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Korea, "Q-S"

Bronze Star with "V" Device > Korea

* Interesting Notes:

Corporal Bobby R. Stinson is a double recipient of the Bronze Star with "V" device.

Corporal Elliot H. Sinclair remained with a wounded comrade until he could be evacuated, knowing he was exposed to enemy sniper fire from 30 yards away.

Master Sergeant Charles Norman Shay earned the Bronze Star with "V" device 3 times in Korea. He also earned the Silver Star during World War II. Master Sergeant Shay is a Native American of the Penobscot Indian Nation whose ancestors were allies of George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

Sergeant Frank Ramirez also earned the Silver Star in addition to his Bronze Star.

Corporal Theodore J. Reed earned the Silver Star as well as the Bronze Star with "V" device. That citation is quite amazing.

Captain Maynard J. Snell, Medical Service Corps, also earned the Silver Star in Korea

Sergeant First Class James W. Sterns also earned the Silver Star in Korea.

Sergeant Edward Reidy earned the Bronze Star with "V" device twice in Korea.

* Denoted Posthumous Award

RAINES, GUY
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 September1950
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 Guy Raines, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 11 September 1950 near Kang-ni, Korea. On the afternoon of that date the defensive positions of the unit to which he was attached as a medical aid man were under attack by a large enemy force. When an officer of the company walked forward of the company’s perimeter, he stepped on an enemy anti-personnel mine which seriously wounded him. Sergeant Raines voluntarily led two other men out into the mine field and aided in the evacuation of the wounded officer. His courageous action in exposing himself to enemy small arms fire enabled the wounded officer to receive quick treatment, which undoubtedly saved his life. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Raines in risking his life to save a wounded man reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 44, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 19 February 1951
Home of Record: Arkansas

RAMIREZ, FRANK
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 14 September 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 Frank Ramirez, (then Private First Class), United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 14 September 1951 in the vicinity of Tal-Lyong, Korea. On that date, Sergeant Ramirez, a medical aid man was with a unit moving out on a patrol mission when the enemy launched a heavy concentration of mortar and artillery fire upon it. The immediate terrain afforded little cover for the friendly elements and thus they suffered several casualties. With utter disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Ramirez moved about in the heavy hostile fire attending the wounded and assisting in their evacuation. In the course of this action, Sergeant Ramirez observed a fallen comrade who was seriously wounded and bleeding badly. Without hesitating, Sergeant Ramirez moved to his side and after applying a tourniquet to the wounds, lifted his comrade in his arms and displaying a calm and confident attitude, walked through the exploding missiles to an aid station. As a result of Sergeant Ramirez’s courageous conduct during this disastrous period he saved many of his comrades’ lives who otherwise might have died of their wounds on the field of battle. Sergeant Ramirez’s performance of duty will live forever in the hearts of his comrades.
General Orders: General Order number 220, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 3 May 1952
Home of Record: California

RATLIFF, TOMMIE
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 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 Tommie Ratliff, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 16 September 1950 near Changnyong, Korea. On that date the rifle company to which he was attached as a medical aid man was attacking enemy positions. The company was subjected to heavy enemy small arms, machine gun and self-propelled gun fire, and several men were wounded. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Private Ratliff advanced through intense enemy fire and aided in the evacuation of the wounded men. Although he was wounded during this action, he continued to aid in the evacuation until all of the men had been removed to safety. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Private Ratliff on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 41, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 16 February 1951
Home of Record: California

RAY, DAVID
Private, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 4 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 Private David Ray, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 4 September 1950 near Hyonpung, Korea. On that date Private Ray was attached to a rifle company as an aid man when the company was subjected to a severe enemy barrage of mortar fire, which killed and wounded several men. Without hesitation he rushed to the aid of our wounded and began administering first aid. In spite of the continued enemy fire he remained in an exposed position, caring for the wounded, until they were evacuated. The heroic devotion to his comrades displayed on this occasion by Private Ray reflects great credit upon himself and t military service.
General Orders: General Order number 11, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 14 January 1951
Home of Record: Texas

REA, ROBERT L.
Second Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 1 and 2 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 Second Lieutenant, Robert L. Rea, Medical Service Corps, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 and 2 November 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On those dates, having learned that there were extremely heavy casualties among the members of the Thailand Battalion, Lieutenant Rea voluntarily went forward to the “PORKCHOP” area to reorganize routes of evacuation, which had been seriously jeopardized by murderous enemy artillery fire. Despite the serious language barrier, he succeeded in establishing an efficient chain of evacuation, whereby many lives were saved. Having done this, Lieutenant Rea undertook the task of ministering to the wounded, working long hours in his deeds of mercy under hazardous conditions. At all times, he showed outstanding qualities of leadership and courage, inspiring all by his super eminent actions. The heroism in action displayed by Lieutenant Rea reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 476, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 5 December 1952
Home of Record: Oklahoma

REED, THEODORE J.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 28 November 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 Theodore J. Reed, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Detachment, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 28 November 1950 in the vicinity of Kunu-ri, Korea. On that date the company to which he was attached as an aid man was forced to withdraw under heavy enemy pressure. While the company was reorganizing, he volunteered as a member of a patrol with the mission of crossing the frozen Chongchon River into enemy territory and evacuating the wounded that had been left behind. As the patrol crossed the river it was subjected to heavy small arms fire from the enemy located on high ground. With no thought for his personal safety, Corporal Reed advanced through the enemy fire with the patrol and located three wounded men. He administered first aid and then assisted in carrying the wounded back across the river to safety. The heroism and devotion to his fallen comrades displayed by Corporal Reed 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: Virginia

REICHERT, JOHN C.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 26 September 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 John C. Reichert, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 September 1951 in the vicinity of Pia-ri, Korea. On that date Corporal Reichert was attached to a unit in defensive positions under a heavy concentration of enemy mortar and artillery fire. Upon observing several of his comrades wounded and lying in an exposed position, he immediately advanced through the enemy fire to the sides of his comrades. After administering medical aid, he supervised their evacuation to an aid station. His heroic actions undoubtedly saved the lives of his wounded comrades. The outstanding devotion to duty and comrades displayed by Corporal Reichert on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 701, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 10 November 1951
Home of Record: Ohio

REIDY, EDWARD J. (First Award)
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: Unknown
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
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 Korean War is awarded to Sergeant Edward J. Reidy, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Detachment, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in North Korea. The heroism in action displayed by Sergeant Reidy reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number unknown, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, date unknown
Home of Record: Illinois

REIDY, EDWARD J. (Second Award)
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 26 May 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, First 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 Edward J. Reidy, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Detachment, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 May 1953 in the vicinity of Sangp’o-ri, North Korea. On that date, a friendly unit was being subjected to an intense enemy artillery barrage, inflicting heavy casualties upon them and mortally wounding the unit’s medical aid man. Upon receiving word of the critical situation, Sergeant Reidy unhesitatingly rushed to the scene of action with a litter jeep. Although the area was still under intense enemy fire, Sergeant Reidy, with complete disregard for personal safety, began organizing litter teams and, on three occasions, drove his jeep through the impact area to aid and evacuate casualties. He remained exposed to the deadly fire, tending and directing the removal of the wounded, until he was assured that all casualties had been safely evacuated. His courage and devotion to duty served as an inspiration to all who observed him and materially reduced the mortalities among the wounded. The heroism in action displayed by Sergeant Reidy reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 271, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 23 July 1953
Home of Record: Illinois

RENTZ, BILLY C.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 7 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 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 Billy C. Rentz, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23dh Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 7 September 1950 to 11 September 1950 near Mosan-ni, Korea. During this time as a litter jeep driver, he was attached to a battalion aid station which was in position along the Naktong River. With complete disregard for his own safety he repeatedly evacuated wounded from frontline positions, while under intense enemy machine gun, mortar and artillery fire. On many occasions his actions were of a purely voluntary nature, and would not be expected of him in the course of his normal duties. His conduct under fire was a source of tremendous inspiration to the members of his unit, and he was undoubtedly responsible for saving several lives. Private Rentz’s heroic performance during this difficult period reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: General Order number 117, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 26 December 1950
Home of Record: Georgia

RIESS, PAUL E.
Master Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 10 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 Master Sergeant Paul E. Riess, 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 August 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On that date the installations of his unit, located in the village of Yongsan, were under intense enemy artillery and mortar fire. During the attack he assisted, with complete disregard for personal safety, in evacuating casualties from the front lines and from buildings which were subjected to the enemy shelling. With tireless efforts he assisted in giving medical care, encouragement and comfort to approximately 20 casualties who were brought into the area while the regimental collecting station was in the process of moving to a new location. During the fierce enemy bombardment he and three comrades succeeded in evacuating all wounded from the area without the loss of a single life. The heroism and devotion to his wounded comrades displayed on this occasion by Sergeant Riess reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 43, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 18 February 1951
Home of Record: California

RIMMER, HAROLD S.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th 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 “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 Harold S. Rimmer, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 May 1951, in the vicinity of Kunmul-gol, Korea. On that date Private Rimmer was an aidman attached to a machine gun platoon which had the mission to hold a position on a steep mountain against enemy attacks. Casualties were heavy and all through the action Private Rimmer moved about the platoon positions, heedless of the intense enemy fire, while administering first aid to the wounded, and assisted in removing them to safety for evacuation. As the company proceeded through a roadblock, Private Rimmer again saw to it that all of the wounded were evacuated. His loyal devotion to duty was responsible for many lives and served as a source of great inspiration to his comrades. The heroism displayed by Private Rimmer reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 199, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 19 June 1951
Home of Record: Michigan

RINI, SAM T.
Private, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 21 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 Sam T. Rini, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, (then attached to Company “F”), 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 21 March 1953 in the vicinity of Nudae, North Korea. At approximately 2200 hours on that date, members of a friendly reconnaissance patrol, of which Private Rini was serving as a medical aid man, observed the approach of a large enemy force. After setting up an ambush, the friendly patrol engaged the enemy in a fierce fire fight. During the initial contact and the ensuing fire fight, several members of the friendly patrol were wounded. Private Rini, realizing the necessity of first aid for the wounded and with complete disregard for personal safety, moved across the fire swept terrain to treat the wounded, give comforting words and aid in their evacuation. In order to move the wounded to a place of safety, it was necessary for him to cross a river in freezing temperature, however, he did not let his personal discomfort deter him from his mission of evacuation his wounded comrades. By his devotion to duty and loyalty to comrades, he greatly aided in the rescue and evacuation of the friendly casualties. The heroism in action of Private Rini on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 240, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 2 July 1953
Home of Record: Ohio

RIVERA, CANDIDO J.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 13 – 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 the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Corporal Candido J. Rivera, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 13 – 17 February 1951 near Chipyong-ni, Korea. During that period he was attached as a litter squad leader to a rifle battalion which was completely surrounded by a numerically superior enemy force. Time after time he led his squad through heavy enemy fire in order to evacuate the wounded from front line positions. He remained on duty continuously over a long period of time, with utter disregard for his personal safety, in order that the wounded might receive prompt evacuation and treatment. Although he had been wounded, her continued to perform his hazardous duties until the situation was under control. The heroism displayed by Corporal Rivera reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 90, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 30 April 1951
Home of Record: Oklahoma

RIVERA, VICTOR R.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 to 13 January 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 Victor R. Rivera, Medical Corps, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 11 to 13 January 1951 in the vicinity of Oenamsong, Korea. During that period a numerically superior enemy force launched a series of heavy attacks against the perimeter of the 2d Battalion, 38th Infantry. In repulsing these assaults, the extreme sub-zero weather caused many of the men to suffer serious physical discomforts. Captain Revera, serving as Battalion Surgeon, voluntarily left his aid station and confidently and calmly made the rounds of the front line troops under intense enemy machine gun and small arms fire, giving medical aid, comfort and encouragement to the men. His selfless and courageous devotion to duty contributed greatly to inspiring the outnumbered troops of the battalion to repulse the hostile assaults. The heroism displayed by Captain Revera reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 110, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 17 May 1951
Home of Record: New York

ROBICHAUD, RICHARD G.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 26 August 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 Richard G. Robichaud (then Corporal), Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, (then attached to Company F), 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 August 1951 in the vicinity of Yanggu, Korea. On this date, while warding off a fanatical enemy counterattack, Company F was subjected to intense mortar fire. Sergeant Robichaud, a medical aidman, worked tirelessly administering aid to the wounded. Sighting a fallen comrade lying in an exposed area, he attempted to reach the man by crawling through the hostile fire. Just short of his objective, enemy automatic weapons opened fire, forcing him to withdraw. Sergeant Robichaud made another attempt to reach the wounded man through a different route of approach but was again forced back. Undaunted, he fully exposed himself to the enemy and advanced across the open terrain. Finding the man mortally wounded he carried his body back over the fire-swept area to friendly lines. The heroism in action and selfless devotion to duty and comrade displayed by Sergeant Robichaud on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 10, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 9 January 1952
Home of Record: Michigan

ROSALES, MANUEL R.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 10 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 Manuel R. Rosales, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 10 August 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On the 10th of August 1950, a rifle company of the 9th Infantry was forced to leave two seriously wounded soldiers in an exposed position in the vacated area, which was under intense mortar and small arms fire. Private Rosales, with four other soldiers, went out ahead of his lines, and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, and in the face of the heavy enemy fire which was sweeping the exposed terrain, helped in the evacuation of the two wounded men. His heroic action allowed the two wounded soldiers to receive prompt medical attention and was instrumental in saving their lives. Private Rosales’ heroism on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 62, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 11 October 1950
Home of Record: Texas

ROSS, JOHN M.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 3 – 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 “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 John M. Ross, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Detachment, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 3 September to 6 September 1950. Private First Class Ross was a member of a group which operated a temporary medical facility near Chirwon, Korea. Without professional assistance or supervision, he and his comrades provided medical care for the wounded of an isolated battalion of infantry. On the second day, increased enemy action necessitated movement of the aid station to a more secure position. Working tirelessly, he assisted in the movement of all wounded to the new location despite continuing hostile fire. When the critical condition of some of the wounded required immediate professional attention, he and his comrades negotiated an enemy roadblock to take the wounded to a point from which they could be evacuated. Throughout the seventy-two hour period during which the battalion was isolated, a total of 105 casualties were treated with only five fatalities. Private First Class Ross’ notable courage, tenacity and outstanding military skill are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Medical Service.
General Orders: General Order number 50, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
Home of Record: Iowa

RUARK, JOSEPH E.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 29th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 19 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 Sergeant First Class Joseph E. Ruark, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 29th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 19 August 1950. On that date during a concerted enemy attack on the regimental reserve unit in the vicinity of Taegu, Korea, Sergeant First Class Ruark braved the intense hailed hostile mortar and artillery fire to make his way to a severely wounded soldier, rendered first aid, stayed with them and until Medical Equipment arrived, and assisted in evacuating the soldier from the danger zone. Returning to the battle area, he continued to assist in the evacuation of casualties until all wounded were cared for. Sergeant First Class Ruark's calm courage, professional skill and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Medical Service.
General Orders: General Order number 332, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, 13 November 1950
Home of Record: Iowa

RUBENSTEIN, MAX
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 18 August 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 Max Rubenstein, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 August 1951 in the vicinity of Taeusan, Korea. On that date, a South Korean soldier, through his movements, set off one of the mines in front of a friendly unit and was seriously wounded. Private Rubenstein realizing the seriousness of the situation, and completely disregarding his own safety, probed his way through the mine field. Upon reaching the wounded soldier, he immediately administered expert medical aid. When the movements of the wounded man set off another mine, Private Rubenstein, without hesitation, carried him to safety. The outstanding devotion to duty and comrades displayed by Private Rubenstein on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 699, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 10 November 1951
Home of Record: Michigan

RUIZ, ABELINO
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 15 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 Corporal Abelino Ruiz, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 March 1951 in the vicinity of Yulsil-li, Korea. On that date Corporal Ruiz was attached as aidman to a rifle company. The company was attacking fortified enemy positions on a mountain. All other aidmen had been wounded and evacuated early in the day. Corporal Ruiz, with complete disregard for his own safety, moved from one casualty to another along the front, completely ignoring the heavy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire sweeping the area, and often giving aid to casualties of the adjacent companies. Several times he moved across fire-swept fields to aid the company in the attack. On one occasion he retrieved a rocket launcher, the crew of which had become casualties. Another time he made repeated trips carrying ammunition from a trailer to a mortar position. The heroism in action demonstrated by Corporal Ruiz on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 357, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 24 July 1951
Home of Record: Ohio

RUSKOWSKI, HENRY J.
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 Henry J. Ruskowski, 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 Ruskowski 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 Ruskowski’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 Ruskowski 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: Pennsylvania

SALISBURY, VIRGIL B.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 20 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 Sergeant Virgil B. Salisbury, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 20 September 1952 in the vicinity of Chagun-gol, North Korea. On that date, Sergeant Salisbury, then attached to Company “I”, was a member of a combat patrol assigned to seize and hold positions on the west base of Hill 266, better known as “Old Baldy”. After the patrol had seized their objective and were occupying its positions, a mortar round scored a direct hit upon a bunker, killing one man and wounding four others. Although seriously wounded himself, Sergeant Salisbury, with complete disregard for personal safety, proceeded to the aid of his comrades, braving the enemy fire to reach them and treat their wounds. Despite the intense pain which he was suffering, he steadfastly refused evacuation until he had done everything in his power to aid the other casualties. The indomitable courage and willing self-sacrifice of Sergeant Salisbury served as an inspiration to all who observed him and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 473, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 3 December 1952
Home of Record: Montana

SAMPSON, JAMES W.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 26 November 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 James W. Sampson, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 November 1950, in the vicinity of Somin-dong, Korea. On that date the rifle platoon to which Corporal Sampson was attached as an aidman was defending a strategic position on the company’s left flank. The company was under intense small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire during an enemy probing attack when three members of the organization were seriously wounded by enemy fire. Corporal Sampson, with utter disregard for his personal safety, crossed the enemy field of fire, a distance of 100 yards and administered first aid to his wounded comrades. The heroic conduct of Corporal Sampson reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 211, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 22 June 1951
Home of Record: Kentucky

SCARDS, HENRY L.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
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 armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class Henry L. Scards, (then Private), 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 2 August 1950 near Kumchon, Korea. When the enemy attacked in overwhelming numbers and inflicted heavy casualties, the forward medical aid station accompanied the general withdrawal. Private Scards realized that many of the wounded would fall into enemy hands unless a quick evacuation could be made. Serving as a member of a litter team, he voluntarily went forward under intense enemy automatic weapons and small arms fire time and again to assist in removing the wounded to safety. Only through his courageous efforts could these casualties have reached safety. Private Scards’ heroism and selfless conduct reflected great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order 153, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, November 1950
Home of Record: Kentucky

SCHAECHER, VERNON L.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 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 Sergeant Vernon L. Schaecher, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 July 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, Korea. On that date, Sergeant Schaecher, a Medical Aidman attached to Company “C”, was in his bunker on the reverse slope of Hill 281 when the enemy launched a murderous mortar barrage. One of the fist rounds his a machine gun emplacement on the forward slope, critically wounding two men and slightly wounding a third man. Sergeant Schaecher responded immediately to the call of “Medic”. With utter disregard for personal safety, he ran over the ridge line, in plain view of the enemy and under their heavy barrage to administer aid to the wounded men. Withdrawing them to a protected area, he gave emergency treatment and organized a litter team to evacuate them to the rear for further evacuation by helicopter. The heroism in action displayed by Sergeant Schaecher reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 320, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 14 September 1952
Home of Record: Nebraska

SCHRADER, ROLF E.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
2d Medical Battalion, (attached to Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment), 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 2 and 3 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 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 Rolf E. Schrader, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of 2d Medical Battalion (attached to Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment), 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 and 3 October 1951 in the vicinity of Yanggu, Korea. On these dates a carrying party, bringing supplies and ammunition to forward troops, was ambushed and forced to abandon the equipment. Private Schrader, engaged in the evacuation of wounded under enemy fire, volunteered to lead a party to recover the equipment and the body of a fallen comrade. Advancing several hundred yards in front of friendly lines, the party reached its destination, only to be ambushed and forced to return empty handed. The following day, Private Schrader made another attempt to reach the body and succeeded in returning it to friendly lines. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Private Schrader reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 698, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 9 November 1951
Home of Record: Minnesota

SCHULTHEISS, LLOYD M.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 and 7 April 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 First Class Lloyd M. Schultheiss, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 6 and 7 April 1953 in the vicinity of Samichon, North Korea. On those dates, Private Schultheiss was serving as a Medical Aid man with a support patrol that was returning to friendly lines through a mine field. As the patrol cautiously made their way through the area, they suddenly became subjected to an intense barrage of mortar fire, inflicting numerous casualties upon them. Although wounded in the initial barrage, Private Schultheiss, seeming oblivious of the heavily mined area about him and fully exposing himself to the concentration of hostile fire, darted from position to position searching for and aiding the wounded. Upon hearing a call for help, he ran through the impact area and, with complete disregard for personal safety, leaped into a barbed wire entanglement to the stricken man’s side. Not until the enemy fire had lifted and all casualties had been evacuated did he report his own wounds. The heroism in action displayed by Private Schultheiss on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 267, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 20 July 1953
Home of Record: Nebraska

SEALE, FRANKLIN D.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 30 November 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 First Class Franklin D. Seale, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Detachment, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 November 1950 in the vicinity of Kunu-ri, Korea. Sergeant Seale was among the medical personnel traveling in a convoy attempting to break through an enemy roadblock approximately five miles long. The roadblock was firmly established and covered by heavy hostile small arms and mortar fire from a well-entrenched enemy commanding the surrounding high ground. Elements preceding this convoy through the roadblock had left many dead and wounded along the road and in the ditches. When the convoy was forced to halt, Sergeant Seale administered drugs, applied treatment to stop bleeding, bandaged wounds, and helped place the wounded on undamaged vehicles. During this action he exposed himself to intense enemy fire. The courageous action and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Pierce reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 137, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 7 June 1951
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

SEARLE, GERALD F.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 31 August 1950 to 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 “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 Gerald F. Serle, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 31 August 1950 to 6 September 1950 near Mosan-ni, Korea. During that period he was a litter jeep driver attached to a battalion aid station. On many occasions her drove his vehicle, with no thought for his personal safety, through intense enemy machine gun, mortar and artillery fire in order to evacuate the wounded from front line positions. His complete willingness to risk his life to save the lives of others was an inspiration to all members of his unit. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Corporal Searle on tis occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 36, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 10 February 1951
Home of Record: Michigan

SERAFINO, CARMEN J.
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 Carman J. Serafino, 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 Serafino 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 Serafino’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 Serafino 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: Pennsylvania

SHAY, CHARLES NORMAN (First Award)
Master Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 16 February 1951
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
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 Master Sergeant Charles Norman Shay, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 16 February 1951 near Chonyon-ni, Korea. On 16 February 1951, near Chonyon-ni, Korea, Sergeant Shay was going to the aid of casualties, who had been wounded in an attack on Hill 287. Suddenly, Sergeant Shay and other member of the litter team were subjected to a heavy barrage of enemy small arms and mortar fire. Despite the intense fire being directed at him, Sergeant Shay voluntarily and with complete disregard for his own safety, continually exposed himself to the enemy fire by moving across open terrain to carry the wounded to the safety of a reverse slope and down the hill to the litter jeeps. His actions were instrumental in saving the lives of many wounded in the company. Sergeant Shay’s heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order unknown, Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, Unknown 1951
Home of Record: Old Town, Maine

SHAY, CHARLES NORMAN (Second Award)
Master Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division
Date of Action: March 1951
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
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 Master Sergeant Charles Norman Shay, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in March 1951 near Kumo-ri, Korea. On that date, Master Sergeant Shay heard of wounded men in a minefield. Without hesitation or thought of his own personal safety, he moved through a mine infested area to rescue wounded comrades. Sergeant Shay’s heroism and his devotion to duty and his fellow comrades, reflects great credit upon himself, the Army Medical Service, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order unknown, Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, Unknown 1951
Home of Record: Old Town, Maine

SHAY, CHARLES NORMAN (Third Award)
Master Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 3 July 1951
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
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, second 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 Master Sergeant Charles Norman Shay, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 3 July 1951 near Sabong-song, Korea. On 3 July Sergeant Shay went to the aid of wounded soldiers. He exposed himself to a deadly barrage of enemy small arms, automatic weapons and grenades to administer medical aid to the stricken soldiers. His actions without thought for his own personal safety, resulted in saving the lives of his comrades. Sergeant Shay’s heroism reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order unknown, Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division, Unknown 1951
Home of Record: Old Town, Maine

SHIFLETT, WILMER H.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 17 – 18 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 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 Wilmer H. Shiflett, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 17-18 July 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On those dates, Company “F” was subjected to a constant barrage of enemy artillery and mortar fire while in defense of Hill 266, “Old Baldy”. During that time, the friendly unit suffered many casualties and Private Shiflett, serving as the Company Medical Aidman, constantly made his way through the impact area tending to the wounded and ascertaining that necessary evacuations were made. At approximately 1145 hours of that day the enemy intensified their artillery and mortar fire and followed with a savage ground attack that overran the friendly positions. Private Shiflett remained in his bunker treating the wounded until elements of Company “E” counter-attacked the enemy. Realizing there were many wounded in need of medical attention at the base of the hill, Private Shiflett, with complete disregard for personal safety, left his bunker and dashed down the fire swept slope of the hill to where the wounded lay and began to administer medical aid. When the enemy had been repulsed he accompanied the wounded to the forward aid station and saw that they were safely attended before he returned to the scene of action and continued treating the wounded. Through Private Shiflett’s courageous actions the lives of many comrades were saved. The consummate devotion to duty displayed by Private Shiflett reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 451, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 28 November 1952
Home of Record: Alabama

SHORT, MARION
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 14 – 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 the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Sergeant Marion Short, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 14 – 17 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. During that period he was attached to the aid station of a rifle battalion. Although he was on duty within the aid station he volunteered on several occasions to lead litter squads forward o front line positions in order to evacuate wounded men. Over a 48 hour period he displayed a complete disregard for his personal safety and was instrumental in saving many lives. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Short reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 87, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 28 April 1951
Home of Record: New Jersey

SHURR, CHARLES F.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
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 armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Private First Class Charles F. Shurr, 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 2 August 1950 near Kumchon, Korea. When the enemy attacked in overwhelming numbers and inflicted heavy casualties, the forward medical aid station accompanied the general withdrawal. Private Shurr realized that many of the wounded would fall into enemy hands unless a quick evacuation could be made. Serving as a member of a litter team, he voluntarily went forward under intense enemy automatic weapons and small arms fire time and again to assist in removing the wounded to safety. Only through his courageous efforts could these casualties have reached safety. Private Shurr’s heroism and selfless conduct reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order 151, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, 11 November 1950
Home of Record: New Jersey

SILL, DALE F. JR.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
Date of Action: 20 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 Dale F. Sill Jr., Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Detachment, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 20 September 1950 in the vicinity of Chingdong-ni, Korea. On 20 September 1950, Private First Class Sill was serving as a member of a four-man litter team attached to a rifle company. When the attack was temporarily halted by intense hostile mortar, small arms and automatic weapons fire, the team rolled through the concerted fire to the forward positions to evacuate the wounded. Making repeated trips to the forward areas they evacuated all casualties, then carried them five miles over precipitous mountain trails to safety. Private First Class Sill's courage, determination and selfless regard for the welfare of his comrades reflect the highest credit on himself and the Army Medical Service.
General Orders: General Order number 354, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, 18 November 1950
Home of Record: Iowa

SIMMONS, HOWARD W.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
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 armed enemy of the United States during the period indicated is awarded to Corporal Howard W. Simmons, (then Private First Class), 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 2 August 1950 near Kumshon, Korea. When the enemy attacked in overwhelming numbers and inflicted heavy casualties, the forward medical aid station accompanied the general withdrawal. Corporal Simmons realized that many of the wounded would fall into enemy hands unless a quick evacuation could be made. Serving as a litter jeep driver, he voluntarily and repeatedly went forward under intense enemy automatic weapons and small arms fire to assist in removing the wounded to safety. Only through his courageous efforts could those casualties have reached safety. Corporal Simmons’ heroism and selfless conduct reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 157, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, November 1950
Home of Record: Michigan

SINCLAIR, ELLIOT H.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 7 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 Elliott H. Sinclair, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 7 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. The platoon to which he was attached was attacked from the rear and in the hand to hand fighting which ensued one of the American soldiers was wounded and was lying in a position exposed to heavy enemy fire. Corporal Sinclair, with complete disregard for his personal safety, immediately advanced to give medical aid to the wounded soldier. He remained in a position exposed to direct enemy sniper fire from a distance of less than 30 yards and administered first aid to the wounded soldier, remaining with him until he could be evacuated. The heroism displayed on this occasion by Corporal Sinclair and his disregard of personal safety in order to aid a fallen comrade reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 61, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 9 October 1950
Home of Record: Massachusetts

SLACK, VERNE J.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 11 October 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 Sergeant Verne J. Slack, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 11 October 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On that date Sergeant Slack was attached to Company “G”, 9th Infantry Regiment as an aid man for the 1st Platoon. During an attack on an enemy position, the company was suddenly subjected to a hail of mortar and artillery fire which momentarily halted their advance. The enemy counterattack, which followed immediately, was successfully repulsed but numerous casualties were sustained by the friendly unit. At that time Sergeant Slack, completely disregarding personal safety, made numerous trips through the company area while aiding in the evacuation of the wounded. He worked under extreme difficulties and placed his life in great jeopardy while exposing himself to the murderous enemy mortar and small arms fire. His devotion to duty and regard for his fellow men were an inspiration to all who observed him. The heroism in action displayed by Sergeant Slack reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 420, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 7 November 1952
Home of Record: Massachusetts

SMITH, EVERETTE E.
Private First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 31 August 1950 to 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 “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 Everette E. Smith, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 31 August 1950 to 6 September 1950 in the vicinity of Mosan-ni, Korea. During that period he was a litter jeep driver attached to a battalion aid station. On many occasions he drove his vehicle, with no thought for his personal safety, through intense enemy machine gun, mortar and artillery fire in order to evacuate wounded from front line positions. His complete willingness to risk his life to save the lives of others was an inspiration to all members of his unit. The heroic conduct of Private Smith on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
General Orders: General Order number 37, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 11 February 1951
Home of Record: Indiana

SMITH, HAROLD W.
Sergeant First Class, 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 First Class Harold W. Smith, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 September 1950 in the vicinity of Mosan-ni, Korea. On the morning of that date Sergeant Smith was working in the battalion aid station, located immediately behind the front lines. It was being subjected to intense enemy mortar and artillery fire. With total disregard for his safety he continually maintained an exposed position in order to treat the wounded and assist in their evacuation. His inspiring conduct under fire and his devotion to duty gave the men working with him an example of courage that enabled them to continue their work under the most hazardous conditions. His courageous and timely aid was responsible for saving many lives. Sergeant Smith’s heroic actions reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 13, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 18 January 1951
Home of Record: California

SNELL, MAYNARD J
Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry 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 the letter “V” device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States is awarded to Captain Maynard J. Snell, Medical Service Corps, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 August 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On that date he was Medical Officer of a battalion which was under attack by a fanatic enemy. Due to the heavy action, his aid station was soon overflowing with wounded. When the enemy subjected it to an intense artillery and mortar barrage and it was necessary to evacuate the wounded to a position of safety, he remained exposed to the intense enemy fire and directed the medical personnel in evacuating the wounded until they were all removed from the murderous barrage. His coolness and calm manner under fire inspired his men to greater efforts and was responsible for saving the lives of many wounded soldiers. The heroism and inspiring leadership displayed by Captain Snell reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 125, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 31 May 1951
Home of Record: Vermont

STANLEY, CHARLES E.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: 9 – 10 October 1951
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II WD Bul 9, 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 Sergeant Charles E. Stanley, Army Medical Service, United States Army, Medical Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Sergeant Stanley is cited for heroism in action against an armed enemy of 9-10 October 1951, near Mago-ri, Korea. As friendly units launched an attack on heavily fortified enemy positions, they met extremely heavy resistance that resulted in numerous casualties. Disregarding his personal safety, Sergeant Stanley crawled through the intense fire to a wounded soldier to give medical assistance and comfort. On completion of this case, he moved to the side of other wounded men in the area, aiding each as much as possible. Sergeant Stanley continued in this manner throughout a 48 hour period, administering medical treatment to approximately 75 men. His determination to be of the greatest service to is fellow man undoubtedly saved numerous lives and served as a great inspiration to his comrades. Sergeant Stanley’s heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 374, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, 1 December 1951
Home of Record: North Carolina

STANLEY, GORDON S.
Master Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 31 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 Master Sergeant Gordon S. Stanley, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 31 July 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, Korea. On that date, Sergeant Stanley discovered a critically wounded soldier in dire need of blood plasma and medical attention, situated on the opposite shore of a rapidly raging river. Sergeant Stanley, with utter disregard for personal safety, plunged into the river with medical supplies, and swam more than one hundred yards through raging current and floating debris to reach the wounded man. In the midst of a murderous artillery and heavy mortar barrage, Sergeant Stanley accomplished his deeds of mercy, although in great personal danger. The bravery and courage shown by Sergeant Stanley unquestionably saved the life of the wounded soldier. The heroism in action displayed by Sergeant Stanley is in keeping with the highest traditions and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 320, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 14 September 1952
Home of Record: Illinois

*STARR, NORMAN F.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Ambulance Company, 2d Medical Battalion, 2d Infantry 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 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 posthumously to Corporal Norman F. Starr, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Ambulance Company, 2d Medical Battalion, 2d Infantry Division distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 August 1950 near Yongsan, Korea. The enemy had set up a road block between the collecting point and the ambulance loading point on the main evacuation route. Realizing the importance of evacuating seriously wounded soldiers immediately, he volunteered to drive an ambulance through the road black knowing that it was covered with withering enemy small arms and machine gun fire. On his attempt to reach his wounded comrades, Corporal Starr was mortally wounded. His courageous action reflects great honor upon himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 59, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 28 September 1950
Home of Record: Washington

STERNS, JAMES W.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 6 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 First Class James W. Sterns, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 6 February 1951, near Chipyong-ni, Korea. On that date he was a medical aidman attached to Company E and was accompanying his platoon on patrol when they were fired on by the enemy using small arms and automatic weapons. As they engaged the enemy and the firefight increased in intensity, a comrade in the forward element was critically wounded. Sergeant Sterns, with complete disregard for his personal safety, unhesitatingly moved forward over approximately 200 years of open terrain to the side of the wounded man, administered first aid, supervised the making of a makeshift litter and aided in carrying the patient to a position of safety, again disregarding the intensity of the enemy fire. His heroic action and outstanding sense of duty reflect great credit upon himself and on the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 296, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 15 July 1951
Home of Record: Illinois

STINSON, BOBBY R. (First Award)
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 Bobby R. Stinson (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 the enemy. Casualties were heavy from intense enemy artillery fire. Many wounded needed immediate evacuation for medical attention which was an extremely dangerous task due to the heavy enemy fire. Corporal Stinson, with total disregard for personal safety voluntarily assisted in moving the wounded men on litters to ¼ ton vehicles waiting to carry them to medical stations. Although moving under intense enemy fire, Corporal Stinson continued evacuating the wounded for approximately four hours. His courageous actions reflect great credit on himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 106, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, 25 September 1950
Home of Record: Alabama

STINSON, BOBBY R. (Second Award)
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Date of Action: 17 – 18 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 (First Oak Leaf Cluster) 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 Bobby R. Stinson, 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 17-18 September 1950 near Singdong, Korea. During the assaults along the Naktong River, Corporal Stinson unhesitatingly volunteered to lead all the litter bearers over difficult terrain under heavy enemy mortar and sniper fire to evacuate the wounded men of three infantry companies. Throughout the day, Corporal Stinson, by his tireless efforts and selfless courage, skillfully directed the removal of litter patients and personally guided the walking wounded from a wide front in a minimum period of time. Shortly after midnight, when evacuation became too hazardous, Corporal Stinson gathered the wounded into a secluded place, provided first aid treatment, and remained on guard against infiltrating enemy snipers until daylight. Corporal Stinson’s outstanding leadership and devotion to duty greatly contributed to the evacuation of all the wounded with the least possible delay, a factor which saved the lives of many. His heroic action reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 165, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, 1950
Home of Record: Alabama

STONBRAKER, KENNETH D.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Infantry)
Date of Action: 31 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 Sergeant First Class Kenneth D. Stonbraker, Medical Corps, United States Army, a member of the Medical Detachment, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Infantry), distinguished himself by heroic achievement in action at Sinam, Korea, on 31 July 1950. Receiving word that an officer had been seriously wounded, Sergeant First Class Stonbraker, without regard for his own personal safety, ran across an open area which at that time was under heavy fire from two enemy machine guns, and administered first aid to the officer. The outstanding courage displayed by Sergeant First Class Stonbraker reflects great credit on himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 60, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division (Infantry), 16 August 1950
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

STRATTON, GERALD L.
Sergeant, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 21 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 Gerald L. Stratton, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 21 September 1950 in the vicinity of Taegak, Korea. As a medical aidman he was attached to Heavy Mortar Company which was firing from an exposed position in support of an infantry attack across the Naktong River. While the company was employed in a fire mission, the enemy began an intense and accurate counter battery mortar barrage which wounded eight men. Despite the intense mortar barrage, Sergeant Stratton went about his duties of administering first aid and preparing the wounded for evacuation to safety. Completely disregarding his own safety, he remained in the area until all the casualties had been removed. The courageous action and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Stratton reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 125, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 31 May 1951
Home of Record: Virginia

STROPES, LLOYD, R.
Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 27 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 Lieutenant Colonel Lloyd R. Stropes, Medical Corps, United States Army, a member of Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 July 1951 in the vicinity of Yang-gu, Korea. On that date, Colonel Stropes was making a routine inspection of the 1st Battalion Aid Station of the 38th Infantry Regiment, when it was suddenly subjected to intense enemy artillery and mortar fire. Without regard for his personal safety, he immediately administered aid to the wounded. When the litter bearers were unable to return to the aid station, due to the intense enemy fire, Colonel Stropes unhesitatingly went to their aid and led them safely through the artillery fire. The heroism in action displayed by Colonel Stropes reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 536, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 25 September 1951
Home of Record: California

SUITER, WILLIAM G.
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 G. Suiter, 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 Suiter was attached to Company A, 72d Tank Battalion which was engaged in an 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 Suiter constantly exposed himself to this fire to aid the wounded. With complete disregard for his own safety, Sergeant Suiter made repeated trips into the enemy infested hills to search for and retrieve friendly wounded. Because of the heavy casualties, the infantry aid men were faced with an almost impossible burden. Sergeant Suiter devoted his every effort to assisting the infantry whenever he was not engaged in treating and transporting the wounded of the unit to which he was attached. He was repeatedly observed treating wounded men while under direct enemy fire from small arms, automatic weapons and mortars. Sergeant Suiter’s selfless devotion to duty and his fellow soldiers reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 474, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 21 August 1951
Home of Record: South Carolina

SWAIN, HENRY A.
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 17 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 Corporal Henry A. Swain, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 17 March 1953 in the vicinity of Um-Dong, North Korea. On that date, Company “G”, of which Corporal Swain was a member, was engaged in a furious counterattack against the enemy in an effort to retake a recently overrun friendly position. While advancing in the assault, the patrol was temporarily halted by intense fire from a previously undetected enemy machine gun which inflicted several casualties. Without hesitation and with complete disregard for personal safety, Corporal Swain moved across the fire swept terrain to treat and evacuate the wounded who were laying at the mercy of the enemy fire. The swift and courageous actions of Corporal Swain undoubtedly saved several of his comrades’ lives, and contributed greatly to the accomplishment of the mission. The heroic actions and consummate devotion to comrades displayed by Corporal Swain reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 197, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 5 June 1953
Home of Record: California

SWERDI, THOMAS
Corporal, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 18 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 Thomas Swerdi, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 September 1950 near Kwandong, Korea. On this date he was attached to a rifle company as an aid man. During the day the company was under heavy enemy small arms and artillery fire, which caused numerous casualties. With complete disregard for his own safety and the heavy enemy fire, Corporal Swerdi left his foxhole repeatedly to aid the wounded and on many occasions, exposed himself in a manner far beyond the call of duty. Not only did he perform first aid upon the wounded, but also carried them to a comparatively safe place and remained with them until they could be evacuated. His courageous and voluntary aid was responsible for saving several lives, and was beneficial to the morale of the entire unit. Corporal Swerdi’s heroic actions reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General order number 89, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 16 November 1950
Home of Record: Pennsylvania

SWIFT, GERALD F.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army
Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division
Date of Action: 12 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 First Class (then Sergeant) Gerald F. Swift, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of the Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951, in the vicinity of Saomal, Korea. Sergeant Swift was a member of a medical section attached to an infantry battalion whose command post and aid station were under intense enemy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire. Several members of the personnel defending the command post area were wounded. Sergeant Swift, completely disregarding the heavy volume of fire, left his place of comparative safety, rendered first aid to the wounded and moved them to a defilade position for protection. Upon repeated attacks by the enemy, Sergeant Swift led litter squads to the aid of other wounded and moved them from the concentration of enemy fire. The heroism and loyal devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Swift reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 217, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, 24 June 1951
Home of Record: Oklahoma