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Babineaux, SGT Russell F. (90th FAB, 25ID) (GOO94, 29Aug50)

Baca, Louie

Bachmeier, SGT Michael Jr. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 173 - 16 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Michael Bachmeier, ER16246860, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company G, 9 th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 28 May 1951 in the vicinity of Inje, Korea. Subjected to overwhelming enemy fire, Sergeant Bachmeier ordered his men to stronger positions in a strategic withdrawal. During the movement one of his men was seriously wounded and Sergeant Bachmeier voluntarily exposed himself to transmit the wounded man to behind their new positions. At this time it was discovered that the platoon leader lay wounded and helplessly exposed to a frenzy of enemy fire. Fearlessly and with a superior attitude of devotion to others, Sergeant Bachmeier again retrieved the wounded to safety and medical aid. His initiative zest and strong devotion to duty were an inspiration to all concerned and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota.

Bachmeier, SGT Michael Jr. (2ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 744 - 20 November 1951

The First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Michael Bachmeier Jr., ER16246860, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 8 October1951 in the vicinity of Sadanggol, Korea. On this date, Company G was attacking heavily fortified enemy positions which stubbornly resisted all advances. As the company slowly fought its way nearer the objective, the enemy fire became so intense that they were unable to advance. The prolonged encounter was rapidly diminishing the supply of the friendly unit’s ammunition. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Bachmeier volunteered to carry ammunition to the troops. Braving the hail of withering hostile fire, and undaunted by the frequent mortar shells which burst about him, he continued to resupply the depleted ammunition stock. His courage and resourcefulness were a constant source of encouragement, which inspired the men of the unit to renewed efforts. The heroism in action and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Bachmeier on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota.

Bacon, CAPT Vincent J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Baez, CPL Jorge L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Baez, CPL Ramon (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bailey, PFC Clifford M. (Btry C, 159th FAB, 25ID)

Bailey, PFC Dile R. (3rd ID)

Bailey, CPL Gerald L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 26 - 1 February 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Gerald L. Bailey, RA17237726, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 November 1950 near Pugwon, Korea. On that date he was driving in a convoy which was attempting to break through an enemy road block approximately five miles in depth. When his vehicle was rendered inoperative by enemy fire, he abandoned it and proceeded on foot. While trying to make his way through the intense enemy fire, he came upon a wounded soldier lying in a ditch at the side of the road. Although the wounded man requested that he be left behind, Corporal Bailey placed him on his back and carried to another vehicle that had been abandoned. By his heroic actions, he succeeded in breaking through the road block and is credited with saving the life of the wounded man. The heroic conduct of Corporal Bailey in risking his life to save a fallen comrade reflects great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the high traditions of the military service. Entered military service from Minnesota.

Bailey, CAPT Henry C. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 2248 - 26 October 1950

Captain Henry C. Bailey, 01823253, Medical Service Corps, Medical Company, 29th Infantry, United States Army.  On 19 August 1950 near Taegu, Korea when the battalion was subjected to a barrage of hostile mortar and artillery fire, Captain Bailey moved across open terrain to administer first aid to one of the wounded.  Returning to the medical supply point he obtained litters and additional medical supplies and assisted in the evacuation of the wounded over a route which was under direct enemy observation and fire.  When the wounded had been evacuated Captain Bailey supervised the removal of vehicles and supplies from the area.  The conspicuous courage, resourcefulness and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Bailey reflect the highest credit on himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Florida.

Bailey, 1LT Robert C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bailey, CAPT Samuel H. (meritorious) (7ID)

Baily, John D. (USN)

Baird, 2LT George W. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Baker, Alvin D. (5RCT)

Baker, Arthur L. (5RCT)

Baker, PFC George W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Baker, SFC Herbert J. (Co. I, 3d Bn, 35th Inf. Rgt, 25ID)

Baker, SFC Lawrence J. (ARMY) (with V device)

Baker, CPL Robert H. (3rd ID)

Balcom, SGT Harley L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 87 - 5 November 1950

Sergeant Harley L. Balcom, RA16307212, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 8 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea.  On this date he was attached to a heavy weapons company as an aid man.  During the early evening hours the company came under a heavy concentration of enemy mortar and artillery fire.  Although painfully wounded in the face and mouth, he refused evacuation, and continued to administer first aid to the wounded members of the company, often moving across exposed and fire-swept areas while searching for the wounded.  By his total disregard for his own personal safety, and his devotion to duty, he materially aided in the saving of many lives of his wounded comrades.  The heroism displayed by Sergeant Balcom on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Michigan.

Baldon, CPL Faber R. (Army)

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

Corporal Faber R. Baldon, (then Sergeant First Class), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Chorwon, Korea, 18-19 September 1952. When an attack on the hill, "Old Baldy" was met by heavy enemy mortar and artillery fire, Corporal Baldon repeatedly exposed himself going from bunker to bunker encouraging his men. He led a successful assault on an important enemy position, and, when ordered to withdraw, Corporal Baldon remained until all wounded had been evacuated. The bravery and leadership displayed by Corporal Baldon reflect great credit on himself and the military service.

Baldwin, CPL Charles C. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 239 - 22 October 1950

Corporal Charles C. Baldwin, RA357760170, Quartermaster Corps, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army.  From 31 July to 25 September 1950 Corporal Baldwin served with distinction as a mechanic in the motor section of his company during the Korean conflict.  In order to maintain a maximum number of trucks in operation to transport vital supplies and personnel, Corporal Baldwin repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire while repairing and evacuating damaged vehicles from the combat zone.  Corporal Baldwin's mechanical skill and selfless devotion to duty materially assisted his unit to accomplish its mission successfully and reflect great credit on himself and the Armed Forces.  Entered the military service from West Virginia.

Ball, SGT Lloyd (USMC)

Balis, PVT Arthur S. (HQ & SV Co., 89th Med Tk Bn, 25ID)

Banks, SGT Allen H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Banks, Stanley C. (USN)

Banks, CPL Willie (3rd ID)

Banta, MSGT Arnold D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Barajas, CPL Robert S. (3rd ID)

Baratt, 1LT Kenneth J. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

Barboza, M/SGT John (3rd ID)

Bardlaleu, PFC Arthur (CO. D, 35th Inf. Regt.)

Barger, SGT 1C (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 128 - 1 June 1951

The Bronze Star with Metal “V” Device is awarded to Sergeant First Class George A. Barger, RA13085674, (then Sergeant), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Yanghyon, Korea. The 1st Battalion was attempting to secure Hill 412, a key terrain feature. The well-entrenched enemy, supported by numerous mortars and automatic weapons, stubbornly resisted the attack. Realizing that the ammunition supply was running low, Sergeant Barger organized a carrying party and repeatedly led them through the intense enemy fire to resupply the vitally needed ammunition. His courageous action was an inspiration to the men of the battalion and aided in the accomplishment of the mission. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Barger reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Barhorst, PFC Alphonse W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 145 - 14 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Alphonse W. Barhorst, ER17265439, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company F, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. He was a member of a machine gun squad in an infantry company whose mission was to retake some vital terrain features lost the previous night. The intense volume of fire from well-entrenched enemy positions seriously jeopardized the success of the attack. In an attempt to neutralize the enemy fire, Private Barhorst moved forward with his machine gun over an exposed area to a peak from which he delivered fire upon the enemy. As he advanced to his new position the enemy concentrated a murderous hail of fire upon him. Private Barhorst not only inflicted many casualties on the enemy but also contributed materially to the success of the attack. When the enemy counterattacked with superior numbers, Private Barhorst covered the withdrawal of his unit until it reached its new positions. The heroism and initiative displayed by Private Barhorst reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Barlow, PVT Arthur B. (3rd ID)

Barnes, CAPT Harry C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bronze Star for meritorious service in Korea 30 January to 10 February 1951.

Barr, PFC Jack L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 171 - 16 June 1951

Private First Class Jack L. Barr, RA23024629, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company D, 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 Barr, a radio operator in a 75mm rifle platoon, steadfastly remained by his radio and directed mortar fire in the midst of a direct enemy attack on his position.  Shortly before the enemy reached him, Private Barr moved to a new position where he remained that night.  The next day he was under continuous fire from enemy snipers.  When the battalion was ordered to withdraw under air support, the friendly and hostile positions were so close that friendly troops were in danger of being strafed.  Private Barr succeeded in reaching the planes by radio, thus diverting air strikes on the friendly positions.  The heroism in action, high devotion to duty and disregard for his own safety, demonstrated by Private Barr on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Indiana.

Barr, SGT James W. (25ID)

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

Sergeant James W. Barr, RA13319959, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  As company aid man from 13 July to 10 September 1950 during the early critical phases of the Korean conflict, Sergeant Barr rendered outstanding service.  His personal courage in the administration of emergency aid to his comrades on the battlefield was instrumental in saving numerous lives.  Sergeant Barr's unfailing devotion to duty and technical skill reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Virginia.

Barr, MAJ Robert J. (25ID)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 40 - 9 December 1965

Major Robert J. Barr, Corps of Engineers (then First Lieutenant, Infantry), United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in Korea on 11 July 1952, and while serving as a ember of Company\ E, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Major Barr and a squad were on their way to assist a patrol when they encountered a mine field in which five seriously injured men were trapped in the dangerous area after a mine detonation. With full knowledge of other live mines in the field, and ignoring his own safety, Major Barr unhesitatingly volunteered to assist in carrying the wounded soldiers out of the hazardous mine field. Although the terrain was characterized by a slope that required unusual physical exertion to reach the wounded men, Major Barr repeatedly returned to the scene of the explosion to help carry the injured soldiers back to the main line of resistance. Through his fortitude, determination, and profound concern for his fellow soldiers, he contributed materially to the timely evacuation of the injured men. Major Barr's heroic conduct is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects the utmost credit upon himself and the military service.

Barreto-Torres, PVT Carlos (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Barrington, CPL Joe T. (Heavy Mortar Co., 23d Inf. Rgt, 2ID)

Barry, 1LT Donald J. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 232 - 18 October 1950

First Lieutenant Donald J. Barry, 01302758, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  During the period 10 July to 30 August 1950 Lieutenant Barry performed the duties of graves registration officer with notable efficiency.  Although continually exposed to hostile fire he performed the vital and exacting task of interring the dead with care and consideration, exerting the utmost effort to collect and safeguard personal effects.  On one occasion Lieutenant Barry negotiated an enemy roadblock to retrieve a deceased soldier and provide proper burial.  Lieutenant Barry's notable ability and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Massachusetts.

Barry, SGT Donald V. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 123 - 29 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Donald V. Barry, RA19317627, 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. Sergeant Barry's unit was fighting its way out of an enemy roadblock under intense enemy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire. Proceeding along the route of withdrawal, Sergeant Barry saw one of his comrades lying wounded in a field to the side of the road. In the face withering hostile fire, he ran into the open field and carried the wounded man to a vehicle which took him to safety. As the area was shortly overrun by the enemy, Sergeant Barry was responsible for saving the life of his comrade. The heroism demonstrated by Sergeant Barry reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Oregon.

Barry, CAPT Raymond Ney

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Captain (Field Artillery) Raymond Ney Barry (ASN: 0-62617), United States Army, for meritorious service as a member of Headquarters, 48th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, during the period 27 December 9152 to 11 July 1953. During this period, Captain Barry performed his duties as a Liaison Officer in an exemplary manner. Captain Barry was largely responsible for the effective training and supervision of forward observers under his operational control, making almost daily inspection of observation posts. Captain Barry set a fine example of leadership by volunteering to accompany combat patrols deep into enemy territory as a forward observer. As artillery advisor and fire support coordinator, Captain Barry pursued his duties with the same vigor and initiative which he displayed in his previous assignments. The meritorious service of Captain Barry reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. (Captain Barry is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Bartano, SFC Louis (ARMY) (with V device)

Bartlett, SGT Henry A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bartlett, SFC Russell V. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 29 - 3 February 1951

The Bronze Star with “V” Device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Russell V. Bartlett, RA35755161, Artillery, United states Army, a member of Battery C, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 November 1950 in the vicinity of Hu-dong, Korea. On that date he was chief of a 105mm howitzer section in direct support of an infantry regiment. During a strong enemy attack, the battery position was three miles from the nearest allied troops. Heavy small arms fire was received from both flanks as well as from the front of their position. He organized his section for rapid displacement by loading all equipment less his ammunition. Preparing to defend his position, he sent a rocket launcher team to defend the left flank of the battery position. When the order to displace was received, he kept his howitzer in position until the remainder of the battery had moved out to join the rest of the battalion. As a result of his courageous action, the enemy was forced to deploy at a distance that permitted the battery to complete its withdrawal. His heroism served as an inspiration to all who witnessed his action and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from West Virginia.

Bartley, SFC George M. (USA)

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

Sergeant First Class George M. Bartley (then Corporal), RA11172373, Infantry, United States Army, Company C, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 12 February 1951, near Pabalmak, Korea. While the 1st Battalion was attacking Hill 350, Company C encountered stubborn resistance from well emplaced enemy defensive positions. When sniper fire halted the advance of Sergeant Bartley's squad, he immediately crawled forward and killed the Chinese soldier with rifle fire. The advance continued until the platoon was 30 yards in front of an intermediate objective. At this point, they were caught in automatic weapons crossfire. Despite this extremely heavy fire, Sergeant Bartley quickly moved to the front of the squad and led his men forward to neutralize the emplacements with hand grenades. This action enabled the platoon to complete its mission with a minimum of casualties. Sergeant Bartley's heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Massachusetts.

Barton, SGT Jack P. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 77 - August 08, 1950

Sergeant, then Corporal, Jack P. Barton, RA44050340, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 12 July 1950 near Cho Chi Won, Korea. During an enemy attack of numerically superior forces, Company A was ordered to withdraw to new positions. Sergeant Barton with three other men of the mortar sections volunteered to stay and protect the withdrawal of the company with their three mortars. He continually exposed himself to artillery and small arms fire in order to keep the mortars firing, which inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and enable the company to effect their withdrawal. The firing of the mortars was done under extreme adverse conditions as the sighs had been destroyed by enemy fire and no observer to direct the fire. The act of heroic achievement displayed by sergeant Barton reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Thomson, Georgia.

Basham, David A. (Bronze with V) (21st AAA AW Bn.)

Baskett, CAPT Robert E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Basquin, Elwin (USMC)

Bass, Albert F. Jr. (USN)

Bass, Joseph T.  (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 168 - 19 September 1950

Sergeant First Class Joseph T. Bass, RA38303953, Infantry, Company B, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 21 August 1950, Sergeant First Class Bass led a patrol into Sin Jumak, Korea forward of friendly lines.  Despite sporadic hostile mortar and small arms fire, he succeeded in guiding his men safely into the village where they destroyed three enemy tanks and numerous automatic weapons.  After thoroughly searching the village to obtain all possible information of intelligence value, he withdrew the patrol before the enemy reentered the town.  Sergeant First Class Bass' courageous and skillful leadership is in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Oklahoma.*

[*KWE Note: This man is the same man as the following entry, but the official General Order documents show two different states as his point of entry into military service.  The KWE does not know which state is correct.]

Bass, SFC Joseph T. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 172 - 21 September 1950

Sergeant First Class Joseph T. Bass, RA38303953, Infantry, Company B, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  When on 4 August 1950 near Chindong-ni, Korea, a large enemy force attacked the Regimental command post, Sergeant First Class Bass joined in the three hour fire fight with inspiring audacity.  When the action became less intense, he immediately organized and led a five-man patrol into the hostile sector to seek out and close with the enemy.  The patrol successfully neutralized four enemy strong points and by their harassing action permitted reorganization of their unit.  Sergeant First Class Bass' courageous initiative and vigorous leadership set an inspiring example for his fellow soldiers and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Bassett, Leonard F. (USN)

Basye, PFC Howard E. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO60, 16Aug50)

Bates, CPL James G. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO59, 16Aug50)

Bates, CPL Otis Jr. (3rd ID)

Baugh, PVT Earl L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 191 - 18 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private Earl L. Baugh, RA17266930, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company K, 38 Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 16 February 1951 in the vicinity of Yudong-ni, Korea. On that date the platoon of which he was a member was withdrawing from an outpost position at daybreak when the enemy force launched a sudden attack and threatened to disrupt the withdrawal. Private Baugh, with complete disregard for his own safety and without waiting for orders, rushed forward attacking the enemy with rifle fire and hand grenades. His fearless action forced the enemy to take cover and enabled his comrades to attack and repulse the enemy. The heroism in action demonstrated by Private Baugh on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Baumgartner, PVT Gerald F. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bayona-Sanderson, CPL Reginald J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bayne, 1LT Edward D. Jr.

Bazzelle, PFC James Jr. (3rd ID)

Beach, Jack Richard

Beard, MS GT Edward L. (7th ID)

General Orders No. 263 - 29 May 1953
Headquarters - 7th Infantry Division

Master Sergeant Edward L. Beard, RA45019781, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Chorwon, Korea. On 23 March 1953, during a large scale enemy attack on his positions, Sergeant Beard was informed that one of the units had moved into a blocking position. Sergeant Beard, as Regimental Communications Chief, realized that he was the one who could be of most help in establishing necessary communications in the shortest amount of time. Acting on his own initiative, Sergeant Beard personally worked with the men in the laying of lines from their positions to the command post, although constantly under enemy fire. Under Sergeant Beard's close supervision, the radios were properly installed and netted correctly. Although exposed to the enemy fire, Sergeant Beard stayed with his men until every blown-out line was restored. The heroic actions of Sergeant Beard reflect great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Indiana.

Beard, Richard R. (Army)

Becerrill-Saavedra, PFC Miguel L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Becicka, CAPT Leonard (25th ID)

General Orders No. 452 - 1 December 1950
Headquarters 25th Infantry Division

The First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star with letter V device is awarded to Captain Leonard Becicka, 058828, Military Police Corps, Company I, 35th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. On 17 and 18 September 1950, Captain Becicka led his company in an assault on a barren mountain near Haman, Korea. Although the well-entrenched enemy delivered deadly fire on the tortuous route of advance, he moved the company forward in a series of assaults which culminated in seizure of the key terrain. Captain Becicka’s valorous leadership and notable military skill reflect great credit on himself and the United States Army. Home of record was Goodland, MN.

Beckley, Robert M. (USN)

Beecher, MAJ Hohn D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Begay, SGT John (32nd Inf.)

Sergeant John Begay, US56099060, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company B, 32d Infantry, Distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Kumhwa, Korea. On 2 June 1952, Sergeant Begay was a member of a reconnaissance patrol that was returning from a mission when enemy fire forced them to move across an exposed field which was zeroed in with enemy machine-gun and mortar fire. Sergeant Begay and his comrades rushed across the field and reached comparative safety when they saw a friendly casualty lying in the open field. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Begay re-crossed the field and aided in evacuating the wounded comrade to safety. The heroic actions of Sergeant Begay reflect great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Arizona.

Belcher, SGT Leo H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 83 - 30 October 1950

Sergeant Leo H. Belcher, RA151159557, (then Corporal), Armor, United States Army, a member of Company A, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 31 august 1950 in the vicinity of Chakkyaz-Zi, Korea.  On that date he was a crewman in a tank platoon attached to a rifle company in a defensive position.  The enemy had penetrated the line forcing the rifle company back, thus leaving the tanks without infantry support.  It was imperative that this line be reformed at once or not only would the tanks be lost, but the whole line of defense would be endangered.  Knowing this, Sergeant Belcher volunteered as a member of a patrol whose mission was to contact and rally the outnumbered rifle company,  Supported by two tanks the patrol made its way through intense enemy artillery and small arms fire, and succeeded in reforming the line of defense and recovering the ground that had been lost.  The courageous actions of Sergeant Belcher on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.  Entered the military service from Georgia.

Belk, 1LT Roger H.

Bell, SGT Harry M. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bello, PFC Raymond (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 162 - 16 June 1951

The Bronze Star with Metal “V” Device is awarded to Private First Class Raymond Bello, RA13334507, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, (then Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion), 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Yulmak, Korea. On this date his battalion was attacking the enemy on Hill 412, a key terrain feature. When forward elements of the battalion were dangerously low on ammunition, Private Bello drove his vehicle loaded with ammunition through heavy enemy fire to the companies. Resupplied with ammunition, the battalion was able to continue it's mission. The courageous actions of Private Bello reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Belmonte, Sgt. 1C Jesus M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Benavidez, Jose V. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division
General Orders No. 410 - 8 August 1951

Corporal Jose V. Benavidez, RA19305899, Signal Corps, United States Army, 2d Signal Company, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 November 1950 near Kunu-ri, Korea.  On the morning of that day he assisted in the emergency destruction of cryptographic equipment while subjected to enemy sniper fire.  With disregard to his own safety he made sure that the equipment was completely destroyed.  While he was riding in convoy through an enemy roadblock south of Kunu-ri, the convoy was halted by intense enemy mortar, machine gun, and small arms fire.  Corporal Benavidez left cover and faced enemy fire with some of his comrades to form a patrol to take a ridgeline commanding the road so that the patrol could provide right flank security for the passage of the convoy.  He remained on this hill until recalled and then returned to friendly lines with the last elements of the convoy that night after dark.  The heroism displayed by Corporal Benavidez reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from California.

Bendix, John Dean (2ID) (KIA)

Benefield, SFC Cagle (Co. H, 35th Inf. Rgt, 25ID)

Benitez, SFC Luis A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bennett, SGT 1C Robert D. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 630 - 25 October 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Robert D. Bennett, ER3772841, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 July 1951 in the vicinity of Taeusan, Korea. On this date, during an attempt to secure a strategic hill from a strongly fortified and well entrenched enemy, the unit met heavy enemy resistance of small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Sergeant Bennett, disregarding his personal safety and intense enemy fire, advanced toward the enemy position inflicting numerous casualties upon them. During the ensuing action Sergeant Bennett was painfully wounded and had to be evacuated, but his courage and leadership were an inspiration to his men and they continued in the attack. The heroism and outstanding devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Bennett on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Bennett, CPL William A. (3rd ID)

Bensley, CAPT Harry R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Benson, Gardner R. (USN)

Benson, PFC John M. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 179 - 17 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class John M. Benson, ER37546884, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 9 March 1951 in the vicinity of Kapchon-ni, Korea. On that date he was a member of an infantry unit which was attacking enemy he ld Hill 495, when his platoon was suddenly subjected to heavy small arms and machine gun fire, which wounded one man. Due to the heavy fire, it was impossible for an aid man to reach the wounded man. Risking his own life, Private Benson ran to the right flank of the area, where the fire was heaviest. By doing so, he drew enemy fire upon himself and was able to lay down a base of fire which distracted the enemy attention from the wounded man. His act of courage made the evacuation of the wounded man possible and was inspirational to all who observed it. The heroic conduct of Private Benson on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Bent, CPL Jerry F. (3rd ID)

Berg, Sgt. Conrad L. (24th ID)

Headquarters, 24ID
General Orders No. 40 - 18 January 1952

By direction of the President, Sergeant Conrad L. Berg, US55036731, Infantry, U.S. Army, a member of Company A, 5th Regimental Combat Team, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement near Kumsong, Korea, on 20 October 1951. During an attack against determined enemy forces, his company was subjected to devastating automatic weapons fire. Sergeant Berg, squad leader, with utter disregard for his own safety, exposed himself to the murderous bursts as he led his squad forward to lay a base of fire. As a result of his fearless leadership, the platoon was able to continue the attack, and the medical aidmen were able to evacuate the wounded. Sergeant Berg’s heroic action, daring initiative and selfless performance of duty were an inspiration to his men and reflect the greatest credit on himself and the U.S. Infantry. Entered service from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Bergman, CPL Alvin M.

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 130 - 2 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Alvin M. Bergman, RA37587116, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 November 1950 in the vicinity of Sinjung, Korea. Company E was being subjected to repeated attacks by a fanatical and numerically superior enemy force. During the fierce fighting Corporal Bergman suffered a painful wound in his right leg. When he noticed a comrade more seriously wounded than himself, he disregarded his own wound and carried the wounded man to safety over an exposed and dangerous area to a position approximately 150 yards away. The courageous action and devotion to a fallen comrade displayed by Corporal Bergman reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Hinsel, Pembina County, North Dakota.

[KWE Note: Corporal Bergman was wounded in action on 15 September 1950 and returned to duty on 2 October 1950.  He was a World War II and Korean War veteran who died in Jessup, Iowa, in 1994.]

Beringer, SGT Raymond

Bermude-Lopez, SGT Bernardo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bermudez-Rodriguez, MSGT Alejandro (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bernard, MSGT Miguel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bernasconi, PFC George A. (21st AAA AW BN)

Berrios, MSGT Enrique Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Berrios-Ortiz, PVT Pedro A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Berrios-Rojas, PFC Jose R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Berry, Sidney Bryan (Army)

Beshell, PFC Billie E. (21st Inf. Reg., 24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 707 - 1 November 1951

By direction of the President, Private First Class Billie E. Beshell, US56078366, Infantry, U.S. Army, a member of Company F, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement near Pang Tung-ni, Korea, on 21 September 1951. His company was attacking heavily reinforced enemy positions on a high strategic terrain feature. The friendly forces advanced through intense enemy mortar and machine gun fire, but as they neared the base of their objective, the enemy added automatic weapons and small arms fire, pinning down the leading element with their increased firepower. The supporting platoon was ordered to flank the enemy, thus relieving the pressure on the pinned-down unit. Private Beshell, automatic rifleman with the supporting platoon, moved to the front of his unit and, on his own initiative, led his comrades through the murderous enemy fire. As he advanced, he discovered the bunkers from which the majority of the enemy fire was originating. With complete disregard for his own safety, he rushed these positions, firing his weapon from the hip, and killed their occupants. Inspired by his fearless actions, his comrades charged the enemy, killing and wounding many, and captured the positions. Private Beshell’s unhesitant devotion to duty, aggressive initiative and outstanding leadership contributed immeasurably to the success of his unit’s defense and reflect the greatest credit on himself and the U.S. Infantry. Entered service from Bakersfield, California.

Betancourt-Ortiz, CPL Andres (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Betterton, SGT William F. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 296 - 15 July 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant William F. Betterton, ER17174095, Corps of Engineers, Army of the United States, a member of the 2d Infantry Division Band, (then Company B, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division), who distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 14 to 17 February 1951 at Chipyong-ni, Korea. Company B was a part of the 23d Regimental Combat Team which was surrounded by the enemy. Throughout this entire period the enemy was attacking and because he held the high ground had excellent observation and fire into the defense perimeter. Sergeant Betterton was in charge of a working party which had the mission of excavating underground shelters which were used to protect the wounded until they could be evacuated by air. The area was under heavy enemy mortar and automatic weapons fire, but despite the dangerous and exposed position, Sergeant Betterton continued to work and direct the efforts of his group. By his own disregard for his personal safety, the mission was accomplished with minimum delay. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Betterton reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Home of record: Knoxville, Iowa. 2ID GO 296, 15 July 1951.

[KWE Note: Sergeant Betterton became a doctor of music.  He and his wife died in a car crash caused by a tornado in 1969.]

Bevins, SGT Ralph (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 170 - 20 September 1950

Sergeant Ralph Bevins, RA15247705, Infantry, Heavy Mortar Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 24 July 1950 near Sanyang-ni, Korea, enemy armor penetrated the friendly lines and two tanks were laying point blank fire into the mortar positions.  Sergeant Bevins and another soldier moved into the open and by directing rifle fire at the tanks diverted action of the latter to themselves, so that the platoon could rally and withdraw to more tenable positions from which to repel the armored attack.  Sergeant Bevins' bold, heroic actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States soldier.  Entered the military service from West Virginia.

Bezanson, PFC Edward P. (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 117 - July 2, 1951

The Bronze Star with “V” Device is awarded to Private First Class Edward P Bezanson, Infantry, U.S. Army, Heavy Mortar Company, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 21 February 1951 near Tokchon-ni, Korea. When his company was supporting the 3rd Battalion’s attack against well defended enemy hill positions, Private Bezanson, radio operator for a forward observation party, repeatedly moved to exposed positions so his radio would operate more efficiently, enabling his platoon to receive clear and accurate fire orders. After receiving an important fire mission to relay by radio, Private Bezanson was seriously wounded. Concealing the fact of his injury, he courageously continued to operate the radio under heavy sniper and machine gun fire. His determined devotion to duty permitted the forward observer to send fire data to the platoon, which was directly responsible for the large volume of accurate mortar fire placed on the enemy concentrations. Private Bezanson’s heroism and selfless action reflect great credit on himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Montana.

Bice, SGT Edward Ray

Bickley, 2LT Roy W. (USMC)

Biege, SGT James H. (1CAV) (Bronze Star with V)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 150 - November 11, 1950

Sergeant James H. Biege, RA17101070, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company H, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy of 3 September 1950 near Pyong-Po, Korea.  When the enemy launched a heavy attack, supported by mortar and artillery, against his company, forcing it to withdraw to the opposite side of the hill, Sergeant Biege realized that the company would be overrun.  With complete disregard for his own safety, Sergeant Biege exposed himself to the heavy enemy fire to direct his machine gun squad to a strategic location where it delivered such effective fire that the enemy attack was delayed long enough for the company to reconsolidate and to force the enemy to withdraw.  Sergeant Biege’s heroism reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Pennsylvania.

Biemer, 2LT Paul L. (25ID)

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

Second Lieutenant (then Warrant Officer Junior Grade) Paul L. Biemer, 02262116, Ordnance Corps, 725th Ordnance Maintenance Company, United States Army.  As officer in charge of the service of an ordnance maintenance detachment during the early extremely difficult phase of the Korean conflict, Lieutenant Biemer rendered outstanding service.  Despite severe handicaps of enemy action, weather, and terrain, he cleaned the main supply route of destroyed equipment in order that critical supplies and equipment might be transported unhindered.  The evacuation of tracked vehicles to the detachment for repair was accomplished with distinction.  Lieutenant Biemer's courageous and unfailing devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Biggs, 1LT Odie E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bigham, SFC Lester D. (79th Hvy Tnk Bn, 25ID) (GO90, 28Aug50)

Bik, LT Walter A. Jr. (3rd ID)

Billiet, PFC Larry D. (7ID, B Btry, 48th FAB)

Bills, 1LT David L.

Bingamon, PVT Joseph L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bird, MAJ Daniel C. (3rd ID)

Birdsall, William - USN

Bishop, MSGT George

Bishop, CPL J.C. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 239 - 22 October 1950

Corporal J.C. Bishop, RA13286441, Quartermaster Corps, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army.  From 25 September to 8 October 1950 Corporal Bishop rendered outstanding service as supply non-commissioned officer in charge of rations during the Korean conflict.  Operating ration points along the route of advance of the Division, Corporal Bishop surmounted many difficult problems arising from the adverse weather, terrain, enemy action and the constantly changing tactical situation in order to furnish food to the troops in combat.  His tireless devotion to duty greatly assisted his unit to accomplish its mission and reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Virginia.

Bishop, PFC John W. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

Black, PVT James (HQ, 2d BN)

Black, CPL Paul J. Jr. (7ID, 15th AAA AW Bn)

Blackburn, 1LT William A. (25ID)

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

First Lieutenant William A. Blackburn, 060625, Infantry, Company C, 24th Infantry, United States Army. On 10 August 1950, near Haman, Korea, a patrol which Lieutenant Blackburn was leading was attacked by an enemy force in a narrow pass in the mountains. Realizing the impossibility of driving off the force, Lieutenant Blackburn directed withdrawal of his patrol, remaining in position until all his men had reached safety. Lieutenant Blackburn's heroic and steadfast devotion to his men is in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Armed Forces. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Blake, Lt. Col. James F.  (2ID)

Blalock, PVT Walter M. (Med. Co., 3ID)

Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 100 - 12 December 1950

Private Walter M. Blalock, RA38734175, Medical Company, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Army, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic action against an armed enemy near Majon-Ni, Korea, on 28 November 1950. Private Blalock was an assistant driver on a litter jeep which was accompanying a combat patrol. When the patrol was ambushed on a narrow mountain road by superior enemy fire, several members of the patrol were wounded. In order to evacuate the wounded, it was necessary to drive through an intense amount of enemy fire to reach them. Unhesitating with complete disregard for his personal safety he went forward in the litter jeep and evacuated two of the wounded. Once again under heavy enemy fire he made another trip and evacuated more wounded. The action displayed by Private Blalock on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and upon the military service.

Bland, CPL Bonnie E. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO96, 29Aug50)

Blankenship, Merlin M. (USN)

Blasberg, SGT Erich Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Blazey, CAPT Frank E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Blevins, 2LT James Y. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 240 - 22 October 1950

Second Lieutenant (then Warrant Officer Junior Grade) James Y. Blevins, 01335106, Infantry, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army.  During the period 13 July to 30 September 1950, Lieutenant Blevins served with distinction as Assistant Adjutant General with the Forward Echelon of the Division in Korea.  He helped organize his section with great dispatch and skills so that it was able effectively to handle the many and varied functions.  Overcoming the shortage of personnel by working long hours, adapting the section to permit continuous functioning during the many moves of the headquarters, he helped make possible accurate and effective administration in the Division.  He cheerfully volunteered his services to assist other sections to accomplish their work.  Through his enthusiastic application to duty and notable administrative ability, Lieutenant Blevins contributed materially to the successful operation of the Division.  Entered the military service from Territory of Hawaii.

Blevins, PVT Leslie (Co. A, 35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID)

Blount, MSGT Thomas M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Blunt, CPL Billie J. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 292 - 13 July 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Billie J. Blunt, ER37752959, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company M, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. Corporal Blunt was a member of a mortar platoon covering the withdrawal of rifle troops through an enemy ambush. Although subjected to intense enemy machine gun and mortar fire, Corporal Blunt calmly stood his ground for over two hours passing ammunition to the guns of the platoon to furnish effective supporting fire to the withdrawing troops. The heroism displayed by Corporal Blunt reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Blyerl, 1LT Edwin J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Boatman, Harold B. (USN)

Bobb, 1LT Donald K. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bocinoski, CPL Walter J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Boe, SGT Arlie D. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 36 - 10 February 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Arlie D. Boe, RA378023569, (then Corporal), Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 5 September 1950 to 11 September 1950 near Mosan-ni, Korea. During that period he was a litter bearer attached to a forward collecting station. On many occasions he exposed himself to intense enemy fire, with utter disregard for his personal safety, to administer first aid to the wounded and assist in evacuating them to the aid station. In order to relieve regularly assigned drivers, he voluntarily drove litter-jeeps through intense enemy machine gun fire to evacuate wounded from front line positions. His fearless conduct under fire was responsible for saving many lives and was an inspiration to those who witnessed his actions. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Boe on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Boe, SGT Wesley L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 711 - 13 November 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Wesley L. Boe, RA17286240, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Tank Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 13 October l95l in the vicinity of Naedong, Korea. On that date, Sergeant Boe, a tank commander, maneuvered his tank into position so that the crew of a disabled tank could withdraw under covering fire of his tank. Despite heavy mortar, rocket and artillery fire, Sergeant Boe directed heavy machine gun fire upon enemy troops attempting to destroy the disabled tank’s crew and its weapon. When the crew had withdrawn to safety, he destroyed the disabled tank with cannon fire to prevent it from falling into enemy hands. As a result of his courageous action, his comrades withdrew safety and at the same time numerous casualties were inflicted upon the enemy. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Boe on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Home of record: Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Bogar, LT Ralph E. (3rd ID)

Bogardus, Robert A. (USN)

Bogel, 1LT Frederick P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bogner, SGT Albert J. (3rd ID)

Boitano, SFC Louis (35th Inf., 25ID)

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

Sergeant First Class Boitano, RA19147030, Infantry, Company C, 35th Infantry, United States Army. On 25 August 1950 near Uiryong, Korea, a strong enemy force attacked the position where Sergeant First Class Boitano was in charge of only a half platoon. Without hesitation, he moved forward to a position of good observation and heedless of the intense enemy action, directed such accurate mortar and automatic weapons fire on the enemy that they were complete disorganized and set to flight. Sergeant First Class Boitano's valiant initiative and outstanding military ability reflect great credit on himself, his unit, and the United States Army. Entered the military service from Washington.

Bombita, CPL Juanito R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Boneck, SGT Lloyd L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bonilla, SGT Jose J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bonilla-Matos, 2LT Jose A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bonilla-Torres, PFC Francisco (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bonner, 1LT Dan H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bonney, SGT Robert D. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 83 - 30 October 1950

Sergeant Robert D. Bonney, RA17235712, (then Corporal), Armor, United States Army, a member of Company A, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea.  On that date, after he was forced to abandon his disabled tank by the rapid advance of the enemy, he climbed on another tank and manned its turret .50 caliber machine gun.  With complete indifference for his personal safety he remained in this exposed position and continued to fire at the enemy.  After the machine gun ammunition was exhausted, he picked up his carbine and continued firing from his exposed position.  His fire greatly slowed the enemy's advance and allowed friendly troops additional time to complete their defensive preparations.  Sergeant Bonney's indifference to enemy fire and his courageous actions on this occasion reflect credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.  Entered the military service from Missouri.

Bonney, MSGT Robert D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bontemps, CPL Wallace J. Jr. (7ID, Co. L, 17th Rgt.)

Bonwell, 1LT Clyde (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 76 - 9 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant Clyde Bonwell, 02262321, (then Second Lieutenant), Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company M, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 9 and 10 February 1951 near Sanggosong, Korea. On 9 February 1951 he was the leader of a mortar platoon that was providing supporting fire for the attack of two rifle companies. The advance of the rifle units was halted by heavy hostile machine gun and mortar fire, and they set up a defensive perimeter for the night at the town of Sanggosong. The mortar platoon was then ordered to withdraw to the battalion perimeter. As it was impossible to support the attacking units from that positions, Lieutenant Bonwell volunteered to return to his former positions the following morning with one section of mortars. The mortar fire thus delivered was a deciding factor in the success of the rifle units in completing their mission. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant Bonwell reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Home of record: Shenandoah, Iowa.

[Lieutenant Bonwell was born in 1916.  He was a POW in Tunisia during World War II.]

Booksaver, SGT 1LC Wesley W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Booras, PFC James (32nd Inf., 7th ID)

Headquarters, 7ID
General Orders No. 80 - 1 November 1950

Private First Class James Booras, RA12115547, Infantry United States Army, while serving with Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 32d Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic action against an armed enemy, on 26 September 1950, near Seoul, Korea. On this date Private Booras and other personnel of his unit were manning an observation post on the crest of a hill when a strong enemy force assaulted the position. After expending all of his ammunition, Private Booras voluntarily and without regard for his personal safety, fixed his bayonet and remained in position. His determination to stay in position inspired withdrawing riflemen to join him. When a resupply of ammunition and hand grenade arrived, the enemy had advanced to within ten yards of the position. Fire superiority drove the enemy back from the position and Private Booras pursued them with hand grenades. The heroism displayed by Private Booras on this occasion was an inspiration to his comrades and reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of New York.

Bores A Hole, PFC Glenn (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orderrs No. 308 - 9 September 1952

The Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device is awarded to Private First Class Glenn Bores A Hole, US55163668, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroism in action on 21 July 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On that date, Private Bores A Hole was a member of a squad sized patrol which was returning from in front of the Main Line of Resistance. The patrol was confronted by an overwhelming number of hostile troops and was making a determined stand. The patrol leader, who was seriously wounded, realized that it would not be possible for all members of the patrol to get back to the friendly lines, so he order the men who were not wounded to go for reinforcements. Private Bores A Hole, with utter disregard for personal safety, braved intense enemy small arms and mortar fire in going after reinforcements. The heroism in action displayed by Private Bores A Hole reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from South Dakota.

Borges, SGT Luis A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Borges, CPL Santiago (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Boslem, CPL Claude (35th Inf. Reg., 25th ID) (with V device)

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

The Bronze Star with V device for heroic achievement is awarded to Corporal Claude Boslem, Infantry, Company A, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. On the morning of 22 August 1950 at about 0400 hours, a large enemy force drove Corporal Boslem's platoon from its position near Haman, Korea. Joining a group of seven men, Corporal Boslem participated in a bold counter-attack 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, Corporal Boslem 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 Iowa.

Boswell, Covington H. (USN)

Botelho, PFC Joseph T. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bouchard, Lawrence (Hometown River Rouge, MI - 01/01/1951 Korea)

Boutwell, Emmett B. (USN)

Bouyer, PFC William A. (3rd ID)

Bowman, 1LT Bruce B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bowman, PVT Donald A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bowman, MAJ Harvey R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bowman, LTCOL Harvey R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Boyer, PFC Keith D. (2ID) (see Citations section)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 832 - 8 December 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Keith D. Boyer, NG27353831, (then Private ), Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company H, (then attached to Company G), 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 11 October 1951 in the vicinity of Satae-ri, Korea. On that date Private Boyer, an assistant machine gunner, was with a unit which was providing supporting fire for friendly elements attacking a well fortified enemy-held hill. Realizing the lack of sufficient fire power, Private Boyer carried his machine gun over the fire-swept area to a site under direct enemy observation and fire. From this exposed position he employed such devastating fire the hostile forces that they suffered severe casualties. His initiative and courage were highly responsible for the success of his unit in this mission. The heroism in action and devotion to duty displayed by Private Boyer on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Boyle, CAPT Charles E. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bracero-Pagan, PFC Victor A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bradford, SGT 1C William L. (Broad Run, VA)

Bradley, PFC Aubrey D. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 231 - 18 October 1950

Private First Class Aubrey D. Bradley, RA18322152, Infantry, Heavy Mortar Company, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  As a radio operator for a forward observer of a heavy mortar platoon from 17 July to 5 September 1950, Private First Class Bradley rendered outstanding service during the early phases of the Korean conflict.  Constantly under intense small arms fire, his alert attention to duty contributed greatly to the harmonious and efficient functioning of his platoon.  Private First Class Bradley's technical ability, calm courage, and determination were an inspiration to his comrades, and reflect great credit upon himself and his organization.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Bradley, M/SGT Donald A. (3rd ID)

Bradley, SFC Lawrence E. Jr. (3rd ID)

Bradley, PFC William E. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO85, 27Aug50)

Bradway, MSGT John W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 887 - 29 December 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant John W. Bradway, RAl7290926, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 20 May 1951 in the vicinity of Inje, Korea. On this date Company C was attacked by a numerically superior enemy force. During this action Sergeant Bradway, a 57mml recoilless rifle gunner, remained in an exposed position and inflicted numerous casualties upon the enemy. As the assault progressed, hostile machine gun fire pinned down the friendly unit’s flanking positions, enabling enemy troops to advance. Realizing the gravity of the situation, Sergeant Bradway unhesitatingly carried his weapon through the intense hostile fire to a vantage point and commenced firing upon the enemy. His accurate fire completely destroyed an enemy emplacement and greatly aided his unit in repulsing the hostile attack. The heroism in action and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Bradway on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Branch, 1LT Glenn W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Brand, CAPT Leonard J. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 240 - 22 October 1950

Captain Leonard J. Brand, 01548018, Ordnance Corps, 725th Ordnance Maintenance Company, United States Army.  During the period 25 June to 20 September 1950, Captain Brand served with distinction as Assistant Division Ordnance Officer.  When the 25th Infantry Division was alerted for movement to Korea, Captain Brand was able to conduct a survey of major ordnance supplies within a short period of time because of the accuracy of his records, and then procured the additional supplies necessary to enter combat.  In Korea, he maintained close liaison with all sources of ordnance supplies to provide for resupply of many critical items necessary to keep the vehicles and weapons of the Division operational.  Captain Brand's energetic devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Georgia.

Brandt, SGT Howard H. (24ID)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 53 - 9 July 1954

Sergeant Howard H. Brandt, (then corporal), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company K, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy near Chongadong, Korea, on 1 January 1951. Under overwhelming weight of a determined enemy drive, friendly units were being forced to withdraw rapidly. His unit had remained in position and fought desperately to hold against increasing hostile pressure. Sergeant Brant refused to surrender, even as the enemy began to overrun the position and to capture the friendly troops remaining alive. Despite the fact that most of his comrades had already ceased resistance and surrendered, Sergeant Brandt continued to fire his rifle and defy the foe until his ammunition was completely exhausted. As result of this determined individual action, he was wounded in the shoulder by fire of the enemy at point blank range. Sergeant Brandt's courageous action, determination, and outstanding devotion to duty reflect credit on himself and the military service.  Home of Record: Randolph County, Illinois.

Brandt, CWO William C. (USMC)

Brashears, SGT Cecil

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 231 - 18 October 1950

Sergeant Cecil Brashears, RA13095032, Infantry, Company E, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  During the period 20 July to 28 August 1950, Sergeant Brashears served as a cook and baker of an infantry company during combat operations in Korea.  Throughout this period Sergeant Brashears displayed notable ingenuity and resourcefulness in preparing substantial meals despite a lack of variety of foodstuffs.  Working under adverse field conditions he prepared palatable food, frequently exposing himself to hostile fire to deliver the food to men in forward positions.  Sergeant Brashears' initiative, resourcefulness and technical skill reflect the highest credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Kentucky.

Brassell, CAPT Ray O. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bratt, PFC Leo H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 233 - 28 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Leo H. Bratt, US55009988, (then Private), Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 17 May 1951 in the vicinity of Panmegi-ri, Korea. On that date, a large enemy force attacked Company A and succeeded in surrounding and dispersing one of the platoons. In the midst of the fierce and close fighting, Private Bratt took it upon himself to reorganize the confused platoon members. Then, remaining behind, he fought a fierce delaying fire action while the platoon safely withdrew to new defensive positions. His clear thinking and withering fire sufficiently delayed the enemy, thereby saving the lives of many of his comrades and much vital equipment. The heroism displayed by Private Bratt reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Breckenridge, John W. (USN)

Bredeson, CPL Arlin S. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 12 - 17 January 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Arlin S. Bredeson, RA37753605, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 3 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On that date it was necessary to send a message from the regimental command post to Task Force Sloane whose exact location was unknown. Corporal Bredeson volunteered to deliver thismessage. He departed in his vehicle and on the way had to travel over dikes which were under enemy observation. He was subjected to heavy enemy artillery and mortar fire, but with utter disregard for his personal safety drove through the enemy fire, as he realized the importance of the message to be delivered. He finally succeeded in delivering the message. He then volunteered to return to the regimental command post to take some overlays of the location of the units in Task Force Sloane. On his return trip he had to drive through a small village and came under heavy enemy small arms fire from the houses. He did not stop to take cover but sped on through the village and delivered the overlays. The heroism displayed by Corporal Bredeson reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

[KWE Note: Bredeson was captured December 1 at Kunu-ri gauntlet and died as a POW on March 31, 1951. He was born in 1919 and enlisted in 1944.

Breen, Cpl. Joseph B. (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 104 - 9 June 1951

Corporal Joseph B. Breen (then Private First Class), RA13288206, Infantry, United States Army, Company E, l7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 11 February 1951, near Konjiam-ni, Korea.  Company E was engaged in attacking a doggedly resisting enemy force.  As the advance elements of the assault squad reached the crest of a ridge, they were suddenly pinned down by a heavy volume of machine gun fire.  Corporal Breen, although wounded by a grenade burst, charged the harassing emplacement with two comrades and killed the gun crew.  He then helped to man the enemy weapons and fire it on the fleeing Chinese, killing 14 and wounding many others.  His aggressive courage materially aided his platoon in securing the assigned objective.  Corporal Breen's heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Pennsylvania.

Brice, 1LT Lawrence S. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bridgeman, Henry (USN)

Brien, SGT Lloyd A. (3rd ID)

Briggs, Harold Marvin (USN)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Bronze Star Medal (Army Award) to Captain Harold Melvin Briggs (NSN: 0-61082), United States Navy, for meritorious service as Naval Chief of Staff and Secretary of the United Nations Command Delegation,, United Nations Command (Advance), in Korea, from 9 July 1951 to 8 May 1952. Captain Briggs' sound judgment and comprehensive grasp of the complex problems encountered were of material assistance in establishing policies and procedures for conducting armistice conferences with envoys of the Communist armies of China and North Korea. He skillfully analyzed the capabilities, proposals and intentions of the opposing delegation and aided in developing expedients to counter enemy misrepresentations and evasions with reasoned negotiation and demonstrable truth. As advisor to the Chief Delegate, he proffered wise counsel and timely recommendations on matters of major decision, policy and planning. Captain Briggs' exemplary contributions furthered the United Nations' first armed campaign against over aggression, reflecting credit upon himself and the military service.

Brightson, PVT Donald L. (ARMY)

Brill, CPL Charles W. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Brisbin, MSGT David R. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 93 - 28 November 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant David R. Brisbin, RA37773609, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 24 September 1950 near Hyopchon, Korea. On this date the battalion, of which he was a member, was attacking enemy positions when the advance was blocked by the partial destruction of a bridge. Sergeant Brisbin moved forward with an eight man detail to repair the bridge, which at the time was under heavy enemy automatic weapons and mortar fire. Remaining fully exposed to the enemy fire, he supervised the cutting of trees and their placement over the destroyed section of the bridge, despite the fact that the detail suffered three casualties in the process. He interrupted his work only long enough to render first aid to the wounded and assist in their evacuation. His utter fearlessness under the heavy enemy fire served as an inspiring example to his men, and the mission was competed with a minimum of delay, allowing the vehicles to cross the river and continue the attack. Sergeant Brisbin’s heroic actions on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered military service from Minnesota.

Britt, Walter M. (Army - 25th ID)

General Orders No. 413 - 25 November 1950
Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Sergeant (then Corporal) Walter M. Britt, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, United States Army. On 28 July 1950 when the battalion was ordered to displace to a better position near Hwanggan, Korea, Sergeant Britt volunteered to remain with the rifle companies in order to assist in the evacuation of casualties. Braving intense enemy artillery, machinegun and small arms fire concentrated in the area, he made repeated trips throughout the positions to recover wounded personnel and assist them to the aid station, thereby saving numerous lives. Sergeant Britt's heroic actions reflect great credit on himself and the United States Army. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Brock, P.W. (RN)

Brockenwitch, PVT Johnny J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Brooks, 1LT Earle C. (25ID)

Headquarters 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 239 - 22 October 1950

First Lieutenant Earle C. Brooks,01584080, Infantry, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army. From 25 September to 8 October 1950 Lieutenant Brooks served as Class II & IV supply officer operating forward supply dumps along the Division's route of advance in the Korean conflict. With few personnel to assist in the operation and guarding of these dumps, he performed his duties in an outstanding manner, displaying courage and initiative in overcoming field supply problems under hazardous and trying combat conditions. Lieutenant Brooks' untiring devotion to duty contributed materially to the successful advance of the Division and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from Maine.

Brooks, Pvt. Erskine J. (3ID)

Headquarters, 3ID
General Orders No. 100 - 12December 1950

Private Erskine J. Brooks, ER3912070, Medical Company, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Army, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic action against an armed enemy near Majon-Ni, Korea, on 28 November 1950. Private Brooks was a jeep driver with a litter jeep which accompanied a combat patrol. When the patrol was ambushed by superior enemy forces, several members of the patrol were wounded. He loaded two wounded personnel on his jeep and successfully evacuated them to safety through enemy fire over the same route. He carried out his duties regardless of the danger to which he was exposed. The heroism displayed by Private Brooks reflects great credit upon himself and upon the military service.

Broom, George (USN)

Brosehn, M/SGT George F. (3rd ID)

Brotherton, LT William D. (3rd ID)

Broughton, PFC Robert A. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 234 - 19 October 1950

Private First Class Broughton, RA15198764, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  From 17 July to 10 September 1950 Private First Class Broughton served with distinction as a telephone lineman in the regimental communications platoon during the early phase of the Korean conflict.  Private First Class Broughton repeatedly exposed himself to hostile artillery, mortar and sniper fire in order to maintain communication with the regimental units.  Private First Class Broughton's courageous devotion to duty and technical skill contributed immeasurably to the successful operation of his regimental combat team and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Kentucky.

Brown, TSGT Archie N. (USMC)

Brown, SGT Chester H. (24th ID)

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

Sergeant First Class Chester H. Brown, RA39075315, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 19th Infantry Regiment, distinguished himself by outstanding leadership in the face of heavy enemy fire on 16 July 1950 near Taepyong-ni, Korea. While his position was being over-run by an enemy force of superior numbers, Sergeant Brown remained in his position of command and without regard for personal safety exposed himself to enemy fire by moving from position to position and rendering encouragement and confidence to his men. At the last moment he withdrew his remaining forces and even though they were intermingled with the enemy he led them over twenty miles of rugged mountain terrain and to safety. The outstanding leadership, devotion to duty and courage displayed by Sergeant Brown reflects great credit on himself and the United States Army.

Brown, SGT George C. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 393 - 3 August 1951

Sergeant George C. Brown, RA44113036, (then Corporal), Armor, United States Army, a member of Company A, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Agok, Korea, on 31 August 1950.  On this occasion Sergeant Brown was a member of a tank crew located in a blocking position overlooking the Naktong River.  During the night an overwhelming enemy force attacked and quickly overran adjacent infantry positions.  From the surrounded tank Sergeant Brown fought over nine hours before retiring some eight miles to new friendly positions.  As a result of this action an estimated 250 enemy were killed and the enemy was delayed long enough to allow friendly units to complete their withdrawal.  The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Brown reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Florida.

Brown, SGT Harvey D. (Army)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 45 - 28 August 1957

Sergeant Harvey D. Brown, (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism on 19 September 1952 near Chorwon, Korea. An attack on a hill by Sergeant Brown's Company was stopped by concentrated enemy machine gun fire. In an effort to silence the enemy guns, Sergeant Brown voluntarily exposed himself in order to reach a 3.5 rocket launcher which had been disabled by enemy fire. He removed the defective part and with complete disregard of enemy fire and the danger involved in using only the rear half of the launcher, placed such accurate fire on the enemy machine guns that they were put out of action. Sergeant Brown's heroic action reflects great credit on himself and is in keeping with the traditions of the military service.

Brown, PFC John R. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 105 - 12 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class John R. Brown, ER57624648, Artillery, Army of the United States, a member of Battery D, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. On that date he was a cannoneer on an antiaircraft firing vehicle which was in support of a convoy that was attempting to break through a series of enemy fire blocks. In the ensuing action, he was seriously wounded. In spite of his wound, he refused to be evacuated and continued to service his guns until he was too weak to continue. His heroic action contributed materially to the success of the convoy in breaking out of the enemy trap. The heroism displayed by Private Brown reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Brown, SGT 1C Kenneth R. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 72 - August 07, 1950

Sergeant First Class Kenneth R. Brown, RA6566525, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 13 July 1950 near Cho Chi Won, Korea. During a heavy enemy attack on Company A’s position it was forced to withdraw to new positions. Sergeant First Class Brown and three other men of the mortar section stayed in their positions to cover the company’s withdrawal with the section’s three mortars. The firing of the mortars was done under extreme adverse conditions as they had no sights for their mortars and no forward observer directing the fire. Their position was under extremely heavy artillery and automatic weapons fire. The courage and leadership displayed by Sergeant First Class Brown reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from North Bend, Oregon.

Brown, CAPT Kitchen N. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Brown, CAPT Leslie Eugene (USMC)

General Orders: Spot Award: FMF Pacific: Serial 6685 (December 26, 1947)
Action Date: October 10 - December 15, 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Captain Leslie Eugene Brown (MCSN: 0-19930), United States Marine Corps, for meritorious achievement as Assistant Operations Officer and Briefing Officer in Marine Aircraft Group Twelve (MAG-12), during operations against enemy aggressor forces at Wonsan and Yonp'o Korea, from 10 October to 15 December 1950. During the first five days of the Wonsan operations, Captain Brown organized and supervised the unloading and distribution of fuel and other critical supplies being flown to Wonsan in support of the group's operations in addition to carrying out his other diverse duties. Keeping himself abreast of the tactical situation at all times, he skillfully briefed combat pilots, furnishing them with the most current information, and thereby contributing materially to the successful completion of various types of assigned missions. Working tirelessly and capably day and night, Captain Brown earned the respect and trust of the squadrons' pilots and those who worked with him and, by his initiative and courageous devotion to duty, upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Captain Brown is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Brown, PFC Richard D. (21st AAA AW Bn.)

Brown, 1st LT Robert G. (ARMY) (with V device)

Brown, SGT Robert L. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Brownlie, Robert Marvin (USN)

General Orders: Commander Naval Forces Far East: Serial 8446 (September 4, 1951)

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 Commander Robert Marvin Brownlie (NSN: 0-82646), United States Navy, for meritorious serviced as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. CHARLES S. SPERRY during operations against enemy aggressor forces in the Korean Theater from 13 October 1950 to 19 April 1951. Exercising outstanding professional skill and leadership throughout this period, Commander Brownlie was largely responsible for the success of his ship in carrying out many vital operations, including fire support for friendly forces ashore; bombardment of hostile installations; and screening, blockade and patrol missions against the enemy. Under his able direction, the CHARLES S. SPERRY participated in the sieges of Wonsan, Songjin and Chongjin and, although operating in mined waters and subjected to heavy enemy fire, successfully completed its assigned missions. When his ship suffered three hits by hostile shore batteries, he efficiently directed the repair of battle damage and rapidly delivered effective counter-battery fire, silencing the enemy battery and saving his vessel from serious damage. By his sound judgment and tireless efforts, Commander Brownlie continually maintained his ship in excellent combat readiness, assured a high level of morale among his crew and, by his conscientious devotion to duty throughout, contributed materially to the infliction of severe losses on the enemy and thereby upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Commander Brownlie is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Broyles, PFC Galvin (3rd ID)

Brugh, PFC Charles H. Jr. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 171 - 16 June 1951

Private First Class Charles H. Brugh, Jr., RA2451d8686, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery "A", 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 June 1951, in the vicinity of Inje, Korea.  On that date Private Brugh was a member of a forward observer party attached to the First Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment.  The battalion was defending Hill 451 which had undergone three enemy attacks.  Private Brugh voluntarily went from place to place attending the wounded and distributing ammunition while under an intense crossfire from enemy machine gun and small arms.  Private First Class Brugh's heroism on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Alabama.

Brumfield, PFC Lester L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bruno-Rivera, 1LT Rafael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bryan, Orlan C.

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal to Master Sergeant Orlan C. Bryan (AFSN: 14060617), United States Air Force, for exceptionally meritorious service as line chief of the 22d Troop Carrier Squadron from 15 September 1950 to 2 November 1950. His outstanding devotion to duty enabled him to surmount obstacles of reduced supply support, personnel shortages, and outdoor maintenance under inclement weather conditions during this period of vital operational commitments. Through his energetic efforts and inspiring leadership Master Sergeant Bryan has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Bryant, PFC Janis T. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 230 - 17 October 1950

Private First Class Janis T. Bryant, RA15293534, Infantry, Company F, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  From 15 July to 10 September 1950, PFC Bryant performed duties as company driver in Korea in an exceptionally efficient manner.  Despite the hazards of mountainous terrain and adverse weather conditions, PFC Bryant has unhesitatingly performed all tasks with which he was confronted, contributing materially to the success of his unit during the Korean conflict.  PFC Bryant's loyalty and devotion to duty reflect the highest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Ohio.

Bryant, PFC Wilbur (1st CAV)

"On Oct. 11, 1951, while attacking a hill near Mago-ri in North Korea, Pfc. Wilbur Bryant assumed command of his squad and led them on an assault after their squad leader was wounded. Despite being wounded himself by shrapnel from a grenade, Bryant then refused treatment in order to help evacuate injured men."

[Source: Springfield News-Sun, May 31, 2013

Buck, PFC Junior D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Buckhalter, PFC James B. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 77 - August 08, 1950

Private First Class James B. Buckhalter, RA14300845, Field Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 63rd Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 14 July 1950 at Kongchu, Korea. Although Private First Class Buckhalter’s battery was being overrun by the enemy and he was caught between the enemy and a burning building, he remained at his post until ordered to withdraw. Private First Class Buckhalter’s action delayed the enemy sufficiently to allow all personnel from his unit to withdraw safely. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Private First Class Buckhalter reflects great credit on himself and on the military service. Entered the service from Lucedale, Mississippi.

Buckley, 1LT John L. (25ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 180 - 23 September 1950

First Lieutenant John L. Buckley, 0513497, Infantry, Company A, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 23 July 1950 near Medu-dong, Korea, Lieutenant Buckley volunteered to lead a patrol into enemy territory to gather intelligence information.  Having penetrated the hostile lines under cover of darkness, the patrol was attacked by an overwhelming number of enemy.  By his example of calm courage, Lieutenant Buckley kept the patrol intact and led them safely back to friendly lines.  Lieutenant Buckley's exemplary leadership and tactical skill in the face of extreme hazards reflect great credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Georgia.

Buckley, Richard A. (USN - with V device)

Buckley, MAJ Walter L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bucknell, CAPT Romeo H. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Buddington, PVT Archie

Bulloch, MSGT Francisco (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bullock, CPL Richard W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 23 - 28 January 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Richard W. Bullock, US57513098, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. On that date he was a member of his company’s 57mm recoilless rifle squad during an attack against well-entrenched enemy forces. In order to render continuous close support to the assault platoons, he exposed himself, with complete disregard for his personal safety, to intense hostile mortar, automatic weapons and small arms fire. His squad destroyed three enemy machine guns, one pillbox, and caused many casualties among enemy troops, before an anti-tank gun destroyed the weapon and wounded three members of the squad. He remained in his position long enough to administer first aid to the wounded and then voluntarily continued in the assault as a rifleman with the platoon to which he was attached. His courageous actions contributed greatly to his company’s success in seizing its objective with a minimum of casualties. The heroism displayed by Corporal Bullock reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered military service from Minnesota.

Bunce, Peris G. (USN)

Bundren, 1LT Elmo L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Bunting, SGT Earl G. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 239 - 22 October 1950

Sergeant Earl G. Bunting, RA39957627, Quartermaster Corps, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army.  From 31 July to 25 September 1950 Sergeant Bunting served with distinction as a mechanic in the motor section of his company during the Korean conflict.  In order to maintain a maximum number of trucks in operation to transport vital supplies and personnel, Sergeant Bunting repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire while repairing and evacuating damaged vehicles from the combat zone.  Sergeant Bunting's mechanical skill and selfless devotion to duty materially assisted his unit to accomplish its mission successfully and reflect great credit on himself and the Armed Forces.  Entered the military service from Florida.

Burbage, SGT Pete Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Burgess, SGT 1C Carl B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Burgess, CAPT Clayton A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Burgos, CAPT Eladio A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Burgos, PFC Felix Maldonado (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Burgos, CPL Loreto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Burgos, SGT 1C Manuel De J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Burke, 1LT Sherman K. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Burnett, William H. Jr. (USN)

Burns, SGT Paul (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 230 - 17 October 1950

Sergeant Paul Burns, RA36522559, 25th Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment, United States Army.  As special agent of the Counter Intelligence Corps with a front line combat unit during the early period of the Korean conflict, Sgt. Burns rendered outstanding service from 10 July to 10 October 1950.  Sgt. Burns' selfless devotion to duty under adverse combat conditions and his technical skill in conducting investigations of persons and incidents where espionage, sabotage, subversion, and other actions inimical to the common interest were concerned are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Counter Intelligence Corps.  Entered the military service from Maryland.

Burns, SFC Paul F. (3rd ID)

Burns, PVT William F. (ARMY)

Burrer, MSGT Guenther A. (2ID)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 51 - 29 November 1956

Master Sergeant Guenther A. Burrer, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, First Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division distinguished himself by heroism in action near Hoengsong, Korea from 12 February to 28 February 1951. While participating in a two man assault against an enemy machinegun position, his carbine was disabled and the other soldier wounded. When he attempted to dress his comrade's wounds he was wounded by machinegun fire but succeeded in removing the soldier to a safer position and attending his wounds. When taken prisoner, he continued to assist his wounded friend over rough terrain although himself suffering from injuries. Later a group of captured United Nations soldiers were resting on a hill side when they were strafed and bombed by friendly planes. While the strafing was in progress, Sergeant Burrer stood in an open area and attempted to wave the planes off. When napalm fired the straw the wounded were using for cover, he rushed to help remove the more seriously injured and assisted in caring for those who were hurt by the strafing. Throughout the long night marches northward he demonstrated his devotion to duty by continually assisting the wounded and offering encouragement to all. Sergeant Burrer's heroism and devotion to duty reflect credit on himself and the military service.
 

Burten, CAPT Donovan F. (ARMY) (with V device)

Bustard, Melvin E. (USN)

Butcher, Jerry J. (Army - 24th ID)

General Orders No. 83 - 10 August 1950
Headquarters, 24th Division

Private First Class Jerry J. Butcher, RA3773499, Coast Artillery Corps, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 26th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star with V device for heroic achievement on 16 July 1950, near the Kum River, Korea. With support from one tank and infantry elements, Private Butcher, and three companions, moved their half-track vehicle forward in the face of artillery and mortar fire and the small arms fire of securely entrenched enemy infantry. The [friendly] tank was forced to withdraw. Private Butcher, and his companions, remained in their exposed position and delivered telling fire on the enemy for a sufficiently long period to allow the accompanying infantry to withdraw to cover. During this firing, the companions, dismounted and destroyed it in spite of extremely heavy enemy fire. They then evacuated a wounded companion and, upon rejoining friendly infantry elements, volunteered to go on patrol to destroy the enemy machineguns that were delivering a devastating cross fire on our troops. By his heroism Private Butcher brought great credit to himself and the military service. Private Butcher entered the military service from Wood Bine, Iowa.
 

Butler, CPL Edward A. (8th FAB, 25ID) (GO69, 21Aug50)

Butler, WO jg John E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Butler, CPL Willie D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Byrd, SGT 1C Sylvester Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Byrnes, Chaplain John P. (USN) (Bronze with V)

PARTIAL CITATION

When elements of the regiment were committed to the main line of resistance and subjected to intense enemy action, he traveled over roads that were under constant enemy observation administering both spiritual and physical aid to the wounded.  Disregarding his personal comfort, he made continuous daily visits to men on the front line exerting every effort to render spiritual guidance to those in need of his services.  Often, whenever patrols and raids were conducted forward of the main lines, he would spend long hours awaiting their return to be of whatever assistance he could.

 

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