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ARMY AWARDS FOR VALOR AND THEIR CRITERIA

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AMEDD SILVER STAR

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SOLDIER'S MEDAL

BRONZE STAR WITH "V" DEVICE

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ORDER OF MILITARY MEDICAL MERIT (02M3)

Soldier's Medal, 1960 - , M-Z

Soldier's Medal

* Interesting Notes:

Private First Class Perlmutter also earned the Silver Star and Bronze Star with "V" device during Vietnam

Staff Sergeant Stephen Maldonado, Staff Sergeant Randy Ryan, Sergeant Samuel Suslik, and Sergeant Chris Suttinger earned their Soldier's Medals for actions performed during the Green Ramp disaster on March 23, 1994 at Fort Bragg, NC.

Specialist Five William S. Mikasa was aboard a CR-34 helicopter with 10 other passengers when it crashed and was totally demolished. Specialist Mikasa removed all of the victims, moved them a safe distance away, administered first aid, walked to arrange for evacuation and assisted in transporting the victims.

Major Steven Richter was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for his actions during the mass shootings at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center, Fort Hood, on 5 November 2009.

Captain Robert B. Sarajian climbed up to a platform attached to a telephone pole to save the life of a soldier who was electrocuted.

Specialist Four Malini rescued two children who were trapped in a wrecked, burning, smoke-filled automobile.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

MAHONEY, JANICE L.
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 3 June 1979
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Four Janice L. Mahoney, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 3 June 1979, while a member of the 768th Medical Detachment. Specialist Four Mahoney’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon herself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 30, Department of the Army, 11 March 1980

MALDONADO, STEPHEN T.
Staff Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
C Company, 307th Forward Support Battalion, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 23 March 1994
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant Stephen T. Maldonado, Medical Department, United States Army, a member of C Company, 307th Forward Support Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, for heroism on 23 March 1994, Pope Air Force Base, NC. On that date an F-16 collided with a C-130 in a mid-air collision causing the F-16 to crash and slide into a C-141 parked on the ramp. This collision ruptured the C-141’s fuel tanks which ignited causing a huge fireball to accompany the F-16 debris into Soldiers waiting to board aircraft for Airborne Operations. Staff Sergeant Maldonado’s intrepidity and prompt, courageous actions saved many lives and reflect the utmost credit on himself, and the Army Medical Department, and upholds the honored traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 31 March 1996

MAULDIN, DANIEL W.
Private First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 8 March 1994
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class Daniel W. Mauldin, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 8 March 1994, while a member of Company E, Academy Battalion, Center Brigade, United States Army Medical Department Center and School, fort Sam Houston, TX. Private First Class Mauldin’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. This order supersedes United States Total Army Personnel Command, Permanent Order 123-2, dated 3 May 1995.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 11 April 1997

MCINTIRE, CLARENCE C.
Chief Warrant Officer, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 22 June 1987
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Chief Warrant Officer Clarence C. McIntire, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 22 June 1987, while a member of the 343d Medical Detachment, Fort Hood, Texas. Chief Warrant Officer McIntire’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 26, Department of the Army, 10 June 1989

MEYER, ALAN D.
First Lieutenant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 15 August 1992
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to First Lieutenant Alan D. Meyer, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 15 August 1992, while a member of the Health Services Command, 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Torii Station, Okinawa. First Lieutenant Meyer’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 12, Department of the Army, 13 May 1994

MIKASA, WILLIAM S.
Specialist Five, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 6 November 1963
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Five William S. Mikasa, United States Army, while serving as an Aidman, Troop D, 3d Squadron, 12th Cavalry, 3d Armored Division (Spearhead), distinguished himself by heroism on 6 November 1963, near Hirzenhein, Germany. Specialist Mikasa was aboard a CR-34 helicopter with ten other passengers when the aircraft crashed in a hilly, heavily wooded area, was totally demolished, and subject to explosion from an arcing high power line which fell across the front fuel cell. Ignoring the impending danger, and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, Specialist Mikasa worked diligently and succeeded in removing all of the victims from the wreckage and then carried them a safe distance away. After administering first aid to the injured, he hastily walked nearly a mile and, upon reaching a German sanatorium, arranged for the evacuation of the wounded. For the next 2 or 3 hours, he assisted in transporting, on foot, three very seriously injured soldiers by stretcher to the sanatorium, and then again returned to the wreckage to offer further assistance. By his fortitude, perseverance, and courageous actions throughout this hazardous emergency situation, he saved the lives of many of the aircraft passengers. Specialist Mikasa’s heroic conduct and deep concern for this fellow soldiers are in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. (This award supersedes award of the Army Commendation Medal awarded for heroism, on 6 November 1963, as announced in General Orders Number 74, Headquarters, 3d Armored Division (Spearhead), APO 39, US Forces, dated 28 April 1964)
General Orders: General Order number 2, Department of the Army, 5 February 1965

*MILES, JAMES H.
Chief Warrant Officer, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 12 July 1977
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded Posthumously to Chief Warrant Officer James H. Miles, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 12 July 1977, while a member of 377th Medical Company, United States Army. Chief Warrant Officer Miles’ valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 4, Department of the Army, 1 June 1978

MILLER, STANLEY R.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 2 July 1976
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant First Class Stanley R. Miller, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 2 July 1976, while a member of 130th Station Hospital. Sergeant First Class Miller’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 13, Department of the Army, 26 July 1977

MILLS, THOMAS D.
Specialist, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 26 September 1993
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Thomas D. Mills, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 26 September 1993, while a member of the Air Ambulance Division, U.S. Army Aviation Medical Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama. Specialist Mills’ valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 27, Department of the Army, 27 December 1994

*MITCHEL, EARNEST L.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 3 July 1975
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded posthumously to Sergeant First Class Earnest L. Mitchel, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 3 July 1975, while a member of the Headquarters and Support Company, 7th Medical Battalion. Sergeant First Class Mitchel’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation at the cost of his life are in the highest tradition of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 12, Department of the Army, 8 June 1976

MORTON, ANTHONY A.
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 5 March 1991
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant Anthony A. Morton, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 5 March 1991, while a member of the 142d Medical Company (Clearing), National Guard Armory, New Haven, Connecticut as announced in U.S. Total Army Personnel Command, Permanent Order 86-3, 27 May 1992. Staff Sergeant Morton’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 34, Department of the Army, 30 December 1992

MURRAY, RICHARD E.
Specialist Six, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 18 June 1965
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Six Richard E. Murray, United States Army, as a member of the 254th Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance), United States Army Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado, distinguished himself by heroism on 18 June 1965 while participating in flood relief efforts in the vicinity of Last Chance, Colorado. Specialist Murray was aboard a helicopter ambulance helping to evacuate people from the disaster area when a call was received requesting the rescue of a man stranded on top of a truck in the midst of raging flood waters. Despite the strong gusty winds, the pilot succeeded in hovering the helicopter over the truck and a rope was extended to the man. After the rope was secured and the helicopter moved up and away, the rope failed and the man dropped into the water. Without hesitation, Specialist Murray jumped from the helicopter into the water and held the unconscious man above the water. He then grabbed the rope and, while holding the victim, was towed by helicopter to a shoreline. Although he sustained sever bruises and flesh cuts while being dragged through the water, he ignored his own discomforts and immediately administered artificial respiration to the victim. He continued his efforts until the helicopter ambulance landed and the man was placed on board. Specialist Murray’s heroic conduct, prompt actions, and complete disregard for his own safety in this emergency situation are in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. (This award supersedes award of the Army Commendation Medal to Specialist Murray for heroism on 18 June 1965 as announced in General Orders Number 227, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and Fort Carson, dated 22 July 1965)
General Orders: General Order number 5, Department of the Army, 23 February 1966

MYERS, RICHARD T.
First Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 24 July 1991
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to First Sergeant Richard T. Myers, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 24 July 1991, while a member of the Student Company, Medical Center Brigade, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. First Sergeant Myers’ valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 12, Department of the Army, 13 May 1994

NATHAN, MONICA A.
Captain, Army Nurse Corps, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 4 July 1982
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Captain Monica A. Nathan, Army Nurse Corps, United States Army for heroism on 4 July 1982, while a member of Company A. 3rd Battalion, Academy of Health Sciences, United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Captain Nathan’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon herself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 25, Department of the Army, 15 December 1982

ORTIZ, GERARDO
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 16 June 1984
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Four Gerardo Ortiz, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 16 June 1984, while a member of Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington. Specialist Four Ortiz’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 8 July 1985

ORTIZ, STEVEN A.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 4 September 1993
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant First Class Steven A. Ortiz, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 4 September 1993, while a member of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 232d Medical Battalion, Center Brigade, Army Medical Department Center & School, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Sergeant First Class Ortiz’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 1, Department of the Army, 31 March 1996

PARKE, STEPHEN M.
Captain, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 17 March 1989
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Captain Stephen M. Parke, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 17 March 1989, while a member of Company B, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, California. Captain Parke’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 6, Department of the Army, 30 March 1990

PAUL, JOHN W.
First Lieutenant, Specialist Corps, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 7 May 2003
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to First Lieutenant John W. Paul. For valorous actions, selfless bravery, and courage under fire, 1LT Paul distinguished himself by placing himself in grave danger in order to come to the aid of a wounded Soldier on 7 May 2003. While rushing through a hail of rocket fire and exploding ordnance, 1LT Paul narrowly missed being hit several times, but continued forward without hesitation or thoughts of his own safety. With no way to suppress the incoming fire, he pressed on through multiple explosions until he was able to reach and evacuate the wounded Soldier. 1LT Paul’s actions reflect great credit upon himself, the V Army Corps, the 4th Infantry Division, and the United States Army
General Orders: Permanent Order number 036-008, Department of the Army, 5 February 2004

PERLMUTTER, JAMES
Private First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 21 December 1967
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class James Perlmutter, United States Army for heroism on 21 December 1967 while a member of Company A, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. On this date, at approximately 1600 hours, a fire started in the ammunition supply point at the Lai Khe Base Camp. A series of massive explosions ensued, causing numerous casualties and creating mass disorder in the entire area. Upon hearing of the disaster, Private First Class Perlmutter and several others boarded a nearby armored personnel carrier and made their way to the ammunition supply point. Ignoring the danger of constantly exploding rounds, the group moved into the center of the area. Private First Class Perlmutter, spotting two casualties, jumped from the vehicle and, without regard for his own personal safety, assisted in moving the two wounded men out of the area to a waiting ambulance. After leaving the casualties, he continued to move his vehicle from bunker to bunker evacuating personnel trapped by the continually exploding rounds. During this time, he was constantly exposed to exploding rounds and flying shrapnel. Private First Class Perlmutter’s actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 3348, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, 12 April 1968

PITTS, GERALD Y.
Lieutenant Colonel, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 24 May 1984
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Y. Pitts, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 24 May 1984, while a member of the 324th General Hospital, Perrine, Florida, for heroically saving the life of a civilian man from sure death. At approximately 1150 hours, Lieutenant Colonel Pitts was traveling North on the Florida Turnpike in his privately owned vehicle when he observed a Datsun Hatchback careening down the highway. The driver of the car had lost control of his vehicle, causing him to crash into the guardrail and bounce from one side of the highway to the other. Upon initial impact, the gas tank ignited into flames. Maintaining his composure, Lieutenant Colonel Pitts continued following the car, keeping a safe distance between his auto and the burning car. When the car came to a complete halt, Lieutenant Colonel Pitts got out of his car and observed the driver in the burning vehicle screaming for help as his injuries and tangled position in the mangled car made it impossible for the man to escape on his own. Although there were other men near the scene of the accident, Lieutenant Colonel Pitts was the only one to risk life or limb to provide the needed aid. Disregarding his own safety, Lieutenant Colonel Pitts impulsively rushed to the burning inferno with all intentions of extracting the helpless man to safety, but when he approached the vehicle the intensifying heat and flames forced him to retreat. Maintaining a cool head and thinking quickly, Lieutenant Colonel Pitts ran to the other side of the vehicle and forced open the driver’s door. He entered the vehicle increasing his chances of possible personal injury, in order to remove the driver from the machine. Once removed from the car which was now totally engulfed in flames, Lieutenant Colonel Pitts applied needed first aid to the individual, and continued providing aid and comfort until medical aid arrived. Lieutenant Colonel Pitts’ heroic act was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit on him and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 8 July 1985

PULEALII, MICHELLE M.
Specialist, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 18 August 1987
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Michelle M. Pulealii, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 18 August 1987, while a member of the 237th Medical Detachment, Fort Ord, California. Specialist Pulealii’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 26, Department of the Army, 10 June 1989

REID, BARBARA C.
Lieutenant Colonel, Army Medical Specialist Corps, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 14 August 1982
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Barbara C. Reid, Army Medical Specialist Corps, United States Army for heroism on 14 August 1982, while a member of Company B, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington. Lieutenant Colonel Reid’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon herself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 12, Department of the Army, 15 April 1983

RICHTER, STEVEN J.
Major, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Chief, Operations and Deployment Medicine, Fort Hood, TX
Date of Action: 5 November 2009
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Major Steven J. Richter, Medical Corps, United States Army, Chief, Operations and Deployment Medicine, Fort Hood, TX, for heroism on 5 November 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas during the mass shooting at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center. Major Richter’s intrepidity and prompt, courageous actions reflect the utmost credit on himself, and the Army Medical Department, and upholds the honored traditions of the military service.
General Orders: Personal Order number unknown

RIDLON, JOHN A.
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 5 January 1991
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant John A. Ridlon, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 5 January 1991, while a member of the Combat Support Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Staff Sergeant Ridlon’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 12, Department of the Army, 13 May 1994

*ROBINSON, HORACE P.
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 12 July 1977
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded Posthumously to Staff Sergeant Horace P. Robinson, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 12 July 1977, while a member of the 377th Medical Company, United States Army. Staff Sergeant Robinson’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 4, Department of the Army, 1 June 1978

ROHR, WILLIAM J.
Specialist Four, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 2 April 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Four William J. Rohr, Army Medical Service, (then Private First Class), United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism while serving as a member of Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, on 2 April 1964, near the Demilitarized Zone, Korea. When notified that a soldier had been injured by a mine, Specialist Rohr unhesitatingly proceeded to the minefield to participate in the medical evacuation of the wounded man. Upon arriving at the scene, he left his litter jeep at the fence, bravely traversed the live minefield, and reached the injured man who was located approximately fifty feet inside the mined area. With the assistance of another medical man on the scene, he helped place the injured soldier on the litter, made his way through the uncleared minefield, and succeeded in carrying the wounded man to the litter jeep for transportation to the dispensary. Specialist Rohr’s deep concern for a fellow soldier and heroic actions under these hazardous circumstances are in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. (This award supersedes award of the Army Commendation Medal to Specialist Rohr for heroism on 2 April 1964, as announced in General Orders Number 101, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, dated 30 July 1964)
General Orders: General Order number 19, Department of the Army, 28 May 1965

RYAN, RANDY S.
Staff Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
C Company, 307th Forward Support Battalion, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 23 March 1994
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant Randy S. Ryan, Medical Department, United States Army, a member of C Company, 307th Forward Support Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, for heroism on 23 March 1994, Pope Air Force Base, NC. On that date an F-16 collided with a C-130 in a mid-air collision causing the F-16 to crash and slide into a C-141 parked on the ramp. This collision ruptured the C-141’s fuel tanks which ignited causing a huge fireball to accompany the F-16 debris into Soldiers waiting to board aircraft for Airborne Operations. Staff Sergeant Ryan’s intrepidity and prompt, courageous actions saved many lives and reflect the utmost credit on himself, and the Army Medical Department, and upholds the honored traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 31 March 1996

SAMPSEL, DANIEL
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 5 October 1978
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Four Daniel Sampsel, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 5 October 1978, while a member of Company C, 3d Medical Battalion. Specialist Four Sampsel’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 25 June 1979

*SANABRIA, DUILIO A.
Private First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 2 April 1980
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded posthumously to Private First Class Duilio A. Sanabria, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 2 April 1980, while a member of the 21st Evacuation Hospital, 13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, Texas. Private First Class Sanabria’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 4 November 1980

SARAJIAN, ROBERT B.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 23 December 1966
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Captain Robert B. Sarajian, Medical Corps, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism at Camp Young, Korea on 23 December 1966 while serving as Battalion Surgeon, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division. On this date he was on duty at the Camp Young Dispensary, when upon hearing a commotion outside, he left the dispensary to investigate. He observed a crowd of personnel around a telephone pole and a ladder leading up to a platform which was affixed to the telephone wires and the pole. There were two soldiers on the platform, one of them lying flat on the platform with his feet entangled in the high tension wires and apparently seriously injured. Thinking only of rendering medical assistance and with complete disregard of his own safety, Captain Sarajian proceeded to climb the swaying ladder. Upon reaching the platform, he discovered that the man had been accidentally electrocuted and had no pulse. He then administered cardiac resuscitation and managed to carry the soldier to the ground where he performed artificial respiration and transferred him to the dispensary. His quick thinking and prompt action enabled him to save the life of the injured soldier. Captain Sarajian’s gallantry and heroic action in the face of danger is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 2d Infantry Division, and the United States Army. (This award supersedes award of the Army Commendation Medal for heroism on 23 December 1966 as announced in General Orders Number 21, Headquarters 2d Infantry Division, dated 1 February 1967.)
General Orders: General Order number 18, Department of the Army, 18 April 1967

SAUM, ROBERT W.
Captain, Army Nurse Corps, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 27 July 1980
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Captain Robert W. Saum, Army Nurse Corps, United States Army for heroism on 27 July 1980, while a member of Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, California. Captain Saum’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 5, Department of the Army, 11 March 1981

SCHUBERT, SCOTT I.
Private First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 14 September 1992
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class Scott I. Schubert, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 14 September 1992, while a member of the United States Army Medical Department Activity, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, LA. Private First Class Schubert’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 12, Department of the Army, 13 May 1994

SEWAK, STEVEN M.
Warrant Officer, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 24 May 1978
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Warrant Officer Steven M. Sewak, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 24 May 1978, while a member of the 431st Medical Detachment (HA). Warrant Officer Sewak’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 5, Department of the Army, 7 March 1979

SIMS, MATTHEW W.
Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 27 April 2003
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Matthew W. Sims, Army Medical Department, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism at Bamberg, Germany on 27 April 2003 while serving as a medic with the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment. While driving to Wurzburg on B22, Sergeant Sims saw two vehicles collide head-on. Both vehicles were traveling about 60 mph. A person was ejected from one of the vehicles and died at the scene, but Sergeant Sims assessed the condition of the three other passengers of that vehicle. All were conscious and stable. Sergeant Sims then pulled an elderly couple from the other vehicle, which had caught fire. The male driver was unconscious but breathing. His wife was not breathing and had no pulse. Sergeant Sims performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until a German ambulance crew arrived, and the woman was revived. Sergeant Sims’ actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Army Medical Department, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number unknown, 3 March 2004

SIWIK, DAMIEN
Specialist, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 2 May 1993
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Damien Siwik, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 2 May 1993, while a member of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Ord, California. Specialist Siwik’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 27, Department of the Army, 27 December 1994

SKAGGS, DALE E.
Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 2 April 1988
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Dale E. Skaggs, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 2 April 1988, while a member of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Sergeant Skaggs’ valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 41, Department of the Army, 29 December 1989

SMITH, JAMES W.
Specialist Four, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 2 April 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Four James W. Smith, Army Medical Service, (then Private First Class), United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism while serving as a member of Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, on 2 April 1964, near the Demilitarized Zone, Korea. When notified that a soldier had been injured by a mine, Specialist Smith unhesitatingly proceeded to the minefield to participate in the medical evacuation of the wounded man. Upon arriving at the scene, he left his litter jeep at the fence, bravely traversed the live minefield, and reached the injured man who was located approximately fifty feet inside the mined area. With the assistance of another medical man on the scene, he helped place the injured soldier on the litter, made his way through the uncleared minefield, and succeeded in carrying the wounded man to the litter jeep for transportation to the dispensary. Specialist Smith’s deep concern for a fellow soldier and heroic actions under these hazardous circumstances are in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. (This award supersedes award of the Army Commendation Medal to Specialist Smith for heroism on 2 April 1964, as announced in General Orders Number 101, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, dated 30 July 1964)
General Orders: General Order number 15, Department of the Army, 28 April 1965

SMITH, JOHN H.
Specialist Five, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 2 April 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Five John H. Smith, (then Private First Class), United States Army, while serving as a member of Company C, 7th Medical Battalion, United States Forces, Distinguished himself by heroism on 10 January 1965, in Korea. Specialist Smith unhesitatingly volunteered to participate in a rescue mission when he learned that a fellow soldier had accidentally stepped on a live mine, was seriously wounded, and trapped in the minefield. When the injured man was unable to hold on to a rope extended by an evacuation helicopter hovering over the minefield, Specialist Smith, followed by two soldiers carrying a stretcher, proceeded down a bank of a creek to get as close as possible to the victim. After placing the stretcher on the bank and crawling to the end of it, he was still 6 feet away from the wounded man. Then, with complete disregard for his own safety, he bravely maneuvered himself through the hazardous remaining distance, reached the wounded soldier, and carried him back to the stretcher. With the assistance of other personnel on the scene, he then carried the wounded soldier to the landing site of the evacuation helicopter. Specialist Smith’s heroic conduct, ingenuity, and deep concern for a fellow soldier are in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.(This award supersedes award of the Army Commendation Medal to Specialist Smith for meritorious achievement on 10 January 1965 as announced in General Orders Number 20, Headquarters, 7th Infantry Division, APO San Francisco, 96207, dated 17 February 1965)
General Orders: General Order number 2, Department of the Army, 12 January 1966

STIENMIER, RICHARD H.
Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 27 – 30 December 1981
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Colonel Richard H. Stienmier, Medical Corps, United States Army for heroism on 27 – 30 December 1981, while assigned to the Fort Carson Medical Department Activity, Fort Carson, Colorado. Colonel Stienmier’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 13, Department of the Army, 28 June 1982

STITH, WILLIAM H.
First Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 21 August 1976
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to First Lieutenant William H. Stith, Medical Service Corps, United States Army for heroism on 21August 1976, while a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 50th Infantry, 2d Armored Division. First Lieutenant Stith’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 13, Department of the Army, 26 July 1977

SUSLIK, SAMUEL J.
Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
C Company, 782d Maintenance Service Battalion, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 23 March 1994
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Samuel J. Suslik, Medical Department, United States Army, a member of C Company, 782d Maintenance Service Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, for heroism on 23 March 1994, Pope Air Force Base, NC. On that date an F-16 collided with a C-130 in a mid-air collision causing the F-16 to crash and slide into a C-141 parked on the ramp. This collision ruptured the C-141’s fuel tanks which ignited causing a huge fireball to accompany the F-16 debris into Soldiers waiting to board aircraft for Airborne Operations. Sergeant Suslik’s intrepidity and prompt, courageous actions saved many lives and reflect the utmost credit on himself, and the Army Medical Department, and upholds the honored traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 31 March 1996

SUTTINGER, CHRIS L.     
Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
C Company, 782d Maintenance Service Battalion, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 23 March 1994
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Chris L. Suttinger, Medical Department, United States Army, a member of C Company, 782d Maintenance Service Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, for heroism on 23 March 1994, Pope Air Force Base, NC. On that date an F-16 collided with a C-130 in a mid-air collision causing the F-16 to crash and slide into a C-141 parked on the ramp. This collision ruptured the C-141’s fuel tanks which ignited causing a huge fireball to accompany the F-16 debris into Soldiers waiting to board aircraft for Airborne Operations. Sergeant Suttinger’s intrepidity and prompt, courageous actions saved many lives and reflect the utmost credit on himself, and the Army Medical Department, and upholds the honored traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 31 March 1996

SUTTON, STEVEN M.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 27 April 1979
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant First Class Steven M. Sutton, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 27 April 1979, while a member of Company B, Troop Command, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Sergeant First Class Sutton’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 4 November 1980

SYPOLT, RICHARD
Specialist Four, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 8 May 1967
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Four Richard Sypolt, (then Private First Class), United States Army, who, while serving as a Medical Aidman for the 2d Battalion, 37th Armor, 4th Armored Division, distinguished himself by heroism on 8 May 1967 during a field training exercise at Hohenfels, Germany. Two unidentified men from the 3d Infantry Division rushed into the 2d Battalion, 37th Armor mess hall and reported they had heard screams from the impact area of the M79 Grenade Launcher Range. Specialist Sypolt, a battalion aidman, who was present in the mess hall, immediately went to the motor pool and procured an armored ambulance, and accompanied by two other Medical Aidmen, rushed to the scene of the accident. Using the armored ambulance to protect themselves as much as possible from further explosions, the three aidmen maneuvered across the two hundred meters of dud-infested impact area to the aid of the injured men. Completely disregarding his own safety, Specialist Sypolt dismounted the ambulance and proceeded on foot across the dud-strewn impact area to the first injured man. Specialist Sypolt and the other aidmen reached the wounded man and carried him across the dud-strewn area to the ambulance. Then, unhesitatingly, Specialist Sypolt crossed the area for a second time to the other injured man who was over fifty feet from the ambulance. When the second man had been loaded into the ambulance, the vehicle was carefully driven out of the impact area to an awaiting helicopter. Although the range was not in use at the time the two men were injured, the danger of personal injury due to grenade explosions was very real. Specialist Sypolt’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in the highest tradition of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. (This award supersedes the Army Commendation Medal awarded to Specialist Sypolt per General Order Number 125, Headquarters, Fourth Armored Division, APO New York 09326, dated 1 April 1968.)
General Orders: General Order number 50, Department of the Army, 26 September 1968

TAYLOR, NOEL T.
Specialist, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 19 April 1996
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Noel T. Taylor, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 19 April 1996, while a member of the United States Army Medical Department, Company C, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA. Specialist Taylor’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. This order supersedes United States Total Army Personnel Command, Permanent Order 236-11, dated 23 August 1996.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 11 April 1997

TIA, MALINI
Specialist Four, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 15 December 1967
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Four Malini Tia, United States Army, AMEDS Company, Brooke General Hospital, Brooke Army Medical Center, distinguished himself by heroism on 15 December 1967. He displayed quick thinking and great courage at the scene of an automobile accident by entering a wrecked, burning, smoke-filled automobile, saving the lives of two children who were trapped in the back seat of the two door vehicle. He did this voluntarily, with complete disregard for his own safety. Upon arriving at the scene of the accident he heard a little girl crying “Mommy, Mommy!” from inside the burning vehicle. He reached through the flames and pulled one child to safety then tried to reach the other child. It was impossible to free the second child, because her foot was caught in the wreckage. The thick smoke and intense heat prevented Specialist Tia from getting into the car with the child to find the obstruction; thinking quickly, he threw himself under the car and reached up into it, found her foot, and loosened it. At the same time, a fellow soldier took the child by the shoulders and lifted her out of the vehicle. Specialist Tia took the little girl in his arms and held her himself while she was carried by a Military Police vehicle to Brooke General Hospital. There he stayed with her five hours, assisting with X-rays and subsequent treatment. Specialist Tia’s courageous action was in the highest tradition of valor and reflects great credit upon himself, the Army Medical Service, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 57, Department of the Army, 17 October 1968

TOSCANO, DONALD T.
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 16 May 1992
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant Donald T. Toscano, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 16 May 1992, while a member of the 229th Medical Detachment, Fort Drum, NY. Staff Sergeant Toscano’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 12, Department of the Army, 13 May 1994

TOWNSEND, BOBBY
Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 11 November 1990
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Bobby Townsend, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 11 November 1990, while a member of the 4th Platoon, 507th Medical Company, Fort Sill, OK. Sergeant Townsend’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 12, Department of the Army, 13 May 1994

UNSWORTH, ALBERT R.
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 30 March 1977
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Albert R. Unsworth, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 30 March 1977, while a member of the 3d Flight Platoon, 507th Medical Company, 36th Medical Battalion. Specialist Four Unsworth’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 4, Department of the Army, 1 June 1978

VARGAS, NOEL U.
Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 22 June 1987
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Noel U. Vargas, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 22 June 1987, while a member of the 343d Medical Detachment, Fort Hood, Texas. Sergeant Vargas’ valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 26, Department of the Army, 10 June 1989

VAUGHN, PRENTIS B.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 27 April 1979
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Captain Prentis B. Vaughn, Medical Corps, United States Army for heroism on 27 April 1979, while a member of Company B, Troop Command, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Captain Vaughn’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 18, Department of the Army, 31 December 1980

VIERRA, DAMIEN D.
Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 12 July 1977
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Damien D. Vierra, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 12 July 1977, while a member of the 377th Medical Company. Sergeant Vierra’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 4, Department of the Army, 1 June 1978

WATKINS, HERDIS L.
Specialist Five, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 29 April 1977
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Five Herdis L. Watkins, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 29 April 1977, while a member of the Medical Company, United States Army Aeromedical Center. Specialist Five Watkins’ valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 21, Department of the Army, 18 December 1978

WHELAN, BRIAN L.
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 23 March 1994
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant Brian L. Whelan, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 23 March 1994, while a member of Company A, 232d Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Staff Sergeant Whelan’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. This order supersedes United States Total Army Personnel Command, Permanent Order 141-11, dated 20 May 1996.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 11 April 1997

WHITE, REGIE A.
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 19 August 1976
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant Regie A. White, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 19 August 1976, while a member of the 45th Field Hospital. Staff Sergeant White’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 13, Department of the Army, 26 July 1977

WIECHMANN, SCOTT B.
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 17 April 1979
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Four Scott B. Wiechmann, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 17 April 1979, while a member of United States Army Medical Department Activity, West Point. Specialist Four Wiechmann’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 30, Department of the Army, 11 March 1980

WIGGINS, RICHARD C.
Specialist Five, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 22 November 1980
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Five Richard C. Wiggins, United States Army for heroism on 22 November 1980, while a member of the 68th Medical Detachment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Specialist Five Wiggins’ valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 19, Department of the Army, 30 July 1981

WILHAM, JOHNNY S.
Specialist Five, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 8 May 1967
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Five Johnny S. Wilham, (then Specialist Four), United States Army, who, while serving as a Medical Aidman for the 2d Battalion, 37th Armor, 4th Armored Division, distinguished himself by heroism on 8 May 1967 during a field training exercise at Hohenfels, Germany. Two unidentified men from the 3d Infantry Division rushed into the 2d Battalion, 37th Armor mess hall and reported they had heard screams from the impact area of the M79 Grenade Launcher Range. Specialist Wilham, a battalion aidman, who was present in the mess hall, immediately went to the motor pool and procured an armored ambulance, and accompanied by two other Medical Aidmen, rushed to the scene of the accident. Using the armored ambulance to protect themselves as much as possible from further explosions, the three aidmen maneuvered across the two hundred meters of dud-infested impact area to the aid of the injured men. Completely disregarding his own safety, Specialist Wilham dismounted the ambulance and proceeded on foot across the dud-strewn impact area to the first injured man. Specialist Wilham and the other aidmen reached the wounded man and carried him across the dud-strewn area to the ambulance. Then, unhesitatingly, Specialist Wilham crossed the area for a second time to the other injured man who was over fifty feet from the ambulance. When the second man had been loaded into the ambulance, the vehicle was carefully driven out of the impact area to an awaiting helicopter. Although the range was not in use at the time the two men were injured, the danger of personal injury due to grenade explosions was very real. Specialist Wilham’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in the highest tradition of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. (This award supersedes the Army Commendation Medal awarded to Specialist Wilham per General Order Number 125, Headquarters, Fourth Armored Division, APO New York 09326, dated 1 April 1968.)
General Orders: General Order number 50, Department of the Army, 26 September 1968

WILLIAMS, FRANK C.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 24 January 1960
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant First Class Frank C. Williams, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Detachment (34160, Valley Forge General Hospital, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, distinguished himself by heroism on 24 January 1960, at Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Sergeant Williams was sleeping at his home when he was awakened by a cry of “fire.” Upon being advised that a neighbor’s house was on fire, and one of the occupants trapped inside the burning building, immediately and without regard to his personal safety, he opened the front door of the house and crawled on hands and knees looking for the victim. After being unsuccessful in opening the door of the room where the victim was lying, Sergeant Williams left the burning building, placed a wet towel over his face and, with the assistance of three neighbors, re-entered the blazing building, forced open the blocked door, and removed the unconscious victim to safety. Sergeant Williams then immediately began to administer artificial respiration to the individual and continued for almost 1 hour until the ambulance arrived with a resuscitator. Sergeant Williams’ prompt and courageous action and unselfish efforts in this emergency are worthy of emulation, and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 18, Department of the Army, 15 June 1960

WILSON, ALZONIA
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 29 March 1977
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant Alzonia Wilson, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 29 March 1977, while a member of 498th Medical Company, Fort Benning, Georgia. Staff Sergeant Wilson’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 18, Department of the Army, 31 December 1980

WOOD LAMAR E.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 11 July 1964
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant first Class LaMar E. Wood, Army Medical Service, United States Army, as a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, Medical Field Service School, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas distinguished himself by heroism on 11 July 1964, on Lake Austin, Austin, Texas. Sergeant Wood was preparing to go boating on the lake when he observed a motor boat burst into flames and two persons leap into the water. Although the flames were already thirty feet high, he immediately set out in another boat to aid the victims. Ignoring the impending explosion of the blazing craft and with complete disregard for his own safety, he approached the seriously burned victims struggling in the water, lifted them into his boat, and transported them to the safety of the shore. Sergeant Wood’s heroic conduct, prompt action, and deep concern for his fellow man are in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 19, Department of the Army, 28 May 1965

WRIGHT ALAN J.
Specialist Four, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 20 July 1969
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Four Alan J. Wright, United States Army, who distinguished himself by heroism involving voluntary risk of life at Colorado Springs, Colorado on 20 July 1969. On that date Specialist Four Wright, while assigned to 5th Medical Battalion, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Carson, Colorado, happened to join a crowd of bystanders who were observing the torrential waters of a washed out roadbed, created by flash floods. During this period a man entered the water with an inner tube attempting to wade and drift in the swollen waters. As the man drifted with the current, the rushing waters caused him to lose control, trapped him under the ledge of the road pavement, and then continuously battered him into the banking, which was threatening collapse. At this point the would-be victim, realizing his precarious state, began frantically to cry out for help. Specialist Wright, hearing the plea for assistance, responded unhesitatingly and without regard for his own personal safety. By laying prostrate over the treacherous, crumbling, and undercut pavement and by lowering his head and shoulders into the trench, he was able to reach down and extract the man from the turbulent waters. Specialist Wright, through his foresight, initiative, timely judgment, and personal concern for his fellow man thereby extricated the victim from the dangerous waters and saved his life. By his courageous action and humanitarian regard for his fellow man, in the dedication of his service to his country, Specialist Wright has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 50, Department of the Army, 8 September 1970

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