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Caballero, SGT Angel M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Caban, PVT Edwin Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cabaniss, 1LT Charles D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Caballero-Garcia, MSGT Carlos F. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cabiya, CPL William M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cabrera, PFC Ruben Santiago (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Caceres, PFC Jose R. (3rd ID)

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

Cadiz-Saez, CPL Juan C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cahall, PFC James (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 James Cahall, ER52012552, 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. When the other cannoneer was wounded by heavy enemy fire, he assumed the extra duties and constantly maintained an exposed position in order to service both sets of machine guns. At every opportunity he dismounted and assisted in treating the wounded and placing them on vehicles. As a result of his heroic action, enemy firepower was greatly reduced, and the convoy was able to break out of the enemy trap. The heroism displayed by Private Cahall reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Delaware.

Cahil, Alden K. (Army)

Cain, SGT Thomas J. Jr. (3rd ID)

Caine, SGT Donald M. (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 100 - June 2, 1951

The Bronze Star with “V” Device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Donald M Caine (then Sergeant), Infantry, U.S. Army, Company B, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 26 January 1951 near Kurengi, Korea. When the 1st Battalion was attacking the enemy on Hill 256, machine gun fire stopped Sergeant Caine’s squad from advancing and forced them to withdraw. After occupying more tenable positions, Sergeant Caine noticed that a squad member had been wounded and was lying in an exposed position. Sergeant Caine, with a comrade, moved forward under enemy fire to the injured soldier and carried him to a place of safety where he was later evacuated. This heroic and selfless action was an inspiration to the comrades of Sergeant Caine and reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Montana.

Calderon-Otero, PVT Nicodemes (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Calkins, PVT Harold D. (ARMY)

Call, SGT Ronald J. (Army)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 49 - 13 September 1957

Sergeant Ronald J. Call, (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Chorwon, Korea, on 19 September 1952. As elements of his company were advancing up Hill 266 they encountered heavy enemy small arms fire and suffered numerous casualties. Without regard for his own safety Sergeant Call attacked the enemy position with his carbine and grenades. Sergeant Call's dramatic courage roused his comrades to renewed efforts and though subsequently forced to withdraw, succeeded in blunting the enemy's effectiveness. Sergeant Call's bravery and devotion to duty reflect great courage on himself and are in keeping with the high traditions of the military service.

Call, Warden PB (Chosin, A Co., 29-31Jan51)

Callerani, CPL Victor I. (Co. K, 35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (MIA)

Camacho, PFC Juan A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Camp, CAPT Merwin J. (25 Med. Btn., 25ID)

Headquarters, 25ID
General Orders No. 242 - 22 October 1950

Captain Merwin J. Camp, 0292567, Infantry, 25th Medical Battalion, United States Army. During the period 14 August to 22 October 1950 Captain Camp served with distinction as special investigator for the Chief of Staff, 25th Infantry Division. Displaying notable initiative and courage, he traveled extensively throughout the Division sector to interview personnel in forward areas, under extremely adverse and hazardous conditions. He assisted unit commanders in the preparation of charges for courts martial and tried many cases in his capacity as summary court officer, thereby relieving combat commanders of heavy administrative duties. Captain Camp's devotion to duty and outstanding achievement are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from South Carolina.

Campbell, 1LT James P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Campbell, SGT Richard V. (7ID)

Headquarters, 7th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 649 - September 23, 1953

Sergeant Richard V. Campbell, US55245708 (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company B, 17th Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Sokkogae, Korea.  On 7 July 1953, Sergeant Campbell was a member of an assault group attacking enemy-held positions.  On many occasions Sergeant Campbell completely disregarded his own personal safety by climbing over the wall of a trench in order to get to a wounded comrade.  Sergeant Campbell helped many men from the trenches to the personnel carrier landing and whenever he saw weapons and ammunition that were not being used, he picked them up and redistributed them where they were needed.  The heroic actions of Sergeant Campbell reflect great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from Michigan.

Campos, PFC Bonifacio T. (Co. B, 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25th ID)

Campos, MSGT Rafael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

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

Candelario-Rodriguez, CPL Nieves (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Capo-Morales, MSGT Ramon L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Capone, WOjg James A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carambot-Romero, CPL Luis G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cardenas-Lartigue, 2LT Gilberto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cardinal, PVT James (1CAV)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 33 - 23 May 1969

Private James Cardinal, United States Army, who, while a member of Company I, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, distinguished himself by heroic conduct in ground operations against North Korean forces at Pyongyang, Korea, on 20 October 1950. On the morning of 19 October, Company I was given the mission to seize a major north-south railroad bridge and cross over into the northern half of the capital city. The attack was launched at 1100 hours, and the company had crossed the southern half of the bridge, about 600 yards from shore, when the enemy blew up two spans of the northern half of the bridge. The company was forced to consolidate its advance on a sandbar island in the middle of the Taedong River which divided the city of Pyongyang. Surrounded by 100 yards of swift-flowing deep water, the company awaited the arrival of engineer assault boats before continuing the attack. As darkness fell, the island had been secured and several casualties sustained. By midnight, the company was increasingly concerned over an open railroad ore car directly overhead on the railroad bridge that could conceal enemy grenadiers and the possibility that the twisted metal of the blown bridge span could provide an approach route for enemy forces. Private Cardinal volunteered to undertake the mission of a one-man patrol to reconnoiter the railroad car and the railroad tracks leading directly into the fire zone of an unlocated enemy gun position. Private Cardinal stripped down, removing his helmet, shoes and jacket despite bitter cold, and armed only with a pistol climbed up on the bridge, made a reconnaissance and reported it clear. He proceeded to cross the damaged steel girders, feeling in pitch darkness for whatever hand- and foot-holds he could find. He approached to within fifty yards of enemy trench positions, where a completely dropped bridge span precluded further advance. He observed the enemy for approximately 20 minutes, pinpointed the location of the enemy automatic weapon, and withdrew without alerting the enemy. As a result of the successful accomplishment of his mission a small blocking position was established which denied enemy troops an avenue of approach. His company destroyed the enemy automatic weapon position at daybreak. Private Cardinal's courage, heroic conduct and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon him and the military service.

Cardwell, James L. (USN)

Carey, SGT Richard W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 60 - 16 March 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Richard W. Carey, ERI720545I, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company E, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 7 January, 1951 in the vicinity of Wonju, Korea. A sudden and fierce enemy assault caused the entire defense line of his company to fall back momentarily, except for one strong point occupied by a small group of riflemen with one light machine gun. Although virtually surrounded by the enemy and under heavy hostile fire, Sergeant Carey led his squad of five riflemen through the enemy lines to reinforce the small group of men on the strong point. Upon his arrival there he placed his men in positions where maximum effective fire could be placed upon the attacking enemy, and then selected a position for himself, which though fully exposed, enabled him to eliminate enemy snipers with his well-aimed fire. Sergeant Carey held his position until the remainder of the company were able to counterattack and regain their lost positions. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Carey reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Le Mars, Iowa.

Carey, SGT Richard W. (2ID) (2nd award)

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Richard W. Carey, ER17205451, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company E, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 14 May 1951 in the vicinity of Sao-Rang-Chi, Korea. On that date a patrol of friendly troops advanced through the positions of his company. As the patrol advanced upon the objective, it came under intense enemy fire. Sergeant Carey, hearing a call for first aid, rushed to the aid of several wounded men, together with an aidman. After helping the aidman to administer first aid, he courageously exposed himself to the intense enemy fire several times to help evacuate the wounded men. His action was responsible for the saving of the lives of several of his comrades. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Carey reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army. Entered the military service from Le Mars, Iowa.

Cargle, SGT Leland L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 37 - 11 February 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Leland L. Cargle, RA37645480, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 16 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. On that date his company had launched an attack against enemy positions along the Naktong River. Early in the action, a member of Sergeant Cargle’s platoon fell seriously wounded and was lying helpless under intense hostile fire. Without hesitation and displaying complete indifference for his personal safety, Sergeant Cargle dashed into the fire-swept terrain and carried the wounded soldier to a sheltered position, thereby saving his life. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Cargle in risking his life to aid a fallen comrade reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. Entered the military service from Missouri.

Carley, 1LT George A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carlson, CAPT Paul A. (25ID)

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

Captain Paul A. Carlson, 0977330, Medical Corps, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  From 30 July to 1 September 1950, during the early, extremely difficult days of the Korean action, Captain Carlson served with distinction as battalion surgeon.  Despite limited facilities and equipment with which to care for casualties, Captain Carlson cared for his patients with practiced skill and notable efficiency, often under intense enemy machine gun, mortar, and sniper fire.  His unswerving devotion to duty, professional proficiency, and personal courage resulted in the saving of numerous lives and reflect great credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from California.

Carlson, PVT Robert E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carlson, CPL Wayne A. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 409 - 7 August 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Wayne A. Carlson, RA17215522, Signal Corps, United States Army, 2d Signal Company, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 November l950 near Kunu-ri. On that afternoon, Corporal Carlson was driving a vehicle in a convoy which was fighting its way to friendly lines. When the convoy was halted by intense enemy mortar, machine gun, and small arms fire, Corporal Carlson left the cover of a ditch and joined a patrol to assist in securing a ridge commanding the road, thereby providing right flank security for the passage of the convoy. He left the hill with the last elements when recalled, returned to his vehicle, and brought it safely back to friendly lines. The heroism displayed by Corporal Carlson reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Carlton, CAPT Oscar D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carmichael, 1LT Donald B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carpenter, PVT Clarence D. (3rd ID)

Carpenter, Cecile R. (USN)

Carpenter, MAJ James H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carr, 1LT William D. (725 Ordnance Maintenance Co., 25ID)

Headquarters, 25ID
General Orders No. 242 - 22 October 1950

First Lieutenant William D. Carr, 060420, Infantry, 725th Ordnance Maintenance Company, United States, served with notable distinction as commander of an ordnance maintenance detachment fro 12 July to 20 September 1950 during the early critical phase of the Korean conflict. By his close supervision of his contact teams operating with front line units, he kept many critical tanks, artillery pieces and vehicles in service to assist the units in accomplishment of their combat liaison, and thereby contributed materially to the success of United Nations operations in Korea. Lieutenant Carr's outstanding initiative, technical skill and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from Massachusetts.

Carrasquillo, SGT Leoncio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carrasquillo, MSGT Rafael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carrico, Phillip E. (USN)

Carrillo, MSGT Felipe (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carrillo, PFC Marcelo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carrion-Gonzalez, MSGT Victor M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carse, MAJ Stewart L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carson, LTCOL Eugene L. (25th ID) (1st Bn., 24th Inf. Regt.)

Cartagena, PFC Cruz (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cartagena, SGT Modesto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cartagena-Solivan, SGT 1C Lorenzo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carter, PVT Eugene A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Carter, SGT Herbert H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Carter, CPL John A. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 33 - 7 February 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal John A. Carter, RA16275198, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Service Company, 38 Infantry Regiment, the 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 7 January 1951 near Wonju, Korea. During the early morning hours of that date, a large enemy force had infiltrated through the front lines and was attacking units in the rear areas. With the knowledge that the enemy was attempting to block the road leading to his objective, Corporal Carter volunteered to resupply his battalion with ammunition. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he drove his truck, without lights, over the narrow congested roads and, despite heavy enemy small arms fire, succeeded in reaching the battalion area with the vitally needed ammunition. The heroism displayed by Corporal Carter on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Carter, MAJ Owen H. (25ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Major Owen H. Carter, 0334313, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  On 7 September 1950 the regimental command post near Haman, Korea, was attacked by a company of enemy who threatened to overrun the area.  Though painfully wounded during the initial assault, Major Carter rallied his men and organized an effective defense so that the attack was completely dispersed.  Only after he had assured himself of the defeat of the hostile force did Major Carter submit to treatment.  By his calm and steadfast courage Major Carter set an inspiring example for his unit and contributed to its continuing effectiveness in later battles.  Entered the military service from Alabama.

Carter, CPL Paul E. (3rd ID)

Carter, CPL Rogers N. (25ID)

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

Corporal Rogers N. Carter, RA13293248, Infantry, Service Company, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  As a member of the ammunition section of Service Company, 25th Infantry from 15 July to 31 August 1950 Corporal Carter rendered outstanding service during the early critical phase of the Korean conflict.  Devoting great energy to the efficient operation of his section, working long hours under often extremely hazardous combat conditions to perform his tasks with dispatch and thoroughness, Corporal Carter set an example for his section and inspired them to greater efforts.  Corporal Carter's untiring devotion to duty reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces.  Entered the military service from Virginia.

Cartlan, PFC William (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 237 - 22 October 1950

Private First Class William Cartlan, RA15410563, Infantry, Company E, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 28 July 1950 near Hwanggon, Korea, the platoon with which Private First Class Cartlan was serving was assigned the mission of securing a penetration in the main line of resistance.  As the platoon moved into position it was subjected to heavy concentrations of automatic weapons and small arms fire from commanding positions to the front.  Heedless of the hazards involved, Private First Class Cartlan volunteered to join a force which launched an assault against the enemy strongpoint.  Advancing in the face of the hostile fire, Private First Class Cartlan delivered withering fire on the foe, killing four of the enemy and enabling the group to seize and occupy the position.  Private First Class Cartlan's dauntless courage, initiative and unremitting devotion to duty exemplify the highest ideals of the American soldier.  Entered the military service from West Virginia.

Carver, CWO Darl D. (General Orders No. 311 - July 18, 1951)

Casas-Rodriguez, PFC Carmelo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cascio, Sgt. Angelo F. (Medical Co., 65th Inf. Rgt., 3rd ID)

Casey, SGT 1C David V. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Casey, CAPT James J. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Captain James J. Casey, 0396693, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 13 March 1951 in the vicinity of Yudong-ni, Korea. Captain Casey, the Battalion Operations Officer, led a reconnaissance party up a valley toward Yudongni. The battalion was to move into positions after completion of reconnaissance in order to relieve another unit still engaged in battle in the hills on both sides of the valley. Although enemy automatic weapons fire covered all approaches, Captain Casey led his group with the aim of complete reconnaissance. Unprotected by other riflemen, he inspired the members of his party to greater effort in the execution of their hazardous but vital mission. Only after the successful accomplishment of his mission did Captain Casey lead his party back to safety. As a result of the information obtained by him, the battalion was able to move into the most advantageous
positions from where they subsequently repulsed a strong enemy attack. The heroism displayed by Captain Casey reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Casey, PFC Marvin L. (Co. E, 27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID)

Casiano-Nazario, MSGT Fermin C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Casos, MSGT Jose Figueroa (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Castille, PFC Melvin M. (25ID) (1st award)

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

Private First Class Melvin M. Castille, RA18281539, Infantry, Company H, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  During the period 20 July to 30 July 1950 in Korea, PFC Castille served as driver for a machine gun platoon with exceptional efficiency.  He performed vital supply missions, transporting ammunition over hazardous mountain roads despite adverse weather conditions and harassing fire from snipers.  On numerous occasions he drove his vehicle in combat and reconnaissance patrols, and on one occasion manned a 50 calibre machine gun to assist in repulsing an attack on the unit motor pool.  Throughout the period of his assignment as driver, PFC Castille has performed his duties in a manner which reflects the highest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Louisiana.

Castille, PFC Melvin M. (Co. M, 35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (MIA) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Caton, MSGT Carlton R. (24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (posthumous) (GO61, 17Aug50)

Castro, CPL Justo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Castro, SGT Wallace (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Castro-Silva, CPL Rafael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cauthorn, PVT Norman G. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 56

Private Norman G. Cauthorn, RA15280048, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company D, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th infantry Division is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 4 July 1950, near Osan, Korea. The strafing of American Troops and positions by the enemy set fire to an ammunition dump. Private Cauthorn, and two comrades, at the risk of their lives removed ammunition from the dump to nearby rice paddies where it was placed under water. Through their efforts about 120 rounds of 75 millimeter rifle ammunition was saved. At this period, no other supply was available and the ammunition saved was used against the enemy tanks and soldiers the following day. The action by Private Cauthorn reflects great credit on himself and the military service.

Cavazos, 1LCT Richard (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cave, 1LT Edmund H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cerri, 1LT Theodore A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cerri, 2LT Theodore A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cervantes, PFC Raymond (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Chadwell, John E. (USN)

Chadwick, PFC Clifford L. (Co. E, 27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID)

Chadwick, CPL Richard E. (25th ID) (Med. Co., 5th Inf. Regt.) (posthumous)

Chamberlain, 1LT Smith B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Champagne, Sgt. Edward (7ID, Hq Co, 1st Bn, 17th Rgt.)

Champagne, CPL William J. (65th Inf, 3rd ID)

Chamberlain, 1LT Smith B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Chandler, Commander Charles Richardson (USS McDermot)

General Orders: Serial 1218 (June 5, 1953)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Commander Charles Richardson Chandler (NSN: 0-82319), United States Navy, for meritorious service as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677), during combat operations against enemy North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces in the Korean Theater from 5 August 1952 to 28 February 1953. Commander Chandler consistently demonstrated an aggressive competence which demanded a high state of performance from his crew. During this period the McDermut operated as a unit of Task Force Element Ninety-Five Point Twenty-Two, and Task Element Ninety-Five Point Twenty-One. While operating in the Songjin-Chongjin area he located and destroyed five Russian Type MK twenty-six mines, after which he proceeded to the vicinity of Yang-do to render assistance to the U.S.S. Thompson which had been damaged by enemy shore batteries. From 21 to 23 August 1952, he patrolled the East Coast of Korea, effectively blocking rail and road traffic on enemy transportation routes and preventing repair of previously inflicted damage. He provided gunfire support for minesweeping operations conducted by the U.S.S. Competent and U.S.S. Zeal and when shore batteries opened fire he interposed his ship between the minesweepers and the beach, and by accurate counter-battery fire successfully silenced three enemy batteries. His inspiring leadership and steadfast devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Chandler, Daniel F. (USN)

Chaney, PVT James C. (2ID)

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

Private James C. Chaney, RA18314817, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery B, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self-Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 September 1950 near Changnyong, Korea.  On the night of this date he was a crew member of an antiaircraft firing vehicle, attached to an infantry battalion, which had been surrounded and was desperately defending its perimeter.  The enemy captured a hill overlooking the battalion positions, and from this vantage point, delivered devastating mortar and small arms fire into the battalion area.  During this action, orders were received to place fire on the enemy positions.  Disregarding the intense enemy fire, and his own personal safety, he remained in the firing vehicle, which was in an exposed position, and delivered such concentrated and accurate fire that the enemy was completely silenced, and 30 enemy soldiers were killed.  The hill was retaken a few minutes later by our infantry with practically no resistance.  The courage displayed by Private Chaney on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Oklahoma.

Chapman, SGT Elbert W. (3rd ID)

Chapman, 1LT Herschel E. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 527 - 19 September 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant Herschel E. Chapman, 062471, (then Second Lieutenant), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 17 and 18 May 1951 in the vicinity of Hangye, Korea. On that date he was assistant operations officer with an infantry regiment engaged in a defensive operation against a fanatically determined and numerically superior enemy. Although enemy artillery fire was falling in his immediate vicinity, Lieutenant Chapman, with calm and confident attitude, remained at his post maintaining the necessary communications with front line elements and higher headquarters. During this time the operations tent was shredded by shrapnel and the clothes of Lieutenant Chapman were torn by flying metal, but he ably directed and coordinated the activities of his section efficiently. The gallant conduct displayed by Lieutenant Chapman on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Charbonier, PFC Diaz B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Chase, SFC Donald (3rd ID)

Chase, CPL Phillip (Co. B, 9th Inf. Rgt, 2ID)

Chatham, SGT 1C William H. (2ID)

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

Sergeant First Class William H. Chatham, RA6938325, (then Sergeant), Armor, United States Army, a member of Headquarters and Service Company, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea.  On that date Sergeant Chatham was the commander of a tank which was supporting an infantry attack.  When he discovered he was unable to adequately observe and adjust his fire from the turret of the tank, Sergeant Chatham left the protective armor of his tank.  With complete disregard for his personal safety, and under intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire he dismounted and proceeded to an exposed position, remaining there to observe and adjust his tank fire.  His courageous action resulted in the destruction of enemy automatic weapons and the infliction of heavy casualties among the enemy personnel, which materially aided the infantry in taking his objective.  Sergeant Chatham's heroism on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Washington.

Check, Gilbert (Army - 25th ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster to Bronze Star)

General Orders No. 288 - 3 November 1950
Headquarters 25th Infantry Division

The first Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert J. Check, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, United States Army. When assigned the mission of restoring the left flank defense boundary of the regiment near Haman, Korea, on 1 September 1950, Lieutenant Colonel Check immediately went to a forward observation post to reconnoiter the enemy situation and plan his attack. Moving across the line of departure with the leading elements of his battalion, he courageously supervised the progress of the attack, despite the intense hostile small arms, mortar and artillery fire. Shortly thereafter, the former positions were restored and Lieutenant Colonel Check skillfully organized his battalion to retain the position against subsequent counterattacks. Lieutenant Colonel Check's outstanding leadership is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota.

Cheek, CPL Harvey P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Chesser, CPL John J.

Chew, SGT Kim J. (25ID)

Chmelka, SGT Edward J. (Co. E, 23rd Inf. Rgt., 2ID)

Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division
General Orders No. 116 - 24 December 1950

Sergeant Edward J. Chmelka, RA6933634, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company E, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 19 September 1950 in the vicinity of Sanden-ri, Korea. On that date Sergeant Chmelka was loading his rifle squad in an attack upon enemy-held high ground. During the advance the squad was subjected to such intense enemy mortar fire that it was pinned down and was unable to continue the assault. Disregarding the heavy mortar fire falling all about him, Sergeant Chmelka left his covered position and skillfully maneuvered his squad to safety. He then established contact with his platoon and, having done so, continued to lead his squad forward. Following his courageous leadership his men moved forward and, in a final rush, overran the enemy positions and secured their objective. The heroic conduct and exemplary leadership displayed on this occasion by Sergeant Chmelka reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Cheney, PFC John R. (3rd ID)

Chew, SGT Kim J. (25ID)

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

Sergeant Kim J. Chew, RA56000047, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  Sergeant Chew served with distinction as assistant operations sergeant of the 35th Regimental Combat Team from 13 July to 9 September 1950 in Korea, by performing difficult tasks under extremely adverse conditions of terrain, weather, and enemy action.  On numerous occasions he voluntarily assumed additional duties in the operations section of his headquarters to greatly expedite work.  Sergeant Chew's initiative, tireless effort, and devotion to duty were a constant inspiration to his comrades and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from California.

Chewning, SFC Lloyd J. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO89, 28Aug50)

Chiclana, SGT Nicolas (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Childs, LTCOL George W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Chin, CPL Paul (25ID)

Corporal Paul Chin, RA42213118, Armor, Headquarters and Service Company, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, United States Army.  While driving an ammunition truck on 22 September 1950 resupplying critically needed ammunition to Company D's tanks during combat operations in Korea, Corporal Chin's vehicle was subjected to intense hostile mortar and small arms fire which repeatedly hit the vehicle.  Remaining with the truck despite the intense hail of enemy fire, Corporal Chin continued to distribute ammunition to the tanks, rendering emergency repairs to the vehicle and drove it back to his organization, thereby greatly assisting his fellow tankers to continue their mission and saving the vehicle from complete loss or further damage.  Corporal Chin's courageous devotion to duty reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from South Carolina.

Chinea, SGT Ralph A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Choi, Byung-haie (ROKN)

Christensen, SGT Grant W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 109 - 18 December 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Grant W. Christensen, RA17257793, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery a, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 7 September 1950 near Changnyong, Korea. On the afternoon of this date he was the section chief of two M-19 firing vehicles. The infantry unit to which his section was attached was attacking heavily defended enemy positions on a hill. The mission of the section was to furnish close support to the infantry and fire on all targets of opportunity. As the attack progressed, the area around the firing vehicles was subjected to an intense barrage of enemy mortar fire. Disregarding the deadly fire, and at great danger to his own life, he remained in an exposed position from which he could most effectively observe the effect and control the fire of his guns, until the enemy mortars were silenced and the infantry could resume the advance. Sergeant Christensen’s heroic action on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered military service from Iowa.

Churchfield, CPL William J. (ARMY)

Ciccozzi, SGT Victor A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cimino, SGT Battista (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cintron, 2LT Andres A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cintron, SGT Julio E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cintron, CPL Victor (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cintron-Santiago, SGT Flor (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

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

Clair, Cpl. Floyd T. (7ID, Hq Co., 31st Rgt.)

Clanton, PFC Wilbert W. (8th Ranger)

Clapp, MSGT Ollie P. (ARMY)

Clark, Asa Alan III

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Commander Asa Alan Clark, III (NSN: 0-100366), United States Navy, for meritorious service as Commanding Officer of the Destroyer U.S.S. Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752), during combat operations against enemy North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces in the Korean Theater from 18 April 1952 to 29 September 1952. Commander Clark demonstrated outstanding ability as a leader and superb seamanship, professional skill in directing varied and difficult operations as a screening ship with Carrier Task Force Seventy-Seven and shore bombardment vessel in attacks on enemy shore installations and facilities. By his courageous conduct and determined vigilance he contributed directly to the widespread destruction of the enemy's military potential on the East Coast of Korea. His inspiring leadership and steadfast devotion to duty were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Commander Clark is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Clark, PFC Earl J. (3rd ID)

Clark, SGT Freddie L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 62 - 18 March 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Freddie L. Clark, RAl4333467, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Tank Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. While on a mission to relieve units of the regiment which had been cut off by the enemy, Sergeant Clark's tank platoon was forced to halt near a bridge. A burning vehicle in the center of the bridge blocked the way and hostile small arms fire was so intense that it was impossible to remove the vehicle. At this time Sergeant Clark noticed several wounded men who had sought cover from the enemy fire under a bridge. With utter disregard for his safety, Sergeant Clark leaped from the tank and ran to the wounded soldiers. After persuading them to face the enemy fire in order to reach the tank, he calmly assisted them in mounting the tank and climbing into the turret. Having relinquished his place inside the tank, he continued to expose himself by firing the externally mounted machine gun until contact with the enemy was broken. The heroism and devotion to his wounded comrades displayed by Sergeant Clark reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Florida.

Clark, 1LT Howard (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Clark, Robert N. (USN)

Clark, Theodore B. (USN)

Clarke, 1LT Edward S. (25ID)

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

First Lieutenant Edward S. Clarke, 02019433, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  As battalion communications officer during the period 14 July to 31 August 1950 Lieutenant Clarke rendered outstanding service during the early most critical phase of the Korean conflict.  Working long hours, over mountainous terrain, under hazardous combat conditions, he was instrumental in maintaining his communications nets despite adverse conditions of weather and enemy action.  His resourcefulness, devotion to duty, outstanding leadership, and military skill were an inspiration to his men and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Connecticut.

Claudio, SGT 1C Emanuel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Claxton, CAPT George P. (24ID) (GOS 166 - 6 October 1950)

Claymore, CPL Merle P. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 161 - 16 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Merle P. Claymore, RA17183701, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 28 February 1951, near Ugyonri, Korea. On that date he was a medical aid man attached to an infantry company which was ambushed while setting up a roadblock. Corporal Claymore, noting that several men were seriously wounded, left his position of comparative safety and dashed through the intense enemy fire to the wounded men. Although under enemy sniper fire, he administered first aid and then evacuated the wounded to a safe position. His courageous action undoubtedly saved the lives of his wounded comrades. The heroic conduct of Corporal Claymore on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from South Dakota.

Clayton, SGT Corey L. (21st AAA AW Bn.)

Cleaves, Chaplain Richard D. 

Constantly concerned with the welfare of the men of the group, he frequently spent long hours in helping to seek a solution for individual tribulations.  Always ready to assist in the struggle to aid an impoverished country, he guided and directed the Marines in founding and maintaining orphanages in the vicinity of the airfield where he was serving and elected to remain at his post rather than avail himself of the rest and recreation facilities in Japan.

[Chaplain Cleaves received this Bronze Star for service with the Marine Aircraft Group 33 from 23 May 1951 to 1 February 1952.]

Clement, 1LT Ambrose H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Clements, SGT 1C James W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Clemons, SGT 1C Clifford L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Clemmons, SGT 1C Joel T. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Clevenger, SFC James M. (24ID) (posthumous)

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

Sergeant First Class James M. Clevenger, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic conduct in action against the enemy near Anju, Korea, on 4 November 1950. His unit occupied defensive positions on a small hill which was dominated by strong enemy positions located on commanding terrain features overlooking friendly defenses. Hostile forces launched a strong, determined assault, attacking from the rear, delivering extremely heavy small-arms and automatic-weapons fire. When mortars of his unit were reversed in position to meet the onslaught, Sergeant Clevenger placed himself at a point of vantage in order to direct accurately the laying of effective mortar fire. From his exposed position he was enabled to adjust fire on carefully selected hostile targets, causing heavy casualties on the numerically superior enemy force. Without regard for his personal safety, he fearlessly remained on his observation position despite heavy hostile fire until he was mortally wounded. Sergeant Clevenger's unflinching courage and devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and the military service.  Home of Record: Morgan County, Kentucky.

Clevinger, PFC Lewis W. (7ID)

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

Private First Class Lewis W. Clevinger, RA15421857, Infantry, United States Army, while serving with Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 32d Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic action near Inchon, Korea, on 22 September 1950. On this date, Private Clevinger repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire in order to provide communications for the Battalion Commander,2d Battalion, 32d Infantry. Although seriously wounded and in great pain, Private Clevinger continued his mission until he was evacuated. His devotion to duty, undaunted courage, and heroic action on this occasion reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Kentucky.

Clipper, SFC Raymond (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Close, CPL Sylvander S. (25ID)

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

Corporal (then Private First Class) Sylvander S. Close, RA17092961, Armor, Company A, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, United States Army.  During the period 2 August to 10 August 1950 in the early critical phase of the Korean conflict, Corporal Close rendered outstanding service as a member of a vehicle recovery crew.  By opportunely repairing a damaged tank in enemy territory despite intense small arms and mortar fire, a tank attack route was cleared.  By expeditiously recovering another tank from a collapsed bridge under heavy enemy fire an additional critical vehicle was restored to action.  Corporal Close's courageous devotion to duty and technical acumen are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Colorado.

Cloud, CPL Charles (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Charles Cloud, RA 16272899, (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 29 November 1950 near Kunu-ri, Korea. On the morning of that date his company was assigned the mission of establishing a road block to cover the withdrawal of a friendly unit. When the company arrived at the position designated for the roadblock, it was subjected to small arms and mortar fire from an enemy force located on commanding ground overlooking the road. Corporal Cloud, a gunner of a 60mm mortar, immediately set up his weapon and began to place fire upon the enemy positions. His quick and efficient action undoubtedly delayed the attack of the enemy, enabling his company to withdraw from the trap and establish a roadblock at a more advantageous position. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Corporal Cloud on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Coartney, M/Sgt. James W. (7ID, Hvy Mortar Co., 31st Rgt.)

Cobian, CAPT Sergio Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cody, CPL Raymond L. Jr. (SV Co., 5th Inf. Rgt, 25ID)

Coffman, Billie L. (USN)

Cofresi, SGT Gilberto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cogley, MSGT Fernando Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

(Puerto Rico) (for meritorious service)

Cohen, LT Ruth (USN)

Coignet, 1Lt. Alfred J. Jr. (25ID)

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

First Lieutenant Alfred J. Coignet Jr., 02049510, Medical Service Corps, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  As assistant battalion surgeon from 28 July to 1 September 1950, Lieutenant Coignet served with distinction during the extremely difficult days of the Korean conflict.  He exerted himself to the utmost to care for the patients in his aid station despite severe handicaps of limited facilities and equipment, and harassing enemy machine gun, mortar, and sniper fire.  Lieutenant Coignet's courageous devotion to duty, technical knowledge, and initiative in the face of such critical conditions assisted greatly in the saving of numerous lives and reflect great credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Louisiana.

Coker, M/SGT John H. (90th FAB, 25ID) (GO91, 28Aug50)

Colbeck, PFC Floyd C. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 88 - 9 November 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Floyd C. Colbeck, RA37326929, (then Private), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Service Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On this date, Private Colbeck was member of a ten-man detail driving a convoy of six trucks on the main supply route. The convoy was ambushed by the enemy who had set up a roadblock and in the initial exchange of fire, 7 members of the convoy became casualties. Though they were vastly outnumbered, the remaining members of the convoy remained by their vehicles and returned the enemy fire. For ten hours Private Colbeck, with the aid of the two remaining soldiers, held off the enemy. When friendly troops arrived, he joined them in successfully neutralizing the enemy roadblock. His heroic action and devotion to duty, with utter disregard for personal safety, frustrated the efforts of the enemy to seize and destroy the convoy. The heroism displayed by Private Colbeck on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Cole, 1LT Clifton A.

Coleman, CAPT Bruce S. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Coleman, Christie J. (USN)

Coleman, LT COL Huge D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Coleman, SGT Ronald H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Collazo, SGT Arcadio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Collazo, CAPT Francisco L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Collazo-Barbosa, M/SGT Reinaldo (3rd ID)

Collazo-Collazo, 1LT Jaime A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Collenback, PVT Allen (24ID)

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

Private Allen Collenback, RA15259899, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 19 July 1950, at Taejon, Korea. During a withdrawal by Company L, Private Collenback and fellow members of his machinegun squad stayed being to cover the withdrawal. Acting on their own initiative, Private Collenback and the other men of his squad kept setting their gun in position and firing until forced to withdraw further to the rear. As a result of their actions, the entire company was able to withdraw safely. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Private Collenback reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Covington, Kentucky.

Collier, MSGT Clifford D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Collingsworth, CPL Clyde

Collins, PVT Estle L. (Co. D, 5th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (posthumous)

Collins, SGT Roy N.

Collum, SGT J.W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colon, CPL Angel M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colon, MSGT Jose E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colon, SFC Lorenzo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colon, MSGT Lorenzo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colon-Acevedo, SGT Julio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colon-Garcia, CPL Ferando (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colon-Marrero, SGT Arcadio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colon-Mateo, SGT Victor G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colon-Rivera, PFC Raul (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colon-Rodriguez, SGT 1C Jose (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Colvin, CPL James M.

Combs, M/SGT Ansle B. (Co. E, 24th Inf. Rgt., 25(D)

Comitos, 1LT Nicholas S. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Comitos, 2LT Nicholas S. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Compton, CPL Clyde O. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 155 - 15 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Clyde O. Compton, RA13252289, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery c, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Changbong-ni, Korea. On that date Corporal Compton’s battery was overrun by a strong enemy force. The battery march ordered its guns and proceeded to run a five mile enemy road block under heavy small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire. The lead vehicles were cut off and the convoy was forced to halt. The battery took up positions along the road in order to defend the rear of the convoy. After successfully forcing the enemy back into the hills, volunteers were called for to drive the lead vehicles so that the rest of the convoy could continue running the road block. Corporal Compton was one of the first to volunteer. He and the others fought their way to the lead vehicles and secured them from the enemy. Corporal Compton proceeded to drive a truck upon which were several wounded. After the convoy had moved a short distance, it was once again forced to halt because of enemy fire. Corporal Compton noticed two infantry men who had fallen wounded approximately fifty yards from the road, and with the aid of one other soldier crawled to their assistance. Under heavy arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire he and the other soldier carried the two wounded men to a place of safety. Corporal Compton’s actions reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Conatore, George E. (USN)

Condon, SGT Theodore C. (8th FAB, 25ID) (GO66, 19Aug50)

Conger, 1LT William E. Jr.) (5th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO101, 30Aug50)

Conn, AMN2C Roderick George

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal to Airman Second Class Roderick George Conn (AFSN: 12346163), United States Air Force, for meritorious service to the United States from 25 January 1952 to 30 August 1953 while a prisoner of war in North Korea. Although subject to extreme privation, meager rations, forced marches, incessant interrogations, brutal beatings, sadistic torture, long periods of solitary confinement and threatened execution, Sergeant Conn, by his indomitable courage and resolute resistance completely defeated any attempt of the North Koreans and Chinese Communists to obtain security information they desired. His exemplary conduct and unequivocal conviction that the forces of freedom would ultimately prevail over an enemy ruthlessly avowed to destroy the independence of mankind, encouraged and inspired other prisoners to resist the insidious demands of their captors. By his outstanding leadership, heroic self-sacrifice and ceaseless opposition to the North Koreans and Chinese Communists, Sergeant Conn has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Conrad, Homer E. (USN)

Conrad, WO JG Stanley T. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Conte, Salvatore (Army) (2 awards)

Contreras, PFC Frank (24ID)

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

Private First Class Frank Contreras, RA19316648, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 34th infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 19 July 1950 at Taejon, Korea. During a withdrawal by Company L, Private First Class Contreras and fellow members of his machinegun squad stayed behind to cover the withdrawal. Acting on their own initiative, Private First Class Contreras and the other men of his squad kept setting their gun in position and firing until forced to withdraw further to the rear. As a result of their actions, the entire company was able to withdraw safely. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Private First Class Contreras reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Pocatello, Idaho.

Conwell, CMDR Lester Cameron (2nd award)

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 Lester Cameron Conwell (NSN: 0-72335), United States Navy, for meritorious service as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Kermit Roosevelt (ARG-16), in connection with operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 15 August 1950 to 23 July 1951. Throughout this period, Commander Conwell discharged his duties with marked skill and foresight and maintained a high state of readiness within the Kermit Roosevelt. A diligent and resourceful officer, he was directly responsible for the vital emergency repair services afforded the Seventh Fleet at various ports in Japan and Korea and, during the employment of his ship at Hungnam in support of the evacuation forces, directed emergency repair services on all types of ships, although at times under intense hostile fire. By his outstanding professional ability, courage and zealous devotion to duty, Commander Conwell contributed materially to the success of vital operations and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Commander Conwell is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Cook, CPL Arley E. (3rd ID)

Cook, CPL Clarence A. (24 ID)

General Orders No. 199 - 23 October 1950

Corporal Clarence A. Cook, RA16272939, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army, a member of Medical Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, then a member of Medical Company, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V Device for heroic achievement on 8 August 1950 at Yongsan, Korea. Without regard for his own safety, Corporal Cook entered the area of Company G, 19th Infantry Regiment, which was then under heavy enemy fire, and administered aid to the wounded. He remained in the open and refused to leave until all the wounded were attended. His actions were an inspiration to the troops in the area. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Corporal Cook reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered service from Marquet.

Cook, SFC Joe (3rd ID)

Cook, CPL Robert L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 148 - 15 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Robert L. Cook, ER17208596, Artillery, Battery C, 38 Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 8 to 15 March 1951. Acting as forward observer for 3d Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, he displayed a continuous and outstanding devotion to duty and a thorough knowledge of his duties. Despite the many adverse conditions of combat, he remained alert and determined, even at the point of physical exhaustion. On numerous occasions he completely disregarded his personal safety, exposing himself to enemy fire to assure the accuracy of fire orders transmitted to his supporting battalion. The heroic actions displayed by Corporal Cook throughout this period reelects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered military service from North Dakota.

Cook, WO JG Vincent J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cooley, CPL Richard (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Coombs, SGT William J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cooper, PFC Billy L. (2ID)

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

Private First Class Billy L. Cooper, RA38128716, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, a member of Company B, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 February 1951 at Chipyong-ni, Korea.  The 23d Regimental Combat Team, of which Company B was a part, had been surrounded by overwhelming hostile forces and was under constant and savage attacks.  During a critical phase of the battle, the ammunition supply was almost exhausted.  Private Cooper volunteered to haul ammunition to the front lines in his vehicle.  Through concentrations of heavy enemy mortar and small arms fire, he made repeated trips and delivered the ammunition to the men on the firing line.  He continued his hazardous mission until he was wounded by enemy fire and could no longer continue.  The heroism displayed by Private Cooper reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from California.

Cooper, CPL James D. (25ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 205 - 27 September 1950

Corporal James D. Cooper, RA13309411, Infantry, Company A, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  At about 0400 hours 22 August 1950 near Haman, Korea, an enemy spearhead penetrated between the second platoon and the first platoon with which Corporal Cooper served.  After the platoon leader was killed and though he was himself wounded, Corporal Cooper immediately rallied the men and despite the continuing biter fight effected an orderly withdrawal and the line with the second platoon.  There he led the men in a courageous defense until the entire company displaced to more tenable positions.  Corporal Cooper's initiative, leadership, and courageous devotion to duty reflect the highest credit on himself, his unit and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Cooper, SGT Roy S. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

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

Copenhaver, MSGT Morton L. (2ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Clsuter)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 119 - 25 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster), with Letter "V" device is awarded to Master Sergeant Morton L. Copenhaver, RA37527075, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Changbong-ni, Korea. Company A was involved in a rear guard action against large hostile forces. While the company was surrounded and subjected to intense enemy mortar, automatic weapons and small arms fire, Sergeant Copenhaver rallied the members of the company and directed the distribution of ammunition to his men and to the supporting tanks. Later in the day, the company reached the battalion assembly point and Sergeant Copenhaver again displayed a complete disregard for his personal safety as he assisted in reorganizing the company and resupplying it with ammunition. His courageous actions and inspiring leadership were a source of great inspiration to all of his men and were a major factor in enabling them to break through to friendly lines by the end of the day. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Copenhaver reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Kansas.

Cordero, MSGT Juan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cordon, SGT Primitivo C. Jr.

Cordova-Rodriguez, MSGT Gilberto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Corey, WO JG Kenneth S. (25ID)

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

Warrant Officer Kenneth S. Corey, 25th Quartermaster Corp, United States Army. During the period 26 September to 8 October 1950 in Korea, Warrant Officer Corey operated forward supply dumps along the route of advance under hazardous and trying conditions. With few personnel to assist in the operation and guarding of these dumps, he displayed initiative and imagination in overcoming field supply problems expediting the resupply of the advancing units. By his tireless and enthusiastic devotion to duty and professional skill, Warrant Officer Corey contributed materially to the success of Division operations. Entered the military service from New York.

Corley, LT William D.

Corman, Harold R. (USN)

Cornell, Bill G. (25th ID)

General Orders No. 11 - 3 January 1951
25th Division

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Private First Class Bill G. Cornell, RA17254486, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 35th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. On 24 October 1950 a road repair detail from the Pioneer and Ammunition Platoon, while enroute to repair a break in a road vital to combat operations in the vicinity of Chung Golgok, Korea, was ambushed by a large hostile group armed with automatic weapons and hand grenades. Private First Class Cornell quickly dismounted from the truck and despite the intense fire, took up an exposed position from which he directed devastating fire on the enemy until the other members of the detail deployed to covered position and joined in the fight. Private First Class Cornell’s courageous and aggressive action was responsible for a minimum of casualties among the repair detail and reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered military service from Iowa.

Cornell, PFC Edward S. Jr. (Co. H, 35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (posthumous)

Corrales, CPL Thomas (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Correa-Calzada, 1LT Manuel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Corredor, SGT Carlos G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Corrigan, CAPT Burton E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cortes, SGT 1C Angel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cortez, Charles A. (25th ID)

General Orders No. 94 - 1 February 1951
25th Infantry Division

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Corporal Charles A. Cortez, RA16276814, Infantry, Company C, 35th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. On 1 September near Uiryong, Korea, Corporal Cortez’s company was attacked by a strong enemy force. When the enemy concentrated for mass assault, he subjected them to accurate machine gun fire. Although exposed to small arms and automatic weapons fire, he maintained his position, inflicted heavy casualties and drove the enemy to flight. Corporal Cortez’s valorous action and selfless devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army. Entered military service from Iowa.

Cortez, CAPT Clyde A. (2ID) (2nd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

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

Captain Clyde A. Cortez, 01318385, Infantry, Army of the United States Commanding Officer, Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 23 April 1951, in the vicinity of Yanggu, North Korea.  On that date he was commanding an Infantry unit which was in defensive positions, defending a hill of vital importance to the defense of the battalion.  As darkness descended on the area, the enemy launched a series of fanatical "banzai" attacks on the unit's positions.  Throughout the ensuing hours of murderous enemy fire, Captain Cortez continually exposed himself to this fire in order to direct the fire of the various sections of his unit.  His words of encouragement and courageous leadership were a great inspiration to his men and were instrumental to the fact that the unit was successful in repulsing the determined hostile forces.  The heroic conduct of Captain Cortez on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Arizona.

Cosman, MSGT Samuel Cosman (25ID) (Bronze with V)

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

Master Sergeant Samuel Cosman, RA13328040, Infantry, Company F, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 25 August 1950 near Chonpyong-dong, Korea, Master Sergeant Cosman's platoon came under intense hostile mortar and small arms fire when the forces for which a line of departure was being secured were delayed.  Despite the concentrated barrage, Master Sergeant Cosman went to the aid of wounded men who were most exposed to fire.  When withdrawal was necessary, he organized and supervised a party to evacuate all the wounded and personally located and removed the body of an officer killed in the fierce action.  Master Sergeant Cosman's heroic devotion to his fellow soldiers is in keeping with the noblest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Maryland.

Cost, SFC Neil D. (1CAV)

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

Sergeant First Class Neil D. Cost, United States Army, while serving as a member of Medical Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, l1st Cavalry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy on 11 November 1950, near Onmudong-Yangjich'am, Korea. When Sergeant Cost learned that C Company had sustained heavy casualties during an attack across 600 yards of open farm land, he swiftly organized a medical litter team, left his safe position at the battalion aid station, and led the team into the midst of the fighting to evacuate the wounded. Despite the hail of enemy small arms and machinegun fire, he moved from position to position to administer medical aid to the casualties. After all of the wounded in the rear of the Company were treated and evacuated, Sergeant Cost displayed complete disregard for his own safety as he moved approximately 75 yards ahead of the Command Post to the front lines where the lead elements were pinned down and the casualties greatest in number. With fortitude and determination, he remained in this hazardous position while treating all casualties possible and moving them to covered positions for later evacuation. His courage and dedicated devotion to duty alleviated the suffering of his fellow soldiers and enabled them to receive professional medical treatment quicker than normally expected under battle conditions. Sergeant Cost's heroic conduct during this military engagement is in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the military service.

Cotopolis, SGT William

 Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 80 - 12 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device is awarded to Sergeant William Cotopolis, RAl5282505, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Tank Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. Sergeant Cotopolis was driving the radio jeep for the commander of a tank-infantry task force on a mission through enemy-held territory with the purpose of linking up with friendly units that had been cut off by the enemy. Bringing up the rear of the column, Sergeant Cotopolis remained with his vehicle and kept it available at all times for immediate radio communication. Although the column was constantly subjected to hostile fire, he refused to seek cover at the side of the road. With utter disregard for his personal safety, he drove his radio jeep, the only means of communication between the task force and other friendly troops, past overturned and abandoned vehicles and through ambushes. His devotion to duty greatly assisted the commander to carry out his hazardous mission successfully and with a minimum of delay. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Cotopolis reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Ohio.

Cottingham, PVT J.B.

Cotto, SGT Rafael Cintron (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Couch, PFC Rinis C. (8th FAB, 25ID) (GO 67, 19Aug50)

Coulter, CPL Ernest L. (7ID, Hq Co., 2d Bn, 17th Rgt.)

Council, PFC James W. (Co. C, 35th Inf. Regt.)

Covach, 1LT John (7ID, Co. A, 31st Rgt.)

Cowart, 1LT James D.

Cowles, Jack R. (USN)

Cox, PFC Elwood L. (3rd ID)

Cox, SGT John B. (21st AAA AW Bn.)

Cox, LTCOL William E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Craig, Donald E. (USN)

Crane, CPL John C. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 158 - 7 September 1950

Corporal (then Private First Class) John C. Crane, RA12035182, Infantry, Heavy Mortar Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  In the early morning of 3 August 1950, the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, near Masan, Korea was penetrated during a fanatic attack by enemy who held much of the commanding high ground.  Corporal Crane, who was attached to Company A, made his way through the deadly barrage of hostile fire to a place on a hill from which he could most effectively direct his mortars.  Although the few men who had been with him were cut down by withering machine gun action, he maintained his post until he had enabled the mortars to place such accurate hits that the enemy was repelled.  Corporal Crane's conspicuous valor and devotion to duty are in keeping with the noblest traditions of the American soldier. Entered the military service from New York.

Crape, SGT Elmer R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Crapser, PFC Robert E. (2ID)

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

Private First class Robert E. Crapser, RA12348814, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 13 February 1951, near Chipyong-ni, Korea.  On the night of that date he was a lineman assigned to the communications platoon of the 23d Infantry Regiment while that unit was completely surrounded by large enemy forces, and communications between the staff sections and observation posts were maintained only with great difficulty.  Under intense fire from enemy mortars and artillery, Private Crapser assisted time after time in repairing the lines between the staff sections and observation posts, and was thus instrumental in enabling the regimental commander to maintain control of his units.  The heroic action of Private Crapser on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from New York.

Craven, Chaplain John H. (USN) (received two Bronze Stars)

Crayton, PFC James H. (Med. Co., 35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (MIA)

Crawford, Sgt. Alfred A. (1CAV)

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

Sergeant Alfred A. Crawford (then Private First Class), ER38590867), Infantry, United States Army, Company E, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 15 February 1951, near Kwangan-ni, Korea.  When the 3d platoon was on a contact patrol and had reached the area of a known enemy position, small arms and automatic weapons fire cut off the two lead scouts,  Sergeant Crawford, seeing that his two comrades were pinned down and separated from the remainder of the lead squad, crawled 100 yards forward under intense fire to assist the scouts in reaching a safe position.  Realizing that a friendly air strike was about to take place on the objective, he directed the two men to safety.  His quick thinking and selfless act enabled the patrol leader to withdraw his men and direct the air strike by means of radio.  Sergeant Crawford's heroic action reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Oklahoma.

Crawford, SGT 1C John L. Crawford (2ID) (First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

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

Sergeant First Class John L. Crawford, RA19330475, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company B, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 16 February 1951, near Chipyong-ni, Korea.  On that date he was a section leader in a 60mm mortar section of an infantry company which had the mission of attacking and securing high ground near Chipyong-ni.  Over a period of eight hours, the company was under extremely heavy fire from a well-emplaced and determined enemy force.  Throughout this period Sergeant Crawford performed his duties in a most exemplary manner and under most hazardous and adverse conditions displayed efficiency and devotion to duty which were well beyond what was expected or demanded of him.  His efforts contributed materially to the ultimate success of his unit in driving the enemy from its positions.  The actions of Sergeant Crawford during this extended period reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from California.

Crawford, PVT Kenneth E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Creel, CPL George J. Jr. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 124 - 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device is awarded to Corporal George J. Creel Jr., RA14331431, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Tank Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. On the night of that date, the tank platoon of which he was a member was in support of two infantry battalions which were fighting their way out of an enemy encirclement. As the column moved along the road it was subjected to intense mortar, small arms and automatic weapons fire which seriously wounded the driver of the tank platoon’s jeep. To prevent the vehicle from being abandoned, Corporal Creel immediately volunteered to leave the comparative safety of his tank compartment and drive the jeep. Although the road was constantly raked by intense enemy fire, and the vehicle had been partially disabled by shell fragments, he succeeded in reaching the safety of friendly lines, thru preventing the vehicle from falling into enemy hands. The heroism displayed by Corporal Creel reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from South Carolina.

Crespo, SGT Enrique G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Critchfield, PFC Albert L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 73 - 3 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Albert L. Critchfield, RA19315552, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company H, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 29 January 1951 in the vicinity of Noean-ni, Korea. On that date he was a member of an 81mm mortar squad that was attached to a rifle company which had been assigned the mission of aiding a patrol that had been surrounded by the enemy. When the vehicle in which he was riding was subjected to enemy machine gun and small arms fire, he immediately dismounted and assisted in setting up the mortar on the road. Using direct sighting methods, the mortar crew rendered such accurate and effective fire support to the rifle elements that the hostile force was soon dispersed. As a result the company accomplished its mission and enabled the trapped patrol to withdraw with a minimum of casualties. The heroism displayed by Private Critchfield reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Montana.

Crites, MSGT Richard F. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 77 - 9 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant Richard F. Crites, RA20760306, (then Sergeant First Class), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company H, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 5 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. Sergeant Crites was a member of a machine gun section attached to a rifle company during an attack upon an enemy-hold hill. After the hill was taken, the section sergeant was wounded by enemy machine gun fire and was pinned down in an exposed position. Sergeant Crites attempted twice to rescue the wounded man but each time was driven back by intense enemy fire. On hit third attempt he succeeded in reaching the wounded soldier and brought him, under constant hostile fire, to safety. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Crites reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minot, North Dakota.

Crittenden, Samuel H. (USN)

Cronkhite, CAPT Willis D. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cross, John W. (USN)

Cross, CPL Johnie (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 122 - 28 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device is awarded to Corporal Johnie Cross, RA34414122, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 503d Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February l951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. While moving in a convoy along a narrow mountainous road, Battery A was attacked and halted by enemy troops. Corporal Cross, with complete disregard for his own safety, volunteered to drive a tractor through the enemy roadblock under intense enemy fire. Moving coolly and competently to the front of the column despite intense enemy small arms, machine gun, and mortar fire, he silenced all enemy activity by throwing hand grenades into their positions thus enabling the column to move forward to regroup. The heroic action of Corporal Cross reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Alabama.

Crow, PVT Bobby R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Crowell, CAPT Harris C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cruciani, 1LT Joseph P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Crutchfield, Adair (USN)

Cruz-Feliciano, CPL Inocencio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cruz-Montanez, PVT Miguel A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Cruz-Torres, CPL Luis E. (3rd ID)

Cuff, 1LT James Donald (2ID)

Headquarters. 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 818 - 5 December 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant James D. Cuff, 01924521, Artillery, Army of the United States, a member of Headquarters, (then Battery B), 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 16 September 1951 in the vicinity of Pia-ri, Korea. On this date Lieutenant Cuff, artillery forward observer, was attached to a friendly unit when it was counterattacked by a numerically superior enemy force. Lieutenant Cuff voluntarily and disregarding the intense hostile mortar concentration, advanced to an exposed position in order to better observe and adjust the friendly artillery fire. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he remained in this position directing effective artillery fire on the enemy strong points, inflicting numerous casualties upon the enemy, until the hostile counterattack was repulsed. His outstanding devotion to duty and initiative were highly responsible for the success of the friendly unit in this engagement. The heroism in action displayed by Lieutenant Cuff on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Culbine, PFC John (ARMY)

Cummings, 2LT Leo C. (25ID)

Second Lieutenant (then Master Sergeant) Leo C. Cummings, 02262132, Armor, Company A, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, United States Army.  From 25 July to 17 September 1950 Lieutenant Cummings was serving as first sergeant of a tank company in Korea.  Throughout this period Lieutenant Cummings made daily trips to the platoon positions to deliver supplies, mail and personal items to the men of his company who, because of the tactical situation, were unable to take care of their personal needs.  Lieutenant Cummings' frequent trips through hostile fire to the forward positions were an inspiration to the men of the company and contributed materially to the efficiency of the unit.  Lieutenant Cummings' courage and consideration for the welfare of his men reflects the highest credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Cummins, Chaplain G.W. (USNR)

Cunningham, 2LT George L. (25ID)

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

Second Lieutenant George L. Cunningham, 02202608, Infantry, Company F, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  From 16 July to 25 August 1950, Lieutenant Cunningham served as weapons platoon leader with an infantry rifle company in Korea.  Performing his duties with notable distinction, Lieutenant Cummingham set an example of courage and leadership which inspired his men to fulfill their mission in spite of overwhelming odds.  By his resourcefulness and ingenuity he enabled the platoon to furnish adequate supporting fire for the rifle platoons so that they could successfully accomplish their mission during the early,  critical state of the Korean conflict.  Lieutenant Cunningham's courage, leadership and military ability are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Kentucky.

Cupp, Cpl. Billie J. (7ID, HQ Co., 2d Bn, 17th Rgt.)

Curry, PFC Warren W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Custodio, MSGT Angel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

 

 

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