendationMedaltoSergeantScanellaforheroismon6March1963,in
Korea,asannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber84,Headquarters,EighthUnitedStates
Army,dated15May1963.)
Scarborough,JohnR.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4918September1957
FirstLieutenantJohnR.Scarborough,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimself
byheroismon22February1957,nearSeoul,Korea.WhentheC124"Globemaster"on
whichhewasapassengerdevelopedenginetroubleresultinginacrashlandingintheHan
River,approximately25milesnorthwestofSeoul,LieutenantScarboroughdespite
sustainingseveralburnsduringlanding,immediatelybeganassistingsurvivors.Upon
beingadvisedoftheextentoftheburnswhichhecouldnotsee,andbeingfurtheradvised
toseekmedicaltreatment,LieutenantScarboroughignoredtheadviceandcontinuedto
assistsurvivorswhowerehelplessinthevicinityoftheburningaircraft.Ignoringthe
dangerofimminentexplosion,LieutenantScarboroughpersonallycarriedthreevictimsto
safety,anddirectedotherstoassistincarryingothers.Whentheenginedidexplode,
coveringtheaircraftandimmediatevicinitywithfiresothatnothingfurthercouldbe
done,LieutenantScarboroughproceededtosupervisetheevacuationofsurvivorsby
helicopter.Despitetheseverityofhisburns,LieutenantScarboroughrefusedevacuation
untilallotherinjured,manywithlesserinjuries,wereevacuated.Throughoutthe
emergencyheignoredpersonalhazardanddangertohisownlifebyapproachingthe
burningaircrafttoevacuatehelplesssurvivors.Hisaggressiveaction,soundjudgment,
andpersonalbraverywereaninspirationtofellowpassengersandundoubtedlysaved
livesthatwouldotherwisehavebeenlost.TheheroismdisplayedbyLieutenant
Scarboroughonthisoccasionreflectsgreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Sligh,DavidE.Jr.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1021March1956
PrivateFirstClassDavidE.Sligh,Jr.,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfby
heroismnearCampSaintBarbara,Korea,on31July1955.Plungingfromacable
supportingapontoonbridgeintothetorrential,rainswollenYoungP'yungChunRiver,a
Koreansoldierclungtoananchorlineinadesperateattempttokeepafloat,butappeared
tooweaktoputonthelifepreserverthrowntohimbymeansofaguyline.Observing

thatthestrugglingmanwasnearexhaustionandbeginningtopanic,PrivateSligh
volunteeredtogotohisaidbeforetheswiftcurrentswepthimdownstream.After
donningalifepreserverhewasloweredintotheswirling,turbulentwaterbyawiretied
tohisbelt.Heedgedtowardtheflounderingman,andsucceededinsecuringhimwiththe
wire.Whenthemenonthebridgeattemptedtopullbothmenupstream,thetremendous
pressuresnappedPrivateSligh'sbeltbuckle,leavinghimstrandedwiththehelpless
soldier.AlthoughPrivateSligh'sownstrengthwaswaningfast,hegallantlyheldthe
man'sheadabovewaterandclungtotheanchorlineformorethan30minutesuntilhis
comradescouldobtainandtosshimaropetoeffecttherescue.PrivateSligh'svalorous
conductandintrepidactionswereinstrumentalinsavingthelifeoftheKoreansoldier,
reflectingutmostcreditonhimselfandupholdingthehonoredtraditionsofthemilitary
service.
Smith,JamesW.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1528April1965
SpecialistFourJamesW.Smith,ArmyMedicalService,(thenPrivateFirstClass),United
StatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismwhileservingasamemberof
HeadquartersTroop,1stSquadron,9thCavalry,1stCavalryDivision,on2April1964,
neartheDemilitarizedZone,Korea.Whennotifiedthatasoldierhadbeeninjuredbya
mine,SpecialistSmithunhesitatinglyproceededtotheminefieldtoparticipateinthe
medicalevacuationofthewoundedman.Uponarrivingatthescene,helefthislitterjeep
atthefence,bravelytraversedtheliveminefield,andreachedtheinjuredmanwhowas
locatedapproximatelyfiftyfeetinsidetheminedarea.Withtheassistanceofanother
medicalmanonthescene,hehelpedplacetheinjuredsoldieronthelitter,madehisway
throughtheunclearedminefield,andsucceededincarryingthewoundedmantothelitter
jeepfortransportationtothedispensary.SpecialistSmith'sdeepconcernforafellow
soldierandheroicactionsunderthesehazardouscircumstancesareinthehighest
traditionsoftheservice.(ThisawardsupersedestheawardoftheArmyCommendation
MedaltoSpecialistSmithforheroismon2April1964asannouncedinGeneralOrders
Number101,Headquarters1stCavalrydivision,dated30July1964.)
Smith,JohnH.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.212January1966
SpecialistFiveJohnH.Smith,(thenPrivateFirstclass),UnitedStatesArmy,whileserving
asamemberofCompanyC,7thMedicalBattalion,UnitedStatesForces,distinguished
himselfbyheroismon10January1965,inKorea.SpecialistSmithunhesitatingly
volunteeredtoparticipateinarescuemissionwhenhelearnedthatafellowsoldierhad

accidentallysteppedonalivemine,wasseriouslywounded,andtrappedintheminefield.
Whentheinjuredmanwasunabletoholdontoaropeextendedbyanevacuation
helicopterhoveringovertheminefield,SpecialistSmith,followedbytwosoldierscarrying
astretcher,proceededdownabankofacreektogetascloseaspossibletothevictim.
Afterplacingthestretcheronthebankandcrawlingtotheendofit,hewasstill6feet
awayfromthewoundedman.Then,withcompletedisregardforhisownsafety,he
bravelymaneuveredhimselfthroughthehazardousremainingdistance,reachedthe
woundedsoldier,andcarriedhimbacktothestretcher.Withtheassistanceofother
personnelonthescene,hethencarriedthewoundedsoldiertothelandingsiteofthe
evacuationhelicopter.SpecialistSmith'sheroicconduct,ingenuity,anddeepconcernfor
afellowsoldierareinthehighesttraditionsoftheUnitedStatesArmyandreflectgreat
credituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(Thisawardsupersedestheawardofthe
ArmyCommendationMedaltoSpecialistSmithformeritoriousachievementon10January
1965asannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber20,Headquarters,7thInfantryDivision,
APOSanFrancisco,96207,dated17February1965.)
Smith,RudolphP.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.5218December1963
SergeantFirstClassRudolphP.Smith,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofHeadquarters
Company,EighthUnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroisminKorea,on13
June1963.WhileinthekitchenofHeadquartersCompanyoftheEighthUnitedStates
ArmyConsolidatedMess,SergeantSmithwitnessedtheprobableelectrocutionofaKorean
electricianwhobecametrappedbyashortcircuitinthemainelectricalswitchbox.With
completedisregardforhisownpersonalsafety,SergeantSmithunhesitatinglylungedat
theelectrician,grabbedhimaboutthewaist,andthrewhimtothefloor,successfully
freeingthemanfromthelethalcurrentinwhichhewasensnared.Intheprocessofhis
swiftandcourageousaction,SergeantSmith'sarmwassingedandhisclothingburned.
HispromptandheroicactioninthisemergencyisinthehighesttraditionsoftheUnited
StatesArmyandreflectsgreatcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.(Thisaward
supersedesawardoftheArmyCommendationMedalforoutstandingcourageon13June
1963asannouncedinGeneralOrdersNumber163,Headquarters,EighthUnitedStates
Army,dated26August1963.)
Spencer,CareyW.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4918September1957
PrivateFirstclassCareyW.Spencer,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimself
byheroismonthenightof22February1957,inthevicinityofSeoul,Korea,whenthe

C124aircraftonwhichhewasapassengerdevelopedenginetroubleshortlyaftertakeoff
andcrashlandedonasandbarintheHanRiver,burstingintoflamesonimpact.After
reachingsafetythroughanescapeexit,withcompletedisregardforhisownlife,Private
Spencervolunteeredtoreturntotheburningplanetorescuethosetrappedinornearit.
Despitearagingfireandthethreatofexplosionsfromtheairplane'sfueltanks,Private
Spencerhelpedcarrytwobadlyinjuredmentosafetyandthenenteredtheaircraftto
lookforothersurvivors.Helatersawamanswimmingintheicywatersoftheriverand
withthehelpofothers,succeededingettingthemanoutandtothewarmthofafire
whichhadbeenbuilt.PrivateSpencerrefusedtoquithisrescueworkuntilhewas
satisfiedthatallsurvivorsoftheflightweresafe.Hisactionsreflectthehighesttraditions
oftheUnitedStatesArmy.
Spriggs,RobertA.(posthumous)
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.2410July1958
PrivateFirstclassRobertA.Spriggs,SignalCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberof
CompanyC,51stSignalBattalion(Corps)distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon9May
1958.WhileonthebankofHanTanRiverinKorea,PrivateSpriggssawhiscomrade,a
RepublicofKoreasoldier,whowaslaunderingclothing,wadeoutintothewaterto
retrievesomeclothingwhichhadbeencaughtinthecurrent.TheRepublicofKorea
soldiersteppedfromanunderwaterledgeintodeepwaterand,unabletoswim,beganto
flounderandcallforhelp.Withouthesitationandwithcompletedisregardforhisown
personalsafety,PrivateSpriggsunclothed,enteredthewaterandswampouttoaidthe
helplessman.AsPrivateSpriggsapproachedtorenderassistance,thevictimpanicked,
overpoweredPrivateSpriggstotheextentthathecouldnotbreaktheman'sgrip,and
bothmendrowned.Intheperformanceofthisbraveactioninanattempttorescuehis
fellowman,PrivateSpriggsdisplayedararecourageandspiritofselfsacrificewhich
reflectedgreatcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Summers,CharlesD.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3931July1957
SecondLieutenantCharlesD.Summers,OrdnanceCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,
distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon2August1956,atPusan,Korea.WhenLieutenant
SummersreceivedwordattheDetachmentthatagroupofpeoplewereindistressona
pointoflandatHeundeBeach,Pusan,Korea,hepromptlyproceededtothescenewith
otherpersonnelfromhisunitandfoundthatahugewaveinthewakeofatyphoonhad
washedseveralpersonsintotheseaandtheywerebeingdrownedbytheragingsurf.
LieutenantSummers,withoutregardforhisownpersonalsafety,attemptedtoswimto

oneofthedrowningvictims,butwasforcedbackbythehighwaves.Riskinghisownlife,
heexhibitedeverypossibleefforttocompletetherescue.LieutenantSummers'heroic
actionsandabilitytoassumecommandinanemergencysituationreflectthehighest
creditonhimselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Todd,ForrestE.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.4327September1963
StaffSergeantForrestE.Todd,UnitedStatesArmy,whileamemberofCompanyD,1st
BattleGroup,7thCavalry,1stCavalryDivision,EighthUnitedStatesArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroismon6March1963,inKorea.SergeantToddunhesitatingly
volunteeredtotraverseaminefieldtorescueasoldierwhowasseriouslywoundedbya
mineexplosion.Duringmorethanonehourofextremelyhazardouseffortsinclearinga
lanetotheinjuredsoldier,SergeantToddandhiscomradeslocatedanddisarmed
numerousmines.Whenheandtheothermembersoftherescuepartyhadadvancedto
withinapproximatelytwentymetersoftheinjuredsoldier,ahelicopterloweredaslingin
anattempttoairlifthimfromthedangerousarea.Observingthatthesoldierwastoo
weaktotiehimselfsecurelytotheslingandwasindangeroffallingorrollingontoother
mines,SergeantTodd,withcompletedisregardforhisownpersonalsafety,rushed
throughtheremainingdistanceoftheunclearedminefield,andassistedhimintothe
sling.SergeantTodd'sheroicaction,devotiontoduty,anddeepconcernforafellow
soldierareinthehighesttraditionsofthemilitaryserviceandreflectgreatcrediton
himselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy.(ThisawardsupersedestheawardoftheArmy
CommendationMedaltoSergeantToddforheroismon6March1963,inKorea,as
announcedinGeneralOrdersNumber84,Headquarters,EighthUnitedStatesArmy,dated
15May1963.)
Tomlinson,ThomasL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1217March1967
SpecialistFour(thenPrivateFirstClass)ThomasL.Tomlinson,US55825685,UnitedStates
Army,distinguishedhimselfbyheroicandcourageousactionsinsavingthelifeofasmall
Koreanchildwithcompletedisregardforhisownlifeandpersonalsafetyon16July
1966whileassignedtoHeadquarters,HeadquartersandServiceBattery,1stBattalion,
79thArtillery,7thInfantryDivision.SpecialistTomlinsonleapedintotheswollenand
torrentialfloodwatersoftheImjinRiver,inthevicinityofMusanni,Korea,andrescued
thesmallchildfromcertaindeath.SpecialistTomlinson'sheroicdeedwasspontaneous,
withoutamomentshesitationtoconsidertheriskinvolved.SpecialTomlinson'scourage
andbraveryareinthehighesttraditionsofthemilitaryserviceandreflectsgreatcredit

uponhimself,the7thInfantryDivision,andtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Thomson,DonaldE.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3818September1967
LieutenantColonelDonalde.Thomson035490,Artillery,UnitedStatesArmy,who
distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon22March1967,whileservingasCommanding
OfficeroftheUnitedStatesArmySupportGroup,JointSecurityArea,Panmunjom,Korea.
AttheconclusionoftheMilitaryArmisticeCommissionmeetingbeingheldatPanmunjom,
Korea,Mr.SuKunYi,ViceChiefoftheofficialNorthKoreanCentralNewsAgency,
enteredaU.S.ArmysedanseekingtransportationtoSouthKorea.Withdisdainforhis
ownsafety,LieutenantColonelThomsonimmediatelywenttoandalsoenteredthesedan
occupiedbyMr.Yi.InspiteofNorthKoreanguardsattemptstodragMr.Yifromthecar,
LieutenantColonelThomsondirectedthecarbedrivenamidafusilladeofsmallarmsfire
fromtheNorthKoreanguards.LieutenantColonelThomson'squickactionsandleadership
wereinstrumentalinthesuccessfulflightofMr.YitotheUnitedStatesArmySupport
GroupAdvanceCamp.LieutenantColonelThomson'sheroicconductisnotonlyinthe
highesttraditionoftheUnitedStatesArmyandreflectsgreatcredituponhimselfandthe
MilitaryServicebutgreatlyenhancedtheimageofhisunitandtheUnitedNations
Command.
Treas,RichardL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3326July1967
CaptainRichardL.Treas,Infantry,UnitedStatesArmy,onDecember20,1966,inChun
Chon,Korea,distinguishedhimselfthroughanactofheroismvoluntarilyriskinghislifein
savinganineyearoldKoreanboyfromdrowningintheiceswollen,turbulentSoYang
river.WhiledrivingacrosstheSoYangriverbridge,atthenorthernedgeofthecityof
ChunChon,CaptainTreasnoticedanexcitedcrowdofpeoplegatheringalongthebankof
theriveronthesouthsideofthebridge.Closerobservationrevealedtheobjectof
excitementtobeasmallKoreanchildwhohadbrokenthroughtheiceincrustationand
fallenintotheriver,clingingforlifetoapieceoffloatingice.Notknowingthethickness
oftheiceorthedepthoftheriverortheswiftnessofitscurrentandnotwithstandingthe
factthathe,cannotswim,CaptainTreasdisregardedhispersonalsafetyandvoluntarily
riskedhislifebyproceedingimmediatelytorescuetheKoreanchild.Breakingthrough
theice,CaptainTreasforcedhiswayagainstthestrongcurrentoftheturbulentstream,
thedepthofwhichoftenreachedhischin.Fendingoffchunksoficewithsharpand
jaggededges,CaptainTreasreachedthechildatmidstreamandcarriedhimbackto
safety,aidedbySergeantFirstClassKim,MyungKeun,aKoreanSoldierassignedto

DetachmentCenter,U.S.ArmyAdvisoryGroup,Korea,whohadlikewiseriskedhislifeby
followingCaptainTreasintothestreaminthisrescueeffort.Uponreachingthebanks,
CaptainTreasdeliveredthenearfrozenboytoaKoreanNationalPolicemanforimmediate
evacuationtothenearesthospitalforurgentlyrequiredmedicalcare.Throughthisactof
heroism,CaptainTreasreflectedgreatcredituponhimselfandtheUnitedStatesArmy
AdvisoryGroup,Korea,andtheUnitedStatesArmy.
Vidman,Fred
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.3931July1957
PrivateFirstClassFredVidman,OrdnanceCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguished
himselfbyheroismon2August1956atPusan,Korea.WhenPFCVidmanreceivedword
thatagroupofpeoplewereindistressonapointoflandatHeundeBeach,Pusan,Korea,
hepromptlyproceededtothescenewithhiscommandingofficerandotherpersonnel
fromhisunit.Hefoundthatahugewaveinthewakeofatyphoonhadwashedseveral
personsintotheseaandtheywerebeingdrownedbytheragingsurf.PFCVidman,with
thehelpofseveralenlistedmen,attemptedtothrowaropetooneofthedrowning
victims.Thisrequiredhimtoclimbdownajuttingcliffwherehighwaveswerebreaking
ferociouslyagainsttherocks,placinghimingreatdangerofbeingsweptintothesea.
Riskinghislife,heexhibitedeverypossibleefforttocompletetherescue.PFCVidman's
heroicactionsintheemergencyreflectthehighestcreditonhimselfandtheUnitedStates
Army.
Watts,Willie
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.2821August1961
PrivateFirstClassWillieWatts,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofCompany"C",2d
MediumTankBattalion(Patton),40thArmor,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismnearthe
villageofChangjaDng,Korea,on28January1961.Whileparticipatingintheannual
ArmyTrainingTest,PrivateWattswasinformedthatthetanktowhichhewasassignedas
loaderwasonfire.Afterstandardfirefightingprocedureswerecarriedout,theflames
abatedmomentarily,andthecrewdismountedtodeterminetheextentofthedamage.
Suddenlythefirereflashedandthetankenginebeganblazingfiercely.Realizingthatthe
immediatedangerofanexplosionofthefullyarmedandcombatloadedtankthreatened
thelivesandsafetyofInfantrytroopsinthearea,PrivateWattsquicklyopenedthegrill
doors,and,usingfireextinguishersbroughttohimbycrewmembersofothertanks,
directedasteadystreamofcarbondioxideatthesourceofthefire.Withcomplete
disregardforhisownpersonalsafety,herefusedtoleavethetank,despitethefactthat
theintenseheathadmeltedthesolesofhisboots.PrivateWattspersistedinhisefforts,

andhisunswervingdeterminationandcourageousactionspermittedsufficienttimeto
organizeanddirectthefirefightingteamwhichbroughttheblazeundercontrol.The
braveandheroicmannerinwhichPrivateWattsriskedhislifeinthisdangerous
emergencyisinthemostcherishedtraditionsoftheUnitedStatesArmy,andreflects
greatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Wegard,VictorL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.6117October1955
CaptainVictorL.Wegard,AdjutantGeneral'sCorps,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofthe
ComptrollerSection,HeadquartersKoreanCommunicationszone,distinguishedhimselfby
anactofheroisminNewYorkCity,NewYorkon6January1955,whileassignedto
OverseasReplacementStation,6021stServiceUnit,PersonnelCenter,FortLewis,
Washington.Whilewalkingdown57thStreetinNewYorkCity,CaptainWegardobserved
awindowwasherdanglingbyonestrapofhissafetybelt,theotherstraphadbroken,
belowaclosedwindowonthefifthfloorofanofficebuilding.Noattemptwasbeingmade
tohelpthemanwhowasingravedangeroffallingatanyminute.CaptainWegard
rushedintothebuilding,tookanunattendedelevatortothefifthfloor,hurriedlyfoundthe
unopenedwindow,andinstructedoneoftheofficeemployees,whowasunawareofthe
accident,tohangontohisthighswhilehepulledthewindowwashertosafety.
Disregardinghispersonalsafety,CaptainWegard,supportedbytheofficeemployee,
leanedoutofthewindow,graspedthewindowwasherunderthearms,andpulledhimto
safety.CaptainWegard'sdecisiveandcourageousactionpreventedthecertaindeathof
thevictimoftheaccidentandreflectsgreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Westerfeld,RussellL.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.2320May1963
PrivateFirstClassRussellL.Westerfeld,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofthe226th
SignalCompany,4thUnitedStatesArmyMissileCommand(AirTransportable),
distinguishedhimselfbyheroismon16December1962,inthevicinityoftheSoyang
River,CityofChunChon,Korea.PrivateWesterfeldobservedtwoyoungKoreanice
skatersfallthroughtheiceintotheswiftlyflowingdeepwateroftheSoyangRiver.With
completedisregardforhisownpersonalsafety,heunhesitatinglyenteredtheicyriverin
anefforttorescuethepanicstrickenyouths.Uponreachingtheedgeoftheice,he
managedtograsponeofthefrightenedboys,andwiththeaidofapoleextendedtohim
byacompanion,pulledtheboythroughthewatertothebankoftheriver.Private
Westefeld'spromptandcourageousactioninthisemergencyisinthehighesttraditionof
theUnitedStatesArmyandreflectsgreatcredituponhimselfandthemilitaryservice.

White,BernardW.P.
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.1021March1956
SpecialistThirdClassBernardW.P.White,UnitedStatesArmy,amemberofDetachment
A,4thMilitaryIntelligenceCompany,distinguishedhimselfbyheroismnearKimpoAir
Base,Korea,on6August1955.UponapproachingabridgespanningtheHanRiver,
SpecialistWhitelearnedthataheavytruckcontainingapproximately20servicemenhad
crashedthroughtherailingandplunged40feettotheriverbank.Herushedtothescene
oftheaccidentandassistedinanattempttorightthetruckandreleasethetrappedmen.
Atthisjuncturethegasolinetankexploded,knockingSpecialistWhiteabout20feet.
Despitehisownburnsandintenseheathereturnedtotheflamingvehicletoaidasoldier
whoseclothingwasafire,gothimtotherivertoextinguishtheflames,andadministered
firstaid.Onlyafterallpossibleassistancehadbeengiventheinjuredsoldiersdidhe
accepttreatmentforthepainfulburnshehadincurred.SpecialistWhite'sdisplayof
heroismreflectsgreatcreditonhimselfandthemilitaryservice.
Williams,Murphy
Headquarters,DepartmentoftheArmy
GeneralOrdersNo.6117October1955
MasterSergeantMurphyWilliams,UnitedStatesArmy,distinguishedhimselfbyheroism
inPusanHarborKorea,on19April1955.WhileservingasFireChief,Station1,8075th
EngineerFirefightingCompany,SergeantWilliamsandhiscompanyrespondedwithin
minutesafterareportoffireaboardtheSSAudreyII,loadedwithHEbombs,incendiary
clustersandheatsensitiveexplosives,berthedinPusanHarbor.Firefightingoperations
werehamperedbyintensecloudsofbillowingsmoke.Fullyawareofthedangerinvolved,
SergeantWilliamsenteredthesmokelogged,ammunitionladenhatchtoascertainthe
locationandextentoftheblaze.Heimmediatelysawanignitedparachuteflarewedged
betweenthehullandthedunnage,outofreachofthefirehoseandimminently
threateningtodetonatethelethalcargo.Quicklyseizingtheburningflarewithhisbare
hands,hecarriedittothecenteroftheholdwherethewaterhosecouldextinguishit.
SergeantWilliams'quickthinkingandintrepidactionsavertedamajorcatastrophewith
potentiallossoflivesandproperty,reflectingutmostcreditonhimselfandupholdingthe
esteemedtraditionsofthemilitaryservice.

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