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* Interesting Notes:

Specialist Four Gordon W. Gaskin also earned the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star and ARCOM with "V" device while in Vietnam

Specialist Five William G. Koutrouba earned the Bronze Star twice while in Vietnam. In addition, he earned the Silver Star an incredible three times during his tours in Vietnam.

SSG Charles K. Allen earned the Silver Star and ARCOM with “V” device in addition to his 4 Bronze Stars with “V” device

Major James A. Eberwine also earned the Silver Star and Distinguished Flying Cross in Vietnam.

In addition to his Bronze Star with “V” device, Specialist Fourth Class Santiago Aguirre also earned the Silver Star

Specialist Four Michael J. Hart earned the Silver Star in addition to his Bronze Star with "V" device while in Vietnam

Specialist Fourth Class Ramiro Chavez received the Silver Star in addition to his Bronze Star with “V” while in Vietnam

In addition to earning the Bronze Star with "V" device twice in Vietnam, Specialist Five Louis M. Aragon also earned the ARCOM with "V" device.

Major Craig B. Collier earned the Bronze Star with "V" device twice while in Vietnam

Specialist Fifth Class William Karp earned the Bronze Star with "V" device twice while in Vietnam

Private First Class Michael A. Esmond also received the Silver Star in Vietnam. He was chosen to introduce Bob Hope at the 1967 Christmas Show at Chu Lai, Vietnam. Read and see about that event by visiting the AMEDD Historian newsletter http://history.amedd.army.mil/newsletters/AMEDD_history_newsletter_No_11.pdf

First Lieutenant Harold G. Block, Medical Service Corps, earned the Bronze Star with “V” device twice in Vietnam

* Denotes Posthumous Award

AGUIRRE, SANTIAGO
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: 2 September 1967
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star with “V” device is awarded for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force. Specialist Four Aguirre distinguished himself by heroism in action on 2 September 1967, while serving as a medical aidman attached to Company A, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry during a combat assault mission in the An Lao Valley, Republic of Vietnam. When his unit came under intense hostile automatic weapons fire and a squad leader was wounded, Specialist Aguirre, disregarding his own safety, moved forward to aid the wounded soldier. Exposing himself to hostile fire, he administered first aid and remained with the wounded man until he could be medically evacuated. Specialist Aguirre’s display of personal bravery and concern for the welfare of his fellow soldiers is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 6289, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 15 October 1967

ALLEN, CHARLES K. (First Award)
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Vietnam
Date of Action: 21 June 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Staff Sergeant Charles K. Allen, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic achievement while engaged in military operations against an opposing armed force on 21 June 1964 in the Republic of Vietnam. As a Medical Aidman, Sergeant Allen demonstrated indomitable courage, determination, and professional skill while participating in an aerial medical mission to evacuate several wounded Vietnamese trips from the scene of a vicious battle with the Viet Cong. Although the helicopter ambulance was struck by enemy gun fire which wounded the Aircraft Commander, Sergeant Allen unhesitatingly dashed into the midst of the battle to aid the wounded as soon as the aircraft landed. While exposed to multiple weapons fire, he bravely remained on the ground to treat the wounded and carry them to the helicopter. Throughout the day and into the darkness of night, he displayed complete disregard for his own safety to rescue the wounded, administer treatment, and load the casualties on board the evacuation aircraft. With fortitude, sound judgment, and deep concern for his fellow man, he remained in the combat zone and continued his courageous efforts until all of the known wounded were evacuated. Sergeant Allen’s heroic conduct is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 19, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 28 May 1965

ALLEN, CHARLES K. (Second Award)
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Republic of Vietnam
Date of Action: 18 July 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, and Department of the Army Message 941895, dated 22 October 1963, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Staff Sergeant Charles K. Allen, United States Army. For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force: Sergeant Allen distinguished himself by heroic action on 18 July 1964, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date while participating in a medical evacuation he voluntarily left his helicopter ambulance and traversed an area infested with Viet Cong troops, while under heavy fire, in order to rescue wounded soldiers. Despite the fact that his own helicopter ambulance was damaged by enemy fire and he was the target of the enemy weapons, he unhesitatingly exposed himself and continuously jeopardized his own personal safety until he had gathered and loaded all the wounded men. Sergeant Allen’s heroic action contributed materially to the rescue of the seriously wounded soldiers, and his actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army, and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 446, Headquarters, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 15 March 1965

ALLEN, CHARLES K. (Third Award)
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Republic of Vietnam
Date of Action: 21 December 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, and Department of the Army Message 941895, dated 22 October 1963, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Staff Sergeant Charles K. Allen, United States Army. For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force: Sergeant Allen distinguished himself by heroic action on the night of 21 December 1964, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date Sergeant Allen was serving as a crew member of a UH-1B helicopter ambulance assigned the mission of evacuating wounded soldiers. Upon arriving at the evacuation site, the aircraft landed at the only available location; a heavily mined road. Three times the aircraft landed and three times Sergeant Allen, together with another man jumped onto the dangerous road, without regard for their own safety, and quickly loaded the wounded aboard the helicopter. The actions of Sergeant Allen not only insured prompt medical treatment for these personnel but enabled the unit to continue with its mission. Sergeant Allen’s heroic actions reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 629, Headquarters, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 1 April 1965

ALLEN, CHARLES K. (Fourth Award)
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Republic of Vietnam
Date of Action: 9 February 1965
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, and Department of the Army Message 941895, dated 22 October 1963, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Staff Sergeant Charles K. Allen, United States Army. For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force: Staff Sergeant Allen distinguished himself by heroic action on 9 February 1965 while serving as a medical aidman aboard an evacuation aircraft on a rescue mission in the Republic of Vietnam. As a result of intense hostile action, four helicopters were downed and many United States and friendly Vietnamese soldiers became casualties. As his aircraft made its approach, Sergeant Allen and the crew chief sighted tracer fire in the vicinity of the landing zone. Upon landing, Sergeant Allen in total disregard for his own personal safety, jumped from the aircraft and began loading the seriously wounded aboard the helicopter. Though enemy mortar and small arms fire was falling in the area he continued with his mission. By his courageous conduct under fire he contributed greatly to the safe evacuation of the wounded men. Sergeant Allen’s heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 1791, Headquarters, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 13 August 1965

ANDERSON, RICHARD K.
Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 1 July 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Captain Richard K. Anderson, Medical Service Corps, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic achievement while engaged in military operations against an opposing armed force in the Republic of Vietnam on 1 July 1964. Captain Anderson displayed perseverance, courage, and complete disregard for his own safety while participating in an aerial medical mission to evacuate wounded soldiers from an area under heavy attack by the Viet Cong. When enemy gun fire struck the aircraft commander and the helicopter ambulance crashed to the ground, Captain Anderson bravely pulled the commander out of the aircraft and across open terrain to a nearby tree line where he administered first aid to the wounded officer. He then reorganized the remaining crew, joined a contingent of friendly ground forces, established a perimeter of defense, and directed the rescue helicopters to the landing zone. Through his bravery, determination, and professional skill, he assisted in the security of the crash site and in keeping casualties to a minimum. Captain Anderson’s heroic conduct is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 19, Department of the Army, 28 May 1965

ARAGON, LOUIS M. (First Award)
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Company B, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (AIRMOBILE)
Date of Action: 1 November 1966
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device is awarded to Specialist Four Louis M. Aragon, United States Army, for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force. Specialist Four Aragon distinguished himself by heroism in action on 1 November 1966, while serving as a medical aidman with Company B, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during a mission to reinforce elements of an infantry unit which were heavily engaged with an estimated two North Vietnamese Army companies. Immediately after being air assaulted into the area, Specialist Aragon’s platoon was halted by fire from two extremely well camouflaged enemy automatic weapons positions to its front. Upon hearing wounded soldiers cry for help, Specialist Aragon left his protected position, and with complete disregard for the highly effective enemy fire which had kept his platoon crawling for fifteen minutes, he moved to the aid of his stricken comrades. Although he was struck twice by enemy rounds, both rounds being absorbed by his rifle, he continued to run until he reached the wounded men. Braving the hostile fire, Specialist Aragon administered first aid to three men while all were exposed to the enemy positions. His prompt and courageous action undoubtedly saved the lives of his three comrades. Specialist Aragon’s concern for the welfare of his fellow soldiers, and his personal bravery under fire are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 509, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division (AIRMOBILE), 4 February 1967

ARAGON, LOUIS M. (Second Award)
Specialist Five, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Company B, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (AIRMOBILE)
Date of Action: 18 February 1967
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device is awarded to Specialist Five Louis M. Aragon, United States Army, for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force. Specialist Five Aragon distinguished himself by heroism in action on 18 February 1967, while serving as a medical aidman with Company B, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, during a search and destroy mission in the Republic of Vietnam. When his platoon became pinned down in an open rice paddy by an enemy force of unknown size and sustained several casualties, Specialist Aragon moved under extremely heavy enemy fire to a wounded man who was lying in open terrain. After administering first aid and pulling him to safety, he immediately began moving from position to position to aid other wounded. Later in the action, Specialist Aragon was instrumental in resupplying vitally needed machine gun ammunition. His display of personal bravery and unrelenting determination is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 1776, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division (AIRMOBILE), 20 April 1967

BLOCK, HAROLD G. (First Award)
First Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Company B, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 14 July 1969
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam is awarded to First Lieutenant Harold G. Block, Medical Service Corps, United States Army. First Lieutenant Block distinguished himself while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. On 14 July 1969, Lieutenant Block was a member of a reconnaissance patrol which had just departed from Landing Zone Bass when it was taken under fire and an exploding enemy device seriously wounded several of its members. With complete disregard for his own safety, Lieutenant Black rushed to the aid of the wounded men. Displaying exceptional knowledge of first aid procedures, Lieutenant Block professionally treated and organized the evacuation of the casualties. Upon assuring that the wounded were properly cared for, Lieutenant Block tactically maneuvered his men, in search of enemy positions. Finding that the enemy had fled from the area, he led the patrol back to rejoin the company at Landing Zone Bass. First Lieutenant Block’s personal Bravery, professional skill and exemplary devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 6700, Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, 8 November 1969

BLOCK, HAROLD G. (Second Award)
First Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Platoon, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 12 May 1970
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in Cambodia is awarded to First Lieutenant Harold G. Block, Medical Service Corps, United States Army. First Lieutenant Block distinguished himself while serving as a Medical Platoon Leader with the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. On 12 May 1970, the fire base occupied by the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry in eastern Cambodia came under heavy enemy mortar attack. With total disregard for his personal safety, Lieutenant Block exposed himself to the enemy fire as he moved from position to position, administering first aid. Even when sappers began probing the friendly defenses in attempts to penetrate the perimeter, Lieutenant Black continued to maneuver through exposed areas to treat the wounded and encourage the men. First Lieutenant Block’s personal Bravery, professionalism, and exemplary devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 3653, Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, 28 June 1970

BOOZER, JIMMIE N.
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Advisor, Vietnam
Date of Action: 14 April 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Staff Sergeant Jimmie N. Boozer, (then Sergeant), United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic achievement while engaged in military operations involving an opposing armed force in the Republic of Vietnam on 14 April 1964. As a Medical Advisor, Sergeant Boozer had accompanied a Vietnamese Strike Force Patrol that had been harassed by enemy ambushes and sniper actions for over 20 days. When the medical evacuation helicopter that arrived on the scene was struck by enemy gun fire as it attempted to gain altitude with the casualties aboard and then crashed into a ravine, Sergeant Boozer completely disregarded his own safety and proceeded to the crash site which was in clear view of the insurgents. Upon reaching the downed aircraft, he efficiently treated the injured despite exposure to the hazardous conditions. Through his professional skill and determination, the injured personnel were carried to a landing zone and evacuated 90 minutes later. Continuing his courageous actions and diligent efforts, he again exposed himself to the enemy gun fire on the following morning as he joined other American personnel in complying with an order by higher headquarters to destroy the damaged helicopter to prevent its being cannibalized by the enemy. Sergeant Boozer’s heroic conduct is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 11, headquarters, Department of the Army, 26 March 1965

BRIDGES, CARLISLE G.
Specialist Five, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Unknown
Date of Action: 27 April 1968
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Specialist Five Carlisle G. Bridges, United States Army. For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam on 27 April 1968. One that date Specialist Bridges was serving with his unit as a medical aidman on a reconnaissance in force operation near Lai Khe on 27 April 1968. As the unit was moving through the dense jungle, it was suddenly subjected to intense small arms fire from a well concealed Viet Cong force. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Specialist Bridges braved the heavy hostile fire as he moved from position to position, treating and evacuating the friendly casualties. He personally carried several wounded men more than 100 meters, under enemy fire, to a location where they could be aerially evacuated. The exemplary courage, initiative, and concern for the welfare of his comrades demonstrated by Specialist Bridges was responsible for saving several of his fellow soldiers lives. His devotion to duty and personal bravery is in keeping with the highest standards of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number unknown. Awarded at Letterman Hospital by MG Charles H. Gingles

BROWN, JAMES L.
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
HHC, 1st BN, 35th Infantry, 3d BDE TF, 25th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 20 January 1967
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Specialist James L. Brown, United States Army. For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam on 20 January 1967. On this date, Specialist Four Brown was serving as a medical aidman for the Reconnaissance Platoon of the 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry, which was conducting a search and destroy mission in Binh Dinh Province when the unit made contact with a North Vietnamese Army force occupying fortified positions. During the ensuing fire fight, several of the men in the platoon were seriously wounded. With complete disregard for his own safety, Specialist four Brown exposed himself to the intense automatic weapons fire while applying medical aid to two of the wounded men. Specialist four Brown went to all of the men deceased in action while still under automatic weapons fire in order to confirm their deaths, and see if there was any chance that some of them might still be alive. Specialist Four Brown’s actions were an inspiration to the other members of the platoon and aided greatly in the accomplishment of their mission. Specialist Four Brown’s outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty and personal bravery is in keeping with the highest standards of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 997, Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, 19 May 1967

CHAVEZ, RAMIRO
Specialist Fourth Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division
Date of Action: 23 February 1968
Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Specialist Fourth Class Ramiro Chavez, United States Army. For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Four Chavez distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 23 February 1968 while serving as a member of Company D, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On that date, Specialist Chavez was participating in a search and destroy operation on the southern outskirts of Saigon when his platoon became heavily engaged with a Viet Cong force. During the initial encounter, two soldiers were wounded and lay in an exposed position under enemy fire. Disregarding his own safety, Specialist Chavez unhesitatingly rushed forward one hundred meters through intense hostile fire to rescue his two wounded comrades. After administering first aid, he then carried one of the wounded to the relative safety of the rear despite the fact that his actions attracted increased enemy fire. Specialist Chavez returned to the other wounded soldier, braving heavy enemy fire as he moved forward and carried him to a secure position. By his courageous actions and selfless concern for his comrades, the lives of two wounded men were saved and his company was inspired to greater efforts in defeating the determined enemy force. Specialist Four Chavez’s valorous actions and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 199th Light Infantry Brigade and the United States Army.
General Order: General Order unknown, Headquarters, Americal Division, date unknown

COLLIER, CRAIG B. (First Award)
Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
United States Army Medical Department, Student Detachment, Academy of Health Sciences
Date of Action: 1968
Synopsis: General Order Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Major Craig B. Collier, Medical Corps, United States Army, for heroism 1968, while a member of the United States Army Medical Department, Student Detachment, Academy of Health Sciences. Major Collier’s heroic conduct is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number unknown, Headquarters, unknown

COLLIER, CRAIG B. (Second Award)
Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
United States Army Medical Department, Student Detachment, Academy of Health Sciences
Date of Action: 18 November 1968
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Major Craig B. Collier, Medical Corps, United States Army, for heroism on 18 November 1968, while a member of the United States Army Medical Department, Student Detachment, Academy of Health Sciences. Major Collier’s heroic conduct is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the military service. This award is authorized under the provisions of paragraph 1-13, AR 672-5-1.
General Orders: General Order number 22, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 26 November 1976

DUPREE, HUBERT L.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Advisor, Ranger Training Center, Trung Hoa, Vietnam
Date of Action: 6 August 1963
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Sergeant First Class Hubert L. Dupree, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic achievement while engaged in military operations in Vietnam on 6 August 1963, and serving as a Medical Advisor to the Ranger Training Center, Trung Hoa, Vietnam. While Sergeant Dupree was accompanying two companies of the 34th Ranger Battalion on a training exercise, the point squad of one company was suddenly fired upon by hostile forces, seriously wounding two Vietnamese Rangers. Although the squad was pinned down by a heavy volume of automatic weapons fire and grenades, Sergeant Dupree displayed complete disregard for his own personal safety by making two separate trips under intense gun fire to evacuate the wounded to a covered position. After administering first aid to the wounded men, he directed the evacuation and first aid treatment of four other wounded Rangers. His fortitude, personal example, and devotion to duty inspired the Vietnamese Rangers to render assistance and aid in the treatment and evacuation of other wounded soldiers. Sergeant Dupree’s heroic actions, professional skill, and determination reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 18, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 29 May 1984

EBERWINE, JAMES A.
Major, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Dustoff
Date of Action: 1970
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Major James A. Eberwine, Medical Service Corps, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic achievement while engaged in military operations against an opposing armed force on 30 December 1966 while in the Republic of Vietnam. Major Eberwine’s heroic conduct is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order unknown, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 12 July 1967

ESMOND, MICHAEL A.
Private First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
B Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, Americal Division
Date of Action: 3 November 1967
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Private First Class Michael A. Esmond, United States Army. For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force. Private First Class Esmond distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 9 November 1967 in the Republic of Vietnam while serving as a medic in the 3d Platoon, B Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry. On that date, B Troop was engaged in an assault on an enemy fortified position. During the initial action, Private Esmond, who was riding on the 3d Platoon leader’s track, observed that a track vehicle had been hit by a recoilless rifle round and all of the crew members were wounded. Immediately, Private Esmond, with complete disregard for his own safety, dismounted and ran across one hundred meters of open terrain through intense enemy fire to aid the wounded men. While administering aid to the more seriously wounded, he was painfully injured by fragments from a mortar round. Disregarding his own suffering, he undauntingly continued to administer aid to each man and assisted in the evacuation of the seriously wounded men. Only after being assured that all the wounded were evacuated, did he accept treatment for his own wounds. Private First Class Esmond’s unquestionable valor and avid devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 666, Headquarters, Americal Division, 13 February 1968

GASKIN, GORDON W.
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 68th Medical Group, 44th Medical Brigade
Date of Action: date unknown
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Specialist Four Gordon W. Gaskin, United States Army. For heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force. Specialist Four Gordon W. Gaskin distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions in the Republic of Vietnam while serving as a medic in the Medical Company, 68th Medical Group, 44th Medical Brigade. Specialist Four Gaskin’s unquestionable valor and avid devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 44th Medical Brigade, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number unknown,

GILES, HENRY W.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Vietnam
Date of Action: 1 July 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Captain Henry W. Giles, Medical Corps, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic achievement while engaged in military operations against an opposing armed force in the Republic of Vietnam on 1 July 1964. Captain Giles displayed perseverance, courage, and complete disregard for his own safety while participating in an aerial medical mission to evacuate wounded soldiers from an area under heavy attack by the Viet Cong. When enemy gunfire struck the aircraft commander and the helicopter ambulance crashed to the ground, Captain Giles bravely assisted in pulling the commander out of the aircraft and across open terrain to a nearby tree line where he administered first aid to the wounded officer. He then joined the remaining crew and a contingent of friendly ground forces, and participated in establishing a perimeter of defense. Through his bravery, determination, and professional skill, he assisted in the security of the crash site and in keeping casualties to a minimum. Captain Giles’ heroic conduct is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 15, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 28 April 1965

HART, MICHAEL J.
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Combat Support Company, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
Date of Action: 8 May 1969
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Specialist Four Michael J. Hart, United States Army, as a member of the Combat Support Company, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement while engaged in military operations against an opposing force in the Republic of Vietnam, on 8 May 1969. On this date, Specialist Hart was serving as a medical aidman with his unit on a reconnaissance operation in the vicinity of Lai Khe. As the friendly force proceeded through the treacherous region, it was suddenly subjected to an intense automatic weapons and small arms fusillade from an undetermined size insurgent unit. Observing two wounded comrades lying in an exposed position, Specialist Hart maneuvered through the hostile rounds to the casualty’s location. After applying emergency first aid, he carried the injured men to a more secure area and placed suppressive fire on several aggressors who were attempting to detonate anti-personnel mines. His courageous initiative and selfless concern for the welfare of his comrades resulted in the saving of two friendly lives. Specialist Four Hart’s outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty, and personal bravery is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number unknown, 31 August 1969

HARTSOCK, RICHARD L.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
130th Medical Detachment
Date of Action: 20 January 1963
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Sergeant First Class Richard L. Hartsock, United States Army, as a member of the 130th Medical Detachment, distinguished himself by heroic achievement while engaged in military operations against an opposing force in the Republic of Vietnam, on 20 January 1963. As a medical attendant on board a UF-1A helicopter, Sergeant Hartsock demonstrated professional skill, perseverance, and fortitude while participating in a mission to evacuate the wounded of the friendly forces from an area under hostile attack. As soon as the pilot landed the helicopter in the combat zone, Sergeant Hartsock swiftly left the aircraft and dashed 30 yards to evacuate a seriously wounded Vietnamese soldier. Although he was pinned down by automatic weapons fire as he reached the wounded man and witnessed the death of another, he displayed complete disregard for his own personal safety and, by using the dead man’s weapon for defense, succeeded in carrying the wounded soldier back to the helicopter. He then continued his courageous effort by loading five more casualties into the helicopter and, during the flight back to the hospital, worked diligently to administer first aid to the wounded. Sergeant Hartsock’s heroic actions in this hazardous situation reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 2, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 5 February 1965

INGRAM, BILLY H.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Detachment A-312, Company A, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Date of Action: 19 to 26 September 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Sergeant First Class Billy H. Ingram, United States Army, who while a member of Detachment A-312, Company A, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), distinguished himself by heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with a hostile force during the period 19 to 26 September 1964 while serving as an advisor to Camp Buon Brieng. During this period the Rhade Strike Force at five camps revolted against the Vietnamese Government and attempted to attack the city of Ban Me Thuot. Sergeant Ingram was serving as the Senior Medical Aidman of the detachment. When the revolt started he went to the ammunition bunker and wired all of the high explosives for instant detonation to prevent the use of such explosives on the planned rebel assault. Sergeant Ingram then returned to the dispensary to secure all emergency medical supplies to prevent the rebels from taking them for treatment of their anticipated casualties. He maintained constant security on these supplies and kept the commanding officer informed on movements within the camp. These acts were performed while those installations were under rebel control. When it became apparent that the 19 Vietnamese Special Forces personnel were in danger he insisted on putting them under United States protection. When it was suggested by the rebel leader that the United States personnel surrender their weapons, Sergeant Ingram refused and said they would have to kill him first. Throughout the revolt he refused to be contained and under dangerous conditions made periodic trips throughout the camp so as to keep the detachment commanding officer abreast of the situation. Sergeant Ingram’s heroic actions and determination in this hazardous situation were instrumental in breaking the revolt and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 13, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 6 march 1969

KARP, WILLIAM W. (First Award)
Private First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Company A, 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division
Date of Action: 9 January 1968
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Private First Class William W. Karp, United States Army, a member of a Company A, 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. Private First Class Karp distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 9 January 1968 while serving as platoon medic. On that date, his and another platoon were conducting a search and destroy mission in the Que Son Valley. As they were crossing an open rice paddy, they came under intense enemy automatic weapons and mortar fire, which immediately wounded several of the men. Private Karp, disregarding his own safety, moved from his position to render aid to the wounded. When they were given the order to withdraw to the wooded area behind them, Private Karp assisted in the reorganization of the men from his platoon. During the withdrawal, Private Karp along with several other men were separated from the rest of the element and on several occasions he exposed himself to hostile fire in order to guide the group back to safety. He killed one enemy soldier who had discovered their group and had started to fire on them. Upon returning to the friendly lines, he immediately resumed his duties of caring for the wounded. Private First Class Karp’s professional competence and concern for the lives of his fellow soldiers are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 1029, Headquarters, Americal Division, 27 February 1968

KARP, WILLIAM W. (Second Award)
Specialist Fifth Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Company A, 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division
Date of Action: 6 May 1968
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster is awarded in lieu of a second award of the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Specialist Fifth Class (then Specialist Fourth Class) William W. Karp, United States Army, a member of a Company A, 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. Private First Class Karp distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 6 May 1968 while serving as a Corpsman. On that date his company was conducting a combat operation in the Quang Tri Province when they came upon a small village. As they approached this village, they suddenly came under intense automatic weapons, artillery, mortar and small arms fire from an enemy force of undetermined size located in well concealed bunkers. Immediately, Specialist Karp moved into a defensive position and helped set up a devastating base of fire to enable the rest of his company to reach cover. Although several of his comrades fell wounded, Specialist Fifth Class Karp continually exposed himself to the hostile fire in order to secure a pickup zone for dust-off helicopters. Specialist Fifth Class Karp’s personal bravery and unselfish concern for his fellow soldiers are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 4395, Headquarters, Americal Division, 17 July 1968

KOUTROUBA, WILLIAM G. (First Award)
Specialist Five E-5, United States Army
Company A, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: 29 June 1967
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Specialist Five William G. Koutrouba, Army Medical Department, for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force 29 June 1967. Specialist Five Koutrouba distinguished himself by heroism in action on 29 June 1967, while serving as a medical aidman with Company A, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry during a search and destroy mission near Kontum, Republic of Vietnam. When a member of his platoon received a severe leg wound and lay in an exposed position pinned down by heavy enemy fire, Specialist Koutrouba moved through the heavy fire to his aid. Determining that the wounded man could not move by himself, Specialist Koutrouba ignored the enemy fire and carried his wounded comrade to a more secure area. He immediately administered first aid and assisted in the medical evacuation of the wounded man. Specialist Koutrouba’s display of personal bravery and concern for the welfare of his fellow soldiers is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 5783, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, 23 September 1967

KOUTROUBA, WILLIAM G. (Second Award)
Specialist Five E-5, United States Army
Company A, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: Unknown
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster is awarded in lieu of a second Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Specialist Five William G. Koutrouba, Army Medical Department, for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in Vietnam. Specialist Five Koutrouba distinguished himself by heroism in action while serving as a medical aidman with Company A, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Koutrouba’s display of personal bravery and concern for the welfare of his fellow soldiers is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number unknown, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, unknown date

KRIZAN, JERRY L.
Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Company A, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces
Date of Action: 19 August 1969
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Sergeant Jerry L. Krizan, United States Army, for heroism in connection with operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Krizan distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 19 August 1969 while serving as a Special Forces Medic. During a multi-regimental attack on Loc Ninh Special Forces Camp by the North Vietnamese Army using rockets, artillery and ground probes, Sergeant Krizan, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, moved through the explosions and ground fire to aid wounded Camp Strike Force soldiers. Sergeant Krizan exposed himself again when he dragged a wounded soldier from the direct line of enemy fire. When the ground probe became extremely close to actual entrance through the wire and into the camp, Sergeant Krizan was sent to the weakest point in the wire, where he continually exposed himself to the fire in order to better fire his M-16 rifle to halt the enemy advance into the camp. Sergeant Krizan remained in position until all threat was quelled, at which time he returned to the emergency medical bunker to treat the wounded. Sergeant Krizan’s personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 1204, Headquarters, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, 2 August 1969

LOYER, JOHN C.
Specialist Forth Class Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Company D, 3d Battalion (Airmobile), 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile)
Date of Action: 5 May 1970
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 11046, 24 August 1962, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy is awarded to Specialist Fourth Class John C. Loyer, United States Army, for heroism in connection with operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Loyer distinguished himself on 5 May 1970 while serving as a Medical Aidman in Company D, 3d Battalion (Airmobile), 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), during combat operations in the Phong Dien District, Republic of Vietnam. While set up at a night defensive position, Specialist Loyer’s unit came under a coordinated attack by North Vietnamese Army sappers supported by rocket-propelled grenade and mortar fire. When he noticed several sappers advancing on his position, Specialist Loyer immediately directed suppressive fire on the insurgents, effectively engaging them until his fellow soldiers initiated fire. Subjecting himself to incoming rounds, he maneuvered across and open area to reach several wounded comrades, and provided emergency treatment until the arrival of medical evacuation helicopters. His actions saved the lives of several seriously wounded personnel. Specialist Loyer’s personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 8153, Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), 18 July 1970