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Bronze Star with "V" Device > Korea

* Interesting Notes:

Sergeant Jay W. Gilbert earned the Bronze Star with "V" device three times while in Korea. There are indications that he actually earned a fourth award.

Corporal Robert F. Fryer earned the Bronze Star with "V" device twice while in Korea.

Corporal John J. Folan fearlessly, and continuously, went forward during an intense battle that lasted nearly 12 hours, to drag wounded comrades to safety.

Captain Samuel N. Frankina, Medical Service Corps, rushed under fire to extricate eight Soldiers trapped under an overturned vehicle in a water filled rice paddy in spite of the possibility of being crushed

Hearing that there were no litter bearers available to evacuate a wounded man in an exposed area, Captain Hector Garcia, (Medical Service Corps) and a Chaplain braved the intense machine gun and small arms fire to rescue the soldier.

Captain Albert Flacco, Captain Ernest Graveline, and Captain Rolf M. Gunnar were Medical Corps officers.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

FARNSWORTH, DARRELL E.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: 15-16 September 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class Darrell E. Farnsworth, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 15-16 September 1950 near Waegwan, Korea. Private Farnsworth as medical aid man, voluntarily and with utter disregard for his own safety, left the platoon to which he was attached but which was not suffering casualties, to work continuously under enemy artillery and small arms fire. By treating the wounded of other units, Private Farnsworth assumed responsibilities above and beyond that which could be expected of his normal mission. His selfless and courageous actions saved the lives of many and was a source of encouragement throughout his battalion. Private Farnsworth’s heroism reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order 175, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, 1950
Home of Record: Idaho

FIELDS, VERNON S.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 3 June 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Private First Class Vernon S. Fields, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 3 June 1951 near Inje, Korea. On that date he was a medical aidman attached to Company E, and was accompanying his platoon in its attack on a hill tenaciously defended by a fanatically determined and numerically superior enemy force. As the platoon engaged the enemy and the fire fight increased in intensity, two comrades fell critically wounded. Although he was subjected to a terrific volume of enemy fire, Private Fields, with complete disregard for his personal safety, unhesitatingly moved forward over open terrain to the side of the wounded men, administered first aid, and remained with them until they were returned to safety. His heroic action and outstanding devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 388, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 2 August 1951
Home of Record: West Virginia

FINA, DAVID R.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 October 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class David R. Fina, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, (then attached to Company A), 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 11 October 1951, in the vicinity of Satae-ri, Korea. On that date Private Fina, an aidman, was attached to a rifle company during an attack on a heavily fortified enemy-held hill. Throughout the battle he displayed complete disregard for his own safety as he advanced over the fire-swept area, treating the wounded men and preparing them for evacuation. During the ensuing action, he observed a wounded comrade lying in a position exposed to enemy observation and fire. Despite the determined fire from an enemy sniper, he advanced over the hazardous terrain to the side of the wounded man and upon administering first aid, carried him to a position of safety. His courage and selfless devotion to duty were highly responsible for saving the lives of many of his comrades. The heroism in action displayed by Private Fina on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 788, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 29 November 1951
Home of Record: Illinois

FINSTAD, GEORGE H.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 10 and 11 August 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal, with letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class George H. Finstad, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 10 and 11 August 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. In the face of heavy enemy machine gun and small arms fire, Private First Class Finstad, without regard for his personal safety, and often being exposed to the enemy, evacuated wounded of Company E, 9th Infantry, over rugged mountainous terrain. His courageous, untiring, and unceasing efforts to evacuate wounded resulted in their receiving prompt medical attention and saved many lives. Private First Class Finstad’s exemplary action on this occasion is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 51, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 19 September 1950
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

FISHER, FRANK T.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 24 May 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Corporal Frank T. Fisher, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 24 May 1951 in the vicinity of Taeyoch’ang, Korea. On this day, Corporal Fisher, a litter squad leader, and his squad were attached to Company K, which was attacking a hill. Completely disregarding the intense enemy automatic weapons and small arms fire, he led his squad up the hill and directed the evacuation of many wounded. When Company L joined in support of Company K, Corporal Fisher continued to evacuate wounded from both companies while under continuous enemy fire. The actions of Corporal Fisher were instrumental in saving many lives. His outstanding performance of devotion to duty and comrades reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 484, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 25 August 1951
Home of Record: Michigan

FLACCO, ALBERT J.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 5 September 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Captain Albert J. Flacco, Medical Corps, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 5 September 1950 in the vicinity of Mosan-ni, Korea. On that date, one of the battalion aid stations was under concentrated enemy artillery, mortar, and machine gun fire. Captain Flacco, with utter disregard for his personal safety, continued to render aid to the wounded throughout this extended barrage. Due to his heroic action the wounded received prompt and effective medical treatment which saved many lives. The courageous and heroic actions of Captain Flacco reflect great credit upon himself and fully upholds the fine traditions of the medical and military service.
General Orders: General Order number 7, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 8 January 1951
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

*FLOYD, ANDREW J. JR.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Headquarters Battery, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 21 and 22 August 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded Posthumously to Corporal Andrew J. Floyd Jr., Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Headquarter Battery, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 21 and 22 August 1950 in the vicinity of Taegu, Korea. At this time the enemy’s intense artillery fire inflicted numerous casualties on our forces. Corporal Floyd displayed valor by moving throughout the area taking care of the wounded. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he voluntarily went to a rifle company and under intense enemy mortar and artillery fire assisted in evacuating their wounded, thereby saving many lives. The heroism displayed during this period by Corporal Floyd reflects great credit upon himself and in in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 81, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 28 October 1950
Home of Record: Alabama

FOLAN, JOHN J.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: 11 September 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Corporal John J. Folan, (then Private First Class), Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 11 September 1950 near Songmum, Korea. During repeated banzai attacks against friendly troops by a numerically superior enemy force, the battalion suffered heavy casualties. Corporal Folan, fearlessly and with complete disregard for his own safety, continuously braved intense enemy fire in order to evacuate his wounded comrades lying in exposed positions. Throughout the attacks, lasting nearly twelve hours, he time and time again left his covered position and, under the heavy enemy fire, dragged the wounded to safety and administered first aid. By his untiring efforts and dogged determination throughout the attack he was solely responsible for saving the lives of numerous comrades who otherwise would have died. Corporal Folan’s heroism reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order 183, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, 1950
Home of Record: Maine

FOSTER, EDWARD E.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 14 November 1952
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Corporal Edward E. Foster, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 14 November 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On that date, Corporal Foster accompanied an engineer platoon whose mission was to improve the defenses of the outpost “PORKCHOP”, which was under enemy observation. At approximately 1100 hours the enemy suddenly unleashed a heavy mortar barrage upon the work detail forcing them to take cover in nearby bunkers. No sooner had the first rounds landed when a cry for a Medic was heard. Corporal Foster immediately left his place of cover and with complete disregard for personal safety ran to the side of the wounded man. Unmindful of the mortar rounds falling all about him, he remained in the open giving such aid and comfort as possible until he was sure the injured man’s wounds would permit his removal safely. Corporal Foster, then with the assistance of comrades, evacuated the man to a place of safety where further medical attention was given him. Corporal Foster’s heroism in action and outstanding devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 70, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 5 March 1953
Home of Record: New York

FOUNTAIN, CARL
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2d Infantry Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 September 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Corporal Carl Fountain, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Detachment, 2d Infantry Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 6 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. Corporal Fountain and his comrade were bringing three wounded men to the rear when their ambulance ran off the road into a rice paddy. He volunteered to remain with the wounded while his companion went to the rear for help. Though the enemy subjected the area to an intense barrage of smell arms and mortar fire, Corporal Fountain remained in his position administering aid to the wounded and returning the enemy fire. The courage and devotion to his comrades displayed by Corporal Fountain reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 139, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 8 June 1951
Home of Record: West Virginia

FOWLER, HERBERT E.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 2 June 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Corporal Herbert E. Fowler, (then Private Frist Class), Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 June 1951, in the vicinity of Inje, Korea. On that date he was attached as a medical aidman to a rifle company attacking Hill 451. The fanatical enemy savagely resisted the attack and inflicted moderate casualties on the attacking force. During this action Corporal Fowler repeatedly exposed himself to the intense hostile fire to treat and evacuate wounded men. Corporal Fowler personally carried 29 wounded men to safety below the ridge and administered first aid. He then organized litter parties and directed the evacuation of the wounded to the aid station. Corporal fowler’s selfless devotion to duty and to his comrades reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 323, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 21 July 1951
Home of Record: Georgia

FOX, WINFRED L.
Private, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 22 March 1953
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Private Winfred L. Fox, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, (then attached to Company “K”) 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 22 March 1953 in the vicinity of Samichon, North Korea. On the morning of 22 March 1953, Private Fox’s platoon was assisting in the evacuation of casualties which friendly forces had sustained in an engagement with the enemy on Hill 137. Although painfully wounded in the first phase of the fire fight, Private Fox skillfully administered first aid to the other casualties and assisted in their evacuation. Disregarding the intense pain of his wounds, he remained with the platoon until their mission was accomplished and all casualties had been evacuated. His actions greatly inspired his comrades, enabling them to accomplish their mission. The heroism in action exhibited by Private Fox on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 187, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 31 May 1953
Home of Record: Virginia

FRANKINA, SAMUEL N.
Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: October 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States on the date indicated is awarded to Captain Samuel N. Frankina, (then Sergeant First Class), Medical Service Corps, United States Army distinguished himself by heroic achievement in October 1950 while making an advance in combat in the vicinity of Sin-Anju, Korea. A 2 ½ ton truck pulling a 105mm artillery piece was sideswiped by a passing vehicle, causing the gun and truck to jack-knife and roll over an embankment into a water filled rice paddy. The muzzle of the artillery piece caught in the embankment and was suspended precariously over the overturned truck which was carrying personnel, gasoline, and VE shells set for firing. Despite observation from enemy guerillas, the danger of fire and explosions, and the possibility of being crushed by dislodgement of the gun carriage, Captain Frankina voluntarily crawled under the truck, moved shells and equipment in order to extricate eight trapped soldiers. The prompt and courageous action of Captain Frankina resulted in saving the lives of two of the victims and reflects great credit on himself and the military service.
General Order: General Orders number 46, Department of the Army, 16 October 1956

FRANKLIN, JAMES W.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 1 August 1952
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class James W. Franklin, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 August 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On that date, Private Franklin was serving as a medic with a unit which was engaged in bitter combat for the possession of Hill 266, known as “OLD BALDY”. On numerous occasions, he left his place of comparative safety and crossed the fire swept area to render first aid to his fallen comrades. Later he observed a wounded man lying in the direct line of enemy fire. With complete disregard for personal safety, he moved out into the fire swept area, picked him up and carried him to a place of comparative safety. He saw another man fall and once again, he crossed the fire swept terrain to bring the man to safety. The heroic actions of Private Franklin reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the esteemed traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 364, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 8 October 1952
Home of Record: Tennessee

FRERICHS, ALFRED H.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 1 September 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Sergeant Alfred H. Frerichs, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23dh Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 September 1950 in the vicinity of Mosan-ni, Korea. On that date Sergeant Frerichs, a medical aid man with a battalion aid station, was with his unit at a point approximately 1000 yards from the Naktong River. The enemy had launched an overwhelming attack against the battalion and almost immediately the aid station received several casualties. During this period the aid station was subjected to heavy concentrations of enemy artillery and mortar fire. Disregarding this severe fire Sergeant Frerichs, with complete disregard for his personal safety, remained in the open and continued his treatment of the wounded. For a 24 hour period he continued his untiring efforts and by his calm indifference to the enemy fire was directly responsible for saving several lives. The heroic conduct and devotion to duty displayed on this occasion by Sergeant Frerichs reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: General Order number 116, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 24 December 1950
Home of Record: California

FROETSCHEL, WILLIAM J.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 9 September 1952
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class William J. Froetschel, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 9 September 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On that date, Private Froetschel, a Medical Aidman, volunteered to accompany a raiding party into enemy territory. As they moved out from friendly positions and up a valley into hostile territory, the enemy suddenly opened fire with automatic weapons, seriously wounding one man and temporarily halting the rest of the patrol. Private Froetschel, with complete disregard for personal safety, ran through the heavy machine gun and mortar fire to reach the wounded man. After stopping the profuse bleeding from the wounded man’s leg, and helping him to the comparative safety of a draw, Private Froetschel returned to the fire swept area and attended to the wounds of another man who had been seriously wounded, and required his personal attention all the way back to the aid station. Private Froetschel was directly responsible for saving the lives of these two men and his heroic actions were an inspiration to all who observed him. The devotion to duty displayed by Private Froetschel reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 455, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 28 November 1952
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

FRYE, JAMES D.
Private, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 18 July 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Private James D. Frye, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 July 1951 in the vicinity of Chajakchong, Korea. On that date Private Frye was attached to a rifle company as an aid man. The unit was maintaining its defensive positions when it received a heavy barrage of enemy mortar fire. One of the first few rounds injured two men seriously. Immediately Private Frye, with complete disregard for his own safety, rushed forward to their positions and rendered first aid. He then proceeded to evacuate one to the wounded who was unable to walk, when another mortar round hit close and wounded Private Frye seriously in the chest. Again, with complete disregard for his own safety and despite his own painful wound, Private Frye arose and once more attempted to aid the wounded man to safety, but he collapsed from his wounds. The heroism in action and selfless devotion to duty demonstrated by Private Frye reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 413, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 8 August 1951
Home of Record: South Carolina

FRYER, ROBERT F. (First Award)
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 September 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Corporal Robert F. Fryer, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 September 1950 in the town of Anui, Korea. On the afternoon of this date he was riding with an antiaircraft weapons platoon as an aid man, which was in support of an infantry battalion that had just entered the town of Anui and was resting in the streets awaiting further orders. Before the exhausted men had time to fully relax, a devastating barrage of apparently pre-registered artillery and mortar fire stated falling amidst them. Several men were killed and many more wounded by the initial bombardment. Hearing the moans of the wounded men, Corporal Fryer dismounted from the Anti-aircraft vehicle, and with complete disregard for his personal safety, joined a Sergeant from another antiaircraft vehicle, in administering first aid, and evacuating the wounded to the battalion aid station. Corporal Fryer’s courageous actions and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 91, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 22 November 1950
Home of Record: Oregon

FRYER, ROBERT F. (Second Award)
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 13 to 15 February 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Corporal Robert F. Fryer, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 13 to 15 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. During that period he was attached to Battery A, 37th Field Artillery Battalion as an aid man. When the battery area was subjected to intense artillery and mortar fire, three men were wounded and lay in an exposed position. With complete indifference for his personal safety, Corporal Fryer crossed the fire swept area, assisted in moving the wounded men to a position of cover and administered first aid to them. On another occasion, enemy mortar fire made a direct his on a prime mover loaded with ammunition, causing it to burst into flame and wounding three cannoneers. Despite the danger of exploding ammunition, Corporal Fryer immediately ran to the burning vehicle and assisted in removing the wounded men to a place of safety. His courageous actions are credited with having saved the lives of several men. The heroism and devotion to his wounded comrades displayed by Corporal Fryer reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 99, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 7 May 1951
Home of Record: Oregon

FUNSCH, DICK G.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 31 August 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal, with letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Corporal Dick G. Funsch, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 31 August 1950 on Hill 409 in the vicinity of Hyong-Pung, Korea. On this date he was a medical aid man attached to a rifle company whose mission was to obtain information and destroy a village. Without regard for his personal safety he exposed himself to intense enemy fire during the attack to administer first aid to three wounded comrades. During this time he received a head wound and despite the injury, and instead of retiring from the action, he continued to render first aid to and was instrumental in evacuating one wounded comrade. By his actions, Corporal Funsch assisted to a great degree in saving the lives of two wounded soldiers. His heroic and courageous action on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 68, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 17 October 1950
Home of Record: Michigan

GAMBOA, OSCAR
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: 27 July 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class Oscar Gamboa, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 27 July 1950 near Chirye, Korea. Attached to Company B as a medical aid man, Private Gamboa was with the company when it began withdrawing to higher ground near Chirye under heavy enemy fire. With complete disregard for his own safety and with conspicuous devotion to duty, Private Gamboa repeatedly moved through the heavy enemy fire to give aid to all of the wounded men and to help them all to safety. Private Gamboa’s exemplary conduct and heroism greatly contributed to the saving of lives and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order 151, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, 11 November 1950
Home of Record: Texas

GARCIA, HECTOR D.
Captain, Medical Service Corps, United States Army
Medical Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Infantry)
Date of Action: 2 August 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944) and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to Captain Hector D. Garcia, Medical Service Corps, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Displayed heroism in action against the enemy near Kumchon, Korea, on 2 August 1950. Captain Garcia received information that there was a wounded man in an exposed position on the left flank of the first battalion who could not be removed as there were no litter bearers available. Captain Garcia, together with a Chaplain immediately proceeded to the front lines where he contacted the Battalion Commander in order to obtain the approximate location of the wounded man. With total disregard for personal safety, Captain Garcia and his companion went after the wounded man. The entire route to the wounded soldier was under intense enemy machine gun and small arms fire, however Captain Garcia successfully evacuated the soldier thereby saving his life. This heroic action on the part of Captain Garcia reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 82, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division (Infantry), 2 September 1950
Home of Record: Puerto Rico

GEIGER, ARIZO E.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 2 June 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Corporal Arizo E. Geiger, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 June 1951, in the vicinity of Inje, Korea. On that date he was attached as aidman to a rifle company attacking enemy positions on Hill 568. Heavy enemy fire resulted in several casualties. Corporal Geiger, with complete disregard for his own safety, exposed himself to the intense enemy fire to treat and evacuate his wounded comrades. Even after he was wounded himself, Corporal Geiger continued with his duties until all the wounded had been card for. Corporal Geiger’s heroism reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 292, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 13 July 1951
Home of Record: South Carolina

GILBERT, JAMES W.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 24 – 25 July 1952
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Corporal James W. Gilbert, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 24-25 July 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, Korea. At that time, Corporal Gilbert, a Medical Aidman attached to Company “B”, was a member of an eighteen man combat patrol which had moved 2400 meters in front of the mail line of resistance. When the enemy ambushed the patrol, Corporal Gilbert was with the rear guard. As the enemy attacked the rear of the patrol, Corporal Gilbert, with complete disregard for personal safety, seized a rifle and opened fire, killing at least one of the enemy who was firing at him, thus preventing a complete enclosure of the patrol by the hostile forces. Corporal Gilbert then fearlessly assisted in leading the withdrawal. During the withdrawal, he treated an eye wound of the patrol leader, and assisted him during the remainder of the action. The gallantry in action displayed by Corporal Gilbert reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 316, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 13 September 1952
Home of Record: Oklahoma

GILBERT, JAY W. (First Award)
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 3 June 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Jay W. Gilbert, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 3 June 1951, in the vicinity of Inje, Korea. On that date he was attached as aidman to a platoon of a rifle company attacking enemy positions on Hill 699. Intense enemy fire resulted in several casualties. With complete disregard for personal safety and thinking only of the wounded men, Sergeant Gilbert made his way forward through the hostile fire to treat the wounded and evacuate them. When the aidman attached to an adjacent platoon was killed, Sergeant Gilbert then treated and evacuated the wounded men from that platoon also. His heroic actions are credited with saving the lives of at least five men during this action. Sergeant Gilbert’s heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 266, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 6 July 1951
Home of Record: Kansas

GILBERT, JAY W. (Second Award)
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 12 May 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal (Third Oak Leaf Cluster) with Letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Jay W. Gilbert, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 May 1951 1951, in the vicinity of Anhyon-ni, Korea. On that day Sergeant Gilbert voluntarily left the Aid Station to serve as aidman for a rifle company going on a patrol to probe enemy lines. When the company reached Hill 699, it was ordered to assault the enemy positions which had resisted intense serial and artillery bombardment. Sergeant Gilbert accompanied the assault platoon as it moved forward. The lack of cover enabled the enemy to deliver accurate automatic weapons fire on the company from 1000 yards distance. When members of the platoon were wounded, Sergeant Gilbert exposed himself to the intense enemy mortar, automatic weapons and small arms fire to treat and evacuate them. When the platoon adjacent to the one where he was working needed assistance for their wounded, he ran directly in front of enemy machine gun emplacements to reach the wounded. While treating a wounded man, a second man came to help and was immediately killed by the intense enemy fire. Sergeant Gilbert remained in his exposed position and continued dressing the man’s wound and then evacuated both casualties. When the unit was ordered to withdraw, Sergeant Gilbert remained with the rear guard, giving aid to those needing it. Sergeant Gilbert’s devotion to duty and comrades, undaunted courage and coolness under intense enemy fire, Reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 301, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 16 July 1951
Home of Record: Kansas
* This General Order actually list this as Third Oak Leaf Cluster, which would mean Fourth Award.

*GLOVER, EARL P.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 8 September 1950 to 11 September 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded Posthumously to Sergeant Earl P. Glover, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 8 September 1950 to 11 September 1950, in the vicinity of Mosan-ni, Korea. During this period he was the non-commissioned officer in charge of a forward collecting station of his regiment. In this capacity he supervised the receiving, loading and evacuation of the wounded at his station. During much of this period the area was under heavy concentrations of enemy artillery and mortar fire which made the operation of the station both hazardous and difficult. Under these trying conditions he mainlined a cheerful and confident attitude and continued to render medical service to casualties without regard for his personal safety. His heroic devotion to duty was undoubtedly responsible for saving many lives and it reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 19 January 1951
Home of Record: New York

GORMAN, DONALD R.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 19 and 20 February 1953
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Corporal Donald R. Gorman, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 19 and 20 February 1953 in the vicinity of Samichon, North Korea. On the night of 19 February 1953, the patrol with which Corporal Gorman was serving as an aid man was ambushed by a numerically superior enemy force. When the patrol leader was wounded in the initial contact by enemy grenade fragments, Corporal Gorman moved him into a sheltered ravine and care for his wounds. He remained with the wounded officer throughout the night as the enemy combed the area, often passing within a few yards of their position. When the enemy withdrew at dawn, Corporal Gorman, with complete disregard for personal safety, returned to the Min Line of Resistance, under enemy fire and observation, to obtain aid for the injured man. He then voluntarily led a litter team to the wounded patrol leader and remained in the area to help evacuate the friendly casualties. The heroism in action displayed by Corporal Gorman reflects the highest credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 241, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 3 July 1953
Home of Record: Michigan

GRANT, ROBERT E.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 26 and 27 September 1952
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Corporal Robert E. Grant, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, (then Headquarters and Headquarters Company attached to the Raider Platoon), 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 and 27 September 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On those dates, Corporal Grant was an aidman assigned to a volunteer raiding platoon whose mission was to raid enemy positions approximately four thousand yards in enemy territory, inflict casualties and take a prisoner. During the early part of the initial engagement, Corporal Grant received a painful wound in the arm from enemy mortar fragments. Ignoring the wound which had rendered his arm useless, he continued in the advance up the hill, constantly exposing himself to the intense enemy fire in order to reach and aid his wounded comrades. Throughout the entire action, with complete disregard for personal safety, Corporal Grant transversed the hazardous battle site, treating the wounded and evacuating them to positions of relative safety. During the withdrawal and return to the Main Line of Resistance, Corporal Grant refused aid for his own wound, concentrating only on the needs of the friendly casualties. The selfless courage, inspiring devotion to duty and comrades displayed by Corporal Grant on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 19, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 17 January 1953
Home of Record: California

GRAVELINE, ERNEST L.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 September 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Captain Ernest L. Graveline, Medical Corps, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 September 1950 in the vicinity of Anui, Korea. On that date Captain Graveline was a battalion surgeon. At that time the battalion area was subjected to a heavy barrage of enemy mortar and artillery fire and, in the early stages of this barrage, several men were wounded. In spite of the flying shrapnel around him and with absolute disregard for his personal safety, Captain Graveline calmly administered medical aid to the wounded men in an open area being used as the battalion command post, which was the target of the barrage. At no time during this action did he attempt to take cover and he voluntarily remained in the open with the wounded men until all had been taken care of and removed to safety. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Graveline reflect great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the high traditions of the medical and military service.
General Orders: General Order number 8, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 9 January 1951
Home of Record: Nebraska

GRAVES, JOHN D.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: 12 August 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Corporal John D. Graves, (then Private First Class), Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 12 August 1950 near Chin-Ju, Korea. Our forces were engaged in fighting with the enemy and casualties were heavy from intense enemy artillery fire. Many of the wounded needed immediate evacuation for medical attention which was an extremely dangerous task due to the heavy enemy fire. Corporal Graves, with total disregard for personal safety, voluntarily assisted in moving the wounded men on litters to one quarter ton vehicles waiting to carry them to medical stations. Although moving under intense enemy fire, Corporal Ingle continued evacuating the wounded for approximately four hours. His courageous actions reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order 112, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, 29 September 1950
Home of Record: Oklahoma

GREEN, WILLIAM L.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 23 and 24 March 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Sergeant William L. Green, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Detachment, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 23 and 24 March 1951 in the vicinity of Pungam-ni, Korea. On those dates, Sergeant Green was attached to Company A, 72d Tank Battalion which was engaged in and attack against a strong enemy force conducting a determined defensive action. During the actions, friendly forces suffered heavy casualties as a result of continuous and intense enemy fire. Sergeant Green, with complete disregard for his own safety, made repeated trips into the enemy infested hills to search for and retrieve friendly wounded. Because of the heavy casualties, the infantry aidmen were faced with an almost impossible burden. Sergeant Green, without being asked, devoted his every effort to assisting the infantry whenever he was not engaged in treating and transporting the wounded. He was repeatedly observed treating the wounded while under direct enemy fire from small arms, automatic weapons and mortars. Sergeant Green’s heroic actions were an inspiration to all who observed him. His selfless devotion to duty and his comrades reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 473, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 21 August 1951
Home of Record: Alabama

GREER, DENVER W.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2d Infantry Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 1 September 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Sergeant Denver W. Greer, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Detachment, 2d Infantry Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. On that date he was in charge of a Battalion Aid Station, with two assistants to help him. The enemy had infiltrated through the front lines in small groups and were subjecting the main supply route to anti-tank and small arms fire. When it was reported that there was a seriously wounded man five hundred yards down the road, Sergeant Greer, with total indifference for his safety, voluntarily took the ambulance and started out to find him. He drove around a disabled anti-aircraft firing vehicle which was still exchanging fire with an enemy anti-tank gun and proceeded down the road to the location of the wounded soldier. Although the area was subjected to intense small arms and mortar fire, he obtained the aid of two men, who were seeking cover in a ditch, to help him load the wounded man on the ambulance. He administered first aid on the spot and then drove back through the enemy fire to the aid station. The heroic actions of Sergeant Greer on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 83, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 30 October 1950
Home of Record: Oregon

GROTE, RAYMOND H.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment,, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 13 to 17 February 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Raymond H. Grote, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement 13 to 17 February 1951 in the vicinity Chipyong-ni, Korea. During that period he was a medical aid man attached to a rifle battalion which was completely surrounded by a large enemy force. Although completely exhausted, he continued to render aid to wounded men, disregarding his personal safety as he repeatedly went to the front line units to render assistance. His heroic efforts to aid his wounded comrades were and inspiration to all members of his unit and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 73, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 3 April 1951
Home of Record: Ohio

GROTHE, CARL D.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 1 September 1950 and 2 September 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Carl D. Grothe, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 September 1950 and 2 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. During that period the enemy was launching an all-out attack in an attempt to penetrate our defenses along the Naktong River, and our casualties were particularly heavy. Although the aid station, where Sergeant Grothe was working, was under constant enemy mortar and artillery fire, he cooly and competently administered to the wounded, with no thought for his person safety. His expert medical care and his courageous actions over a long period of time, were a source of great inspiration to all with whom he came in contact. His heroic conduct under fire and untiring efforts in the face of the most adverse working conditions were responsible for saving the life of several men. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Grothe on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 37, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 11 February 1951
Home of Record: Illinois

GUERRERO, ARTHUR B.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 18 May 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Sergeant Arthur B. Guerrero, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 May 1951 in the vicinity of Chaun-ni, Korea. On that date he was a medical technician attached to the 2d Battalion aid station, which was under attack by a numerically superior enemy force. While escaping through an enemy roadblock, Sergeant Guerrero stopped to assist a wounded officer to safety by placing him aboard a tank retriever. Under intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire, he unhesitatingly placed the officer on the tank retriever, and then made his was on foot through the enemy roadblock. His courageous action contributed greatly in saving the life of the wounded officer. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Guerrero reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 186, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 17 June 1951
Home of Record: Texas

GUIDROZ, SEVERN E. JR.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 13 to 15 February 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Sergeant Severn E. Guidroz Jr., Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 13 to 15 February 1951 near Chipyong-ne, Korea. During that period he was a medical technician attached to a regimental collecting station. Although the unit was completely surrounded and subjected to heavy enemy mortar and artillery fire, Sergeant Guidroz constantly exposed himself to the hostile fire in order to give aid to the wounded. Throughout this period the evacuation of wounded was impossible, and Sergeant Guidroz’s courageous efforts were instrumental in insuring that all casualties in the collecting station were treated each day. His heroic performance was undoubtedly responsible for saving many lives and served as an inspiration to all who witnessed it. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Guidroz reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 104, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 11 May 1951
Home of Record: Louisiana

GUNN, JULIAN C.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 13 to 17 February 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Corporal Julian C. Gunn, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement 13 to 17 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. During that period he was attached to a battalion aid station as a litter jeep driver. Although the regiment was completely surrounded and subjected to heavy enemy mortar and artillery fire, Corporal Gunn constantly exposed himself to the hostile fire in order to give aid to the wounded. At times he voluntarily carried wounded on litters, and on several occasions he went forward of front line positions in order to evacuate wounded men. After exposing himself to the heavy enemy fire continuously for two days and nights, he was finally ordered to stop and rest. The heroic and inspiring efforts of Corporal Gunn reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 75, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 4 April 1951
Home of Record: Virginia

GUNNAR, ROLF M.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2d Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 18 July 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Captain Rolf M. Gunnar, Medical Corps, United States Army, a member of Medical Detachment, 2d Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 July 1951 in the vicinity of Yangji, Korea. On that date, Captain Gunnar, upon learning that a seriously wounded man was lying exposed to enemy fire, voluntarily left a position of relative safety to administer medical attention to the wounded man. In so doing, Captain Gunnar moved through intense enemy artillery fire, completely disregarding his own safety. Upon reaching the wounded man, he immediately rendered medical aid, in spite of the many enemy shells exploding in his vicinity. As a result, the wounded man was safely evacuated to the battalion aid station. The heroism in action and outstanding devotion to his comrades demonstrated by Captain Gunnar reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 595, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 10 October 1951
Home of Record: Illinois

GUNTER, BLAKE KIRTLEY
Corporal, Medical Corps, United States Army
Medical Detachment, Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division (Infantry)
Date of Action: 27 July 1950
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944) and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to Corporal Blake Kirtley Gunter, Medical Corps, United States Army, a member of Medical Detachment, Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division (Infantry), displayed heroism in action against the enemy near Kwanop-Yong-I, Korea on 27 July 1950. During an intense enemy shelling of Battery “B”, 77th Field Artillery Battalion’s position, approximately six men were wounded. Corporal Gunter, with complete disregard for his own safety and under heavy enemy counter battery fire, went from one position to another administering to the wounded and assisting in their evacuation. Due to Corporal Gunter’s individual bravery and prompt treatment of the wounded, their chances of recovery were immeasurably increased. Corporal Gunter’s heroic actions on the occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 72, 1st Cavalry Division, 26 August 1950
Home of Record: Georgia