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ARMY AWARDS FOR VALOR AND THEIR CRITERIA

AMEDD MEDAL OF HONOR

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

AMEDD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

AMEDD SILVER STAR

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SOLDIER'S MEDAL

BRONZE STAR WITH "V" DEVICE

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COMMAND SERGEANTS MAJOR OF HSC/MEDCOM

AMEDD REGIMENTAL MUSIC

COMBAT MEDIC PRAYER

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ORDER OF MILITARY MEDICAL MERIT (02M3)

Technician Fourth Grade Laverne Parrish

AMEDD Medal of Honor Awardees

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond
the call of duty the Medal of Honor was awarded to TECHNICIAN FOURTH GRADE LAVERNE PARRISH United States Army

Technician Fourth Grade Laverne Parrish

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty Technician Fourth Grade Laverne Parrish, Medical Aidman, Company C, 161st Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, distinguished himself at Binalonan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 18 to 24 January 1945. On the 18th, he observed two wounded men under enemy fire and immediately went to their rescue. After moving one to cover, he crossed 25 yards of open ground to administer aid to the second. In the early hours of the 24th, his company, crossing an open field near San Manuel, encountered intense enemy fire and was ordered to withdraw to the cover of a ditch. While treating the casualties, Technician Parrish observed two wounded still in the field. Without hesitation he left the ditch, crawled forward under enemy fire, and in two successive trips, brought both men to safety. He next administered aid to 12 casualties in the same field, crossing and recrossing the open area raked by hostile fire. Making successive trips, he then brought three wounded in to cover. After treating nearly all of the 37 casualties suffered by his company, he was mortally wounded by mortar fire, and shortly after was killed. The indomitable spirit, intrepidity, and gallantry of Technician Parrish saved many lives at the cost of his own.