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Facchine, SGT Leonard A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fahy, CAPT Merril J. (USMC)

Fain, LT Charles William (USN) (1st award)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal to Lieutenant Charles William Fain Jr., Dental Corps, United States Navy, for service as set forth in the following citation: For meritorious service as Regimental Dental Officer of a Marine Infantry Regiment, attached to the First Marine division, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 8 November through 10 December 1950. displaying outstanding professional ability, sound judgment and meticulous attention to detail, Lieutenant (then Lieutenant, Junior Grade) Fain repeatedly assumed the additional responsibility of assuring the proper functioning of the regimental medical section and, although forced to work under the most adverse weather conditions and with only a minimum of equipment and facilities, constantly provided prompt and effective medical treatment for the many casualties evacuated from the field of battle. By his exceptional leadership, cool courage and grave concern for others throughout this period of intensive combat action, Lieutenant Fain served as an inspiration to all who observed him and contributed to the saving of many lives. His conscientious devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Lieutenant Fain is authorized to wear the Combat "V".

Fain, LT Charles William (USN) (2nd award)

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Gold Star in lieu of the Second Bronze Star Medal to Lieutenant Charles William Fain Jr., Dental Corps, United States Navy, for service as set forth in the following citation: For heroic service as Regimental Dental Officer attached to a Marine Infantry Regiment in the First Marine Division, during operations against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 15 September to 8 October 1950. Throughout this period of intensive action, Lieutenant (then Lieutenant, Junior Grade) Fain carried out numerous trips to the front lines to assist the regimental surgeons in treating and evacuating wounded Marines, continually changing bandages, administering plasma and comforting the many stricken men. By his tireless efforts, professional ability and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of grave hazards, Lieutenant Fain served to inspire all who observed him, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Lieutenant Fain is authorized to wear the Combat "V".

Fair, PVT Robert L.(25ID)

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

Private Robert L., Fair, RA13309016, Artillery, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 64th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army.  On 1 September 1950, Private Fair was manning a radio relay station in the vicinity of Chungam-ni, Korea.  When hostile fire severed all wire communication, Private Fair handled simultaneously fire missions from nine forward observers and three liaison officers with such efficiency dispatch that the resultant accurate artillery fire disrupted the advance of the enemy and enabled friendly infantry to consolidate their positions.  Pvt. Fair's calmness under pressure, resourcefulness and technical ability reflect the highest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Fairley, PVT Esser B. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 249 - 27 October 1950

Private Esser B. Fairley, RA44154784, Infantry, Company E, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  Having been separated from his unit by an intense attack of numerically superior enemy during the night of 31 August 1950 in the vicinity of Haman, Korea, Private Fairley zealously defended the position on high ground for two days without food or water.  His group repelled eight enemy attacks before withdrawing from the hill-top and infiltrating through the enemy infested territory into their own lines.  Private Fairley's courageous devotion to duty and military skill reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Alabama.

Falcon-Silva, PFC Pablo J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Falk, 2LT Dale R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fann, Elmer Herbert (medal received in 2012)

"Serving as assistant gunner in the Heavy Machine Gun Platoon, he continuously performed his duties in an exemplary manner,” reads a citation from July 10, 1951. “On one occasion, he displayed outstanding initiative, aggressiveness and complete disregard for his own safety by going to the rescue of a badly wounded comrade while under intense enemy fire. The rescue accomplished, he returned and assisted in the operation of his gun against the enemy."

Fannon, PVT Jack R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fargo, Doug

Farley, MAJ Julius B. (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (8th FAB, 25ID) (GO66, 19Aug50)

Farley, PFC L. (7ID, Co. A, 31st Rgt.)

Farmer, SGT Hernando C. (25ID)

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

Sergeant Hernando C. Farmer, RA34483444, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  From 28 July to 1 September 1950, as a member of a battalion medical company during the extremely difficult days of the Korean conflict.  Sergeant Farmer served with notable distinction.  His untiring efforts to provide care for the patients in his aid station despite severe handicaps of limited facilities and equipment and often under intense automatic weapons, mortar and sniper fire, greatly assisted the battalion surgeon in the saving of numerous lives.  Sergeant Farmer's courageous devotion to duty, initiative, and technical knowledge reflect great credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Mississippi.

Farmer, CPL Robert P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Farna, Nicolo D. (5th RCT)

Farnham, Ed

Farnsworth, CAPT John (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 193 - 26 September 1950

Captain John Farnsworth, 01304884, Infantry, Company E, 35th Infantry, United States Army. On 26 August 1950 Captain Farnsworth organized and accompanied a patrol to the Nam River near Kuhe-ri, Korea and supervised embarkation of a party which was to cross and reconnoiter the hostile shore. When small arms fire from enemy opened from high ground and inflicted casualties among the patrol, Captain Farnsworth directed return of the boat party and moved among the near-shore group, assisting and encouraging them and supervising care and evacuation of the wounded until he himself was seriously wounded by the continuing heavy fire. By his example of calm courage and devotion to his men, Captain Farnsworth set an example worthy of emulation. Entered the military service from California.

Farnsworth, William B. Jr. (USN)

Farquhar, Lawrence A. (USN)

Farrell, SGT Vincent (3ID)

Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division
General Orders No. 18 - 6 February 1954

Master Sergeant Vincent J. Farrell, RA17183720, Infantry, Company "B", 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army.  During the evening of 16 May 1953, in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, Sergeant Farrell's unit was in position on the main line of resistance and under heavy enemy mortar and artillery bombardment.  One incoming round exploded close to the platoon ammunition bunker, igniting the structure and detonating a case of grenades.  Sergeant Farrell immediately rushed into the bunker and began removing the burning cases of ammunition.  Although aware that the fortification might explode at any time, he bravely remained within the bunker and extinguished the fire preventing any explosion that would seriously wound any of his comrades.  Sergeant Farrell's outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from North Dakota.

Farrow, Henry (USN)

Faucette, 1LT Jack H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Faulkner, PFC Charles C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Feather, 1LT Alan L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Feathers, PVT James R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Febles-Rodriguez, SGT 1C Hector (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Feichter, SGT Robert E. (Army)

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

Sergeant Robert E. Feichter, (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Chorwon, Korea, 16-24 August 1952. During heavy fighting on the hill, "Old Baldy," casualties were numerous and medical personnel were few. When the Company was ordered to withdraw, Sergeant Feichter remained behind in order to tend the wounded. Despite concentrated enemy mortar and artillery fire and though separated from his organization, he continued his ministrations. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Feichter reduced the severity of casualties, reflecting great credit on himself and the military service.

Feliciano, SGT 1C Lino (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Feliciano, MSGT Reinaldo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Feliu, PVT Julio E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fellows, PFC Andy D. (24th ID)

General Orders No. 125 - 11 April 1952
Headquarters 24th Infantry Division

By direction of the President, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement is awarded to Private First Class Andy D. Fellows, RA19300457, Infantry, United States Army, Company K, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, for heroic action in Korea on 2 August 1951. His unit had the mission of attacking and securing an enemy held hill. His squad was ordered to remain slightly to the rear of the assault party in order to lay down a protective base of fire. When the lead element became pinned down, it was necessary to advance the base of fire. He fearlessly and with utter disregard for his personal safety dodged trough murderous hostile and sniper fire to lead a machine gun section to a new and more advantageous position. Once the machine gun was set up it was necessary to protect its flank and he unhesitatingly moved into position. As a result of his fearless leadership, the objective was secured with a minimum of casualties. Private Fellows’ heroic action, aggressive determination and selfless devotion to duty contributed immeasurably to the success of his unit’s mission and reflect the greatest credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Entered service from Butte, Montana.

Fenstermacher, Chaplain Harry F.

PARTIAL CITATION

His endeavors permitted the purchase of rice land for hungry Koreans and the delivery of clothing and toys to needy civilians in the combat zone.  Working in close liaison with Korean military personnel, he was instrumental in helping to establish the Chaplains Corps for the Republic of Korea Navy.  Dedicated to the humanitarian principles embodied in the precept of his faith, his activities resulted in greater health, comfort, and welfare for helpless Korean families and orphans and enhanced goodwill for all United Nations forces.

Fenwick, Elmer A. Jr. (USMC)

Ferguson, PFC Earl F. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ferguson, CPL Joseph (3rd ID)

Fernandez, 1LT Miguel A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fernandez-Duran, CAPT Manuel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ferran-Paz, PVT Rafael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ferrara, SGT John F. (3rd ID)

Ferris, Chaplain James S.

PARTIAL CITATION

When the battalion was engaged in the attack of a strongly fortified enemy position, he voluntarily stationed himself at the forward aid station where he could provide religious rites for, and succor to, the maximum number of Marines.  In addition, he rendered distinct service to the battalion medical officer by organizing stretcher parties and performing the duties of a corpsman when large numbers of casualties were present.  On one occasion, when a critically wounded Marine was reported lying in an exposed area under heavy enemy artillery fire, he unhesitatingly proceeded to the spot where the wounded man lay and assisted in his evacuation.  He continued to give assistance for a period in excess of 48 hours without rest.

Ferriter, Charles A. (USN)

Fielding, Terry R. (USN)

Figueroa, CPL Gilberto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

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

Figueroa, MAJ Maximiliano (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Figueroa-Diaz, PVT Roberto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Firebaugh, PVT William E. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 71 - August 06, 1950

Private William E. Firebaugh, RA16307516, Field Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 52d Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in action against the enemy on 5 July 1950 at Osan, Korea. His unit was being attacked at close range by an enemy of superior number who were using tanks and automatic weapons. Without regard for personal safety, Private Firebaugh did without hesitation man his post on a 105 millimeter howitzer and continue to fire direct fire against enemy tanks at point blank range while under heavy counterfire. He was instrumental in destroying and damaging several enemy tanks. His superior performance of duty and complete disregard for personal safety reflects the highest credit on himself and the military service. He entered the military service from Peoria, Illinois.

Fischer, PFC Fred H. (2ID)

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

Private First Class Fred H. Fischer, A19325710, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 20 May 1951 in the vicinity of Kiwajimal, Korea.  On that date the 3d Battalion was withdrawing through other friendly units after having successfully defended their sector against a numerically superior enemy.  The Pioneer and Ammunition Platoon of which Private Fischer was a member had removed a large amount of excess ammunition from the forward positions, when informed by a message from Company I, the last company to withdraw, that three or four tons of ammunition still remained in a forward dump.  This ammunition was likely to fall into the hands of the enemy unless destroyed or removed.  Private Fischer immediately volunteered to take his truck to the forward dump and salvage the ammunition.  With the rear elements of Company I engaged in a fire fight with the fast closing enemy who was crowding the withdrawal in the vicinity of the ammunition dump, Private Fischer proceeded to the area and began to load his truck, despite the intense and unrelenting enemy fire falling in his vicinity.  Speedily accomplishing his mission, he rushed the salvaged ammunition to the rear ammunition dump, thus preventing it from falling into the hands of the enemy.  The heroism in action demonstrated by Private Fischer on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Wisconsin.

Fischle, 1LT Edward K. (25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

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

First Lieutenant Edward K. Fischle, 01247347, Infantry, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army.  During the period 1 August to 1 October 1950, Lieutenant Fischle served as assistant G1 of the 25th Infantry Division during combat operations in Korea.  His efficiency and skill in preparing and maintaining accurate troop strength accounts and casualty statistics greatly assisted the division personnel officer in procurement and allocation of replacement personnel for units of the Division, and provided valuable information for the division historian.  By his initiative and conscientious devotion to duty he surmounted many difficulties of communications and operational fluctuations to obtain necessary information from the units.  Lieutenant Fischle's outstanding service reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from New York.

Fish, John L. (Army)

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

The Bronze Star Medal is awarded to Corporal John L. Fish, 25th Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment, United States Army. During the period 10 July to 10 October 1950, Corporal Fish was responsible for the automotive maintenance of all vehicles of the 25th Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment. The task was rendered particularly difficult due to the rugged terrain over which the vehicles traveled, necessitating constant maintenance. he was further handicapped by a shortage of replacement parts. He exhibited unusual ingenuity and resourcefulness in maintaining all vehicles in operating condition, frequently working long hours to accomplish his mission. When members of the unit were on field trips, Corporal Fish assisted with the administrative work on numerous occasions, displaying notable versatility. Corporal Fish's technical ability, determination and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect the highest credit on himself and the Counter Intelligence Corps. Entered service from South Dakota.

Fisher, MSGT Alfred D. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 10 - 16 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant Alfred D. Fisher, RA17192292, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 16 August 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On that date his company was attacking enemy pavilions on a hill. When heavy enemy fire pinned down the leading elements of the company Sergeant Fisher, leader of the 60mm mortar section, moved forward to a position of great danger in order to observe and direct the fire of his mortars. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he remained in an exposed position, directing and adjusting mortar fire with such effect that enemy firepower was greatly neutralized, thereby enabling the company to resume its advance. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Fisher reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Wyoming.

Fisher, CPL Gordon W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fisher, CPL Lewis (25ID)

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

Corporal (then Private First Class) Lewis Fisher, RA15041797, Armor, Company A, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, United States Army.  As driver for his commanding officer from 25 July to 1 October 1950, Corporal (then Private First Class) Fisher rendered outstanding service during the early critical phase of the Korean conflict.  Carrying mail, PX supplies, and equipment on his daily visits to the platoons attached to the battalion, despite enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire, Corporal Fisher was instrumental in raising the morale of the front line troops and materially increased their efficiency.  Corporal Fisher's courageous initiative and unswerving devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from Kentucky.

Fisher, PFC Virgil L. (35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO59, 16Aug50)

Fisher, PVT W.D. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 153 - 16 September 1950

Private W.D. Fisher, RA17249810, Infantry, Medical Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 27 July 1950 near Yongdong, Korea the infantry company for which Private Fisher was serving as aidman came under intensive enemy artillery, machine gun and small arms fire.  On three different occasions during the day long fire fight, Private Fisher went forward of the main defensive line to remove men who had been wounded.  Private Fisher's valorous devotion to duty reflects great credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Illinois.

Fisher, William H. (7th Division)

General Orders No. 107 - 29 December 1950
Headquarters 7th Infantry Division

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant First Class William H. Fisher, RA19342605, Artillery, United States Army. While a member of Battery B, 15th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self-propelled), he distinguished himself by heroic action against an armed enemy near Suwon, Korea, on 26 September 1950. On this date, Sergeant Fisher, while in command of an automatic weapons section acting in support of the 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, discovered a camouflaged enemy tank. Realizing that a friendly tank located near him had not seen the enemy tank, Sergeant Fisher voluntarily and without regard for his personal safety, left his position of safety and exposed himself to heavy enemy fire as he made his way on foot to warn the crew of the friendly tank of the danger. He continued to expose himself to enemy fire while he directed friendly fire on the enemy tank until it was destroyed. This courageous action on the part of Sergeant Fisher resulted in the destruction of the enemy tank and contributed immeasurably to the success of the mission of his unit. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Fisher on this occasion reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Fitch, James F. (USN)

Fitzgerald, SFC Earl W. (valor) (7ID)

Fitzgerald, 1LT Jack B. (valor) (7ID)

Fitzgerald, Chaplain Joseph C. (11th Marines Regimental Chaplain)

PARTIAL CITATION FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE

An able and resourceful officer, Lieutenant Commander Fitzgerald displayed exceptional understanding and confidence in ministering to the spiritual and physical needs of the men in the regiment.  Exposing himself to intense enemy fire on many occasions, he unfailingly gave immediate consolation to the wounded, lending comfort to them in their distress.

Fitzpatrick, CPL William F. (7ID, Hvy Mortar Co., 31st Rgt.)

Fitzwater, PFC Carl S. (valor) (7ID)

Flaherty, Michael F. (USN)

Flahive, LT Ronald J. (3rd ID)

Flanagan, 1LT John H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fleming, Joseph P. (USN)

Fletcher, MAJ Lewis A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fletcher, Robert C. (USN)

Flores, SGT 1C Nestor J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fonseca, PFC Manuel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fonseca, SFC Manuel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Font, 2LT Joe A. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 156 - 17 September 1950

Second Lieutenant Joe A. Font, 057454, Infantry, Company A, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  Lieutenant Font's platoon, mounted on tanks, spearheaded the attack of the 1st Battalion on 2 August 1950 near Chungchon-ni, Korea.  When communications with the tank leader were disrupted, Lieutenant Font guided the tank until it was partly disabled by a direct hit.  Dismounting, he rallied his men and, in the face of heavy, direct hostile fire led the forward to knock out the antitank gun, thereby saving the tank from complete destruction and greatly facilitating the battalion advance.  Lieutenant Font's courageous and vigorous leadership reflect great credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Puerto Rico.

Fontanez, PFC Israel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Foor, CPL Walter W. (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 101 - June 05, 1951

The Bronze Star with “V” Device is awarded to Corporal Walter W Foor (then Private First Class), Infantry, U.S. Army, Company B, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 9 August 1950 near Shindo, Korea. The unit was engaged in attacking firmly established hostile hill positions when the leading elements were halted by an extremely intense volume of fire. As his platoon began reorganizing, Corporal Foor, with three comrades voluntarily moved forward and, in spite of the hail of bullets, began laying counterfire into the pillboxes. He then charged directly toward the enemy with such ferocity that they fell back disorganized and lost their positions. His selfless and courageous act materially aided the unit in the successful accomplishment of the mission with a minimum of casualties. Corporal Foor’s heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Iowa.

Forare, SGT Melvin K. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 411 - 31 October 1952

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Melvin K. Forare, RA27355675, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Battery, 82d Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (SP), 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 8 August 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On that date, Sergeant Forare, serving as assistant driver of an M-39 armored vehicle, was engaged in the evacuation of members of the 23d Infantry Regiment who had been wounded during an operation on Hill 266, (OLD BALDY). During that period the enemy was concentrating heavy fire throughout the valley making it impossible to maneuver this vehicle without exposing the wounded and crew to enemy fire. In spite of the heavy shell fire that was landing the in immediate vicinity, Sergeant Forare, without thought for personal safety, leaped from the vehicle and proceeded to direct the driver over the difficult terrain. While so engaged, Sergeant Forare was hist several times by shell fragments but remained at his job until the wounded had been removed from the danger area. His heroic actions and outstanding devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Minnesota.

Ford, PVT Stephen (3rd ID)

Formals, CPL Carl T. (24th ID)

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

Corporal Carl T. Formhals, RA 26331292, Medical Department, a member of Medical Company, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 5 July 1950 near Osan, Korea against an armed enemy. Corporal Formhals was performing duty as a litter bearer when the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment was ordered to withdraw. Corporal Formhals refused to leave the position without attempting to evacuate two wounded men. Even though he himself was not wounded he disregarded personal safety and while under machinegun, rifle and mortar fire from the enemy removed the wounded through rice paddies and over hills to safety. By refusing to leave his wounded comrades his action reflects the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Fornswarth, CAPT John A. (ARMY)

Ford, CPL Ray A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fortner, CPL Hilliard Jr. (3rd ID)

Forys, Victor S. (USN)

Fosella, Frank (AF)

Foss, 1LT Romaine S. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 140 - 9 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant Romaine S. Foss, 059947, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 9 March 1951 in the vicinity of Yudong-ni, Korea. On that sate he was a field artillery observer attached to Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, which was leading an assault on enemy-held Hill 481. Without regard for his own safety, Lieutenant Foss exposed himself to murderous small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire in order to direct effective artillery fire on the enemy’s positions fortified with pill boxes, trenches and foxholes. So effective was the fire he directed that the hostile force was compelled to relinquish its positions and flee in disorder. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Foss reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Foster, Robert (USN)

Foster, CPL Robert L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Foust, CPT Perry E. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

Frable, PFC Phillip R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fradd, John E. (USN)

Fragosa, PFC Ismael R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Frahm, MSgt. Willis E. (45ID)

Master Sergeant William E. Frahm, NG26345951, Infantry, United States Army, Company F, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by meritorious service in connection with military operations against an armed enemy, in Korea, from 28 October 1952 to 15 July 1953.  Serving as Platoon Sergeant, Sergeant Frahm displayed exemplary leadership in making his platoon a highly efficient combat unit.  His cheerful manner and constant devotion to duty were an inspiration to all who knew him.  Sergeant Frahm's fine record reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from Illinois.

NOTES ON ORDER:

What did the individual do that merits the award?

M/Sgt. Frahm took charge of his platoon and performed his duties in an outstanding, diligent manner.  He always showed excellent military bearing and neatness.  His outstanding leadership and devotion to duty have been an inspiration to his men.

Why was this outstanding when compared to others of like rank and experience in similar positions?

M/Sgt. Frahm took it upon himself to do much more than could be expected of him.  He constantly was striving to improve the efficiency of his men and his unit.  Through his efforts, he maintained a high state of morale in his platoon.  By always keeping abreast of latest tactics and equipment, he has always kept his platoon combat-ready.

Effect of this achievement or service

Because of his knowledge of tactical and combat situations, his platoon has become a highly efficient combat group.  His cheerful manner has kept the morale of his platoon at a high level.  Through his untiring efforts, M/Sgt. Frahm has molded a well-trained platoon of great value to Company F.

Narrative description of the achievement performed or service rendered

During the period 28 October 1952 to 15 July 1953 M/Sgt. Frahm has constantly performed his duties as Platoon Sergeant in an outstanding manner.  His superior leadership ability has been a distinct asset to both his superiors and his subordinates.  His own military bearing and devotion to duty has built within his platoon an esprit de corps which has been of great value to Company F.  Throughout his service with Company F, M/Sgt. Frahm has been an exceptional leader, and an inspiration to all who knew and worked with him.

Francis, PFC Bruce (24ID)

By direction of the President, Private First Class Bruce Francis, RA13314998, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Detachment, Division Artillery, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement in the vicinity of Masan, Korea, on 3 August 1950. Battery A, 11th Field Artillery Battalion, to which he was attached, was subjected to intense artillery shelling and suffered many casualties. With complete disregard for his own safety, he made repeated trips through withering fire, successfully evacuating the wounded to a position of relative safety. Private Francis’ heroic actions and complete devotion to his comrades reflect great credit on himself and the United States Medical Service. Entered service from York, Pennsylvania. (24th Div GO 210, 29 Oct 1950)

Francisco, CPL Charles (meritorious) (7ID)

Frank, SGT 1C Benjamin J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Frankina, CAPT Samuel N. (Army)

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

Captain Samuel N. Frankina, (then Sergeant First class), Medical Service Corps, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in October 1950 while making an advance in combat in the vicinity of Sin-Anju, Korea. A 2 1/2 -ton truck pulling a 105mm artillery piece was sideswiped by a passing vehicle, causing the gun and truck to jack-knife and roll over an embankment into a water filled rice paddy. The muzzle of the artillery piece caught in the embankment and was suspended precariously over the overturned truck which was carrying personnel, gasoline, and VE shells set for firing. Despite observation from enemy guerillas, the danger of fire and explosions, and the possibility of being crushed by dislodgement of the gun carriage, Captain Frankina voluntarily crawled under the truck, moved shells and equipment in order to extricate eight trapped soldiers. The prompt and courageous action of Captain Frankina resulted in saving the lives of two of the victims and reflects great credit on himself and the military service.

Franklin, Lon H. (USN)

Frank, SSGT Walter W. (USMC)

Fraser, 1LT Hugh W. (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) (35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO93, 29Aug50)

Frazier, James F. (USN)

Frazier, Paul W. (USN)

Frechette, SGT 1/C Thomas D. (45ID)

General Orders No. 456, 27 July 1953.  Corps of Engineers.  Bronze Star for Meritorious Service 1 April 1953 to 27 July 1953.  Entered the Federal service from Wisconsin. 

Frederick, CAPT John A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Freed, PFC Raymond E. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 71 - August 06, 1950

Private First Class Raymond E. Freed, RA13308901, Field Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 52d Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement in action against the enemy on 5 July 1950 at Osan, Korea. His unit was being attacked at close range by an enemy of superior number who were using tanks and automatic weapons. Without regard for personal safety, Private First Class Freed did without hesitation man his post on a 105 millimeter howitzer and continue to fire direct fire against enemy tanks at point blank range while under heavy counterfire. He was instrumental in destroying and damaging several enemy tanks. His superior performance of duty and complete disregard for personal safety reflects the highest credit on himself and the military service. He entered the military service from New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Freedman, SGT 1C Warren G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Freeman, CPL Carl F. (3rd ID)

Freeman, CAPT Lynn A. (2ID)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders Nol. 46 - 9 December 1960

Captain Lynn A. Freeman, (then First Lieutenant), Finance Corps, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy during the period 5 to 31 August 1950. As Liaison Officer, Headquarters, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Captain Freeman's outstanding bravery during a critical period under hazardous combat conditions advanced major tactical decisions for the effective operation of that organization in the Pusan Perimeter of Korea. His quick grasp of essential information, and his keen appreciation of regimental requirements for this intelligence provided guidance which resulted in the advanced planning necessary to accomplish vital military missions. His ability to evaluate the significance of events was thoroughly displayed, and was manifested by the accurate appraisals and recommendations which he made. His devotion to duty, as evidence by his penetration at night of areas infiltrated by the enemy, provided critical information of important operational, logistical, and administrative value. Captain Freeman's unselfish and courageous actions throughout this period are in the most cherished traditions of the United States Army, and reflect distinct credit upon himself and the military service.

Freeman, PFC Raymond V. (2ID)

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

Private First Class Raymond V. Freeman, RA14327906, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Battery, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyang, Korea.  On this date he was riding in a vehicle with six other men when it suddenly came under intense enemy small arms fire, which wounded one of the men and caused four others to leave the vehicle.  He and another man remained with their wounded comrade, and continued to proceed along the road until they were again halted by heavy enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire.  Forced to abandon their vehicle, Private Freeman, assisted by the other man, carried his wounded comrade through fields and ditches, under constant enemy observation and small arms fire, for a distance of approximately one mile, where they reached an aid station.  The selfless and heroic devotion to a wounded comrade displayed by Private Freeman on this occasion resulted in the saving of an comrade's life, and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from North Carolina.

Freitas, SGT Edward J. (3rd ID)

Frerichs, SGT Alfred H. (2ID)

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

Sergeant Alfred H. Frerichs, RA37466647, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a ember of Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 September 1950 in the vicinity of Mosan-ni, Korea. On that date Sergeant Frerichs, a medical aid man with a battalion aid station, was with his unit at a point approximately 1000 yards from the Naktong River. The enemy had launched an overwhelming attack against the battalion and almost immediately the aid station received several casualties. During this period the aid station was subjected to heavy concentrations of enemy artillery and mortar fire. Disregarding this severe fire, Sergeant Frerichs, with complete disregard for his personal safety, remained in the open and continued his treatment of the wounded. For a 24 hour period he continued his untiring efforts and by his calm indifference to the enemy fire was directly responsible for saving several lives. The heroic conduct and devotion to duty displayed on this occasion by Sergeant Frerichs reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. Entered the military service from California.

Fridriksson, MSGT Thorvaldur "Thorva" (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 113 - 21 December 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant Thorvaldur "Thorva" Fridriksson, RA37805267, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 October 1950 in the vicinity of Inchon-ni, Korea. On the afternoon of this date, he volunteered to lead a reconnaissance patrol with the mission of checking a civilian report that enemy troops, with arms, were in the vicinity of Inchon-ni. Approximately two miles outside the town the patrol was pinned down by enemy small arms and chine gun fire. Sergeant Fridriksson, with complete disregard for his own safety, remained in an exposed position and directed such accurate machine gun fire upon the enemy that the crew of an enemy machine gun were killed, enabling the patrol to withdraw without a casualty. On the trip back to the command post he rode in the lead jeep and directed the fire of his machine guns against the enemy small arms fire which was coming from both sides of the road. The heroic actions of Master Sergeant Fridriksson on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from Hennepin County, Minnesota.

[KWE Note: Master Sergeant Fridriksson was wounded in action on 30 November 1950 and returned to duty on  10 December 1950.]

Frier, PVT Jesse W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Frodyma, Edward J. (USN)

Frost, SFC Albert C. (3rd ID)

Fuchs, SGT Carl M. (7ID, Co. D, Eng. Combat Bn.

Fuentes-Santiago, CPL Jose (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Fuller, 1LT Robert N. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant Robert N. Fuller, Infantry, United States Army, a member of 1 Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne), 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 February 1951 near Chipyong-ni, Korea. On the afternoon of that date his platoon was assigned the mission of penetrating enemy lines, with the aid of four tanks, to contact a friendly armored relief column. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Lieutenant Fuller exposed himself to hostile small arms and grenade fire in order to direct the maximum amount of fire against the enemy. As a result, no tanks were hit by anti-tank fire, and only a minimum of casualties were suffered by the platoon. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant Fuller reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Funkhouser, CPL Marvin C. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 30 - 4 February 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Marvin C. Funkhouser, RA17204045, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 9 September 1950 near Yongsan, Korea. On the afternoon of that date he volunteered to lay a communication wire along the front lines between two rifle companies, a distance of approximately one mile. An enemy action was extremely active in this sector at the this time, and adequate communications between companies was absolutely necessary. In order to accomplish his mission, Corporal Funkhouser was forced to move over open terrain for the entire distance, often under direct enemy observation. With no thought for his own safety, he worked at laying this important communication line while under continuous enemy small arms and mortar fire. The heroism displayed by Corporal Funkhouser on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Home of record: Onawa, Iowa.

[KWE Note: SFC Marvin Funkhouser was wounded in action, captured 18 May 1951, and died of his wounds two days later at POW Camp #1. His remains haven’t been recovered.]

Furman, CAPT Arthur E. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO59, 16Aug50)

Fyffe, SGT Carl J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

 

 

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