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McAuley, PFC Kenneth W. (Co. A, 35th Inf. Rgt, 25ID)

McBride, CWO Joe A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McBride, 1LT John P. (1CAV)

McCabe, Robert E. (USN)

McCade, Capt John F. (24ID, 24th CIC Det.)

McCain, Charles E. (USN)

McCall, PVT Nathan (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 80 - August 09, 1950

Private Nathan McCall, RA13313485, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 19 July 1950 at Taejon, Korea. During a withdrawal by Company L, Private McCall and fellow members of his machinegun squad stayed behind to cover the withdrawal. Acting on their own initiative, Private McCall and the other men of his squad kept setting their gun in position and firing until forced to withdraw further to the rear. As a result of their actions, the entire company was able to withdraw safely. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Private McCall reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from New Castle, Pennsylvania.

McCall, 1LT Virgil W. (7th ID)

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

First Lieutenant Virgil W. McCall, 0561566, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company M, 31st Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Chorwon, Korea. On 24 March 1953, Lieutenant McCall volunteered to lead a patrol to the scene of a recent engagement with the enemy, to screen the area for friendly wounded and dead. Upon reaching the area, Lieutenant McCall, disregarding the dangers of exposing himself during daylight hours, thoroughly searched the area and personally supervised the recovery of friendly wounded and dead. Despite enemy small-arms and artillery fire, Lieutenant McCall did not leave the area until certain that all the friendly dead and wounded were removed from the hill. The heroic action of Lieutenant McCall reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Missouri.

McCann, Stanley A. Jr. (Co. A, 2nd Combat Eng. Btn, 2ID)

McCanna, CAPT Joseph P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McCarthy, PFC F.X. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

McCarthy, SFC James E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McCarthy, SGT Keith R. (25ID, Co. G, 27th Rgt.)

McCauley, MAJ Robert H. (HQ & HQ Battery, 15th Anti-Aircraft Automatic Weapons Btn.)

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

Major Robert H. McCauley, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 15th Anti-Aircraft Automatic Weapons Battalion (self propelled) distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Pongil-Li, North Korea, on 11 and 12 June 1952. On the evening of 11 June 1952, Major McCauley, Battalion S-3, led a five man reconnaissance party deep into enemy territory to select machine gun positions from which effective fire could be emplaced upon the enemy to cover the advance of elements of the 32 Infantry Regiment, Battery B, 15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (self propelled) was assigned the ground support mission of the 32d Infantry Regiment for the early morning hours of 12 June `1952, and was accompanied by Major McCauley. During the operation, Major McCauley was subjected to withering enemy artillery and mortar fire while moving between the track positions far beyond the main line of resistance, reassuring the men and adjusting the machine gun fire so as to inflict severe losses upon the enemy. He constantly exposed himself to enemy fire in this action and his complete disregard for enemy barrages and cool, courageous leadership were a source of inspiration to all who participated in the operation. The heroic action displayed by Major McCauley reflects great credit on himself and the military service.

McClaren, Emmett J. (24th ID)

By direction of the President, Sergeant Emmett J. McClaren, RA19292228, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company G, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, then a member of Company L, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement near Maechondong, Korea on 8 August1950. During an enemy attack, he observed a wounded soldier lying in an exposed position. With utter disregard for his own safety, he advanced through a hail of withering fire, to his comrade's side, administered first aid and carried him to a position of relative safety. Sergeant Emmett's heroic action and complete devotion to his comrade reflect great credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Entered Military service from Portland, Oregon. (24th Div GO 210, 29 Oct 1950)

McClatchy, SGT Winston K. (3rd ID)

McClintock, SGT Edward W. (3rd ID)

McClure, MAJ John B. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McCollum, CPL Ben E. (3rd ID)

McCollum, MAJ Herman D. (3rd AAA AW BN)

McCollum, SGT Lowell T. (3rd ID)

McConnell, CPL Jack R. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

McConnell, CAPT Viola B. (KMAG) (Army nurse in Korea)

McCormick, CPL Phillip N. (2ID)

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

Corporal Phillip N. McCormick, RA14211363, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 6 September 1950 in the vicinity of Am-Dong, Korea.  On this date he was an aid man attached to a rifle company which had been surrounded by a numerically superior enemy force.  Although he was unfamiliar with infantry weapons, he picked up a rifle and materially aided his comrades in opening an escape route through the enemy lines.  With complete disregard for his safety, and under intense enemy fire, he returned to the center of the defensive action and assisted in the treatment and evacuation of the wounded.  The heroic service and devotion to duty of Corporal McCormick on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Maryland.

McCoy, 1LT Paul G. (2ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 97 - 5 May 1951

The First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device is awarded to First Lieutenant Paul G. McCoy, 059501, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery D, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Haktam-ni, Korea. On that date he was the leader of a platoon of antiaircraft firing vehicles which were in support of a convoy that was attempting to break through an enemy fireblock. Despite the fact that his unit was subjected to heavy small arms, automatic and mortar fire, he moved up and down the convoy in order to point out targets and encourage his crews. Upon reaching Haktam-ni, Lieutenant McCoy observed a group of Republic of Korea soldiers who had expended their ammunition. He secured ammunition for them and placed them in defensive positions around the area. Shortly afterward he was wounded but continued to direct the fire of his men until he was evacuated. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant McCoy reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Indiana.

McCray, CPL Robert (24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO61, 17Aug50)

McCreevan, PFC John J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McCugh, MSGT Simon R. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO85, 27Aug50)

McCulley, PFC Harvey H. (Army)

McCullough, Chaplain (CAPT) Francis M.J. (1CAV) (Bronze Star with V)

Chaplain (Captain) Francis M. J. McCullough O931875, Chaplains Corps, United States Army, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division for heroic action in combat against the enemy at Habung-ni, Korea on 26 and 27 September 1950. Chaplain McCullough was a member of Task Force 777 which was spearheading the 1st Cavalry Division in its advance north to link up with elements of the 7th infantry Division. As the task force advanced through the town of Habung-ni during the night of 26 September, it was suddenly attacked by a heavy concentration of enemy tanks and infantry which caused much confusion. Chaplain McCullough, without regard for his own safety and exposing himself to the enemy fire, moved about the area encouraging and comforting the troops. His appearance heartened the men and enabled their leaders to regroup speedily. Chaplain McCullough’s selfless and fearless devotion to duty reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Pennsylvania.

McCullough, PFC Robert E. (Co. D, 5th Inf. Rgt, 25ID) (posthumous)

McCune, Duane C. (25th ID)

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

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Private First Class Duane C. McCune, RA18259882, Infantry, Company D, 27th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. When his company was attacked on 6 September 1950 by a strong enemy force near Chirwon-ni, Korea, Private First Class McCune dismounted a .50 caliber machine gun from a vehicle and placed it into position on the ground. Despite the intense fire and nearness of the enemy, he stayed with the weapons inflicting numerous casualties on the foe and repulsing the frontal attack. Later, he moved the gun forward fifty yards to an exposed position and with accurate fire helped drive the hostile force from the area. Private First Class McCune’s dauntless courage, initiative and selfless devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered military service from South Dakota.

McCunniff, CAPT Thomas G. (7th Inf. Rgt.)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 7 - 24 February 1956

Captain Thomas G. McCunniff, Infantry, United States Army, while a member of the 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, distinguished himself by heroism in action against the enemy near Kumwha, Korea, on 15 June 1953. During the period 12-15 June 1953 Communist forces launched a series of attacks against UN lines. On the night of 14-15 June a heavy attack was made on a hill held by the 2d Battalion of the 7th Infantry. Defensive and counteroffensive measures were greatly handicapped by lack of intelligence regarding enemy strength and disposition. When Captain McCunniff, who was at regimental headquarters some miles to the rear, learned that two prisoners had been captured he voluntarily rushed to the forward area. In the face of increasingly heavy enemy fire he scaled the hill, secured the two prisoners, and retrieved damaged counter-mortar equipment for repair. He succeeded in completing his mission despite continued enemy shell fire. Interrogation of the prisoners produced immensely valuable information in time to be of great use to the regiment. Captain McCunniff's prompt and courageous actions reflect great credit on himself and the military service.

McDaniel, 1LT Frederick G. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 187 - 18 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant Frederick G. McDaniel, 01823468, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 25 May 1951 in the vicinity of Amsudong, Korea. On that date Lieutenant McDaniel’s platoon had the mission of destroying a road block and securing a high hill. As the platoon advanced upon the objective it came under intense small arms and automatic weapons fire from a well entrenched enemy. Temporarily halted by the numerically superior enemy, Lieutenant McDaniel led his men in a withdrawal to more advantageous positions and then called for an artillery barrage. As soon as the artillery barrage lifted, he reorganized his platoon and led his men in a vigorous bayonet attack upon the enemy. The actions of Lieutenant McDaniel inflicted many casualties upon the enemy and enabled the platoon to advance and take the objective. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant McDaniel reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

McDermott, 2LT Francis P. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 401 - 4 October 1953

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Second Lieutenant Francis P. McDermott, 01935270, Infantry, United States Army, Company L, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 July 1953 in the vicinity of Yugong-Ni, North Korea. Early that morning Company L was attacked by a reinforced enemy company. The foe was attacking from a terrain feature known as “Olga” and was rushing up the slopes at the first platoon. Some of the foe were attempting to penetrate between the first and second platoons. Seeing that the immediate threat to his position was from these attackers who were trying to get in between and behind the platoons, he directed all the firepower of his men who were not covering the front to fire into these flankers. He then moved among his men to a tank which was firing its 76 mm weapon at known enemy positions and were located at the right edge of his position. Realizing that fire from its externally mounted .50 caliber machinegun would directly oppose any flanking movements by the enemy, he leaped to the top of the tank and tried to fire the weapon. It had been damaged by the profuse shellfire which was sweeping the area. Unable to fire the weapon, he continued to move about his men, directing their fire, organizing aid for the wounded and giving words of encouragement. The heroic actions of Lieutenant McDermott were great inspirations to his men and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Iowa.

McDonald, Ernest D. (24ID)

General Orders No. 127 - 27 September 1950
Headquarters 24th Division

Captain Ernest D. McDonald, 0409118, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, Third Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement on 30 July 1950 near Kwonbin-ni, Korea. The Third Battalion was withdrawing in the face of heavy enemy frontal attack and encirclement. Captain McDonald assisted in salvaging of weapons and ammunition which were in the immediate vicinity of the Command Post. At that time the Command Post was under heavy enemy mortar and automatic weapons fire. He also assisted many of the wounded who were being brought back from the front lines to places of safety. The act of heroic achievement displayed by Captain McDonald reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered service from Vermillion, South Dakota.

McDonald, LtCdr Joseph D. (Regimental Chaplain, 1st Marines)

Serving as regimental chaplain, Lieutenant Commander McDonald displayed outstanding courage and initiative when the battalion to which he was attached was subjected to violent attack during the hours of darkness by a numerically superior enemy force.  Having relinquished his foxhole to a wounded man, he fearlessly and with complete disregard for his own safety moved in and about the sick bay area, which was subjected to almost constant enemy mortar and automatic weapons fire, to render aid and spiritual assistance to the wounded.  He repeatedly gathered urgently needed men to assist as stretcher bearers, and on at least two occasions, when adequate bearers were not available, moved courageously to the line through withering enemy fire to help carry casualties to the aid station.  During the attack the following morning to break out of an enemy encirclement, he was continually found at the side of a wounded man, although this required that he move back through the column toward enemy-held ridge lines and through increasing enemy fire.  When offered vehicular transportation, he refused it, and was among the last to leave the area where the enemy was closing in, leading wounded Marines through heavy fire to a position from which they could be evacuated.  His great personal bravery and constant material and spiritual assistance throughout the battle were an inspiration to all members of the command.

McDonald, Chaplain Joseph D. (2nd award)

PARTIAL CITATION FOR THE PERIOD 23 JANUARY TO 17 JULY

Working under extremely trying conditions which included a period of 43 consecutive days in the attack, he frequently was busy day and night, evacuating and cheering the many wounded, and often administering last rites on the front lines, with no regard for the danger involved nor his own fatigue.

McDonald, 1LT. Robert A. (25ID, Co. L, 24th Rgt.) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

McDowell, Chaplain Noah L.

PARTIAL CITATION

Chaplain Noah L. McDowell was cited for courageous action on 13 September 1952.  The Fire Direction Center, Battery C, 159th Field Artillery Battalion, received an intense concentrated shelling by hostile fire, one shell scoring a direct hit on a squad tent, killing four men and wounding five others.  Chaplain McDowell, who was with the 4th Battalion, 11th Marines, when word was received of the situation in the Army unit, immediately made his way there.  His citation continues the story:

"Entering a gun section tent where a direct hit had killed or wounded the occupants, he bravely remained with the men in the face of grave danger to render spiritual comfort and to administer first aid.  After helping to move the wounded to nearby sheltered bunkers for further medical treatment, Lieutenant McDowell remained with them until they were evacuated."

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

McElroy, PFC Donald G. (2 awards)

McFarland, Farrell B. (USN)

McGee, PVT Curtis L. Jr.

McGhee, PFC David (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McGovern, 1LT Bernard C. (Co. A, 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25th ID)

McGuckin, Robert L.

McGuire, PFC Daniel T. (24ID)

24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 42 - 19 January 1952

Private First Class Daniel T. McGuire, US55083183, Army Medical Service, U.S. Army, a member of Medical Company, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic action near Kumsong, Korea, on 19 October 1951. The infantry company to which he was attached as Litter Guide advanced on an enemy-held objective. Private McGuire fearlessly accompanied the foremost elements, administering first aid to the wounded despite intense enemy machine gun fire. With grenades exploding all around him, he helped carry the wounded to the rear slope of the hill and then helped them to safety. He continued to evacuate the wounded throughout the action and returned many times to the assaulting elements while under heavy enemy fire to help save the lives of the wounded men of the unit. Private McGuire's courageous action, unswerving determination and selfless devotion to duty saved many lives and reflects the greatest credit on himself and the U.S. Army Medical Service. Entered service from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

McIntyre, SFC Donald (3rd ID)

McIntyre, PFC Robert L. (3rd ID)

McKean, HOSPITALMAN James L. (USN)

Commanding General, 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF
Serial 27138 - August 8, 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Hospitalman James L. McKean (NSN: 4132870), United States Navy, for heroic achievement in connection with operations against the enemy while serving with a Marine Infantry Company in Korea on 10 March 1953. Serving as a Corpsman, Hospitalman McKean displayed exceptional courage, initiative and professional skill in the performance of his duties. He fearlessly led an evacuation squad of twelve men through murderous enemy artillery and mortar fire to the aid of a stricken friendly patrol of eight men, seven of whom were critically wounded. Expressing complete disregard for his personal safety, he dauntlessly moved about through the constant hostile machine gun fire and speedily administered medical aid to the injured Marines. With remarkable resourcefulness, he directed the evacuation of the wounded men to safety and refused to leave until the last man had been carried to the main line of resistance. As a direct result of his heroic actions, the lives of seven men were saved. Hospitalman McKean's indomitable spirit and outstanding attention to duty served as an inspiration to all who observed him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

McKee, PFC Robert E. (ARMY) (with V device)

McKeehan, PFC Herbert V. (1CAV) (posthumous)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 63 - 27 March 1951

Pfc. Herbert V. McKeehan, RA16311516, Armor, United States Army, Company B, 70th Tank Battalion (Heavy), attached 1st Cavalry Division, 8 August 1950 to 2 November 1950.  For meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States during the period indicated.  Entered federal service from Indiana.

McKendree, MSGT David L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McKenzie, PFC Walter R. (25ID, Co. F, 35th Rgt.)

McKim, Samuel

McKinney, SGT William G. (25ID)

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

Sergeant William J. McKinney, RA13257388, Armor, Company A, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, United States Army.  During the period 3 August to 1 October 1950 in the initial phase of the Korean conflict, Sergeant McKinney rendered outstanding service as a member of a tank maintenance section repairing tanks and vehicles under intense artillery, mortar, and small arms fire in front line unit areas.  Sergeant McKinney's technical knowledge, and untiring devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from West Virginia.

McLaughlin, PFC Alfred R. (25ID, Hvy Mortar Co., 35th Rgt.)

McLaughlin, PFC Charles J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McMahan, MSGT James E. (1CAV)

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

Master Sergeant James E. McMahan, RA17007387, Infantry, United States Army, Company M, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 10-11 October 1950 near Kaesong, Korea.  When a friendly rifle company was given the mission of attacking and securing an important hill overlooking the valley where the main supply route wound its way to Kimchon.  Sergeant McMahan's machine gun section was attached to the unit for additional supporting strength.  In order to obtain a position from where effective fire supporting strength.  In order to obtain a position from where effective fire could be delivered, Sergeant McMahan was forced to move across fields littered with anti-personnel mines and inch his way up a steep, craggy hill mass.  Together with his comrades, he helped direct accurate fire upon the strong points.  After the enemy had been defeated in a bitter fire fight, his machine gun section was placed on the right flank of the perimeter which was the logical route of approach for a hostile counterattack.  At 2200, the enemy assaulted the positions with fanatical fury. For eight hours, Sergeant McMahan assisted in repulsing the savage banzai charges.  His courage and dogged determination were instrumental factors in the ultimate defeat of the enemy and the permanent securing of the critical ground.  Sergeant McMahan's heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Illinois.

McMahon, LT JG James Patrick (Navy - USS Chatterer)

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 292 (February 12, 1952)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Lieutenant [then Lieutenant, Junior Grade] James Patrick McMahon (NSN: 0-472745), United States Navy, for gallantry in action and meritorious devotion to duty as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Chatterer (AMS-40) during the period from 25 June 1950 to 31 May 1951. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, McMahon participated with distinction in practically all the major minesweeping operations, sweeping a total of 29 enemy mines. Despite the adverse effect on morale of witnessing the sinking of five friendly ships (four of them sweepers) by mines and difficulties resulting from the rugged weather and the danger of enemy shore batteries firing at his ship at point blank range, Lieutenant, Junior Grade McMahon, by outstanding leadership and professional attainments maintained his ship at a high peak of efficiency, performance and morale. His small armament returned the shore battery fire as effectively as possible. His performance of duty contributed in a large measure to the successful accomplishment of heavier units of the naval seapower in their assigned tasks and his performance of duty was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

McManus, CPL Terrence M. (3rd ID)

McMenemy, 2LT Alexander E. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McMillan, SGT Bruce A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McMurray, MSGT James (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McNaughton, PFC Waldo A. (USMC)

McNea, Melvin G. (USN)

McNichols, 1LT Joseph E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

McRoberts, SFC Paul L. (21st AAA AW Bn.)

McSuran, PFC Leon (ARMY)

McWhorter, Vance B. (5th RCT)

 

 

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