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SOLDIER'S MEDAL

BRONZE STAR WITH "V" DEVICE

AIR MEDAL WITH "V" DEVICE

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COMBAT MEDIC PRAYER

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ORDER OF MILITARY MEDICAL MERIT (02M3)

Soldier's Medal, 1992-present

Soldier's Medal

* Interesting Notes:

Specialist Michael Bivens and Sergeant Tommy Intessimone earned their Soldier's Medals for actions performed during the Green Ramp disaster on March 23, 1994 at Fort Bragg, NC.

Captain John P. Gaffaney was awarded the Soldier’s Medal Posthumously for his actions during the mass shootings at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center, Fort Hood, TX on 5 November 2009.

Staff Sergeant Spencer Howell and another Soldier braved fire and the chance of exploding ordnance to rescue 4 pilots after 2 helicopters collided.

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

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

Staff Sergeant Kevin Zimmerman is one of only two known AMEDD double recipient's of the Soldier’s Medal. To date, we have found no evidence of any other U.S. Army Soldiers earning the award twice.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

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

BLAIR, CHAD E.
Specialist, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 17 April 1996
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Chad E. Blair, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 17 April 1996, while a member of the 236th Medical Company (AA), APO AE 09789). Specialist Blair’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. This order supersedes United States Total Army Personnel Command, Permanent Order 344-3, dated 9 December 1996.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 11 April 1997

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

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

DEDMON, MARK K.
Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 23 March 1994
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Mark K. Dedmon, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 23 March 1994, while a member of A Company, 187th Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, TX). Sergeant Dedmon’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. This order supersedes United States Total Army Personnel Command, Permanent Order 234-1, dated 22 August 1995; and confirms revocation of Meritorious Service Medal, Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, Permanent Orders 128-40, dated 16 September 1994.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 11 April 1997

FISHER, FRANCIS X.
Captain, Army Nurse Corps, U.S. Army
Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital
Date of Action: 5 March 2018
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), has awarded the Soldier’s Medal to Captain Francis X. Fisher, Army Nurse Corps, for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy. On 5 March 2018 CPT Fisher’s courage and selfless service saved the lives of two severely injured, unconscious civilian personnel amidst the chaos and confusion of a burning vehicle. At great risk to himself, and preventing further damage and injury, CPT Fisher voluntarily risked his own life in order to prevent the loss of other lives. This illustrates the commitment to the Army values to which all Soldiers strive. His contributions reflect great credit upon him, the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, the Regional Health Command-Central, the Army Medical Department, and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order Permanent Order number 238-0020, Headquarters, United States Army Human Resources Command, 26 August 2019

FRANCONAME, FABIO
Specialist, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 3 June 1992
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Specialist Fabio Franconame, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 3 June 1992, while a member of the 54th Medical Detachment, Fort Lewis, Washington, as announced in U.S. Total Army Personnel Command, Permanent Orders 200-8, 10 December 1992. Specialist Franconame’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 25 June 1993

*GAFFANEY, JOHN P.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
1908th Medical Company, Independence, MO.
Date of Action: 5 November 2009
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded posthumously to Captain John P. Gaffaney, Medical Corps, United States Army, a member of 1908th Medical Company, Independence, MO, for heroism on 5 November 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas during the mass shooting at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center. Captain Gaffaney’s intrepidity and prompt, courageous actions at the cost of his life reflect the utmost credit on himself, and the Army Medical Department, and upholds the honored traditions of the military service.
General Orders: Personal Order number unknown,
Home of Record: San Diego, CA

GIFFORD, SHANDON
Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
223rd Engineering Battalion, Mississippi National Guard
Date of Action: 7 May 2003
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Shandon Gifford, Medical Department, United States Army, a member of 223rd Engineering Battalion, Mississippi National Guard, for heroism on 3 May 2003. On that date Sergeant Gifford and an officer heard mention of a casualty over the radio. Sergeant Gifford and the officer went out to assess the situation. It appeared that two men intentionally set fire to a minefield causing mortar rounds and land mines to start exploding. One of the mortar round explosions hit a Bradley fighting vehicle. The tank commander of that vehicle was seriously wounded and needed medical assistance and evacuation. Although told three time that he didn’t need to venture into the minefield, Sergeant Gifford knew the officer could not accomplish the rescue by himself. While rushing through a hail of rocket fire and exploding ordnance, Sergeant Gifford narrowly missed being hit several times but continued forward without hesitation or thoughts of his own safety. With no way to suppress the incoming fire, he pressed on through multiple explosions until he was able to reach and evacuate the wounded Soldier. Sergeant Gifford’s intrepidity and prompt, courageous actions saved many lives and reflect utmost credit on himself, and the Army Medical Department, and upholds the honored traditions of the military service.
General Orders: Permanent Order number unknown
Home of Record: Starkville, Mississippi

HARPER, DAVID A. JR.
Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Company C (Air Ambulance), 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 10th Mountain Division
Date of Action: 24 December 2008
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant David A. Harper Jr., Army Medical Department, United States Army. Sergeant David A. Harper Jr. distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as a Flight Medic in Company C (Air Ambulance), 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 449th, 10th Mountain Division, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, on 24 December 2008 during operation Iraqi Freedom. During the early afternoon of 24 December 2008, Sergeant Harper was the Flight Medic for “Flat Iron 07”, the second up Medevac aircraft. At 1228, his crew received a nine-line Medevac mission for three urgent litter patients involved in a vehicle roll-over 15 miles north of Diwaniyah. Sergeant Harper responded immediately; rapidly preparing the aircraft and his medical equipment. Despite being warned of possible enemy, in an area known for historical surface to air engagements, the crew launched as a single ship seven minutes after receiving the call. The scene at the pick-up site was chaotic. Sergeant Harper provided continuous information to the pilots during the approach and landing as they navigated around vehicles, personnel, and debris in a confined landing area. Unknown to the crew, the vehicle was upside down and submerged in water that was deeper than six feet. Disregarding the rough terrain and obstacles, Sergeant Harper and the crew chief quickly took control of the scene, coordinated with ground elements and began extrication efforts. Without concern for his own personal safety, Sergeant Harper jumped into the water and used a endotracheal tube as an improvised snorkel. He spent several minutes underwater in order to cut a trapped soldier fee from the vehicle. These actions facilitated the loading of the critically wounded patient with minimal ground time. As “Flat Iron 07” raced to the 86th Combat Support Hospital, the critical disposition of the patient required constant and aggressive medical attention by SGT Harper. He skillfully managed the airway and performed Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for over 25 minutes in a confined environment. On the ground, Sergeant Harper quickly coordinated with litter teams, unloaded the patient, and conducted a through patient handover with hospital personnel. Sergeant Harper’s superior technical proficiency and courage, led to the rapid evacuation of a gravely injured Soldier. His actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect distinct credit upon himself, Company C (Air Ambulance, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 449th, 10th Mountain Division, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq, and the United States Army
General Orders: Personal Order number 148-009, 28 May 2009

HOFMANN, ALICIA N.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
303d Military Police Company (CS)
Date of Action: 4 October 2014
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant First Class (then Staff Sergeant) Alicia N. Hofmann, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 4 October 2014, while a member of 303rd Military Police Company, Jackson, Michigan. On October 4, 2014 while traveling to her drill assembly, Staff Sergeant Hofmann drove upon an accident in which a lone vehicle struck a guardrail and was on fire. She quickly assessed the vehicle realizing the driver was clearly in and out of consciousness and he was trapped between the guardrail, which had impaled the vehicle through the engine compartment, and the fire was coming up through the dash inside the vehicle. Implementing her Civilian and Military Training, she immediately contacted 911 emergency services and initiated rescue attempts. Staff Sergeant Hofmann’s heroic actions and bravery are in keeping with the highest traditions of Military heroism, selfless service, honor, personal courage and reflect great credit upon herself, the 303d Military Police Company (CS), and the United States Army.
General Orders: Personal Order 159-023, Headquarters, U.S. Army Human Resources Command

HOWELL, SPENCER A.
Staff Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
507th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Hood, TX
Date of Action: 29 March 2004
Citation:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant Spencer A. Howell, Medical Department, United States Army, a member of 507th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), for heroism on 29 March 2004.

Narrative:
On 29 March 2004, at approximately 0030 hours, Flight Medic SSG Spencer A. Howell and Crew Chief SPC ________ were returning to Al Taqaddum Airbase after a successful urgent MEDEVAC mission out of the Fallujah area aboard Dustoff 88, a UH-60 MEDEVAC helicopter from 507th Medical Company. Two AH-1W (Cobra) helicopters were in trail, providing security escort. A large explosion and flash of light appeared to the right rear of the Dustoff aircraft as it turned onto Delta taxiway of runway 30L. SPC _____, without hesitation, reported that the two Cobra helicopters had collided. SSG Howell and SPC ____ immediately proceeded to the accident scene to render assistance. Within seconds, SSG Howell and SPC _____ were at the crash site assessing the situation. Remnants of the two aircraft were scattered over the taxiway and runway. Denali 26 was on its side and the pilots were attempting to exit. Denali 25 was upside down with the pilots still trapped inside. As well, the engines of Denali 25 were running, on fire, and electrical power was still applied to the armed missiles, rockets, and 20MM ammunition onboard. SSG Howell and SPC _____ began working to extract the pilots. SPC _____ proceeded to Denali 26, quickly assisted the two pilots out of their aircraft and then returned to assist Denali 25. SSG Howell began working to rescue the pilots trapped in the burning Denali 25. The canopy was still intact but was restricting access to the cockpit. Both pilots were trapped as the flames continued to build. Adding to the chaos, a C-130 aircraft landed on the runway just feet from the scene. The huge wingtip vortices from the landing aircraft only fueled the fire, increasing the flames overhead. The fire department arrived and began to spray down the wreckage, pushing the every-increasing fire directly towards SSG Howell and SPC _____. The flames were channeled up and over the aircraft, burning their hair. SPC _____ and SSG Howell remained steadfast and determined to extract the two pilots. The pilot in the rear station was a large man and all of his weight was directly against the shoulder harnesses, restricting the release mechanism from functioning properly. Instinctively, SSG Howell broke open the canopy and cut the jammed harnesses off the pilot with a survival knife. The rear seat pilot, much larger than SSG Howell, was then extracted from the burning wreckage. SPC _____ continued to work with the font seat pilot. He was unconscious with all harnesses removed, yet remained trapped in the wreckage by his foot. SSG Howell lifted the pilot as SPC _____ reached up into the twisted wreckage of the cockpit. With surgical skill, SPC _____ cut the pilot’s boot, releasing him from the wreckage. Working together, SPC Burns and SSG Howell finally extracted the last pilot and carried him to safety. SSG Howell rendered medical aid to all four pilots, and accompanied them to the Battalion Aid Station. SSG Howell’s heroism and commitment to excellence reflect great credit upon himself, the 507th Medical Company, the 429th Evacuation Battalion, the 2d Medical Brigade, Multi-National Force Iraq, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Permanent Order number 245-007, Headquarters, Multi-National Force Iraq, 1 September 2004
Home of Record: Pontiac, Michigan

INTESSIMONE, TOMMY E.
Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
C Company, 407th Forward Support Battalion, 82d Airborne Division
Date of Action: 23 March 1994
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Tommy E. Intessimone, Medical Department, United States Army, a member of C Company, 407th Forward Support Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, for heroism on 23 March 1994, Pope Air Force Base, NC. On that date an F-16 collided with a C-130 in a mid-air collision causing the F-16 to crash and slide into a C-141 parked on the ramp. This collision ruptured the C-141’s fuel tanks which ignited causing a huge fireball to accompany the F-16 debris into Soldiers waiting to board aircraft for Airborne Operations. Sergeant Intessimone’s intrepidity and prompt, courageous actions saved many lives and reflect the utmost credit on himself, and the Army Medical Department, and upholds the honored traditions of the military service.
General Orders: General Order number 1, Headquarters, Department of the Army, 31 March 1996

JOHNSON, JEFFREY A.
Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army
AMEDD Student Detachment, 187th Medical Battalion, Academy Brigade
Date of Action: 22 August 2015
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), has awarded the Soldier’s Medal to Captain Jeffrey A. Johnson, Medical Service Corps, for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy. On 22 August 2015 during an emergency situation, Captain Johnson risked his own safety to secure and extract an injured individual from a cliff face while hiking in the Great Falls National Park. His heroic actions are in keeping with the highest military traditions of selfless service, honor, and personal courage. Captain Johnson’s actions reflect great credit upon him, the National Intelligence University, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Permanent Order number 117-021, Headquarters, United States Army Human Resources Command, 27 April 2018
Synopsis:
On 22 August 2015 at Great Falls Park, United States Park Police came across an individual dangling off a 50 foot cliff being held by friends. Her danger was apparent since 50 feet below her were exposed jagged rocks beside a swiftly flowing river. The park police were able to hold on to the individual, but were unable to pull her up over the cliff. Captain Johnson, who had been rock climbing nearby, came upon the scene and quickly assessed the situation. Without hesitation, and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, he secured an anchor to a small tree and rappelled off the 50 foot rock cliff and positioned himself below the distressed woman. At any time the park police could have lost their grip and the woman could have fallen onto Captain Johnson and both would have fallen to the bottom of the cliff. Together, Captain Johnson pushed from below while the park police pulled from above to bring the woman to safety.

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

LAU, RAY W.
Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 2 May 1992
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant Ray W. Lau, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 2 May 1992, while a member of the United States Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Ord, California. Sergeant Lau’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number 27, Department of the Army, 27 December 1994

LYNCH, JAMES W.
Sergeant First Class, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
Date of Action: 28 November 1995
Citation Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Sergeant First Class James W. Lynch, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 28 November 1995, while a member of the Health Care Recruiting Team 5, Rock Hill, MO. Sergeant First Class Lynch’s valiant conduct and swift action in this hazardous situation are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. This order supersedes United States Total Army Personnel Command, Permanent Order 100-15, dated 9 April 1996.
General Orders: General Order number 14, Department of the Army, 11 April 1997

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STABILE, JONATHAN R.
Captain, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Date of Action: 7 September 1999
Synopsis: Citation Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Captain Jonathan R. Stabile, Medical Corps, United States Army, for heroism on 7 September 1999. For heroism above and beyond the call of duty while assigned as the Unit Surgeon for 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). Captain Stabile, at the direct risk of his life, selflessly entered the Savannah River, Savannah Georgia, on the night of 7 September 1999, while attempting to rescue two fellow soldiers. Captain Stabile, upon realizing that the soldiers were missing, entered an extremely strong current, with a flotation device and a strobe light, in an attempt to locate and rescue his fellow soldiers. He was then immediately swept under a stationary barge and emerged several seconds later, from under the barge, without his flotation device and light. Captain Stabile’s display of personal courage and complete disregard for his personal safety, reflect great credit upon himself, 3rd Special Forces Group (airborne), the United States Army Special Forces Command (airborne) and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Order number unknown, 10 December 1999

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

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

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

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

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

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

ZIMMERMAN, KEVIN (First Award)
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
236th Medical Company (Air Ambulance)
Date of Action: 20 January 1996
Synopsis: Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant Kevin Zimmerman, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 20 January 1996 in Bosnia. On that date SSG Zimmerman was on call as second up when a report came in of a Swedish armored personnel carrier that was struck by an anti-tank landmine while coming down a mountain road. As the survivors tried to escape down the road, they were unaware that it was riddled with landmines. The result was five injured, two critical, one serious and two walking wounded. This required both medical teams at the scene. From the air it was obvious from the crater that the road was heavily mined and the aircraft would have to land elsewhere forcing the medics to enter the minefield to rescue the wounded. They found a landing site about 500 yards away. Sergeant Joe Sands was on the first team and landed first and started up the road. SSG Zimmerman landed second and followed. Walking through the minefield they made their way to the wounded soldiers and began lifesaving procedures and prepared the wounded for evacuation. SSG Zimmerman’s devotion to duty at the risk of his life reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
General Orders: General Orders unknown

ZIMMERMAN, KEVIN (Second Award)
Staff Sergeant, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army
236th Medical Company (Air Ambulance)
Date of Action: 20 January 1996
Synopsis: Narrative Needed:
By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 2 July 1926 (WD Bul. 8, 1926), the Soldier’s Medal, first Oak Leaf Cluster, for heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy during the period indicated is awarded to Staff Sergeant Kevin Zimmerman, Army Medical Department, United States Army for heroism on 4 April 1996 in Bosnia. On that date a report came in of two Russian Soldiers who had stepped on landmines and were still in the mined area. SSG Zimmerman arrived on the scene and without hesitation or regard for his own personal safety, entered the minefield and made his way to the wounded men. Reaching the wounded, he began lifesaving aid and prepared the men for evacuation. SSG Zimmerman’s actions in the face of life threatening circumstances, reflect great credit upon himself and the Army Medical Department.
General Orders: General Orders unknown

 

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