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Nakaguma, SFC Herbert S. (3rd ID)

Nance, Maj. Hubert M. (25ID, HQ Co.) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Nantz, 1Lt. Wilson A. (25ID, 89 Med. Tk Bn)

Napier, Sfc. Roy (25ID, Amb. Co., 25th Med. Bn.) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Nauholz, CPL Donald R. (3rd ID)

Navas, 1LT Victor M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Neal, PFC William G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Needham, PFC Robert L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Neel, Sgt. Clifford L. (25ID, Co. C, 65th Engr Combat Bn) (Missing in Action)

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

Negron-Diaz, SGT Juan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

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

Neill, 1LT Harry C. (2ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

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

The First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the BRONZE STAR MEDAL with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant Harry C. Neill, 02003585, Infantry, Army of the United States., a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. On that date he was riding at the head of a convoy, composed of his battalion and supporting units, which was attempting to break through an enemy roadblock and clear the way for other withdrawing units. When the convoy was halted by a partially destroyed bridge, Lieutenant Neill advanced through the heavy enemy fire and supervised the construction of a causeway over the bridge. Despite the continuing enemy fire, he remained in this exposed position and guided each vehicle over the hastily repaired bridge. As a result, the convoy was able to continue through the roadblock with a minimum loss of life and equipment. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant Neill on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Oklahoma.

Nelsen, Ellsworth (Army - 24th Division) (two awards)

General Orders No. 134 - 18 September 1950
Headquarters 24th Division

First Lieutenant Ellsworth Nelsen, 02014485, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery B, 13th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement on 20 July 1950, near Taejon, Korea. When a heavy concentration of enemy infantry and tanks threatened the withdrawal of his battery and elements of the 34th Infantry and the 19th Infantry Regiments from the airstrip north of Taejon, Lieutenant Nelsen deployed two of his battery's 105mm howitzers as anti-tank weapons. Wounded by the enemy's intensive artillery and mortar fire, Lieutenant Nelsen refused evacuation, but instead remained to direct the fire of his howitzers. Through his actions, the friendly infantry and artillery units withdrew with a minimum loss of equipment and personnel. The heroic action of Lieutenant Nelsen reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Grand Island, Nebraska.

General Orders No. 175 - 12 October 1950
Headquarters 24th Division

First Lieutenant Ellsworth Nelsen, 02014485, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery B, 13th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement near Waegwan, Korea, on 19 September 1950. Company E, 19th Infantry Regiment, to which he was attached as a forward observer, assembled in a forward area preparing for an assault crossing of the Naktong River, was subjected to intense enemy artillery and mortar fire, and suffered many casualties. With utter disregard for his own safety, he unhesitatingly left his position of relative security and went to the aid of the wounded. He coolly and efficiently rendered first aid while the intense shelling continued, and subsequently assisted in their evacuation. His complete devotion to his comrades, and heroic actions reflect great credit on himself and the United States Artillery. Entered military service from Grand Island, Nebraska.

Nelson, 2LT Carter C. (24ID, Co. L, 19th Rgt.)

Nelson, PFC Earl C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Nelson, PVT Wesley W. Jr. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 188 - 18 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private Wesley W. Nelson Jr., RA17263630, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 20 May 1951 in the vicinity of Sonshon, Korea. On that day Company C was being attacked by a numerically superior enemy force. Private Nelson, a riflemen, spotted a group of enemy troops trying to flank the machine gun position which was on the left flank of the company. Realizing the danger, Private Nelson, although not a squad leader, on his own initiative organized and led a squad to the flank of the machine gun and waited till the enemy was a short distance away before opening fire, inflicting heavy casualties upon the enemy and causing the rest to withdraw. Private Nelson’s devotion to duty and courage reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from South Dakota.

Napier, PFC Kennard C. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 318 - 13 September 1952

The Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device is awarded to Private First class Kennard C. Napier, RA14400427, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 21 July 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On that date, Private Napier was a member of a squad sized ambush patrol which was returning from in front of the Main Line of Resistance. The patrol was confronted by an overwhelming enemy force and was forced to make a determined stand. The patrol leader, who was seriously wounded, saw that it would not be possible for all of the patrol to get through to safety, so he order the three men who were not wounded to fight their way through in an effort to secure reinforcements. Private Napier, with utter disregard for personal safety, fought bravely in the face of fierce enemy fire and finally succeeded in getting through to friendly lines. Reinforcements were secured, but the rest of the patrol had already been overpowered by the numerically superior enemy forces. The unflinching courage and heroism in action displayed by Private Napier reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from New York.

Nester, Lt Francis J. (3rd ID)

Nevarez-Virella, SGT Ismael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Newberry, CPL Marion D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Newman, CPL Joseph D. (3rd ID)

Newman, Lt. jg. (Chaplain) Thomas A. (USN)

General Orders: Commanding General, 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF
24424 - July 20, 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Lieutenant, Junior Grade (Chaplain) Thomas A. Newman, Jr. (NSN: 0-409192), United States Navy, for meritorious achievement in connection with operations against the enemy while serving with a Marine Infantry Battalion in Korea from 20 September 1952 to 17 May 1953. Serving as the Battalion Chaplain, Lieutenant, Junior Grade Newman displayed exceptional ability, initiative and devotion to duty. Working long hours under adverse conditions, he personally met each casualty as he arrived at the aid stations, regardless of the hour, both day and night. He wrote the relatives of each man, regardless of the seriousness of the disability and followed the initial correspondence with progress report letters. He spent countless hours traveling to various aid stations and hospitals where casualties of the battalion had been evacuated for treatment. Despite the extreme danger, he often held religious services on the main line of resistance and voluntarily advanced to the outpost positions forward of the main lines in order to be of service to the Marines in these exposed areas. Through his determined efforts and understanding attitude, he restored confidence in many of the battle-weary Marines who had been sent to rear areas as a result of excessive front line duty. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Newman's exceptional devotion to the men of the battalion and his tireless efforts in their behalf were an inspiration to all who observed him. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Newman, William J. (USN)

Newton, SGT MAJ Leonidas G. (15th Inf. Rg.)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 26 - 18 June 1968

Sergeant Major Leonidas G. Newton, (then Corporal), United States Army, while a member of Company L, 3d Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, who distinguished himself by heroism in ground operations against the enemy on 20 December 1950 on the Hamhung-Hungnam Beach Head in Korea. His unit's mission was the protect the right flank of the 2d Battalion as a listening post and to engage enemy fire. While pinned down by enemy fire Sergeant Newton continued to fire his weapon. He withdrew to tanks while still under fire. He braved a hail of enemy fire while protecting the tanks which had been encircled by the enemy and thus the tanks were saved from the possibility of falling into enemy hands. Sergeant Newton's willingness to accept and carry out hazardous missions made a noteworthy contribution to the effectiveness of the security of the 3d Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment. Sergeant Newton's courage, devotion to duty, and sound judgment in the face of enemy fire were in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Nibert, Joseph F. (PFC, HQ, 2d BN)

Nichols, PFC James J. (3rd ID)

Nichols, Capt. William M. (Judge Advocate General's Corps, HQ, 3rd ID)

Nicholson, CAPT Russell A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Nickerson, Sgt. Dwaine E. (25ID, Co. H, 35th Rgt.)

Nickols, CPL Robert W. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Robert W. Nickols,  RA16304631, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 November 1950 in the vicinity of Kunu-ri, Korea. Corporal Nickols was driving a jeep in a convoy with other vehicles whose pathway was partially blocked by a burning ammunition truck. Due to enemy pressure from the rear, it was decided to attempt the passage. One of the first vehicles to risk this attempt, a litter jeep bearing patients, ran off the road when the driver was blinded by an explosion from the truck. Corporal Nickols, without regard for his own safety, immediately rushed to the wreckage and rescued one of the patients, who, shocked by wounds and the explosion, was wandering into the path of the exploding ammunition. The selfless courage displayed by Corporal Nickols reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Montana.

Nieves, SFC Francisco Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Nixon, PFC Anthony (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V device is awarded to Private First Class Anthony Nixon, RA17250509, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On that date he was a squad leader of a rifle company which had the mission of attacking a strongly entrenched enemy position. Private Nixon, leading his squad up the hill, fired his weapon until it became inoperative. He quickly picked up a rifle of a fallen comrade and continued to fire upon the enemy positions. Upon reaching the top of the hill, with complete disregard for his own safety, he led his men in overrunning the enemy positions. The heroism and skillful leadership displayed by Private Nixon on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Nixon, SGT Anthony J. (2ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 123 - 29 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal (First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) is awarded to Sergeant Anthony J. Nixon, RA7250509, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 November 1950 in the vicinity of Kunu-ri, Korea. As a squad leader in his company, he had deployed his squad in defensive positions in the company perimeter. When his particular sector was subjected to intense enemy fire, Sergeant Nixon moved up and down his squad sector to assure that all men were bringing effective fire on the attacking enemy hordes, to redistribute ammunition and to assist the seriously wounded. Sergeant Nixon's courage, determination and inspiring leadership reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Noah, CPL Jackie L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 83 - 17 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Jackie L. Noah, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Tank Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. On that date he was the assistant driver of a tank which was supporting an infantry unit in driving an enemy force from high ground. When the tank commander observed a number of the enemy hiding in a small defile, Corporal Noah voluntarily accompanied him in an attempt to destroy them. He advanced through hostile small arms and grenade fire until he reached a position where he could pin down the enemy with rifle fire. This action enabled his comrade to advance and throw hand grenades into the enemy position. Corporal Noah charged the position and found six enemy dead in it. His heroic actions enabled the supported infantry unit to advance with a minimum of casualties. The heroism displayed by Corporal Noah reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered service from Nebraska.

Noble, WPjg Robert W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Noel, PFC Prentice (35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO59, 16Aug50)

Nohr, CPL Leroy N. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 130 - 2 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Leroy N. Nohr, ER57504212, Corps of Engineers, Army of the United States, 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. Corporal Nohr was one of a group of six men constructing underground shelters to house wounded soldiers. The enemy had succeeded in surrounding the area and was concentrating heavy fire on the work site. With utter disregard for his personal safety, Corporal Nohr worked under intense enemy fire, accomplishing the vital mission with expediency. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Corporal Nohr reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota.

Nolan, John Edward (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Second Lieutenant John Edward Nolan, Jr. (MCSN: 0-50769), United States Marine Corps, for heroic achievement in connection with operations against the enemy while serving with a Marine Infantry Company in Korea, on 9 June 1951. Serving as commander of a Rifle Platoon, Second Lieutenant Nolan displayed outstanding skill, courage, and initiative during the company attack of a strongly defended enemy hill position. Leading his men forward and up the steep ridge, they were subjected to withering enemy automatic weapons and small arms fire. Exposing himself fearlessly and with complete disregard for his own safety to the heavy enemy fire, he quickly established a base of fire, and then led a squad in a skillful envelopment of the position, completely routing the entrenched enemy. His thorough knowledge of military tactics, aggressiveness, and great personal bravery resulted in the rapid securing of the strategic ground, and were an inspiration to all who observed him. Second Lieutenant Nolan's courageous leadership and heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Second Lieutenant Nolan is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Norby, Ronald J. (Army - 25th Infantry Division)

General Orders No. 327 - 12 November 1950
Headquarters 25th Division

The Bronze Star with V device for heroic achievement is awarded to First Lieutenant Ronald J. Norby, Infantry, Heavy Mortar Company, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. On 5 September 1950 when a large group of enemy had infiltrated the regimental perimeter and were attacking the rear installations in the vicinity of Cherwan, Korea, Lieutenant Norby braved the heavy barrage of hostile fire to direct the fire of his mortars on the onrushing enemy. The accurate and timely barrage laid down by his mortar platoon resulted in the annihilation of over one hundred enemy and was instrumental in repelling the concerted enemy attack. Lieutenant Norby's courageous initiative and exemplary leadership are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota.

Nordin, Pfc. David T. Jr. (25ID, Co. K, 35th Rgt.) (Missing in Action)

Normandia-Cintron, SGT Angel D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Norris, SGT 1C Forest D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Norris, SFC Theodore (with valor) (25ID)

For heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States. On 1 September 1950 when an infantry battalion with which Sergeant First Class Norris was serving as liaison sergeant bore the brunt of a determined attack by hostile forces in the vicinity of Haman, Korea, an enlisted man was seriously wounded and in need of immediate medical attention. Normal channels of evacuation had been closed by the enemy who had encircled the position. Sergeant First Class Norris, heedless of the deadly fire, carried the wounded man through enemy lines a distance of two miles to a point where he could be evacuated. Sergeant First Class Norris' outstanding courage and selfless regard for the welfare of is comrades reflect the highest credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Alabama.

Norsworthy, CPL John W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 292 - 13 July 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal John W. Norsworthy, ERl4294571, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company C, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951, in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. His unit was passing through a well established enemy road block. Intense enemy machine gun fire destroyed many vehicles, caused heavy casualties and brought the column to a halt. With complete disregard for his own safety, Corporal Norsworthy rushed out and secured a position from which he was able to fire upon and kill an enemy gunner and destroy his weapon. His courageous action enabled the friendly column to continue its movement. The heroism displayed by Corporal Norsworthy reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Alabama.

Norton, PVT Leonard N. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Norvell, William C. (USN)

Notter, George C. (USN)

Novak, SGT Anthony F.

Nowlin, Ernest (8th Ranger) (posthumous)

Nuckolls, Frank J. Jr. (USA)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders #128 - 6 March 1952

Captain Frank M. Nuckolls Jr., 01044050, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters, 1st Battalion (then Company C), 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 25 September 1951 in the vicinity of Tondul, Korea. For two days preceding that date, elements of the 1st Battalion tried without success, to secure a vital hill position. Captain Nuckolls, commanding Company C, led the first assault, but was forced to withdraw due to overwhelming odds. Company B followed with a subsequent attack and was also repelled. On 25 September the ranks of both companies, depleted by casualties, consolidated into a single unit under the command of Captain Nuckolls. With an unfamiliar group and a shortage of non-commissioned officers, the difficult of the situation was increased. During the encounter, Captain Nuckolls repeatedly exposed himself to deadly enemy fire in order to reconnoiter and direct fire upon hostile emplacements. He personally accounted for several casualties with his accurate rifle and grenade fire. Under the capable and inspiring leadership of Captain Nuckolls the men rallied with renewed efforts, inflicting heavy losses upon the enemy. The heroism in action displayed by Captain Nuckolls was instrumental to the success of the mission and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Nydle, SFC Francis V. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO90, 28Aug50)

General Orders No. 90 - 28 August 1950
Headquarters 25th Division

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Francis V. Nydle, Infantry, Company G, 27th Infantry Regiment, United States Army. On 26 July 1950 near Yongdong, Korea, Company G, which was serving as rear guard for the withdrawal of the entire 27th Regimental Combat Team, was subjected to a heavy barrage of artillery and mortar fire and direct tank and automatic weapons fire. By his skillful maneuvering of his platoon and by his gallant leadership, Sergeant First Class Nydle effectively delayed the numerically superior enemy force so that the Regimental Combat Team could complete an orderly withdrawal. His military ability and valorous conduct reflect great credit on himself and the military service. Entered service from Wapello, Iowa.

Nye, CAPT Roger H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 86 - 26 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Captain Roger H. Nye, 028010, (then 1st Lieutenant), Armor, Army of the United States, a member of Company A, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 December 1950 in the vicinity of Kunu-ri, Korea. On that date he was a platoon leader whose tanks were fighting rear guard action in order to cover the withdrawal of friendly forces through a mountain pass. While the tanks were firing upon the enemy at a river crossing, radio communications failed. Captain Nye, with utter disregard for his personal safety, dismounted from his tank and, in the face of heavy hostile small arms and mortar fire, directed the fire of his tanks from his exposed position. The enemy was forced to withdraw after suffering heavy casualties, and the friendly infantry was able to continue its withdrawal in safety. The heroism displayed by Captain Nye reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Nyman, 1LT Alfred W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

 

 

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