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Abell, CPL Lester R. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 117 - 23 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Lester R. Abell, RAl5379425, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Changbong-ni, Korea. Fighting its way out of an encirclement by numerically superior enemy forces, his company was subjected to heavy mortar and automatic weapons fire and suffered heavy casualties. As there were many seriously wounded men who needed immediate medical attention, he volunteered to evacuate them in his vehicle. Driving through a long enemy roadblock and completely disregarding the intense, close range enemy fire, he safely carried his wounded comrades to an aid station. His courageous action in a situation of extreme danger to himself was responsible for saving several lives. The heroism displayed by Corporal Abell reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Kentucky.

Abella, 1LT Godofredo A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Abeyta, CPL Richard E. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 147 - 15 June 1951

Corporal Richard E. Abeyta, ER17092631, (then Private First Class), Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 4 March 1951 in the vicinity of Sango-ri, Korea.  On that date his company, under heavy enemy attacks supported by intense mortar and automatic weapons fire, was forced to abandon its position and to fall back to its secondary line.  Corporal Abeyta volunteered to lay a line to the forward observer of the company's mortar section.  With complete disregard for his personal safety, he advanced under the heavy fire and completed his mission.  The successful counterfire of the mortars halted the enemy's advance.  The courageous actions of Corporal Abeyta reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from New Jersey.

Abraham, James B. (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders #159 - 26 July 1951

Corporal James B. Abraham RA16327807, Infantry, United States Army, Company C, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 14 February 1951, near Pabalmak, Korea.  When the enemy attacked Corporal Abraham's platoon positions with such force and suddenness that several of the forward positions were overrun, numerous casualties were suffered by friendly troops and some of the men withdrew in confusion.  Corporal Abraham braved the intense small arms fire and heavy mortar barrage in order to secure badly needed reinforcements, but because of the darkness it took considerable time to bring new men into the area.  While returning through the extremely ____ fire, five of his men were wounded.  After personally directing the evacuation of the injured soldiers, he skillfully deployed the remainder and then made several trips over exposed ground to obtain ammunition.  His calm leadership and devotion to duty won him the respect and admiration of all the men of his platoon.  Corporal Abraham's heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Michigan.

Abshire, David M. (Oak Leaf Cluster)

Acebedo, Silvestre (2ID)

Acebedo distinguished himself in August 1950 while serving as a platoon commander with the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea. The corporal's platoon was ordered to help extract Companies I and K, 9th Regimental Combat Team, from an enemy ambush. When a fellow crew member was wounded, Acebedo manned all four .50 caliber machine guns on an M-16 vehicle while under heavy enemy fire. According to the citation, his bravery significantly contributed to the safe extraction of the infantry troops, with only three wounded.

Acevedo, PFC Angel Arce (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Acevedo, SGT 1C Luis M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Acevedo, MSGT Manuel Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Acosta, CAPT Ruben (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Adair, Noah Jr. (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Captain [then Commander] Noah Adair, Jr. (NSN: 0-70177), United States Navy, for meritorious achievement as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Fort Marion (LSD-22), a unit of the Advance Attack Group, during the amphibious assault against Inch'on, Korea, on 15 September 1950. Skillfully maneuvering through the long and difficult approaches to the assigned area in darkness, Captain ADAIR maintained his ship in position within range of enemy gunfire while landing force elements were launched and dispatched to the beach. By his superb ship-handling, outstanding leadership and skillful execution of the intricate plan, Captain Adair contributed materially to the success of the operation, and his steadfast devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Captain Adair is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Adame, SGT David H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Adams, 2LT Alfred M. (25ID) (GOS 205 - 27 September 1950) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Second Lieutenant Alfred M. Adams, 02204048, Infantry, Company B, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  When Company B attacked a hostile position on the crest of a hill in the vicinity of Chungam-ni, Korea, on 19 August 1950, concerted automatic weapons fire from the right flank temporarily halted the advance.  At this point Lieutenant Adams received information that the platoon on his left flank was being subjected to counterattack by numerically superior enemy forces.  Crawling over a rocky ledge exposed to intense hostile fire, Lieutenant Adams reconnoitered a route of advance for his platoon and led them into a position from which they could assist the beleaguered platoon.  Continually exposing himself to hostile fire, Lieutenant Adams supervised the distribution of ammunition and selected strategic positions for automatic weapons to achieve greater fire power.  By his courage, technical skill and resourcefulness Lieutenant Adams effected dispersal of the hostile forces and enables his company to resume the attack.  His actions reflect the highest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Alabama.

Adams, MSGT Charles E. (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO50/84, 8Aug50)

Adams, SFC John D. (3rd ID)

Adams, 1LT Raymond E. (24th ID)

General Orders No. 51 - 22 July 1950
24th Infantry Division

First Lieutenant Raymond E. Adams, 0-2048609, Medical Service Corps, a member of Medical Company, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement.  On 5 July 1950, at Osan, Korea, Companies B and C, 21st Infantry Regiment, and attached medical personnel, were being forced to evacuate the position they had been holding.  This evacuation was being held up by enemy machine gun which had been emplaced on the evacuation route.  Without regard for his own safety, Lieutenant Adams approached to within thirty paces of the gun's position and threw a grenade into it.  This grenade attack was successful in destroying both the gun and its crew, thus allowing approximately 100 persons to continue the withdrawal.  By his heroism, Lieutenant Adams brought credit in both himself and the United States Army.

Adams, CPL Thomas W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 216 - 24 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Thomas W. Adams, ER17214429, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company E, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Di vision, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 May 1951 in the vicinity of Inje, Korea. On the night of that date the battalion kitchen train was ambushed by the enemy. Corporal Adams, riding on top of one of the trucks, had his weapon shot out of his hands in the first few minutes of action. Leaping to the ground he ran along a creek bottom, when he came upon a comrade lying there with a broken back. Without hesitation he carried him through intense enemy fire to a well hidden place. Realizing that the soldier was suffering greatly and therefore might draw the attention of the enemy upon himself by cries of pain, Corporal Adams, though wounded himself, remained at the side of the injured all night, while the enemy a few yards away was searching the kitchen train for survivors. In the morning help arrived and drove the enemy away, whereupon Corporal Adams was able to evacuate the injured man. The heroism and devotion to a comrade displayed by Corporal Adams reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Home of record: Minneapolis, Minnesota.

[A World War II vet, Corporal Adams died in 1999 and is buried at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota.]

Adams, CPL William G. (Army)

Corporal William G. Adams, then Private First Class, Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism in Korea on 19 September 1952.  During the fight for the hill known as "Old Baldy" Corporal Adams continually exposed himself to intense enemy fire in order to give aid to wounded and bring them to safety and to clear enemy bunkers by use of grenades and his carbine.  Corporal Adams' bravery and devotion to duty were an inspiration to his comrades and were in the finest traditions of the military service.

Adaurs, 2nd LT Alfred M. (ARMY) (with V device)

Addison, CPL Charles W. (3ID)

Addison, 2LT George W. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 203 - 27 September 1950

Second Lieutenant George W. Addison, 02212018, Artillery, Battery B, 159th Field Artillery Battalion.  On 1 September 1950, Lieutenant Addison was serving as forward observer with an infantry unit near Haman, Korea, when the enemy penetrated the lines and infiltrated to the rear.  As the infantry withdrew, Lieutenant Addison remained at his post despite the intense hostile fire, directing artillery support until mortar fire made his displacement necessary.  On the following morning, as the infantry started a counterattack, he returned to his original position and directed artillery fire until his radio was put out of action by hostile small arms fire.  By his valorous devotion to duty, Lieutenant Addison contributed vitally to the success of the infantry counterattack and set an example worthy of emulation.  Entered the military service from Ohio.

Adell, SGT 1C Richard A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Adkins, CPL Donald D. (Army)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 39 - 31 July 1957

Corporal Donald D. Adkins, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Chorwon, Korea, on 18 September 1952.  During the afternoon the enemy moved two 75 millimeter recoilless rifles into a position where they were able to direct effective fire on the recoilless rifles into a position where they were able to direct effective fire on the positions occupied by Company K.  When it became evident that no other means of neutralizing the fire was available, Corporal Adkins engaged the rifles at a range of approximately 450 yards with a light machine gun.  He succeeded in killing the crew of one gun when the other discovered him and destroyed his bunker with a direct hilt.  Corporal Adkins then moved to another position and again engaged the enemy until his machine gun was destroyed by a direct hit.  Despite wounds received by the two direct hits, Corporal Adkins continued at his position using rifle and grenades until forced to retire by lack of ammunition.  The heroism displayed by Corporal Adkins reflects great credit on himself and the military service.

Adkins, MSGT Lonnie E. l

Agnew, Henry F. (USN)

Aguilar, PVT Lucio (ARMY)

Aikin, CPL Neil H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 71 - 1 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Neil H. Aikin, RAl9246607, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. The 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry, was moving in motorized columns through a hostile roadblock when it was halted by heavy enemy fire from the high ground overlooking the road. While comrades took shelter along the sides of the road and moved out to engage the enemy, Corporal Aikin, the radio operator, remained by his vehicle on the road maintaining communications with higher headquarters. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he remained exposed for seven continuous hours under enemy mortar, automatic weapons and small arms fire as he called for air strikes and artillery fire upon the enemy. His courageous action contributed greatly to the success or the battalion in eventually penetrating the hostile roadblock. The heroism displayed by Corpora Aikin reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from California.

Aikey, PFC Robert J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Airhart, Ben George

Akers, William E. (SFC, Co. C, 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25th ID)

Alayon, SGT 1C Arturo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Albertorio, CPL Anibal (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Alderman, SGT Clifton J. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 233 - 19 October 1950

Sergeant Clifton J. Alderman, RA34309844, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  From 28 July to 1 September 1950, as a member of a battalion medical company in combat during the extremely difficult days of the Korean conflict, Sergeant Alderman served with notable distinction.  His untiring efforts to provide care for the patients in his aid station despite severe handicaps of limited facilities and equipment, and often under intense automatic weapons, mortar and sniper fire, greatly assisted the battalion surgeon in the saving of numerous lives.  Sergeant Alderman's courageous devotion to duty, initiative, and technical knowledge reflect great credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from North Carolina.

Alicia, CPL Joe (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Alicia, 2LT Juan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Alkazin, Frederick "Y" (USN)

Allen, M/SGT Daniel L. (3rd ID)

Allen, CPL David J. (7ID, Co. G, 17th Rgt.)

Allen, PFC Nueman G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Alley, PFC Roland L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Allsopp, Charles A. (USN)

Almeda, PFC Jose R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Alstrom, John T. Jr. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 66-50

Captain John T. Alstrom Jr, 0381333, Artillery, Army of the United States, a member of the 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 August 1950 in the vicinity of Songto-Ri, Korea. On the morning of the 15th of August 1950, Captain Alstrom was acting as Liaison Officer with an Infantry Battalion during the defense of the Naktong River Line. At 0300 hours the enemy launched an attack which caused the withdrawal of the battalion to a new defensive position. As Captain Alstrom and his section were leaving the area he heard some one cry for help. He parked his vehicle and equipment in a safe place and returned to the vicinity with an infantry soldier. In the face of heavy small arms and mortar fire he searched the area until he found the wounded man. With the aid of the infantryman he carried the wounded man to safety and medical attention. The outstanding courage displayed by Captain Alstrom on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Maryland.

Alstrom was later WIA when he lost his leg stepping on a land mine, 12 September 1950.

Altrianger, PFC Leroy E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Alvarado, SGT Sergio (3rd ID)

Alveshere, PFC Arthur L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 194 - 18 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Arthur L. Alveshere, US55015489, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 9 May 1951 in the vicinity of Chuchon, Korea. As Company G, on Patrol to contact the enemy, advanced along a ridge line they were suddenly halted and pinned down by a large enemy force from positions on commanding ground. Subjected to an intense crossfire they were forced to withdraw. Private Alveshere voluntarily remained behind to cover the withdrawal. Under the heavy hostile fire he held his position inflicting heavy losses upon the enemy while the patrol successfully withdrew in order to regroup for an assault on the enemy positions. After all had safely withdrawn, Private Alveshere (moved) through heavy enemy fire, rejoined the company. The heroism of Private Alveshere reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota.

[Private Alveshere was killed in action in August 1951.]

Alvarez, SGT Hugo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Alverio, CPL Hermogenes (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Amick, PFC Richard C. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 1 - 2 January 1953

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Richard C. Amick, RA17333447, Infantry, United States Army, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, (attached to the Raider Platoon), 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 September 1952, in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On that date, Private was serving as radio operator for a volunteer raiding party engaged in a mission to inflict casualties and capture a prisoner deep in enemy territory. Discarding his radio, which had been damaged early in the assault, Private Amick joined the Infantrymen in their attack through intense enemy machine gun, automatic weapons, small arms and grenade fire to the crest of the hill. Upon reaching a communications trench occupied by the enemy he delivered a devastating hail of fire into the trench with his carbine, killing two of the enemy occupants and wounding several others, thus greatly decreasing the enemy fire power that was endangering the success of the mission. After completing the raid and the orders to withdraw were given Private Amick, with complete disregard for personal safety, remained behind, aiding in the evacuation of his wounded comrades, until all casualties had been safely removed from the hill. The inspiring courage and consummate devotion to duty and comrades displayed by Private Amick reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Iowa.

Amos, CAPT Richard T. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Amy, 1LT Armando (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ancel, Robert M. (3ID) (KIA)

Anderson, SGT Arcemus (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 150 - 15 June 1951)

The Bronze Star with Metal “V” Device is awarded to Sergeant Arcemus Anderson, RA33091861, Armor, United States Army, a member of Tank Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 11 and 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Ch’owon-ni, Korea. On the night of the 11th and the morning of the 12th of February, he was a gunner in a tank which was part of a task force attached to South Korean troops. A numerically superior enemy force finally succeeded in breaking through and established three separate roadblocks in the rear of friendly lines. When the task force reached the first roadblock, the deadly fire delivered by Sergeant Anderson neutralized the enemy fire. At the second position, the tank receive a direct hit from an anti-tank weapon which inflicted serious damage. The impact of the projectile dazed Sergeant Anderson, but with unfaltering courage, he continued to pour a devastating fire upon the enemy positions until the task force was subjected to withering enemy fire. An anti-tank rocket struck the engine compartment, completely immobilizing the tank and causing it to burst into flames. Despite the flames and intense heat, Sergeant Anderson steadfastly remained in place continuously firing his weapons and inflicting severe casualties upon the enemy. He remained at his post until the flames finally forced him to abandon his position. The courage, stamina and sustained determination of Sergeant Anderson reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the service from Virginia. (

Anderson, SGT Harold E.

Anderson, M/SGT James E. (24th ID)

Master Sergeant James E. Anderson, NG 37315429, Infantry, United States Army, Company D, 5th Regimental Combat Team, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic action near Kumsong, Korea, on 10 December 1951. His heavy machine gun section was giving support to riflemen attacking strongly defended enemy positions. Sergeant Anderson, Platoon Sergeant, directed the dispersion of his men and their fire. Under his capable and brilliant leadership the machine gun section gave highly effective covering fire to the attacking unit. When a returning platoon required assistance in the evacuation of the wounded, Sergeant Anderson placed his machine gunners under the command of his section leader and without hesitation moved down the forward slope, in the face of devastating enemy fire, to assist in the evacuation. Not until the last casualty had been evacuated did he return to a position of relative safety. Sergeant Anderson's heroic actions, exemplary leadership and selfless devotion to duty reflect the greatest credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Entered military service from Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Anderson, CAPT Lee D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Anderson, CPL Ralph J. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 434 - 30 October 1953

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Ralph J. Anderson, US55230181, Artillery, United States Army, Battery C, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 July 1953 in the vicinity of Yugong-ni, North Korea. On that date, Corporal Anderson was serving as Reconnaissance Sergeant with the Forward Observer Party assigned to Company L, 9th Infantry Regiment, when the enemy launched a concentrated barrage of mortar and artillery fire followed by a ground assault. Corporal Anderson left the relative protection of a bunker and proceeded to the Company Command Post to volunteer for a counterattack force being organized to repel the enemy assault. Arriving in the critical area, he continually exposed himself to the enemy fire while adjusting artillery on the foe, helping expel the enemy from the trenches, and giving aid to the wounded. After the assault had been repulsed, he continued to aid and help evacuate the friendly wounded. Even though Corporal Anderson’s job as artillery Reconnaissance Sergeant did not obligate him to accompany the infantry counterattacking force, his presence there aided in defeating the foe, and his bravery and coolness under fire inspired those about him. The heroism in action displayed by Corporal Anderson reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Minnesota.

Anderson, CPL Richard L. (90th FAB, 25ID) (GO94, 29Aug50)

Anderson, 1LT William J.

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 75 - 21 October 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to 1LT William J. Anderson, 01559291, Ordnance Corps, Army of the United States, a member of the 702d Ordnance Maintenance Company, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement during the period 24 August to 24 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong-Yongsan area, Korea. During this period, Lieutenant Anderson organized and supervised the operations of an Ordnance Contact Team. He and his team were in constant contact with the forward elements of the Division assisting them by expeditious maintenance on all types of ordnance equipment. His tireless efforts materially aided the combat units to maintain a high degree of effectiveness in utilizing their fire power. On one occasion, when and infantry regiment was in dire need of tank fire, Lieutenant Anderson, while under constant enemy shelling, calmly proceeded to repair the guns and instruments on several tanks, enabling the tank crews to go in immediate action and return the enemy fire. His untiring efforts, initiative and determination in conducting his mission reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Andresen, Chief Petty Officer Ray B. (Navy - USS Osprey)

Andrews, 1LT Bennie L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Andrews, SFC James D. (Army - 24th Division)

General Orders No. 89 - 13 August 1950
Headquarters, 24th Division

Sergeant First Class James D. Andrews, RA20714953, Field Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery B, 13th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement on 19 July 1950 at Taejon, Korea. During the morning of 19 July 1950, Sergeant First Class Andrews' battery was under intense counter-battery fire from the enemy. The battery continued to fire under these hazardous conditions when a shell burst about 20 yards from Sergeant First Class Andres, wounding the assistant gunner. Sergeant First Class Andrews crawled to the battery executive officer's position and reported that the wounded man needed immediate medical attention. At this time the enemy fire was so intense that everyone had to remain under cover. Sergeant First Class Andrews then volunteered to get the wounded man out. In spite of the heavy enemy fire, Sergeant First Class Andrews succeeded in reaching the wounded man, administered first aid, and brought him back to a place of safety. Sergeant First Class Andrews then returned to his gun position. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Sergeant First Class Andrews reflects great credit on himself and the military service. He entered the service from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Anibal, SGT Frank (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Anthony, CPL John A.

Antonetti, MSGT Santos (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Antuna, SGT Jose A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Aoree, 1LT Carlton P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Aponte-Fontanez, CPL Juan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Aponte-Velazquez, CPL Rafael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Arakawa, PFC Jack C. (24th ID) (posthumous)

General Orders No. 47 - 20 July 1950
Headquarters, 24th Division

Private First Class Jack C. Arakawa, RA 30105539, Company C, 19th Infantry. On 16 July 1950, near Taejon, Korea, Private First Class Arakawa's position was subjected to intense attacks from waves of enemy infantry supported by small arms, machinegun, and mortar fire. Completely disregarding fire to which he was subjected, Private First Class Arakawa fired his machinegun at the enemy until it exploded, deafening and partially blinding him. After this accident, he picked up an automatic rifle and continued to fire at the enemy. His calmness, courage and perseverance enabled a number of his fellow soldiers to evacuate the position under attack as his company withdrew. He continued to fire at the enemy until he was killed. This act of bravery, resulting in his death, brought credit to Private First Class Arakawa and to the United States Army.

Arbiol, SFC Theodulpho (3rd ID)

Arcand, SGT Raymond R. (21st AAA AW Bn.)

Arch, SGT 1C Leroy A. (25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders N. 241 - 22 October 1950

Sergeant First Class Leroy A. Arch, RA32252065, Infantry, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army.  From 8 July to 7 October 1950, Sergeant First Class Arch served in Korea as chief clerk of the Division G1 Section with outstanding efficiency.  Despite the haste of movement to the combat zone and the numerous problems occasioned by the rapid adjustment to field conditions and frequent displacement of the Headquarters, Sergeant First Class Arch trained inexperienced men to form a smooth-functioning team.  Working long hours with exemplary enthusiasm and unfailing attention to all phases of his work, he insured the accuracy and timely dispatch of voluminous correspondence and reports, and maintained high esprit not only among his own clerks but also among all the men of other sections with whom he associated.  By his exceptional administrative ability, well-rounded knowledge of all aspects of the Division mission in combat, and selfless devotion to duty, Sergeant First Class Arch made an invaluable contribution to the effectiveness of the G1 Section and thereby to the success of the 25th Infantry Division operations in the Korean conflict.  Entered the military service from New York.

Arias-Rodriguez, SGT Antonio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Arland, Virgil (PVT, HQ, 2nd BN)

Armijo-Felemon, PFC Ladislado (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Armstrong, MSGT Delbert G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Arquinzoni-Ofray, SGT Gilberto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Arroyo, SGT Geronimo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Arthur, SFC Patrick James (HQ Co., 2nd Btn, 38th Inf. Rgt., 2ID) (POW)

Asplund, PFC John L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 185 - 17 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class John L. Asplund, US55034633, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 June 1951 in the vicinity of Inje, Korea. On that day Company C had successfully taken hill 451 from a well entrenched enemy force. Private Asplund, ammunition bearer of a machine gun section attached to Company C, was in the machine gun position when the enemy started a fanatical counterattack. As the intense enemy fire continued, the gunner on the machine gun was wounded. Private Asplund took over the gun and fired it accurately and with deadly effect, killing numerous enemy around his position. When his machine gun was damaged by enemy fire, he picked up a wounded comrade’s rifle. He then boldly stood up under intense enemy fire and, with complete disregard for his personal safety, fired continually until he ran out of ammunition. Private Asplund’s devotion to duty, his courage and heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Atcheson, George III (USN)

Atchison, CPL Milton B. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 112 - 18 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Milton B. Atchison, ER55015220, (then Private First Class), Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Changbong-ni, Korea. Fighting its way out of an encirclement by numerically superior enemy forces, his company was subjected to heavy mortar and automatic weapons fire and suffered heavy casualties. As there were many seriously wounded men who needed immediate medical attention, he volunteered to evacuate them in his vehicle. Driving through a long enemy roadblock and completely disregarding the intense, close range enemy fire, he safely carried his wounded comrades to an aid station. His courageous action in a situation of extreme danger to himself was responsible for saving several lives. The heroism displayed by Corporal Atchison reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Atkins, MAJ James L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Atkins, SFC William G. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 203 - 27 September 1950

Sergeant First Class William G. Atkins, RA18299207, Infantry, Company A, 35th Infantry, United States Army. On the morning of 22 August 1950 at about 0400 hours, a large enemy force drove Sergeant First Class Atkins' platoon from its position near Haman, Korea. Joining a group of seven men, Sergeant First Class Atkins participated in a bold counterattack in the face of overwhelmingly superior numbers of enemy and regained the position. Although grenades and ammunition were nearly gone, they held and inflicted severe casualties on the hostile force until withdrawal to better positions was necessary. By his courageous devotion to duty and will to fight, Sergeant First class Atkins enabled his unit to reorganize and finally repel the enemy; his actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army. Entered the military service from Texas.

Atterbery, 1LT Bobbie D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Au, CPL Charles J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Austin, Chaplain H.E. (USN)

Austin, LT COL John D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Avacoff, SFC James

Aviles, CPL Enrique (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Aviles-Lopez, MSGT Pedro (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ayala, SGT Carmelo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ayala-Ortiz, PFC Abraham (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

 

 

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