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Gabbard, CPL Gene (24ID)

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

Corporal Gene Gabbard, RA15409447, 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 on 5 July 1950 near Osan, Korea. Battery A was in support of an infantry unit which was defending the town of Osan. The enemy had penetrated the front line units and had Battery A under observed tank and artillery fire. During this enemy attack, he became aware that a soldier had been wounded who was some distance from his position. With disregard for his own personal safety, Corporal Gabbard went to the assistance of the wounded man and helped him to a place of safety. The heroic achievement displayed by Corporal Gabbard reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Corporal Gabbard entered the service from New York City, New York.

Gable, PFC John A. (2ID)

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

Private First Class John A. Gable, RA13352977, (then Private), Corps of Engineers, United States Army, a member of Company B, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 14 to 17 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea.  Company B was a part of the 2d Regimental Combat Team which was completely surrounded by enemy forces.  The enemy held the surrounding high ground from which they had excellent observation and were able to place effective fire into the entire perimeter.  Private Gable was a member of a working party constructing shelters for the wounded.  With complete disregard for his own safety, he worked continuously under heavy enemy fire to accomplish this mission.  The heroic actions displayed by Private Gable reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Gaff, PFC Edward J. (2ID)

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

Private First Class Edward J. Gaff, RA11182099, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 May 1951 in the vicinity of Pungchon-ni, Korea.  On that date an observation post in front of the positions of Company K had been overrun by a numerically superior enemy force.  Private Gaff, well knowing the danger of death or capture involved, volunteered to be a member of a reconnaissance patrol to seek out the disposition of the enemy forces in preparation for a counter-attack.  With two comrades he moved forward, probing the enemy positions and marking their location.  After gaining the needed information, he, with his comrades, returned and reported the facts to his company commander.  Private Gaff then voluntarily joined the lead elements of the counterattack, charging and assaulting the enemy positions he had scouted with complete disregard for his own safety.  The heroism in action and aggressiveness displayed by Private Gaff on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Massachusetts.

Gagnon, CPL Arthur R. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Arthur R. Gagnon, RA16303629, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company M, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. The mortar platoon in which Corporal Gagnon was a gunner was attached to a rifle company in action against fierce and determined attacks by a numerically superior enemy. The mortar platoon and rifle company had been encircled by the enemy. In order to shift his mortar fire quickly to all parts of the perimeter, Corporal Gagnon removed the tube from the base plate, which was frozen in the ground, and placed it in his helmet, thus permitting utmost fire mobility. From this new position, he accounted for heavy casualties among the enemy, and enabled the rifle company and his platoon to withdraw to better positions. The heroism displayed by Corporal Gagnon reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Gaither, CPL Edward M.

For meritorious service November 1950 to August 1953.

Galavis, PFC Joe B. (3rd ID)

Galius, Rosalio (5RCT)

Gallagher, Chaplain Joseph P.F. (USNR)

Gallic, SGT 1C Michael J. (24ID)

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

Sergeant First Class Michael J. Gallic, RA16012335, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 12 July 1950 near Cho Chi Won, Korea. During an enemy attack, Company A was ordered to withdraw to new positions. Sergeant First Class Gallic, with disregard for his own safety, volunteered to protect the left flank of the company during its withdrawal. The only protection he had was on tank which was also left on the flank to help cover the withdrawal. During this time, Sergeant First Class Gallic was under heavy small arms and artillery fire. This act of courage and devotion to duty enabled the company to complete their withdrawal without suffering any casualties. The act of heroic achievement displayed by sergeant First Class Gallic reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Sergeant first Class Gallic entered the service from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

Gallman, BT2 Rayford M., USN, USS Perkins-DDR-877, 27 Oct. 1952

Gallo, Sgt. Carmen J. (7ID, Med Co., 31st Regt.)

Galloway, PFC Harold (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 115 - 23 December 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Harold Galloway, RA17271010, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 31 August to 3 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On the night of 31 August 1950 the enemy, attacking in overwhelming numbers, had penetrated our lines and were attempting to make a complete breakthrough in that area. During the enemy advance, a small group of men from a heavy weapons company were cut off and surrounded by the enemy. The group formed a perimeter defense and dug in. Private Galloway was a member of this group. From 1 to 3 September 1950 the perimeter was under constant, heavy enemy artillery, mortar, and machine gun fire and was subjected to frenzied and frequent hostile assaults. Rations were low, and the only water available to the men was the early morning dew that gathered from the grass, rifle stocks and other equipment. In spite of these adversities Private Galloway was constantly in the midst of every fire fight and aided in beating off the determined enemy attacks. Throughout this trying period, his unfailing determination and fortitude were a constant source of inspiration to his comrades and contributed greatly to the sturdy defense of the perimeter. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Private First Class Galloway reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the high traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from Hastings, Nebraska.

Galvin, Bernard E. (24th ID)

General Orders No. 196 - 22 October 1950
Headquarters 24th Division

Private First Class Bernard E. Galvin, RA17258851, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 5th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement near Kumchon, Korea, on 24 September 1950. During an attack his company was pinned down by concentrated enemy tank and machine gun fire resulting in numerous casualties. Realizing that only one aid nab was available to tend the many wounded, Private Galvin left his position of relative safety and although continuously exposed to the heavy enemy fire, assisted in rendering life saving medical aid. Through his courage and unhesitant devotion to duty the many who died were materially comforted. His heroic action reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army. Entered military service from Askov, Minnesota.

Garcia, CAPT Alberto J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Garcia, SGT 1C Carlos (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Garcia, MSGT Eduardo E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Garcia, PFC Francisco G. (3rd ID)

Garcia, MSGT Luis E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Garcia, SGT 1C Pablo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Garcia, 2LT Sady (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Garcia, SGT Victor R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Garcia-Cabella, SGT Rafael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Garcia-Ortiz, SGT Manuel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gardner, PFC Donland (CO F, 35th Inf. Regt.)

Garland, CPL Christopher J.  (Wolfhounds) (Bronze Star with V)

Garman, MSGT Jack L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Garman, CPL James E. (25ID)

General Orders No. 59 - 16 August 1950
Headquarters, 25th Division

The Bronze Star with V Device is awarded to Corporal James E. Garman, Infantry, Company F, 27th Infantry Regiment, United States Army. On 25 July 1950 near Yongdong, Korea, Corporal Garman was in charge of a squad whose mission was protection of the observation post. When the enemy subjected the observation post to intense automatic weapons and small arms fire, Corporal Garman refused to withdraw and by skillful deployment of his squad repelled the enemy attack, and enabled the forward observer to continue his fire mission. Corporal Garman's courage and determination reflect great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Garmann, CPL Dale H. (3rd ID)

Garner, SGT Daniel T. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Daniel T. Garner, RA14342261, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Tank Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. Sergeant Garner was a crew member of a tank platoon operating within a few yards of approximately 600 enemy who, by a ruse of offering to surrender, had succeeded in practically encircling the tanks before opening fire. Sergeant Garner's tank slid off the steep bank of the road and overturned, pinning the tank platoon leader between the 76mm tank gun and the turret of the tank. Sergeant Garner was the first to crawl out of the tank and, heedless of the heavy small arms fire about him and shouting derision to the enemy who demanded the surrender of the tank crew, directed the other members to assist him in freeing the platoon leader from the trap. After doing so, he covered his crew members with rifle fire while they withdrew with the injured officer until they were picked up by another tank which had come forward to their rescue. By his courageous action Sergeant Garner saved the life of the wounded officer, since the tank platoon and supporting rifle troops had to withdraw immediately in the face of overwhelming odds. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Garner reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from North Carolina.

Garner, PFC Ralph E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Garrard, SGT David W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Garren, CPL Joseph E. (Army)

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

Corporal Joseph E. Garren, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Sang Mago Ri, Korea, on 19 September 1952. When it became apparent that a patrol pinned down by enemy fire was in danger of suffering severe casualties because of inability to provide covering fire, Corporal Garren gathered several weapons and took a position on the forward slope of the hill. From that exposed position he was able to return enemy fire with such effectiveness that the trapped patrol was able to withdraw to friendly lines, bringing wounded with them. The courageous action of Corporal Garren in drawing enemy fire on himself in order to aid his comrades reflects great credit on him and the military service.

Garrett, PVT Dannie (35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO86, 27Aug50)

Garrett, Eddie K. (45ID)

PFC Eddie K. Garrett, 20, of Hamilton [Ohio], has been awarded the Bronze Star with V for valor while serving with the 45th Thunderbird Division in Korea. A member of Company E, 180th Infantry Regiment, Garrett was on a patrol with the 3rd Platoon of the Company on January 12th 1952. They were withdrawing along a canal in the Korean No Man's Land under fire from the enemy after a raid on a nearby hill. During this operation Garrett saw a wounded United Nations soldier lying in a ravine about 100 yards south of the canal the citation reads. Heedless of his own safety, Private Garrett braved the severe fire from enemy mortar and machine gun emplacements to the north and southwest as he raced across the open ground to where the casualty lay. He then succeeded in carrying the wounded man to the safety of the canal. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Private Garrett in rescuing his fallen comrade reflect great credit on himself and service.

Garvin, CPL Charles R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gasparini-Colon, SGT Benigno (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gasperlin, SFC Leo L. (3rd ID)

Gass, LT Charles P. (3rd ID)

Gassett, LT COL Silas (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 252 - 22 October 1950

Lieutenant Colonel Silas Gassett, 031481, General Staff Corps, Headquarters 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. During the attack on Kunsan, Korea on 30 September 1950, Lieutenant Colonel Gassett rendered outstanding service as Division G-4. Realizing that the rapidly advancing elements of the Division were about to outrun their base of supply, he personally followed the leading infantry unit into Kunsan, Korea in order to locate enemy supplies and to reconnoiter suitable dumps for supplies arriving by sea. By his initiative and loyal devotion to duty, Lieutenant Colonel Gassett assisted materially in the successful supply operations of the 25th Infantry Division in Korea, and personifies the highest traditions of the armed services. Entered the military service from Oklahoma.

Gates, 1LT Delbert C. (24ID)

General Orders No. 56 - 24 July 1950

First Lieutenant Delbert C. Gates, 0-1313394, 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 action against the enemy near Chonan, Korea, on 10 July 1950. During an enemy attack on the First Battalion’s position, First Lieutenant Gates, without regard of his own personal safety made several trips from his position to the Regimental Ammunition Dump to bring his unit ammunition as their supply was almost exhausted. During these trips to the Regimental Ammunition Dump he had to go through heavy artillery and mortar fire. The route traversed by First Lieutenant Gates was so hazardous that on one occasion his vehicle was hit by artillery fire, and he was blown out of it. Undaunted by this he secured another vehicle and transferred the ammunition to it and proceeded on to his unit. The courage and leadership displayed by First Lieutenant Gates was an inspiration to the men and also kept the unit supplied with ammunition. The heroic achievement displayed by First Lieutenant Gates reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Home of record: Joinerville, Texas.

Gates, CPL Robert B.

Then PFC, United States Air Force, 12 December 1952.  Bronze Star for meritorious service.

Gathers, PVT Hillard Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gaunt, CPL Arthur L. (24ID)

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

Sergeant, then Corporal, Arthur L. Gaunt, RA35884210, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 34th infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 19 July 1950 at Taejon, Korea. During a withdrawal by Company L, Sergeant Gaunt and fellow members of his machinegun squad stayed behind to cover the withdrawal. Acting on their own initiative, Sergeant Gaunt and the other men of his squad kept setting their gun in position and firing until forced to withdraw further to the rear. As a result of their actions, the entire company was able to withdraw safely. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Sergeant Gaunt reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Covington, Kentucky.

Gauthier, Gene F. (USN)

Gavillan, 1LT Melquades (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gavin, CPL Raymond C.

Gaylor, CPL John C. (3rd ID)

Gaylord, William A. (5th RCT)

Gaynor, PFC Bernard J. (artillery)

By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to the following named enlisted man:

Private First Class Bernard J. Gaynor, US52175111, Artillery, United States Army.  Private Gaynor, a member of an artillery battery, distinguished himself by heroism in action against the enemy in the vicinity of Tongmangni-Polmukkae, Korea.  Early on the morning of 8 February 1953 Private Gaynor was performing his duties as Number Five Man 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer when the weapon exploded during a scheduled fire mission against the enemy, resulting in the death of two men and serious injury of another.  The explosion started a fire on the carrier and blew the caps off the gas tanks.  Faced with the knowledge that the gas tanks could explode and that there were fifty rounds of 155mm ammunition in the immediate vicinity, Private Gaynor efficiently and calmly worked to extinguish the fire.  Private Gaynor's expeditious action in fighting the fire helped to prevent an even greater loss of personnel and materiel.  The prompt, courageous, and determined action taken by Private Gaynor with complete disregard for his own life set an example for all his comrades to follow in this emergency.  The heroism exhibited by Private Gaynor on this occasion reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from Ohio.

Gebelin, CAPT Albert Louis

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Captain Albert Louis Gebelin (NSN: 0-73494/1100), United States Navy, for meritorious service as Commander Destroyer Division Fifty-two and Commander Task Unit Ninety-Five Point Two Point One, during combat operations against enemy North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces in the Korean Theater from 19 May 1953 to 30 May 1953. Captain Gebelin, consistently exhibited outstanding professional skill and aggressiveness in the performance of his duties throughout this period. His duties included maintaining the blockade and patrol of Wonsan Harbor necessitating the destroyers under his command, including his own flagship, remaining inside the confines of the harbor, leaving only to replenish or during bombardment by heavy friendly ships. Despite operating within range of the enemy shore batteries, he operated his task unit in an extremely efficient and effective manner successfully defending the United Nations held islands in the harbor and inflicting considerable damage to enemy installations within range of his gunfire. By his courageous conduct, aggressiveness, and determination he contributed materially to the success of all missions assigned and to the termination of the conflict with the Communist Forces in North Korea. His inspiring leadership and steadfast devotion to duty were at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Captain Gebelin is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Geboski, SGT Theodore (3ID)

Geer, Myles E. (3rd ID)

Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 13 - 26 January 1954

The Bronze Star medal is awarded to 1Lt. Myles E. Geer, 02028690, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, for meritorious achievement in ground operations against an armed enemy in Korea from 10 January 1953 to 5 January 1954.  Lieutenant Geer, serving as Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Battalion S-1, and later as S-2, performed his duties in a superior manner.  His tireless enthusiasm, aggressive leadership qualities and persistent efforts in training and leading his men were instrumental in achieving the unit's high morale and close coordination despite adverse conditions.  He supervised the preparation and maintenance of personnel records, reports, rosters, and correspondence with exceptional efficiency and a meticulous attention to detail.  His valuable services in the collection, evaluation, interpretation and dissemination of military intelligence contributed materially to the Battalion's constant combat preparedness.  Lieutenant Geer's outstanding skill, initiative and untiring devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered Federal Service from New Jersey.

Gendreau, PFC Armand J. (2ID) (posthumous)

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

Private First Class Armand J. Bendreau, RA11175480, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 31 August 1950 in the vicinity of Am-Sin, Korea.  On this date his company was withdrawing before a numerically superior enemy force.  Private Gendreau, a rifleman, repeatedly exposed himself to heavy small arms fire in order to assist in the evacuation of wounded comrades.  After assisting several men to safety he noticed one wounded soldier still lying exposed to the enemy fire.  With complete indifference for his personal safety he dashed to his assistance and, disregarding the intense enemy mortar and small arms fire, carried his wounded comrade to safety, thereby saving him from certain capture and possible death.  His heroic actions were responsible for the saving of many lives and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Massachusetts.

Genova, SGT 1C Phillip G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

George, 1LT Kananie E. (25ID)

First Lieutenant Kananie E. George, 02203018, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 2 August 1950 near Chindong-ni, Korea, Lieutenant George and four enlisted men discovered a medium tank, the turret of which had been damaged by an enemy antitank gun.  Although they were unfamiliar with the operation of a tank, they succeeded in placing it in operation and moving it to the battalion area.  When the enemy attacked the following morning, Lieutenant George, acting as tank commander, with the four enlisted men as crewmen, moved the tank into position and directed fire on the attacking forces, notwithstanding the hazards of an open turret.  When the 76mm gun jammed, they moved the tank around the perimeter directing 30 and 50 caliber machine gun fire on the enemy, until all ammunition had been expended and the tank caught fire.  By their bold and ingenious actions, they had destroyed two hostile machine gun positions, and inflicted numerous casualties on the enemy.  The resourcefulness, initiative and courage displayed by Lieutenant George reflect the greatest credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Gerhardt, Earl Alvin Jr.

Gerwick, 2LT Carl L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gethers, 1LT Chester G. (159th FAB, 25ID) (GO91, 28Aug50)

Giebelhaus, SGT Charles J. (955th FAB, 24ID)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 12 - 11 April 1961

Sergeant Charles J. Giebelhaus, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Battery, 955th Field Artillery Battalion, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in Hyon-ni, Korea, on 25 April 1951. When an enemy force of undetermined size attacked the 24th Division airstrip with mortar, automatic weapons, and small arms fire, Sergeant Giebelhaus manned a machine gun from an emplacement in the forward perimeter. His accurate and continuous barrage provided maximum fire support, and enabled the successful establishment of another defensive position which prevented the enemy from closing in and destroying light aircraft located in the area. With utter disregard for his own personal safety, and despite the fact that his position was subjected to heavy mortar and machine gun fire, Sergeant Giebelhaus remained at his post. Only when his supply of ammunition was completely depleted did he fall back within the perimeter, bringing his machine gun with him. Sergeant Giebelhaus' heroic actions are worthy of emulation, and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.

Giannotti, William J. (USN)

Gibala, PFC Chester J. (3rd ID)

Gibbons, SFC Mortimer C. (35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO91, 28Aug50)

Gibbs, 1LT Cyrus L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gibbs, PVT Vegan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Giberson, 1LT Louis G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gibson, CPL Carl (25ID)

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

Corporal Carl Gibson, RA16179757, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  From 28 July to 1 September 1950, as a member of a battalion medical company in combat during the extremely difficult days of the Korean conflict, Corporal Gibson served with 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 savings of numerous lives.  Corporal Gibson's courageous devotion to duty, initiative and technical knowledge reflect the greatest credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Michigan.

Gibson, SGT 1C William G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Giebelhaus, Charles J. (Bronze Star with V)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 12 - 11 April 1961

Sergeant Charles J. Giebelhaus, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Battery, 955th Field Artillery Battalion, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in Hyon-ni, Korea, on 25 April 1951. When an enemy force of undetermined size attacked the 24th Division airstrip with mortar, automatic weapons, and small arms fire, Sergeant Giebelhaus manned a machine gun from an emplacement in the forward perimeter. His accurate and continuous barrage provided maximum fire support, and enabled the successful establishment of another defensive position which prevented the enemy from closing in and destroying light aircraft located in the area. With utter disregard for his own personal safety, and despite the fact that his position was subjected to heavy mortar and machine gun fire, Sergeant Giebelhaus remained at his post. Only when his supply of ammunition was completely deplenished did he fall back within the perimeter, bringing his machine gun with him. Sergeant Giebelhaus' heroic actions are worthy of emulation, and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Home of record: New York (possibly Bronx).

Giebler, SGT Eugene D. (3rd ID)|

Gilbert, PVT Calvin E. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 56

Private Calvin E. Gilbert, RA17260425, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company B, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th infantry Division is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 5 July 1950, near Osan, Korea. Private Gilbert was attached to the 4.2 mortar platoon as an ammunition bearer. He displayed extraordinary courage by making many trips into an area that was under heavy artillery and mortar fire to carry ammunition to the gun positions. At one time when the gun positions were under and enemy tank attack, he picked up a rocket launcher and fired on the enemy tanks until his ammunition was exhausted and his position was overrun by the enemy. This act of braver reflects great credit on himself and the Military Service.

Gilliam, PFC Robert L. (25ID)

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

Private First Class Robert L. Gilliam, RA57320130, Artillery, Battery C, 159th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army.  When the battery position became untenable on 1 September 1950 in the vicinity of Haman, Korea and march order was given, Private First Class Gilliam and three enlisted men who attempted to save their howitzer were subjected to concerted hostile fire from commanding positions.  Although forced to seek cover on three occasions, Private First Class Gilliam and his crew, heedless of the withering fire, disengaged the trails which were imbedded in the ground, coupled the howitzer to the prime mover and moved through a narrow pass under enemy fire to bring the gun and vehicle to safety.  Private First Class Gilliam's courage, determination and heroic devotion to duty prevented capture by the enemy of valuable equipment and reflect the highest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from North Carolina.

Gillis, SGT George (21st AAA AW BN)

Gilspie, CPL Vuncie L. (24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO90, 28Aug50)

Girard, SGT Virgil P (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 893 - 31 December 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Virgil P. Girard, US55077462, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 8 October 1951 in the vicinity of Satae-ri, Korea. On this date Company L was engaged in an assault on a strategic and well fortified enemy-held hill. As Sergeant Girard and his unit were advancing toward their objective, the determined hostile force suddenly launched an intense concentration of small arm, automatic weapons and mortar fire on the friendly elements forcing them to seek cover. Fully realizing the importance of his unit’s mission, Sergeant Girard summoned a comrade, and together they fearlessly moved a machine gun to an exposed position from where accurate fire could be placed upon the well entrenched foe. From this site, although under direct enemy observation and fire, Sergeant Girard unleashed such devastating fire that the enemy was pinned down, enabling friendly elements to resume their assault and drive the enemy from his position. The initiative and courage shown by Sergeant Girard on this occasion were an inspiration to all who observed him and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Girch, PFC Paul W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 241 - 29 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Paul W. Girch, ER172l9l26, Artillery, Army of the United States, Battery A, 38 Field th Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry, Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 16 and 17 May 1951, in the vicinity of Tongsan-myon, Korea. Private Girch was a member of a forward observer team attached to Company E, 38th Infantry Regiment. At about 2100 hours, the company was attacked by a numerically superior enemy force. This was repulsed with the aid of artillery fire, but the enemy again attacked at 2300 hours, at which time the company was penetrated and driven back, and the officer in charge of the Forward Observer party was seriously wounded. At this critical time Private Girch took over the duties of Forward Observer and succeeded in adjusting fire onto the attacking enemy. His alert action was instrumental in slowing the enemy down and inflicting heavy casualties upon them, and enabled the Infantry to make an orderly withdrawal with a minimum loss of life. The heroism displayed by Private Girch reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Giroux, CWO Rosaire (25ID)

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

Chief Warrant Officer Rosaire Giroux, W904117, Headquarters 25th Infantry Division, United States Army.  During the period 14 July to 30 September 1950, Warrant Officer Giroux served as Division Casualty Officer with notable distinction.  Upon entry of the Division into the Korean conflict, Warrant Officer Giroux formulated tentative directives for casualty report in and established an efficient system of records.  Upon receipt of instructions from higher headquarters, he further implemented his directives, exhibiting great resourcefulness in covering problems which had not been anticipated.  He devised effective methods of gaining information from many sources to expedite reporting procedures.  During this period he checked in detail, recorded, and forwarded approximately 6000 reports and personnel records thereby greatly facilitating notification of next of kin and administration of evacuated personnel.  Warrant Officer Giroux's thorough knowledge of Army procedure, enthusiastic and cheerful devotion to his work, sound judgment and exemplary initiative reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Oregon.

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

Glackin, CPL James G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Glass, 1LT Russell F.

Glidewell, CAPT Calvin E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Goebel, SGT Norman J. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO86, 27Aug50)

Gomez, SGT Antonio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gomez, SGT Joe A. (24ID)

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

Sergeant Joe A. Gomez (then corporal) Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic conduct in action against the enemy, in the vicinity of Pyongtaek and Taejon, Korea, from 2 July to 15 July 1950. The enemy had launched a fierce and determined attack with numerically superior force against friendly defense lies, forcing a withdrawal. His company was assigned the mission of covering the withdrawal of his battalion by delaying and disorganizing enemy attacking forces. Sergeant Gomez displayed outstanding ability and forceful leadership while successfully leading 2.36 rocket launcher teams which effected deadly fire on hostile forces and caused heavy casualties. He voluntarily led numerous dangerous but successful reconnaissance and combat patrols into enemy territory without regard to his personal safety. Sergeant Gomez' courageous actions and outstanding leadership reflect credit upon himself and the military service.  Home of Record: Adair, Oklahoma.

Gomez, PFC Miguel R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gomez-Ramos, SGT 1C Luciano (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gonder, SGT Ivan E. (3ID)

Greenville Delta Democrat Times (MS)
February 19, 1951

OSCEOLA MILLS, PA—Sgt. Ivan E. Gonder, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Gonder, 110 Stone St., Osceola Mills, has been awarded a Bronze Star Medal with letter "V" device for "heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States” as a member of Company C, 15th Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. The citation, and award of the Medal issued by Headquarters Third Division, reads in part: “Private First Class Ivan E. Gonder on 31 March 1952 while in position to ambush an enemy patrol near Majon-Ni, Korea was fired on by a numerically superior enemy force and one man was wounded. Due to an intercepted radio message which stated that the foe was sending twin forces on this patrol, the platoon was ordered to withdraw. After improvising a litter for the wounded man, the friendly forces began the withdrawal while the platoon sergeant opened fire, but immediately had his fire returned by the foe. Upon hearing this Private Gonder, a member of the platoon, unhesitatingly moved to the rear and commenced firing his automatic rifle. With devastating accuracy, he covered the area with a lethal hail of fire, forcing the enemy to seek cover and allowing friendly troops to withdraw safely. Private Gonder's outstanding heroism and initiative reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.” Having since been promoted to sergeant, Gonder was serving with 3 Platoon rd Co. C, 15th Infantry Regiment.

Gontang, SGT Isidro (25ID)

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

Sergeant Isidro R. Gontang, RA39243684, Quartermaster Corps, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army.  As section sergeant of a quartermaster truck platoon from 25 September to 8 October 1950 during the Korean conflict, Sergeant Gontang served with distinction.  During the rapid advance of the landing elements of the Division, it was necessary for all supplies to be sent forward from the railhead by motor transport, a distance of over 150 miles.  By maintaining a maximum number of vehicles operating over this route despite the constant threat of enemy action and mechanical failure, Sergeant Gontang greatly assisted materially in accomplishing the mission of his platoon.  Sergeant Gontang's untiring devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the American soldier.  Entered the military service from Philippine Islands.

Gonzales, SFC Enrique C. (Army)

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

Sergeant First Class Enrique C. Gonzales, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Inje, Korea, on 27 May 1951. While directing an attack from the forward slope of a small rise, the company commander was seriously wounded. Without regard to his own safety, Sergeant Gonzales left the protection of his covered position and ran approximately 50 yards through intense enemy small arms fire to bring his commander to safety. The prompt and courageous action of Sergeant Gonzales reflects great credit on himself and is in keeping with the high traditions of the military service.

Gonzalez, SGT 1C Jose M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gonzales, 2LT Robert R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gonzales-Julia, CAPT Gilberto

Gonzales-Rivera, SGT Jose D. (3rd ID)

Gonzalez, SGT Felix (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gonzalez, SGT Higinio Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gonzalez, CPL Juan F.

Gonzalez, CPL Juan P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gonzalez-Camacho, CPL Abisai (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gonzalez-Quiros, MSGT Gilberto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gonzalez-Rivera, PVT Juan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gonzalez-Santa, PFC Francisco (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Goodney, Willard K. (USN)

Goodwin, 1LT Andrew L. (KMAG) (Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, Eighth United States Army Korea
General Orders No. 428 - June 14, 1951

1LT Andrew L. Goodwin, 01309547, Infantry, United States Army.  Lieutenant Goodwin, as a member of the United States Military Advisory Group to the Republic of Korea, is cited for heroism in action against the enemy in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea, from 11 to 13 February 1951.  On 11 February 1951, when a Chinese Communist Force estimated at one division attacked the positions of the 10th Regiment, 8th Republic of Korea Division, Lieutenant Goodwin, a United States Advisor with the regiment, immediately went to the 3d Battalion area to advise and assist the battalion commander in the defense of his sector.  He continued his outstanding efforts with the battalion until the preponderance of enemy strength broke the friendly lines and the unit was overrun.  Organizing a small force of the withdrawing troops, he led them through the enemy infested area to the regimental command post to establish new defense lines.  When last seen on 13 February, Lieutenant Goodwin had assumed command of a platoon of Republic of Korea soldiers and was trying to establish a new defense line four miles north of Hoengsong.  The heroism displayed by Lieutenant Goodwin during this engagement reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the federal service from California.

Goodwine, MSGT David Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Goodyear, SFC Lee R. (25ID) (Med. Det. HQ, 25th Div.)

Gooldy, PFC John H. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 138 - 10 September 1950

Private First Class John H. Gooldy, RA17255004, Infantry, Company C, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 25 July 1950 near Sangnyong-ni, Korea after a large hostile force had been driven off by artillery fire a few enemy remained in foxholes about 175 yards on the flank, harassing the company.  Exposing himself to this well-directed sniper and small arms fire, Private First Class Gooldy located the group, killed two of the snipers and was instrumental in causing the entire force to disperse.  Private First Class Gooldy's outstanding courage reflects great credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Missouri.

Gordan, PFC Freddie M. Jr. (24ID - 24MP Company) (GOS 166 - 6 October 1950)

Gordon, Gerald E.

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 79 - 25 October 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Gerald E. Gordon, RA17260472, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery C, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 17 September 1950 in the vicinity of Chobi-gok, Korea. On this date, he was a crew member of an M-19 self propelled gun. As the vehicle was advancing along a narrow road that ran through open country, it was fired upon by several enemy antitank guns and suffered two direct his which immobilized it. Although the vehicle had been stopped in an exposed position, Sergeant Gordon did not seek cover, but remained with the crew and continued to deliver effective supporting fire upon the enemy. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he assisted in wiping out, by small arms fire, the crew of an enemy machine gun which opened fire on their flank. His heroic and determined action was a vital factor in eliminating the enemy and clearing the way for the advance of the infantry. The heroic service and devotion to duty of Sergeant Gordon reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Gordon, 1LT Harry H.

Gordon, Robert E. (25th ID)

General Orders No. 130 - 18 February 1951
25th Infantry Division

The Award of the First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Corporal Robert E. Gordon, Infantry, Company D, 35th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. Near Haman, Korea, on 22 September 1950, Corporal Gordon’s machine gun section was threatened by a strong hostile force. Despite a deadly hail of machine gun and rifle bullets, he voluntarily traversed a large open area to a friendly tank, led it back through the withering fire and directed its support with such accuracy that the enemy were driven to flight. Corporal Gordon’s initiative, courage and devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and the American soldier. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Goss, WO JG Thomas G. (1CAV)

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

Warrant Officer Junior Grade Thomas G. Goss, W906754, United States Army, Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 10 September 1950, near Tabu-dong, Korea.  When supplies were needed by the forward elements of his company, Warrant Officer Goss took upon himself the task of leading a Korean supply train to his comrades who were attempting to seize Hill 314 from the enemy.  For over three hours he led the supply train up the hill, under enemy observation at all times and subjected to direct fire from artillery, automatic weapons and small arms fire.  Several times when his supply train members broke and ran, after shelling had caused several casualties, Warrant Officer Goss rounded them up from an area of approximately 1,000 yards, and continued to send them forward.  When finally reaching the company command post, he supervised the distribution of ammunition and did not leave the area until he was certain that his services could no longer be utilized.  His action resulted in the replenishing of vitally needed ammunition under the most difficult circumstances of terrain and enemy fire.  Warrant Officer Goss' leadership reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from New York.

Gould, CPL John R. (25ID)

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

Corporal John R. Gould, RA13166887, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 11 August 1950 near Changyong, Korea, the company with which Corporal Gould was serving as aidman came under such heavy artillery, mortar and small arms fire that withdrawal was mandatory.  Corporal Gould refused to leave the numerous wounded but remained to give first aid and comfort.  Moving among them, heedless of the increase in fire, he administered to the men for two hours until evacuation of the entire group could be effected.  Corporal Gould's heroic and determined devotion to duty and to the wounded reflects the highest credit on himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from West Virginia.

Gotas, LT Anastasios S. (3rd ID)

Grace, SFC Edward (24ID)(posthumous)

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

Sergeant First Class Edward Grace, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in action against the enemy near Anju, Korea, on 4 November 1950. His platoon was occupying forward positions, with the mission of delaying the advance of attacking enemy forces and covering the withdrawal of friendly units to secondary defense positions. He fought tenaciously, assisted in repelling a series of assaults, and inflicted heavy casualties upon the enemy until the platoon's ammunition supply was virtually exhausted and the position surrounded by hostile forces. During this critical period, Sergeant Grace directed the fire of his comrades from a position openly exposed to enemy fire and, despite two wounds received, he refused to seek cover. As the attack progressed he was mortally wounded by enemy machine-gun fire. Sergeant Grace's courageous actions and selfless devotion to duty were an inspiration to his fellow soldiers and reflect credit on himself and the military service.  Home of Record: Athens, Ohio.

Grafals, 2LT Gilberto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Graff, PFC Lewis C. (24ID) (24MP Company) (GO166 - 6 October 1950)

Graffam, SFC Richard L.

Graham, PFC Duane R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Graham, 1LT James A. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Graham, CWO James I. Jr. (USMC)

Graham, CPL Richard L. (25ID)

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

Corporal Richard L. Graham, RA13904131, Infantry, Company B, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 9 September 1950 while his company was advancing on Chindong-ni, Korea, Corporal Graham heard a cry for help coming from the vicinity of a known minefield.  Despite the intense machine gun fire covering the minefield, Corporal Graham unhesitatingly went to the assistance of the wounded soldier and carried him to safety.  Corporal Graham's initiative and heroic devotion to his fellow soldiers reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from New York.

Graham, PFC Tommie D. (25th ID) (Sv Co., 35th Inf. Regt.)

Grainger, SGT 1C Jack T. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gramm, PFC John A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Grams, 2LT James W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 38 -1 2 February 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Second Lieutenant James W. Grams, 02014605, Artillery, Army of the United States, a member of Battery C, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 November 1950 in the vicinity of Pugwon, Korea. On the afternoon of this date he was accompanying the forward elements of a rifle company, as a forward observer, while that unit was attacking enemy-held positions. He constantly exposed himself to the heavy enemy fire, with utter disregard for his personal safety, in order to locate and direct artillery fire upon the well concealed and heavily defended enemy positions. The accurate fire that he directed from his exposed position inflicted great losses upon the enemy and enabled the rifle company to accomplish its mission with a minimum of casualties. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant Grams reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Virginia, Minnesota.

[KWE Note: Lieutenant Grams was killed in action on 13 February 1951, the day after this GO came out.]

Gran, SGT Vernon A. (25th ID) (HQ & HQ Co.. 1st Bn., 5th Inf. Regt.)

Grandy, CPL James H. (ARMY)

Graniello, CPL Joe H. (3rd ID)

Grant, SGT James (24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO63, 18Aug50)

Grant, Keiran J. (USN)

Grant, PFC Earl (25th ID) (Med. Co., 24th Inf. Regt.)

Grant, Theodore M. (Chosin, C Co., 12Jan51)

Graveline, CAPT Ernest L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 8 - 9 January 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Captain Ernest L. Graveline, 0975954, Medical Corps, Army of the United States, a member of Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 September 1950 in the vicinity of Anui, Korea. On that date, Captain Graveline was a battalion surgeon. At that time the battalion area was subjected to a heavy barrage of enemy mortar and artillery fire and, in the early stages of this barrage, several men were wounded. In spite of the flying shrapnel around him and with absolute disregard for his personal safety, Captain Graveline calmly administered medical aid to the wounded men in an open area being used as the battalion command post, which was the target of the barrage. At no time during this action did he attempt to take cover, and he voluntarily remained in the open with the wounded men until all had been taken care of and removed to safety. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Graveline reflect great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the high traditions of the medical and military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Green, CPL Curtis (25th ID) (24th Inf. Regt.)

Green, SGT James G. (25ID)

Sergeant James G. Green, RA6786934, Quartermaster Corps, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army.  As section sergeant of a quartermaster truck platoon from 25 September to 8 October 1950 during the Korean conflict, Sergeant Green served with distinction.  During the rapid advance of the leading elements of the Division it was necessary for all supplies to be sent forward from the railhead by motor transport, a distance over 150 miles.  By maintaining a maximum number of vehicles operating over this route despite the constant threat of enemy action and mechanical failure, Sergeant Green greatly assisted materially in accomplishing the mission of his platoon.  Sergeant Green's untiring devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the American soldier.  Entered the military service from Maryland.

Green, CAPT James L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Green, SGT Howard W. (25th ID) (Co. A, 89th Med. Tk Bn.)

Greener, PVT Charles M. (90th FAB, 25ID) (GO96, 29Aug50)

Greenes, CAPT Joseph (2ID)

The Bronze Star for Meritorious Service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to Captain Joseph Greenes, 01176983, Artillery, Army of the United States, Battery C, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division in Korea, from 1 July 1951 to 10 September 1951. Entered the military service from Ohio. 2ID GO 17, 15 Jan 1952. He was born 5 January 1918, died 7 November 2009.

Greenfield, PFC Ronald J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Greer, SGT Denver W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 83 - 30 October 1951

Sergeant Denver W. Greer, RA19346651, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Detachment, 2d Infantry Division Artillery, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea.  On that date he was in charge of a Battalion Aid Station, with two assistants to help him.  The enemy had infiltrated through the front lines in small groups and were subjecting the main supply route to anti-tank and small arms fire.  When it was reported that there was a seriously wounded man five hundred yards down the road, Sergeant Greer, with total indifference for his safety, voluntarily took the ambulance and started out to find him.  He drove around a disabled anti-aircraft firing vehicle which was still exchanging fire with an enemy anti-tank gun and proceeded down the road to the location of the wounded soldier.  Although the area was subjected to intense small arms and mortar fire, he obtained the aid of two men, who were seeking cover in a ditch, to help him load the wounded man on the ambulance.  He administered first aid on the spot and then drove back through the enemy fire to the aid station.  The heroic actions of Sergeant Greer on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Oregon.

Gregg, Gilbert Lothia Jr

Grems, PFC Francis S.

Griffen, 2nd LT Frank L. (ARMY)

Griffen, MSGT Roy M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Griffin, SGT Robert J.

Grigg, CAPT Kenneth C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Grigiski, PFC Eugene J. (3rd ID)

Grill, CAPT Jack (HQ & SV Co., 89th Med TK Bn, 25ID)

Grimes, MSGT Raymond K. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 35 - 9 February 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant Raymond K. Grimes, RA6935323, (Then Sergeant First Class), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 28 November 1950 near Won-ni, Korea. On that date he was a member of the Pioneer and Ammunition Platoon of his battalion, which was being forced to withdraw before an overwhelming enemy force. Assigned the mission of laying a mine field in the road to delay the enemy, he and another man prepared the site for the field. Before the friendly forces could finish their withdrawal, enemy mortar shells began landing in the area. Without regard for his safety, he remained until all the troops and vehicles had cleared the prepared site. Then he placed the mines in the field and camouflaged them. His courageous action slowed the enemy and enabled the battalion to withdraw with a minimum of casualties. His heroic action served as an inspiration to all who witnessed it and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Grismore, CPL Milton D. (2ID)

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

Corporal Milton D. Grismore, RA26248017, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery C, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 21 May 1951 in the vicinity of Choun, Korea.  On that date Corporal Grismore was a member of a Forward Observer Party attached to Company B, 9th Infantry Regiment.  As Acting Reconnaissance Sergeant for the Forward Observer Party, Corporal Grismore volunteered to go forward in front of the Allied lines in order to observe the town of Choun.  He had been told not to proceed more than two hundred yards but Corporal Grismore had gone approximately one quarter of a mile.  While observing the enemy town, he was fired on by an enemy patrol.  The enemy was so close that Corporal Grismore had to kill one enemy soldier to cover his withdrawal.  Corporal Grismore's heroism on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Colorado.

Grismore, CPL Walter V. (25ID)

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

Corporal Walter V. Grismore, RA18296691, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  From 28 July to 1 September 1950, as a member of a battalion medical company in combat during the extremely difficult days of the Korean conflict, Corporal Grismore served with 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 savings of numerous lives.  Corporal Grismore's courageous devotion to duty, initiative and technical knowledge reflect the greatest credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Griswold, MSGT Stanley S. (25ID)

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

Master Sergeant Stanley S. Griswold, RA 19010000, Quartermaster Corps, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army. From 31 July to 25 September 1950 Master Sergeant Griswold served with distinction as motor sergeant of his company during the Korean conflict. On many occasions he was exposed to enemy fire while recovering vehicles damaged by hostile action and mechanical failure. His technical knowledge and experience materially assisted in maintaining a maximum number of vehicles available to transport vital supplies and troops. Master Sergeant Griswold's selfless devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from California.

Groover, Chaplain Howard J.

PARTIAL CITATION

For meritorious achievement ... while serving with a Marine artillery regiment in Korea from 15 September 1950 to 15 May 1951.  Although operating under the most severe weather and field conditions, he, without regard for his personal safety, continually ministered to the needs of the wounded.  His presence in the front lines added immeasurably to the morale and spiritual well-being of the men.  His outstanding conduct under fire in treating and giving spiritual consolation to the wounded served as a source of encouragement to those around him.

Gross, SFC Edward (7ID, 7th Recon Co.)

Gross, John W. (USN)

Grossman, 1LT Harold W. (25ID)

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

First Lieutenant Harold W. Grossman, 050677, Signal Corps, 25th Signal Company, United States Army.  As division signal supply officer from 14 July to 1 October 1950, Lieutenant Grossman rendered outstanding service during the Korean conflict.  Working long hours under adverse conditions of terrain and weather, Lieutenant Grossman was instrumental in expediting the flow of critically needed signal supplies and equipment with the division.  By his initiative, resourcefulness and devotion to duty he surmounted numerous supply problems and contributed essentially to Division combat operations.  Entered the military service from Indiana.

Gruitt, PFC Ronald D. (3rd ID)

Grujales-Rosario, CPL Juan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gruver, MAJ Bryan Jr. (25th ID)

The First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star with letter V device is awarded to Major (then Captain) Bryan Gruver Jr., 01010828, Armor, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry, United States Army. On 24 September 1950 near Uiryong, Korea, Major Gruver coordinated an attack east of the Nam River with exceptional skill. Heedless of concentrated hostile small arms and artillery fire which covered the area, he stayed in place to direct the attack to its successful conclusion. Major Gruver’s exemplary and courageous leadership and skill reflect great credit on himself and the United States Army. Entered military service from South Carolina.

Guardiola-Perez, SGT Miguel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Guess, CAPT Julian C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Guidry, SFC Leroy J. (7ID, Co. E, 17th Rgt)

Guillaume, Chaplain Lionel A.

PARTIAL CITATION

Awarded for the period 29 April-8 November 1952, cited his untiring labors in the face of enemy fire.

"Despite extremely adverse conditions, he constantly moved among the wounded Marines with words of encouragement, attempting to make th casualties as comfortable as possible and, in many instances, administering first aid to the stricken men."

[KWE Note: Found on page 153, The History of the Chaplain Corps, US Navy, Vol. 6, During the Korean War.]

Guillen, MSGT Raul (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Guillory, Melvin J. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

Guitorad, CPL Leo J. (3rd ID)

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

Guiterrez, MSGT Pedro I. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gumina, MSGT Carl V. (1CAV) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

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

Master Sergeant Carl V. Gumina (then Sergeant First Class), RA35525014, Artillery, United States Army, Battery A, 61st Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 25 November 1950 near Sinjuang-ni, Korea.  At 2330 hours, an enemy counterattack broke through the battery's perimeter of defense and forced the unit to set up a new defense line along the hills to the rear of the former position.  Sergeant Gumina then joined the 3d Battalion of the 23d Infantry Regiment and fought off the enemy attack on this line throughout the night.  The following morning, Sergeant Gumina, on his own initiative, left this newly established line and proceeded forward on foot to the area that the battery had held the previous night.  While under intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire, he helped retrieve a howitzer, prime mover, and all section equipment.  This heroic deed reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Ohio.

Gunter, 1LT Benjamin L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Gutierrez, Rafael (3rd ID)

General Orders No. 147 - 17 May 1951
Headquarters 3rd Infantry Division

Master Sergeant Rafael Gutierrez, RA6674668, Infantry, Company "E", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 17 December 1950, in the vicinity of Hungnam, Korea, the command post of Company "E" was attacked by a large enemy force. Because of poor weather conditions, the force was not detected until they opened up with machine guns and small arms fire. Sergeant Gutierrez was in charge of the command post personnel. Although exposed to the intense hail of bullets, he quickly organized his men into a hasty defensive line and effectively returned fire on the enemy. Sergeant Gutierrez, heedless of his own safety, continuously moved about from man to man, pointing out targets and instilling courage in his men. His quick thinking and capable leadership caused such deadly fire to be thrown into the enemy that his attack was completely disorganized and he was compelled to retreat, suffering many casualties. Sergeant Gutierrez's courage and heroic actions were an inspiration to his men and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Puerto Rico.

Guy, CPL David S. (25th ID) (25th Recon. Co.)

Guzman, WOjg Angel S. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Guzman, CPL Hilton A.

Guzman, PVT Margarito D. (3rd ID)

Guzman, PVT Rafael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Guzman-Ortiz, PFC Virgillio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

 

 

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