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Dabree, PVT Raymond E. (3rd ID)

Dahl, SGT Clifford A. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Clifford A. Dahl, ER17172863, Army Medical Service, Army of the United States, a member of Medical Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 9 March 1951 in the vicinity of Chamakkari-ri, Korea. On that date he was a medical aid man attached to a rifle company which was subjected to fierce enemy attacks. Disregarding the intense mortar and small arms fire, Sergeant Dahl fearlessly exposed himself while attending to the needs of the wounded. When the attack had been repulsed, he administered first aid to the wounded prisoners who had been captured. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Dahl reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Dailey, Joseph W.

Dalbeck, CPL Elmer C. (3rd ID)

Daly, Capt. Lawrence R. (2ID)

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

Capt. Lawrence R. Daly, 01177356, Artillery, Army of the United States, a member of Battery B, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 July 1951 in the vicinity of Yongji, Korea.  On that date he was returning from a reconnaissance when he observed artillery shells falling on his battery position.  With concern only for the welfare of his battery, he drove through the enemy fire, dismounted in the battery area, and assured himself that everyone was under cover before taking cover himself.  Upon learning that a man had been seriously wounded, Captain Daly went immediately to the wounded man's side and comforted him until the medics could evacuate him.  Then Captain Daly left cover again and went through the area obtaining shell reports to locate the positions of the enemy guns.  During this time one shell landed within a few yards of him, but he was able to get a general location of the enemy battery.  The moment there was a lull in the firing, Captain Daly called the gun crews from their foxholes and supervised counter-battery fire on the enemy gun positions in an attempt to silence them before they could shell his battery.  During the period of this action approximately 19 enemy artillery rounds landed in the battery positions.  Captain Daly's courageous actions, his clear thinking and personal leadership, and his concern for the men in his unit were an inspiration to every member of his command.  The heroism displayed by Captain Daly reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from New York. 

Daley, MSGT Paul T. (Co. F, 35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Daly, CPL Willard J. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 631 - 25 October 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Willard J. Daly, RA17300115, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company G, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 August 1951 in the vicinity of (Pia-ri?) Korea. On this date during an assault upon enemy positions, Companies G and F were forced to withdraw to a new defense line due to numerically superior enemy forces. During the withdrawal, Corporal Daly and three companions came across two wounded men lying in the path of the onrushing enemy force. Disregarding his personal safety, Corporal Daly fought a rear guard action while his comrades evacuated the wounded men to positions of safety. The heroism and outstanding devotion to duty and comrades displayed by Corporal Daly reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Damewood, SGT Claude R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Damon, Robert V. (World War II citation - Damon was KIA in Korea)

For heroic achievement in the performance of his duties as a squad leader in a Marine rifle company in action against the enemy forces on Saipan and Tinian, Marianas Island, from 15 June to 2 August 1944. On Tinian, Sergeant Damon's platoon entered a thick undergrowth where it was almost impossible to aim their rifles. With a borrowed pistol Sergeant Damon made his way around the flank of the enemy who held up his platoon's advance and cleared the way for his platoon. In another incident Sergeant Damon, unarmed, carried a smoke-pot to the entrance of an enemy occupied cave, placed it properly and returned to his platoon. Later he accompanied his platoon leader into another cave and rescued a captured Army officer therein. Sergeant Damon was consistently efficient on patrols and reconnaissance and at one time was instrumental in capturing eighteen enemy prisoners. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Daniel, PVT Earnest (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Daniels, PFC Arthur L. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO96, 29Aug50)

Daniels, James W. (USN)

Dapena, 1LT Ramon E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Daray, CPL Louis (3rd ID)

Darby, 1LT Harry C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dargin, SGT 1C John (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dartt, PFC Jerry A. (3rd ID)

Davenport, PVT Bobby G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Davidson, MSGT Ernest W.

Davies, 1LT Anthony N. (ARMY)

Davila, PFC Ismael V. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Davila, 2LT Luis A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Davila-Canino, CPL Manuel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Davin, SGT John D.

Davis, PFC Billy J. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO98, 29Aug50)

Davis, SGT Byron L. (3rd ID)

Davis, CAPT Charles G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Davis, 2LT Earl L. (24ID, Co. C, 5th Rgt.)

Davis, SGT 1C Earnest N. (2ID

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 7 - 8 January 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Earnest N. Davis Jr., RA16278234, (then Sergeant), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 November 1950 in the vicinity of Pong-Myong, Korea. On that date his company was withdrawing to new positions under intense enemy mortar, machine gun, and small arms fire. Sergeant Davis attempted to establish a base of fire but was unable to do so because of the troops’ dispersal. Seeing a light machine gun on an abandoned jeep, he secured it and began to deliver accurate fire against the advancing enemy in an attempt to cover his unit’s withdrawal. With complete indifference for his personal safety, he remained behind, covering the withdrawal of his comrades until his ammunition was exhausted, at which time he also withdrew. His courageous action allowed his company to withdraw with a minimum of casualties and reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Davis, SGT George Curtis (24ID, 21st Regt, 3rd Btln, from about July 1950 through August 1951)

Davis, CPL Harold J. (General Orders No. 317 - July 20, 1951)

Davis, PFC Joseph E. (3rd ID)

Davis, 1LT Lowell M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Davis, PVT William E. (24ID)

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

Private William E. Davis, RA31247690, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters company, Third Battalion, 34th infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service between 13 and 19 July 1950 near Taejon, Korea. Private Davis was the S-1 clerk in Battalion Headquarters and on numerous occasions he was required to perform the duties of the Sergeant Major in his absence. His performance of duty in this capacity under battlefield conditions was of a superior nature. He was also of great assistance to the Battalion adjutant in the performance of his duties. When the records of the Battalion were destroyed in the battle of Taejon, Private Davis was of great assistance in helping to reconstruct and the restoration of those records. The meritorious achievement displayed by Private Davis reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service form Tacoma, Washington.

Dawkins, 1LT Thomas G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Deacon, William III (USN)

Deane, SFC George J. (25ID) (1st award )

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 197 - 26 September 1950

Sergeant First Class George J. Deane, RA15285676, Infantry, Company A, 35th Infantry, United States Army. On 18 August 1950 Sergeant First Class Deane's company was engaged in a bitter fight near Haman, Korea and ammunition was nearly exhausted. Sergeant First Class Deane and another man drove a jeep down the road which was raked by small arms fire, ran a roadblock manned by some twelve enemy, obtained ammunition and returned it to the company by the same hazardous road. The following day he evacuated three wounded men under equally difficult conditions and again brought up badly needed supplies. By his bold courageous action, Sergeant First Class Deane contributed vitally to the repulsion of the enemy attack and set an example worthy of emulation. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Deane, SFC George J. (Co. A, 35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Deardorff, CPL Virgil (2ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 730 - 17 November 1951

The First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Virgil Deardorff, US55063326, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company B, 38 Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 11 October 1951 in the vicinity of Kongnae, Korea. On that date, during an attack on enemy positions, Corporal Deardorff displayed dauntless courage and cool behavior before the enemy. Advancing over heavily wooded and mountainous terrain his squad was pinned down by intense enemy small arms and machine gun fire. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Corporal Deardorff, completely disregarding his own safety, picked up a supply of grenades and advanced upon the enemy positions. When within a few yards of the enemy positions he began throwing grenades into the emplacement, and as the hostile soldiers emerged from their bunkers he shot them with his automatic rifle. After destroying numerous bunkers and inflicting many casualties upon the enemy, he rejoined his men and immediately led them in the at task. As a result of his actions, friendly units were able to accomplish their mission successfully. The heroism in action displayed by Corporal Deardorff on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Deaver, SGT Bobby G. (3rd ID)

Decker, PVT Francis R. (Army)

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

Private Francis R. Decker, Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Sang Mago Ri, Korea, on 18 September 1952. When an enemy attack threatened to overrun his position, Private Decker exposed himself not only to enemy fire but also to friendly artillery fire in order to more effectively throw hand grenades on the flanks. Private Decker's voluntary and courageous action prevented the enemy from surrounding the position and permitted an orderly withdrawal. Private Decker's action was an inspiration to his comrades and reflects great credit on himself and the military service.

Decker, Harvey L. (USN)

Decker, CAPT William T. (25ID) (2nd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 241 - 22 October 1950

Captain William T. Decker, 01311621, General Staff Corps, Headquarters 25th Infantry Division, United States Army.  During the period 15 July to 15 September 1950, Captain Decker served as operations officer of the Division G-2 Section.  Working long hours with superior skill and applying his comprehensive knowledge of the complexities involved in the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of combat intelligence, he rendered outstanding service by assisting in the accomplishment of the intelligence mission of the 25th Infantry Division during operations in Korea.  Captain Decker's untiring devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Declet, 2LT Ceferino (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Degler, 1LT Donald A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DeGregario, MSGT Joseph J. (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO57,l 15Aug50)

DeJesus, PFC Angel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DeJesus, SGT 1C Antonio D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DeJesus, SGT Gregorio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DeJesus-Adorno, PFC Tomas (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DeJesus-Gonzalez, SGT 1C Israel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DeJesus-Rivera, CPL Francisco (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DeJune, PFC Joseph (Co. A, 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25th ID)

DeLa-Galzada, Lucio (USN)

DeLa-Garza, MSGT Raymond G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Delaney, LT JG Leo T. (USN)

Commanding General, 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF: 60174 - November 30, 1951

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Lieutenant, Junior Grade (MC) Leo T. Delaney (NSN: 0-497692), United States Navy, for heroic achievement in connection with operations against the enemy while serving with a Marine Infantry Battalion in Korea on 21 February 1951. Acting as Battalion Medical Officer, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Delaney displayed outstanding courage and professional ability in the performance of his duties. Fearlessly and with complete disregard for his personal safety exposing himself to devastating enemy automatic weapons and small arms fire, he moved to a forward slope to render aid to a wounded Marine, and then dragged him to safety. His coolness under fire and great personal bravery undoubtedly saved a life which would have been lost without prompt and skillful medical treatment. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Delaney's heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Delaney, LT JG Leo T. (USN)

Commanding General, 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF: 10753 - April 22, 1952

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 to Lieutenant, Junior Grade (MC) Leo T. Delaney (NSN: 0-497692), United States Navy, for meritorious achievement in connection with operations against the enemy while serving as a Battalion Surgeon with a Marine Infantry Battalion in Korea from 10 to 12 June 1951. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Delaney, with great efficiency, maintained a forward aid station located in the immediate rear of the assault units even though this arrangement required moving though an intense bombardment from enemy artillery. On one occasion he commandeered a tank and directed it up the floor of a valley under heavy mortar fire to evacuate ten casualties from another unit while rendering first aid to the stretcher patients placed on top of the tank. Later in the evening and again the next day he led an evacuation party through a secluded valley on the flank of the battalion, without benefit of security, to contact large groups of wounded Marines who had become lost with the onset of darkness. His unstinting efforts during two days and a night, without sleep and in spite of personal danger, to insure treatment and evacuation of the critically wounded materially contributed to the high morale among the members of his battalion. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Delaney's courageous actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Delano, SGT Kenneth (3rd ID)

Delara, PVT Educardo (7ID, Co. I, 17th Rgt.)

Delatoba, CPL Leveto (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 130 - 9 September 1950

Corporal Leveto Delatoba, RA19237213, Infantry, Company E, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 27 July 1950 near Hwanggan, Korea the defensive position of Company E on the forward slope of a hill was attacked by fierce fire from hostile machine guns and small arms.  Braving this fire, Corporal Delatoba crawled out into the open to recover a wounded comrade and carry him to safety on the reverse side of the hill.  When he returned to join the fire fight and found other wounded, he repeated his valiant act to save the lives of several men.  Corporal Delatoba's bold and courageous actions reflect great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from California.

DeLaVega, Maj. Raul E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Delgado, PFC Miguel A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DeLeon, CPL Julio Ponce (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Deliz-Santiago, 1LT Reinaldo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Della-Chiesa, CPL Vincent (General Orders No. 334 - July 21, 1951)

DelPilar-Perez, SGT Juan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Delvalle, CAPT Antonio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DeMaio, Seaman Apprentice James Jr. (Navy - USS Redhead)

Demetriou, LT Nickolaos A. (3rd ID)

Denham, CAPT Ernest W. Jr. (24ID)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 14 - 19 April 1956

Captain (then First Lieutenant) Ernest W. Denham Jr., Infantry, United States Army, commanding Officer, "B" Company, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroism against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Chunchon, Korea, on 26 May 1951. Company "B" was moving forward to engage in a final attack on a stubbornly defended ridge when they were halted by enemy troops entrenched at the top of a dominating rock mass. After personally reconnoitering the fire-swept area, Captain Denham committed portions of his company with such speed and skill that in the ensuing close combat the enemy was completely routed. While directing this distinguishing, small-unit action from an exposed position, Captain Denham was severely wounded by artillery fire. Despite the seriousness of his wound, he courageously refused evacuation and with prompt, vigorous action, directed the reorganization of the company. Inspired by his example of bravery, his comrades surged forward to capture the objective, then regrouped and continued their advance. Captain Denham's exemplary courage, perseverance, and gallant leadership reflect credit on himself and uphold the esteemed traditions of the military service.

Denier, M/SGT Patrick J. (24ID)

General Orders No. 56 - 24 July 1950

Master Sergeant Patrick J. Denier, RA6903507, Infantry, U.S. Army, a member of Company D, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V Device for heroic achievement on 10 July 1950 near Chonan, Korea. He distinguished himself by his courage, loyalty and devotion to duty during an attack by an enemy of superior numbers. As the Command Post of Company D was being overrun by the enemy, Master Sergeant Denier, while under heavy fire and at great risk to his life, assisted many wounded men to places of cover. After assuring himself that all the wounded were safely out he returned to the Observation Post to check on the safety of his Commanding Officer and the Company Officers. Sergeant Denier’s courage and complete disregard for personal safety reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Home of record: Troy, NY.

Denis, PFC Marcos L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Denker, MSgt. Earl D. (Service Battery, 10th FAB, 3rd ID)

Densley, MAJ Hilton (7ID)

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

Major Hilton Densley, 0-32946, Artillery, United States Army while serving as S-3 with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 31st Field Artillery Battalion, distinguished himself by heroic action against an armed enemy near Yanghi-ri, Korea, on 22 September 1950. On this date, Major Densley, while reconnoitering routes southward from Inchon in the vicinity of Yanghi-ri with a reconnaissance party of his battalion, voluntarily exposed himself to possible enemy ambush in order to search several houses in this Korean village where shortly before, approximately sixty North Korean soldiers having been forced to abandon a nearby road block had taken cover. In one of the houses he discovered a wounded American military policeman whom the reconnaissance party brought safely to an aid station of the 32d Infantry. By his gallantry and coolness, Major Densley set a superb example for his troops and conducted himself in a manner worthy of the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Utah.

Dent, SGT 1C Reginald G. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 56

Sergeant First Class Reginald G. Dent, RA20846889, 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 10 July 1950 near Chonan, Korea. Sergeant Dent displayed courage and leadership in helping his company to evacuate their position. A superior number of enemy was attacking the command Post of Company D which was being overrun. The order came for the men to withdraw to the hills. Sergeant Dent stayed and while under intense enemy fire helped many of the wounded men to reach a position offering some cover. When he could find no more wounded men in area, Sergeant Dent carried one badly wounded soldier over mountainous terrain until he could get additional help to carry him. He then led the men through the hills, avoiding patrols and snipers, to safety. Sergeant Dent’s display of courage and loyalty reflects the highest credit on himself and the military service.

Denton, CAPT Lee F. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DeRosa, PFC Donald J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Derry, William B. (USN)

DeSimone, PFC Nicholas Jr. (Bronze Star with V)

Nicholas DeSimone was born June 30, 1928.  He was from New Britain, Connecticut.  His position in a heavy mortar battalion was overrun in Korea on July 13, 1953.  He was declared missing and later presumed dead.  He received the Bronze Star posthumously.

From Findagrave:

Corporal De Simone was a member of the Heavy Mortar Company, 461st Infantry Battalion, U.S. Army. During a concentrated attack on his observation post in North Korea at 2300 hours, July 13, 1953, his position was overrun. With complete disregard for his own safety, he called for friendly fire on his own position. He was listed as Missing in Action on July 13, 1953 and presumed dead on July 14, 1954. For his leadership and valor, Corporal De Simone was awarded the Bronze Star with "V", the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Dever, Douglas L. (Bronze with V) (21st AAA AW Bn.)

Devitt, PFC Martin E. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 74 - 7 August 1950

Private First Class Martin E. Devitt, RA36918528, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star with Letter V for heroic achievement on 5 July 1950, near Sojong, Korea. Without regard for his own safety, Private First Class Devitt volunteered to return to enemy territory to retrieve the body of a fellow soldier. This selfless act on the part of Private First Class Devitt reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Private First Class Devitt entered the service from Chicago, Illinois.

Devous, MSGT Elmer C. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant Elmer C. Devous, RA19350114, (then Sergeant First Class), Infantry, United States .Army, a member of Company A, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 28 February 1951, near Na Dong, Korea. On the afternoon of that date he was a platoon sergeant of an infantry platoon when it was pinned down by fire from an enemy roadblock. While the unit was pinned down by intense enemy machine gun and sniper fire, Sergeant Devous, with complete disregard for his personal safety, directed the withdrawal of a group of his men, organized an assault team, and personally led this team in an attack upon a small ridgeline, clearing it of enemy snipers. His courageous and outstanding leadership contributed materially to the successful extrication of his unit from the trap. The heroic conduct of Sergeant Devous on this occasion reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Montana.

Dewey, Irving D. (USN)

Dewispelare, SGT Gerald F. (3rd ID)

Diaz, 1LT Carlos G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Diaz, 2LT Carlos G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Diaz-Bonilla, PFC Miguel A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Diaz-Cuevas, SGT Roberto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Diaz-Diaz, CPL Joviniano (3rd ID)

Diaz-Estrella, PFC Francisco (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Diaz-Maldonado, SGT Jose (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Diaz-Rivera, PFC Amancio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

DiCarlo, Pvt. Anthony J. (45ID) (posthumous)

Headquarters, 45th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 456 - 27 July 1953

Private Anthony J. DiCarlo, RA11253546, Infantry, United States Army, is cited for heroism in action against an armed enemy near Pau-gol, Korea.  In the early hours of 18 July 1953, Private DiCarlo was manning his position when the enemy launched an intense mortar and artillery barrage that blanketed his entire area.  Shortly thereafter he was subjected to small arms fire as well as an increased intensity of the shelling.  Realizing that the opposition was approaching, he refused to abandon his location and seek the comparative safety of higher ground.  As the Communists advanced Private DiCarlo defiantly ignored the odds and engaged them in small arms fire.  Through his courageous act he halted the hostile drive long enough for effective counterfire from artillery and mortar units to be delivered to the foe.  He refused to yield to the greater odds or relinquish his exposed position until he was fatally wounded by an enemy mortar round.  The selfless heroism and calm tenacity exhibited by Private DiCarlo on this occasion were largely responsible for the repulsion of the enemy assault and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from Massachusetts.

Dick, John Franklin (USAF)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal to Captain John Franklin Dick (AFSN: 0-775827), United States Air Force, for meritorious service to the United States from 22 February 1952 to 4 September 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, Captain Dick, 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, Captain Dick has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Dick, MSGT Robert D. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 65 - 24 March 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant Robert D. Dick, RA170l7232, (then sergeant First Class), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Heavy Mortar Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 31 August 1950, in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. On that date he was a forward observer attached to a rifle company to direct supporting mortar fire. Numerically superior enemy forces had broken through friendly positions and were advancing rapidly. Under intense enemy mortar and small arms fire, Sergeant Dick remained at his post, calling for and directing extremely accurate mortar fire. His courageous action contributed materially in delaying the enemy attack long enough for the supported rifle elements to effect an orderly withdrawal. Only after his communication lines had been severed by hostile fire and his position was threatened by encirclement did he withdraw to the safety of friendly lines. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Dick reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Dickson, Joe A. (USN)

Dill, 2LT Harold E. (24th ID)

General Orders No. 51 - 22 July 1950
Headquarters 24th ID

Second Lieutenant Harold E. Dill, 0-2204159, Infantry, a member of Company C, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement. On 5 July 1950, near Osan, Korea, Lieutenant Dill organized and covered the withdrawal of part of Company C from a hill to new positions. The withdrawal was forced by the attack of vastly superior members of enemy. He found himself cut off from his new position by intense small arms and artillery fire. Discovering a group of wounded and others still with him in the old position, he organized and led them for six days behind enemy lines until the group finally reached friendly positions. The success of this group of survivors in reaching friendly lines was due, in large measure, to the heroism, daring and ability of Lieutenant Dill, acting as the group leader. By his acts, Lieutenant Dill brought credit to himself and the United States Army.

Dill, 1LT James H. (7ID)

Lieutenant Dill was a Forward Observer with the 57th Field Artillery Battalion and 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Division.  He was awarded the Bronze Star from Chesty Puller for actions at the Inchon landing providing artillery support for the Marines.

Dillard, 1LT Robert J. (ARMY)

Dingeman, CAPT Robert Edward (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 558 - November 03, 1951

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Soldier's Medal to Captain (Field Artillery) Robert Edward Dingeman (ASN: 0-27380), United States Army, for heroism at the risk of life not involving conflict with an armed enemy while serving with Battery B, 8th Field Artillery Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. On 21 September 1951, Captain Dingeman's battery was supporting a task force advance in the vicinity of Mongsa, Korea. When a fire suddenly started in a pile of ammunition, he ordered all his men from the area and, disregarding the hot projectiles, grasped a poncho and smothered the blaze. Although the fire had caught on to the covering camouflage net, endangering other ammunition, he refused to leave the area and grasped the flaming cloth with his bare hands, pulling it from the area, to prevent further loss of artillery rounds. Before allowing his men to resume action, he personally carried all the smoking projectiles to a nearby hole where they were buried. Captain Dingeman's calm courage and steadfast devotion to duty reflect the highest credit on himself, his unit and the Armed Forces.

Dingman, Private First Class Charles H. (25ID) (valor)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 218 - 18 April 1951

Private First Class Charles H. Dingman, RA17248895, Infantry, Heavy Mortar Company, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  During the early morning hours of 18 August 19 50 near Chungam-ni, Korea, Private First Class Dingman's unit was suddenly attacked by an infiltrating hostile force.  Despite exposure to a heavy concentration of small arms and automatic weapons fire, he secured a vantage point and directed a strong stream of accurate counterfire at the encircling foe.  Although wounded, he refused evacuation and continued his fire mission until the attack was repulsed.  Private First Class Dingman's courage, determination and selfless devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself, his unit and the Armed Forces.  Entered the military service from Iowa.

Divens, CPL James H. (valor) (7ID)

Dodd, CAPT Stephen F. (1CAV)

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

Captain Stephen F. Dodd, (then Second Lieutenant), Finance Corps, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Taegu, Korea, on 14 September 1950. While serving as an artillery forward observer for "G" Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, which was defending Hill 570, vital terrain feature north of Taegu, South Korea, Captain Dodd's unit became engaged in a violent struggle for Hill 570. Captain Dodd, with complete disregard for his own life, continually exposed himself to intensive enemy small arm, mortar, and artillery fire. At the height of a savage attack as the issue hung in balance, Captain Dodd with great gallantry braved a heavy hail of enemy fire, and raced 200 yards across a forward slope in full view of enemy attackers. The enemy assault was finally thrown back, due in large part to Captain Dodd's efforts. When enemy-held ground was later recaptured, the large number of enemy dead attributed to artillery fire proved the effectiveness of Captain Dodd's action. His decisive and valorous action, unflinching courage under fire, and unswerving devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself and the United States Army.

Dodgens, SGT Patrick H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Doe, PFC Richard L. (3rd ID)

Doehan, PVT Turner F. (3rd ID)

Doerfer, MSGT Phillip W. (HQ & HQ Battery, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Btn)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 46 - 16 October 1956

Master Sergeant Phillip W. Doerfer, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism in action against the armed enemy in Korea, while a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (self propelled), 2d Infantry Division. During the night of 30 November-1 December 1950, the battalion in which Master Sergeant Doerfer was serving as Intelligence Sergeant was the last element of the Division engaged in breaking out of an encirclement by numerically superior hostile forces in the vicinity of Kunu-ri, North Korea. After becoming completely halted due to enemy action it became imperative that a defense perimeter be established to prevent the enemy from overrunning the position and capturing large quantities of vehicles and equipment. Sergeant Doerfer volunteered to help organize defenses and established a flank defense position. Under heavy enemy small arms and mortar fire, and under extreme peril to himself, he circulated among his men, giving them the needed encouragement and advice to keep the enemy from penetrating his position. During the early morning hours when it became apparent that the position could not be held due to casualties and the increased pressure by the enemy, he was ordered to destroy and burn all possible vehicles and equipment. Completely exposed to enemy fire and observation Sergeant Doerfer destroyed a large amount of valuable equipment, including the contents of the battalion safe and S-2 files. He then attempted to get an armored M-39 vehicles past the wrecked column, but was captured by a large force of enemy infantry. The heroism, leadership, and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Doerfer reflect great credit on himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

Dolan, CPL Raymond Edmund (USMC)

Born: December 12, 1929, South Orange, NJ
Died: November 29, 1950, Chosin Reservoir, North Korea

For heroic achievement while serving with Headquarters and Service Company, Third Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division, (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 28-29 November 1950. After volunteering to join a group of Marines whose mission was to reinforce a friendly platoon that had been overrun by the enemy. Corporal Dolan moved forward through heavy hostile small-arms, machine-gun and mortar fire to reach the advanced elements of the platoon. Immediately taking up the most dangerous post In the defense perimeter, he held his position with aggressive determination until he was fatally wounded by hostile fire. By his courageous actions, he contributed materially to the successful repulsion of the enemy attack. His outstanding fortitude, daring initiative and aggressive fighting spirit reflect the highest credit upon Corporal Dolan and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Domanic, CPL Francis G. (7ID, Sv Btry, 57th FAB)

Domenech, MSGT Ramon H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Domenosky, SFC Eugene F. (24ID)

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

Sergeant First Class Eugene F. Domenosky (then sergeant), 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 31 December 1950 and 1 January 1951. Friendly units were being forced to withdraw rapidly in the face of a major attack by enemy forces. Sergeant Domenosky's squad became isolated from other units of the company for several hours, but continued valiantly to resist hostile efforts to displace them and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. Resistance continued until Sergeant Domenosky was ordered to withdraw, at which time his squad joined in the main route of advance. Although with increasing pressure, the enemy finally succeeded in overrunning the position, the time gained by the delaying action contributed materially to the successful withdrawal of other units of the regiment. Sergeant Domenosky's courageous actions, outstanding leadership, and devotion to duty reflect credit on himself and the military service.  Home of Record: Burlington, Wisconsin.

Dominguez, 1LT William (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Donaghe, James W. (USN)

Donato, 1LT Napoleon L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

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

Donning, CPL Lester E. (7ID, Co. H, 31st Rgt.)

Dooley, PFC Leo D. (8th FAB, 25ID) (GO67, 19Aug50)

Doonkeen, PFC Willie

Dorgan, SGT Denis P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Doriman, PFC Florencio D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dorsey, MSGT Olin Dorsey, Jr. (25ID) (valor)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 218 - 18 April 1951

Master Sergeant (then Sergeant First Class) Olin Dorsey Jr., RA34758142, Infantry, Company L, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  At Kunu-ri, Korea, on 30 November 1950, Master Sergeant Dorsey's unit was under heavy attack by a numerically superior hostile force.  While covering the displacement of an adjacent company, he saw two wounded men lying in the path of the enemy.  Despite exposure to intense hostile fire, he advanced to the aid of his comrades and carried them both to a place of safety.  Master Sergeant Dorsey's courage, initiative and selfless devotion to his fellow soldiers reflect great credit on himself, his unit and the Armed Forces.  Entered the military service from Georgia.

Dotson, SGT Frank (50th AAA AW Bn.)

Dotson, Wayne (7ID)

Doty, Guy L. (USN)

Dougherty, CPL Thomas J. (7th ID)

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

Corporal Thomas J. Dougherty, RA133922118, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 32d Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Chorwon, Korea. On 25 March 1953, while his company was engaged in an attack against a strategic enemy-held hill, Corporal Dougherty volunteered to evacuate the wounded personnel. Proceeding through intense enemy artillery, mortar, grenade, and small-arms fire, Corporal Dougherty repeatedly exposed himself as he assisted in the evacuation of the casualties. Although it became dark and the threat of an enemy ambush increased, Corporal Dougherty did not stop his tireless working until all the wounded were evacuated. The heroic action of Corporal Dougherty reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Pennsylvania.

Dougherty, MSGT William J. (24th ID)

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

Master Sergeant William J. Dougherty, RA 12010759, Infantry, a member of Company A, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement. On 10 July 1950, near Chochiwon, Korea, Company A was ordered to withdraw from the position it had been holding due to intense enemy activity. Master Sergeant Dougherty was the First Sergeant. After the withdrawal had been completed, Master Sergeant Dougherty, ignoring the intense fire being placed on the position, checked every individual foxhole in the area to assure that all men had actually withdrawn. He returned to the area from which the unit had withdrawn when he saw three soldiers who had reported there, not knowing that the position had been evacuated. He directed each of them to safety. These acts of heroism reflected great credit to Master Sergeant Dougherty and the Military Service.

Douglas, 2LT Frank W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Douglas, MSGT Jack C. (3rd ID)

Douglas, 1LT Leslie M. (25ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

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

First Lieutenant Leslie M. Douglas, 058885, Artillery, Battery C, 1st Artillery Observation Battalion, United States Army.  During the intermediate phase of the Korean conflict Lieutenant Douglas rendered outstanding service as leader of an artillery flash ranging platoon, from 7 September to 19 September 1950.  His efficient leadership and technical knowledge were directly responsible for amassing an extensive amount of data which made it possible for our artillery to register on numerous batteries, tanks, and other locations and assisted in the adjustment of fire on these targets.  Lieutenant Douglas' courage in traversing areas subjected to enemy artillery fire in order closely to supervise his observation posts and sound ranging control throughout all operations was a constant inspiration to his men.  Lieutenant Douglas' outstanding leadership reflects great credit upon himself and his organization.  Entered the military service from Kansas.

Dove, PVT Cranford F. (Med. Co., 3ID)

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

Private Cranford F. Dove, RA14517707, 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 Dove 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 Dove on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and upon the military service.

 Downey,  1LT David M.

Downey, 2LT Milford R. (24ID)

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

Second Lieutenant Milford R. Downey, O2200323, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company B, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 10 July 1950 near Chonan, Korea. Lieutenant Downey established his platoon on the left flank of the Battalion sector when it was attacked by superior enemy forces. Exposing himself to small arms and tank fire he so inspired his platoon that the attack was repulsed with heavy enemy losses. Later in the evening the enemy began infiltrating into his platoon’s position. The order was given to withdraw and Lieutenant Downey again exposed himself to the enemy in order to organize his platoon, for a successful rear guard action. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Lieutenant Downey reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Nocona, Texas.

Drasky, CPL Lumir J. (24ID)

General Orders No. 171 - 11 October 1950
Headquarters 24th Infantry Division

Corporal Lumir J. Drasky, RA37199185, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement near the Naktong River, Korea, on 13 August 1950. His litter squad, carrying a wounded soldier, was subjected to direct fire from an enemy tank. With utter disregard for his own safety, he directed his men to positions offering the best cover and shielded the wounded man from enemy fire with his own body until the tank withdrew. Corporal Drasky's heroic example and complete devotion to his comrade reflects great credit on himself and the United States Army Medical Service. Entered military service from Linwood, Nebraska.

Drosdick, SGT 1C David S. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dubuque, PFC Philip A. (3rd ID)

Ducote, PFC Richard B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dudek, SGT Donald G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dueill, PFC Gerald C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Duelo, SGT John J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Duez, CPL Paul E. (2ID)

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

Corporal Paul E. Duez, RA16308519, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 September 1950 in the vicinity of Hyponpung, Korea. On the afternoon of this date he was in a dugout during a heavy enemy artillery and mortar barrage. A direct hit on a nearby dugout killed one man, wounded three others and covered them with dirt and logs. Corporal Duez, with complete disregard for his own safety, jumped out of his dugout and rushed through the enemy fire to aid the wounded men. Despite the intense artillery fire, he remained in an exposed position in order to extricate the buried men, administer first aid, and assist in their evacuation. By his prompt and courageous actions he saved the lives of two of his comrades and was a source of tremendous inspiration to his whole unit. The heroism displayed by Corporal Duez 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 Illinois.

Dufault, MAJ Robert C. (24th ID)

Duff, SGT 1C Alfred (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dufner, SGT Joseph A. Jr. (25ID)

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

Sergeant Joseph A. Dufner, Jr., RA38557903, Quartermaster Corps, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army.  From 25 September to 8 October 1950 Sergeant Dufner rendered outstanding service as supply sergeant in charge of rations during the Korean conflict.  Operating ration points along the route of advance of the division, Sergeant Dufner 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 Texas.

Dugan, 2LT Ralph E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (posthumous)

Duhem, PVT Charles G. (65th Engr C BN, 25ID) (GO88, 28Aug50)

Duke, 1LT Keith E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dumler, SGT Kenneth C. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 45 - 20 February 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Kenneth C. Dumler, RA37815907, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company F, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 22 August 1950 in the vicinity of Taegu, Korea. On that date, while his company was under attack, an enemy machine gun succeeded in pinning down the right flank of the company, allowing the enemy to advance. Sergeant Dumler, leader of a 57mm recoilless rifle squad, immediately led his squad through intense enemy fire to a position from where fire could be placed upon the enemy and destroyed the hostile gun and crew. He then directed his fire upon other targets until his ammunition was exhausted. Unable to fire the weapon during the remainder of the action he led his squad to the company ammunition supply point and, under heavy enemy fire, carried vitally needed ammunition to the rifle platoons. His heroic actions contributed greatly to the success of his company in defending its positions. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Dumler reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Dummer, COL Dewane (24ID)

24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 25 - 13 January 1952

Corporal Dewane Dummer, RA17327602, Armor, U.S. Army, a member of the 24th Reconnaissance Company, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement near Kumsong, Korea, on 29 October 1951. His squad was on patrol with the mission of probing enemy lines. As the friendly troops advanced up a ridge, they were subjected to intense small arms and mortar fire from a well dug-in enemy force. In the ensuring conflict, the squad leader and two riflemen were wounded. Corporal Dummer, Automatic Rifleman, realizing that his comrades would have difficulty withdrawing without covering fire, voluntarily moved to a forward position and swept the enemy emplacements with devastatingly accurate fire. He steadfastly remained exposed to a murderous hail of enemy small arms and grenade fire, providing highly effective protection until the wounded had been safely evacuated and his comrades had reached cover. He then rejoined the patrol, fighting his way out of the trap. Corporal Dummer's heroic action, aggressive initiative and selfless performance of duty reflect the greatest credit on himself and the U.S. Armor. Entered service from Herrick, South Dakota.

Duncan, PVT E.W. (1CAV)

Pvt. E. W. Duncan, 55150947, 1st Cavalry Division, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Company F. Killed in Action on 2 November 1951 near Sonybok, North Korea.

"Private E. W. Duncan, Infantry, United States Army, Company F, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, is cited for heroism in action against an armed enemy on 2 November 1951, near Sonbyok, Korea. During a Chinese assault on the company's outpost, Private Duncan determinedly remained at a forward, unprotected post to assist a comrade in the operation of a machine gun. Seemingly in great waves, the enemy attacked but Private Duncan disregarding his personal safety, refused to withdraw, choosing to inflict as many casualties as possible on the enemy from this position. Private Duncan was mortally wounded while courageously defending the outpost. His selfless devotion to duty and heroism reflect the highest credit on himself and the military service."

Duncan, CDR George Chamberlain

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Commander George Chamberlain Duncan (NSN: 0-82484), United States Navy, for meritorious service as Commanding Officer of Fighter Squadron Fifty-One (VF-51), serving with Carrier Air Group FIVE on board the U.S.S. Valley Forge (CV-45), during combat operations against enemy North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces in the Korean Theater from 1 January 1953 to 5 June 1953. During this period, Commander Duncan consistently demonstrated an aggressive competence which developed and maintained an outstanding performance from his squadron. Through his skillful planning and able leadership, his squadron struck many blows causing heavy damage to enemy targets. By his sound judgment, professional skill and conscientious devotion to the fulfillment of an important task, he contributed materially to the success of the United Nations Forces against the enemy. 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 Duncan is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Dunlap, CPL William C.J. (3rd ID)

Dupuis, Raymond J. (USN)

Duran, 1LT John A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (3 awards)

Durkee, 1LT Richard W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dushkin, 1LT Myron (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dutra, MSGT Joseph F. (Army Artillery)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 72 - 30 September 1954

Master Sergeant Joseph F. Dutra, Artillery, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Kunu-ri, Korea, on 3 December 1950. Sergeant Dutra was one of a group of approximately one hundred American soldiers captured by the enemy and being held in a small, crowded railroad station under heavy guard and warned with threats by their captors to remain out of sight of United Nations aircraft which were sweeping the entire area to destroy abandoned American equipment. When an American truck was sighted parked next to the station, friendly aircraft commenced diving and strafing the vehicle and station. Realizing that the continuation of this strafing would imperil the lives of his comrades, Sergeant Dutra rushed out in the face of the next strafing effort, furiously waving a cerise signal panel which he had retained. The pilot then flew in low, satisfactorily identifying the friendly soldiers and ceased the air strike on that target. Sergeant Dutra's quick thinking and prompt, courageous action reflect credit on himself and the military service.

Dutton, SGT Horace E. (3rd ID)

Dutton, CPL James D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dutton, PFC Ralph E. (3rd ID)

Dye, MSGT Clarence V. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

Dyer, PFC Arthur K. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Dykes, PFC Rodney N. (7ID, Hvy Co., 31st Rgt.)

Dziedziak, CPL John J. (Co. D, 35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID)

 

 

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