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Paccio, CPL Dinald W. (3rd ID)

Pacheco, CPL Edward F. (1st CAV)

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

Cpl. Edward F. Pacheco, RA11183253, Armor, United States Army, Company B, 70th Tank Battalion (Heavy), attached to 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 Massachusetts.

Pacheco, SGT Javier F. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pacheco, CWO Juan B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pacheco, SGT 1C Lorenzo Lugo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pacheco-Martin, SGT Arturo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

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

Padro-Molina, MSGT Gustavo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pagan, 1LT Rafael A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pagan, 1LT Rafael D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pagan-Ayala, SGT Samuel D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pagan-Padilla, CPL Antonio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pagan-Roque, PFC Gregorio (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Paglino, CPL Michael (3rd ID)

Painter, CPL Shelby (3rd ID)

Palevich, CPL Richard R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Palma, CAPT Alfonso (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Palmer, CPL Hubert (25ID)

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

Corporal Hubert Palmer, RA14929294, Infantry, Company H, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  As a leader and guard of a contingent of Korean civilian laborers carrying rations and ammunition to the front lines in the vicinity of Haman, Korea during the period 21 August to 30 August 1950.  Corporal Palmer rendered outstanding service during a most critical phase of the Korean conflict.  Making the trips daily over rugged and hazardous terrain, often through areas inflected with enemy snipers and under heavy mortar barrages, Corporal Palmer's determination and courageous devotion to duty made it possible for the greatly needed supplies to reach the troops as expeditiously as possible.  Corporal Palmer's accomplishments reflect great credit upon himself and the American soldier.  Entered the military service from Florida.

Palmero, CPL Paul F. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 253 - 28 October 1950

Corporal Paul F. Palmero, RA90122109, Armour, Medium Tank Company, 5th Infantry, United States Army.  On 9 August 1950 Corporal Palmero was driver of the lead tank of a column supporting an infantry battalion in the vicinity of Kogan-ri, Korea.  As the column moved through a narrow mountain pass an enemy anti-tank gun damaged the lead tank, trapping Corporal Palmero and the bow gunner inside.  When they were able to extricate themselves from the tank the column had withdrawn.  Assisting the bow gunner, who had become incapacitated, Corporal Palmero made his way back through enemy lines to rejoin his unit and obtain medical attention for his comrade.  Corporal Palmero's calm courage, resourcefulness and unselfish regard for the welfare of his comrades are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from the Territory of Hawaii.

Pankey, M/SGT Carl T. (3rd ID)

Panknowski, PFC Orville L. (ARMY)

Pannell, CAPT Bennie H. (Co. C, 35th Inf. Rgt, 25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Paoli, PFC Maximino E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pappas, LT Chris (3rd ID)

Pappert, MSGT Edgar Pappert (25ID)

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

Master Sergeant (then Sergeant) Edgar Pappert, RA6920352, Infantry, Company F, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  From 27 July to 25 August 1950 during the early critical phase of the Korean action, Sergeant Pappert served with distinction as a rifle platoon leader.  Assuming command of the platoon upon the loss of the commander and platoon sergeant, Master Sergeant Pappert capably supervised his platoon in the execution of extremely difficult combat missions.  His experienced training of his men between engagements was instrumental in increasing their combat efficiency.  Master Sergeant Pappert's courageous leadership, initiative, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Ohio.

Parent, Chaplain (CAPT) Joseph

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 248 - 26 October 1950

Chaplain (Captain) Joseph Parent, 0514879, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 29th Infantry, United States Army.  On 19 August 1950 near Taegu, Korea when the battalion was subjected to a barrage of hostile mortar and artillery fire, Chaplain Parent moved across open terrain to assist in evacuation of the wounded.  Making repeated trips across a rice paddy under direct enemy observation and fire, he assisted in bringing all of the wounded to safety.  Chaplain Parent's conspicuous courage and selfless devotion to duty served as an inspiration to his comrades and reflect the highest credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from the District of Columbia.

Park, 1LT Richard Y. (21st AAA AW)

Park, Robert M. (USN)

Parker, 1LT Dixie S. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 253 - 28 October 1950

First Lieutenant Dixie S. Parker, 01686633, Artillery, Battery B, 8th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army.  On 19 August 1950 Lieutenant Parker was serving as forward artillery observer with an infantry company in the vicinity of Soi-ri, Korea.  When hostile infantry, spearheaded by tanks, launched an attack against the company position, a rocket launcher team which had deployed to a strategic position destroyed one tank and damaged another.  Observing that the supply of rocket ammunition was dangerously low, Lieutenant Parker made two trips across open terrain exposed to heavy concentrations of enemy tank and automatic weapons fire to deliver ammunition to the team.  Lieutenant Parker's dauntless courage and selfless devotion to duty contributed materially to the repulse of the enemy attack and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Colorado.

Parker, CPL Harry (Co. I, 24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (posthumous)

Parker, PFC Travis W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Parks, PFC John E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Parlapiano, CPL Angel A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Parrilla-Cirino, SGT 1C Victor L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Parsons, CWO Auldon H. (25ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Chief Warrant Officer Auldon H. Parsons, W2107995, 25th Signal Company, United States Army.  As motor officer of a signal company during the initial phase of the Korean conflict, Warrant Officer Parsons rendered outstanding service from 14 July to 1 October 1950.  With untiring devotion to duty he closely supervised the maintenance of the company vehicles necessary for the efficient operation of signal activities.  Warrant Officer Parsons' initiation of a rotation system of preventative maintenance and personal instruction of drivers reduced the mechanical deficiencies and accidents of his unit significantly.  Warrant Officer Parson's initiative and outstanding leadership are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Washington.

Partin, M/SGT Andy (25ID)

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

Master Sergeant Andy Partin, RA34721279, Infantry, Company A, 29th Infantry, United States Army. On 13 August 1950 Master Sergeant Partin led a patrol of eighteen men across the Kum River in the vicinity of Kangan, Korea on an intelligence mission. As the patrol moved toward a high ridge held by hostile forces, an enemy patrol of six riflemen and a machine gun crew fired on the group at close range, forcing them to takeover. Obtaining an automatic rifle, Master Sergeant Partin delivered withering fire on the attacking force, neutralizing their fire and permitting the members of his patrol to withdraw and seek a more secure position. Rejoining his group, Master Sergeant Partin led them 1000 yards through concerted hostile fire to safety. The resourcefulness, calm courage and leadership displayed by Master Sergeant Partin reflect the highest credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Tennessee.

Partington, CPL William O. Jr. (3rd ID)

Pastrana, MSGT Jose P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pastrana, PFC Juan J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Patrignani, Pfc. Benedatto J. (25ID, Sv Co., 35th Rgt.)

Patton, LT Don R. (3rd ID)

Patton, 1LT William L. (25(D)

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

First Lieutenant William L. Patton, 01340216, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  During the period 14 July to 31 August 1950 in the initial phase of the Korean action Lieutenant Patton performed outstanding service as leader of the Pioneer and Ammunition platoon of his company.  His ingenuity in the construction of bridges, roadways, and mine fields under adverse weather conditions, over hazardous terrain, and subject to enemy action inspired his men to greater accomplishments.  Lieutenant Patton's outstanding leadership and professional skill reflect great credit upon himself and his organization.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Paxton, PFC Alvin A. (Med. Det., DivArty, 2ID)

Payette, CAPT Andre H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Payne, SGT 1C John Payne (25ID)

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

Sergeant First Class John Payne, RA6392286, Ordnance Corps, 725th Ordnance Maintenance Company, United States Army.  As leader of an ordnance maintenance contact team operating with front line artillery units during the period 20 July to 25 September 1950 in the early phase of the Korean conflict, SFC Payne rendered outstanding service.  His untiring efforts, technical skill, and personal courage were highly instrumental in maintaining a high standard of mechanical efficiency of the artillery pieces of many units.  SFC Payne's untiring devotion to duty was an inspiration to his men and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Georgia.

Pearce, Herbert R. (USN)

Pearsall, Cpl. Jack Jr. (25ID, Hq & Hq Co., 3d Bn, 24th Rgt.)

Pearson, Gerald L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 83 - 30 October 1950

The Bronze Star medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Gerald L. Pearson, RA17272688, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery B, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2n Infantry Division, who displayed gallantry in action against an armed enemy on 22 August 1950 in the vicinity of Taegu, Korea. On that date, Private Pearson’s battery was subjected to an intense enemy artillery and mortar barrage which prevented the artillerymen from servicing their howitzers and inflicted severe casualties upon them. Orders were received to vacate the position immediately, leaving the guns and equipment in the area. Later that day, volunteers were called for to reenter the vacated position in an attempt to secure a howitzer and take it to the new battery position. Private Pearson volunteered for his hazardous mission and, with two comrades, entered the area which still was under observation by the enemy and still under heavy concentrations of artillery and mortar fire. With complete disregard for personal safety and indifference to the hostile fire, he moved calmly through the area and, aided by his comrades, succeeded in placing the piece in traveling position, hooked it to a truck and moved it to the new position. The timely arrival of this desperately needed howitzer allowed the battery to furnish support to the hard pressed infantry, and the fire delivered by the gun succeeded in breaking up an enemy attack. The gallantry and high devotion to duty displayed by Private Pearson on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Pechak, Robert F. (USN)

Pecor, David D. (SGT, Co. A, 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25th ID)

Pederson, CPL Albert L. (1CAV)

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

Corporal Albert L. Pederson, ER16180557, Army Medical Service, United States Army, Medical Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 5 February 1951 near Chajang-ni, Korea.  While Company G was engaged in an assault upon Hill 278, the attacking elements were subjected to heavy fire and sustained numerous casualties.  Corporal Pederson, an aidman, courageously moved to the injured men and administered emergency first air during the entire attack.  Although continuously subjected to mortar shelling and small arms fire, he never hesitated in the performance of his duty.  As a result of his prompt action, several wounded comrades were saved from further injury and given medical treatment.  Corporal Pederson's heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Michigan.

Pederson, CAPT Leonard W.

Pederson, CPL Paul (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 110 - 17 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device is awarded to Corporal Paul L. Pederson, ERl622886l, (then Private First Class), Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Changbong-ni, Korea. Fighting its way out of an encirclement by numerically superior enemy forces, his company was subjected to heavy mortar and automatic weapons fire and suffered heavy casualties. As there were many seriously wounded men who needed immediate medical attention, he volunteered to evacuate them in his vehicle. Driving through a long enemy roadblock and completely disregarding the intense, close range energy fire, he safely carried his wounded comrades to an aid station. His courageous action in a situation of extreme danger to himself was responsible for saving several lives. The heroism displayed by Corporal Pederson reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Pederson, Poul (H&S Co., 7th Division, 05Mar51 - Gold Star in lieu of 2nd Bronze Star)

Pedraza, MSGT Miguel A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Peifer, William J. (24ID)

The Bronze Star medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal William J. Peifer, RA13280136, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company M, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic action near Pohang-dong, Korea, on 2 September 1950. During an attack he observed a fellow soldier, who had been manning a machine gun, fall wounded. He unhesitantly went to his comrade's side and carried him through intense artillery, mortar and small arms fire, to a position of relative safety. Returning to the unmanned gun, he delivered effective fire upon the enemy, inflicted heavy casualties, and destroyed two machine gun positions. Corporal Peifer's heroic actions reflect great credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Entered military service from Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Pelletter, PVT Phillip L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pelletter, CPL Phillip L (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pena-Sanchez, MSGT Jose L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pendl, SFC Henry J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pennepacker, SGT Leon S. (1CAV) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

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

Sergeant Leon S. Pennepacker, RA13273338, Infantry, United States Army, Company K, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 14 February 1951, near Kenjiam-ni, Korea.  Company K was engaged in attacking firmly entrenched enemy positions when they were suddenly pinned down by a heavy volume of machine gun fire.  Sergeant Pennepacker voluntarily moved forward with a comrade in an effort to knock out the harassing emplacements.  Acting as gunner on a 57mm recoilless rifle, he courageously exposed himself to fire and scored a direct hit on the Chinese strongpoint.  Although he was wounded during this action, his selfless and aggressive act inspired his comrades and materially aided the successful completion of the mission.  Sergeant Pennepacker's heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Pennsylvania.

Penner, SGT Don C. (Army)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 49 - 13 September 1957

Sergeant Don C. Penner, Infantry, then (Private First Class), United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Chorwon, Korea, on 19 September 1952. When his company was held up by a numericallly superior enemy force Sergeant Penner left the cover of a communication trench to retrieve a machinegun from a fallen comrade. Fire from this weapon effectively halted the enemy sufficiently to permit an orderly withdrawal. When his ammunition was exhausted Sergeant Penner destroyed the gun and carried the wounded soldier across several hundred yards of open terrain to safety. The courage and devotion to duty of Sergeant Penner reflect great credit on himself and are in keeping with the high traditions of the military service.

Pennington, CAPT. James H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 138 - 25 April 1953

Meritorious - Captain James H. Pennington, 01550240, Ordnance Corps, United States Army, Headquarters, 702d Ordnance Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, in Korea, from 1 September 1952 to 20 April 1953.  Entered the Federal service from Indiana.

Pepper, MSGT Albert (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Perdue, PFC Billy W. (3rd ID)

Perez, SGT Manuel (1st CAV)

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

Sergeant Manuel Perez, RA15413520, Armor, United States Army, Company E, 70th Tank Battalion (Heavy), attached to 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 Ohio.

Perez, PFC Victor M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Perez, PFC Mariano C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Perez-Ramos, CPL Felix (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Perez-Vega, 2LT Hector (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Perkins, PFC John J. (Army)

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

Private First Class John J. Perkins, (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Chagun-Gol, Korea, on 20 September 1952. Private Perkins was a member of a combat patrol charged with seizing and holding forward positions until a counterattack by other elements of the regiment could be launched. Despite intense enemy artillery and small arms fire, the objectives were seized. When information was received that an air strike was to be made close to the occupied bunkers, Private Perkins volunteered to inform the balance of the patrol. Delivery of the message involved movement through enemy fire over terrain which offered little or no cover. As he was leaving the trench a mortar shell exploded about 4 feet away, subjecting Private Perkins to severe concussion. On a second attempt Private Perkins suffered another concussion under similar circumstances. When the counterattacking elements passed through, the patrol returned to its assembly area where Private Perkins refused evacuation until he had reorganized the patrol and assured medical attention to the wounded. The heroism and devotion to duty demonstrated by Private Perkins reflect great credit on himself and the military service.

Perkins, SGT Richard D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Perkins, PVT Rolph R. (Bronze with V) (21st AAA AW Bn.)

Perritt, Alvin E. (SGT, CO H., 35th Inf Reg.)

Perry, MAJ James F. (2ID)

The Bronze Star meritorious service from 10 October 1950 to 2 November 1950 is awarded to Major James F. Perry, then Captain, Infantry. As Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, he displayed an outstanding degree of efficiency and initiative in issuing orders and supervising operations, many times sacrificing much-needed sleep in order to accomplish the important missions of his unit. He diligently applied a technical knowledge of the ground warfare to handle many difficult situations with a willing and aggressive spirit, indicating a skill in making rapid and tactically superior decisions, which resulted in the successful accomplishment of many of the unit’s missions. The untiring efforts and devotion of duty displayed by Major Perry reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.

Perry, MAJ. James F. (2ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 419 - August 09, 1951

The Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) with Letter “V” device is awarded to Major James F. Perry, (then Captain), 01315610, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 November 1950 in the vicinity of Kunu-ri, Korea. On this day the 2d Battalion Forward Command Post was subjected to enemy mortar and small arms fire. Major Perry, Operations Officer, with complete disregard for his personal safety, exposed himself to place personnel in defense positions and to inform higher headquarters of the attack. By his outstanding leadership, Major Perry inspired his men to make the operation a success. The outstanding display of heroism and devotion to comrades displayed by Major Perry reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois. Home of record: Bettendorf, Iowa.

Perry, Louis R. (USN)

Perry, CAPT Noah (Oak Leaf Cluster) (General Orders No. 365 - July 26, 1951)

Peters, PFC James A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Peters, Chaplain Richard T. (with the 7th Marines)

PARTIAL CITATION

For 24 hours he gave spiritual and physical aid to the many casualties arriving at his command post.  Learning on the following morning that the unit of which he was originally a member was about to be committed, he passed through a valley subject to enemy artillery fire to rejoin it.  He again stationed himself at the forward aid station and began to give assistance.  In addition to his regular duties he dressed wounds, organized stretcher parties, prepared hot food for the wounded and assisted in numerous other ways.  Three times during the night he led native stretcher bearers through mined areas and enemy fire to the rear aid station, and on his return trips brought much needed supplies.  When all casualties had been evacuated, he volunteered to maintain a security watch in order that the doctor and corpsman might obtain some rest, and remained awake throughout the night guarding the aid station.  Only when the battalion was relieved was his vigil ended.

Peterson, PFC Matthew J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Peterson, PFC Roger A. (37FAB)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 42 - 7 November 1960

Private First Class Roger A. Peterson, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Battery, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, distinguished himself by heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy at Anui, Korea, on 27 September 1950. Private Peterson's combat position was hit by barrages of heavy enemy mortar and artillery fire which inflicted a high rate of casualties. Without regard for his own personal safety, he voluntarily left cover, exposed himself to the heavy and prolonged enemy shelling, and assisted in the treatment and evacuation of the wounded men. The unselfish determination and courageous spirit which he displayed aided in raising the morale of his fellow soldiers who, in a concerted effort, repelled the enemy. Private Peterson's outstanding heroism is in the most cherished tradition of the United States Army, and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the military service.

Petit, Capt. Wilfred D. (Co. A, 72d Tank Btn, 2ID)

Headquarters 2d Infantry Division
General Orders No. 82 - 29 October 1950

Captain Wilfred D. Petit, 01010174, Armor, Army of the United States, commanding officer, Co. A, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 17 September 1950 in the vicinity of Chobi-gok, Korea. On that date he commanded a tank unit supporting an infantry attack against enemy positions that were well concealed and strongly defended by mortars and artillery. When the attack was stopped by heavy enemy fire power he fearlessly led his tanks in front of the foot troops so as to better engage the enemy. With total indifference for his own safety, he continuously exposed himself to direct more effective fire upon the enemy. His inspiring actions and expert leadership enabled one of his tanks to close with the enemy and, at point blank range, wipe out all resistance. The fearless and aggressive leadership of Captain Petit on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from Washington.

Petrie, LT George E. Jr. (3rd ID)

Petrie, CPL Lawrence (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 621 - 22 October 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Lawrence Petrie, ,RA17294484, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 31 August 1951 in the vicinity of Yanggu, Korea. On this date Company C had the mission of attacking well fortified enemy-held positions. When the assault materialized, Corporal Petrie, a 60mm mortar gunner, placed his weapon in a position where he could offer the most effective fire support. During the ensuing action he neutralized several enemy emplacements, inflicting numerous casualties upon the enemy and remained in this exposed position in spite of the intense enemy small arms fire directed at him. Corporal Petrie’s devastating fire upon enemy positions enabled assaulting forces to secure their objective with a minimum of casualties. The heroism in action displayed by Corporal Petrie on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Petrone, PFC Joseph Jr. (3rd ID)

Pflasterer, SGT Wendell W. (24th ID)

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

Sergeant Wendell W. Pflasterer, RA 36968909, Infantry, a member of Company M, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement. On 9 July 1950, north of Chochiwon, Korea, Sergeant Pflasterer was a Section Leader, Machinegun Platoon, Company M. Company K and the Machinegun Platoon, Company M, were the only units remaining in the position that had been occupied by the Third Battalion. Sergeant Pflasterer's section occupied the extreme left flank of the position. Beginning at about noon, the enemy launched three successive attacks on the position. Each was beaten back by the machinegun fire delivered by Sergeant Pflasterer's section. At midnight another attack was launched which was aimed primarily at the left flank of the Battalion position. Under Sergeant Pflasterer's cool leadership, the position was again held. A final enemy assault began at dawn which nearly encircled the position. Under orders from his Commanding Officer, Sergeant Pflasterer cooly directed the displacement of his section. One of the guns was destroyed. He directed the evacuation of the casualties and the consolidation of the ammunition with the remaining gun. He continued to direct the firing of the gun until all ammunition was expended and the enemy was within fifty yards of his position. In the face of these odds, Sergeant [KWE Note: bottom line of page was torn off, thus words are missing]______________ During the entire engagement, Sergeant Pflasterer calmly moved among his men encouraging them and directing their efforts. He demonstrated a complete disregard for his own safety. By personal example and intrepid leadership, Sergeant Pfasterer made the defense of the Battalion's position possible longer than would otherwise have been the case. His acts of gallantry brought great credit to himself and to the military service.

Phelps, LT Don E. (3rd ID)

Phelps, SGT John P. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 764 - 25 November 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant John P. Phelps, US55046084, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Heavy Mortar Company, (then attached to Company B), 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 24 September 1951 in the vicinity of Yao-dong, Korea. On that date, Sergeant Phelps was attached to Company B when the unit was suddenly subjected to a determined counterattack by a numerically superior hostile force. The intense enemy small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire pinned down the friendly unit. In the course of this action, Sergeant Phelps voluntarily left his covered position and exposing himself to the hostile fire crawled to a site that offered little cover or concealment. From this position he directed the friendly mortar fire on hostile forces inflicting numerous casualties upon them, thus enabling friendly units to repulse the enemy attack. The heroism in action displayed by Sergeant Phelps reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Home of record: Harrisburg, Iowa.

Phillips, PFC Wesley S. (3rd ID)

Philpot, PFC Gerald L. (3rd ID)

Piacentini, 1LT Harry Micheli (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pierce, PFC Albert M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

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

Pine, SGT Fred J. (General Orders No. 312 - July 18, 1951)

Pinedo, CPL Manuel S. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pineiro, 1LT Hector E. (65th Inf., 3ID) (2 awards)

Pinkerton, CPL Franklin (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 158 - October 4, 1950

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Corporal Franklin Pinkerton (ASN: RA-36493244), United States Army, for heroic achievement while serving as a member of Company B, 3d Engineer Combat Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, near the Naktong River, Korea, on 11 August 1950. The small patrol of which he was a member, probing deep into enemy held territory was surrounded and forced to withdraw. The withdrawal was held up by heavy enemy small arms fire, the patrol leader and several others were wounded. Corporal Pinkerton observing three of the enemy advancing on the patrol, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, exposed himself and hurled a grenade killing all three. Assuming command, he then directed the withdrawal of the wounded. He continuously exposed himself and remained in a forward position in order to cover the withdrawal of his men to friendly position by use of effective rifle fire. Corporal Pinkerton's devotion to duty, coolness under fire, and heroic actions reflect great credit on himself and the military service.

Pinkston, PFC Tommy L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pitts, 1SGT Charles L. (8th Ranger)

Plumley, MSGT Buster E. (24ID)

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

Master Sergeant Buster E. Plumley, RA6884185, 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 Chochiwon, Korea. During a withdrawal by Master Sergeant Plumley’s company, he and another soldier covered the left flank while the company withdrew. Although he was continually exposed to heavy enemy fire, Master Sergeant Plumley held his positions until the entire company had withdrawn. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Master Sergeant Plumley prevented the enemy from advancing through the company positions and permitted the company to withdraw without casualties. Master Sergeant Plumley’s act reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Abraham, West Virginia.

Poe, SGT 1C Richard V. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Poggi, Joseph Martin (Army - 3rd ID) (October 5, 1951)

To all who shall see these presents, greeting: This is to certify that the President of the United States of America authorized by executive order, 24 August 1962, has awarded the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device to Corporal Joseph M. Poggi, United States Army for heroic achievement on 3 October 1951, while serving as a Radio Operator to the 81mm Mortar Platoon assigned to Company H, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, near the Chorwon Valley, in the Republic of Korea. The entire company attacked Hill #477 and during the attack, the company was subjected to intense small arms fire, mortar, grenade and artillery fire, resulting in many casualties, including the company commander, who was seriously wounded. Corporal Poggi realized that his company commander was seriously wounded and disregarding his own personal safety, immediately went to his aid. After administering first aid to the company commander, Corporal Poggi pulled him down the hill to awaiting medics, who had him evacuated to a M.A.S.H. unit. Corporal Poggi's exemplary performance of duty in active ground combat was in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

[KWE Note: Corporal Poggi received his Bronze Star in 2005.]

Pogue, SFC Roy V. (Army)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 49 - 13 September 1957

Sergeant First Class Roy V. Pogue, Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Chagun-Gol, Korea, on 18 September 1952. After leading his platoon to safety during a withdrawal from the hill "Old Baldy", Sergeant Pogue discovered one of his men had been wounded and remained on the hill. Without regard for his own safety Sergeant Pogue returned through heavy mortar and artillery fire to rescue is wounded comrade, giving him aid until he was able to turn him over to medical personnel. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Pogue reflect great credit on himself and the military service.

Point, MSGT Ray (24ID) (posthumous)

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

Master Sergeant Ray Point, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroism in action near Anju, Korea, on 4 November 1950. During a heavy enemy assault on forward positions of units from his company, Sergeant Point fought valiantly, displaying outstanding leadership, courage, and determination. When the friendly forces were required to withdraw to secondary positions, he remained behind and maintained effective covering fire against the hostile troops, thereby delaying the attack and permitting his unit to move out successfully to the new lines. Sergeant Point's aggressiveness, courageous actions, and self-sacrifice were inspiring to his comrades and reflect credit on himself and the military service.  Home of Record: Los Angeles, California.

[KWE Note: Master Sergeant Point was killed in this action.]

Polk, WOjg Harvey E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pollack, Capt. Mack E. (25ID, Co. M, 35th Rgt.)

Ponce de Leon, CPL Juan Florentino (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pool, SGT David (159th FAB, 25ID) (GO100, 29Aug50)

Poolaw, SFC Pascal C. Jr. (25(D) (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster)

Poole, SGT Jack H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 83 - 30 October 1950

Sergeant Jack H. Poole, RA34775856, Armor, United States Army, a member of Company B, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 7 September 1950 in the vicinity of Kwan'gok, Korea.  On that date Sergeant Poole was commanding a tank which was supporting an infantry unit in its attack on Hill 189.  The road in front of his tank became blocked by a disabled tank and the terrain prevented by-passing the tank.  Sergeant Poole dismounted from his tank under heavy enemy small arms fire and with utter disregard for his personal safety connected a tow cable to the disabled tank, thereafter guiding his driver in removing the tank.  His heroic action permitted his tank to move forward and continue its support to the infantry.  Sergeant Poole's aggressiveness and courage on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from North Carolina.

Poole, 1LT Joseph H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Pooley, CAPT Edgar (25ID)

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

Captain Edgar Pooley, 0452905, Signal Corps, 25th Signal Company, United States Army.  As commanding officer of the Division Signal Company from 14 July to 1 October 1950, Captain Pooley rendered outstanding service.  During the rapid advance of the Division in Korea, Captain Pooley established lines of communication which extended beyond the normal limits of a signal company in order to maintain contact with combat units.  Working tirelessly, he provided supplies for his isolated teams and assisted them in the construction and maintenance of telephone lines.  The courageous leadership and determination displayed by Captain Pooley was an inspiration to his men and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Alabama.

Poore, SGT Lewis F. (3rd ID)

Pope, Conraid L. (USN)

Poppler, CPL Glen M. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 87 - 28 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Glen M. Poppler, RA17184188, Armor, Army of the United States, a member of Company B, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 November 1950 in the vicinity of Kujang-dong, Korea. On that date he was a member of a tank crew protecting the left flank of an infantry regiment to which his platoon was attached. As a member of a hastily organized four-man team, Corporal Poppler participated in a ground attack against an enemy force which was dug in about 200 yards to the front of his tank position. Despite heavy small arms and grenade fire from the enemy, Corporal Poppler and his comrades pressed the assault with such vigor that the enemy surrendered. Sixty-three enemy surrendered to the small group, which ended all enemy
activity in that sector. The heroism displayed by Corporal Poppler reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Becker County, Minnesota.

Porrata, CPL Sard (3rd ID)

Porterfield, CPT John D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Possemato, CPL Rocco J. (2ID)

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

Corporal Rocco J. Possemato, ER51047810, 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.  Company B was part of the 23d Regimental Combat Team which was surrounded by hostile forces.  The regimental perimeter was under constant fire from enemy troops who occupied the commanding terrain in the area.  Corporal Possemato was a member of a party which was constructing underground shelters for the wounded.  During the period he exposed himself constantly to the heavy enemy fire to gather materials for the necessary construction.  With the comfort and safety of the wounded as his foremost thought, he performed his mission rapidly and efficiently.  The heroism displayed by Corporal Possemato reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from California.

Pothoof, PFC Robert I. (7ID)

Headquarters, 7th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 649 - September 23, 1953

Private First Class Robert I. Pothoof, US55307193 (then Private), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company F, 32d Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Karahwa-Gol, Korea.  On 8 July 1953, Private Pothoof, a radio operator, moved with his comrades during a fire fight with enemy forces.  During the entire battle, Private Pothoof was receiving and relaying important information over his radio.  Despite the continual enemy artillery and mortar fire, Private Pothoof kept the other units in close coordination with his own.  Private Pothoof also aided in repelling the enemy forces when they threatened to overrun his position.  The heroic actions of Private Pothoof reflect great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from Michigan.

Potter, PFC Glenis E. (3rd ID)

Powell, 1Lt. Frank (25ID, 65th Engr. Combat Bn.) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Powers, PFC Dana N. (2ID)

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

Private First class Dana N. Powers, a member of Battery "D", 32d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self-Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Amdal-Tong, Korea on 25 May 1951.  Private Powers' M-16 was part of an Automatic Weapons squad supporting an infantry unit.  During this action Private Powers saw a wounded man lying about 50 yards away.  With another man from his section he dismounted from his half track and ran through heavy fire to the aid of the wounded man, picked him up and returned him to the comparative safety of the M-16.  Private Powers' actions on this date reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Indiana.

Praskach, 2LT Arras M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Prater, PFC Arthur (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO50, 8Aug50)

Prather, 1LT. Lewis D. (24ID, Co C, 3d Eng. Combat Bn) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Prentice, CPL Thomas L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 734 - 18 November 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Thomas L. Prentice, US55076745, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 9 October 1951 in the vicinity of Sadanggol, Korea. On this date while engaged in combat with a numerically superior enemy force, Company G was subjected to heavy mortar and small arms fire from commanding hostile positions resulting in numerous friendly casualties. Corporal Prentice, a platoon runner, unhesitatingly went to the aid of his fallen comrades. Disregarding his own safety, he moved about under the intense hostile fire to administer first aid to the wounded. Due to the absence of medical aidmen and litter bearers, he further assisted the wounded men by evacuating them to positions of safety. The outstanding courage and initiative of Corporal Prentice on this occasion were responsible for saving the lives of many of his comrades and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Prest, SGT John M. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2ID
General Orders No. 147 - 15 June 1951

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 Sergeant John M. Prest, ER17173036, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, a member of Company B, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 14 to 17 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. Company B was part of the 23rd Regimental Combat Team which had been completely surrounded by enemy forces. The enemy held high ground from which they had excellent observation and were able to place effective fire on all parts of the defense perimeter. Sergeant Prest was the leader of a squad whose mission was to gather the supplies with were air-dropped into the perimeter. Since the enemy kept heavy fire upon these areas at all times, the squad worked under extremely adverse and hazardous conditions. In spite of the danger, Sergeant Prest led his squad in the fulfillment of its mission. The devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Prest reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Preston, LT COL Walter J. Jr. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 232 - 10 October 1950

Lieutenant Colonel Walter J. Preston, Jr., 042388, Artillery, 159th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army.  From 15 September to 30 September 1950, Lieutenant Colonel Preston achieved notable success as artillery commander of a regimental combat team which launched an offensive in the vicinity of Haman, Korea.  Maintaining constant liaison with the team commander and effectively controlling and coordinating supporting artillery fire, Lieutenant Colonel Preston contributed materially to the success of the drive which isolated large numbers of enemy.  Continually at the head of his unit, he inspired his men to greater achievement by his personal example of courage and leadership.  Lieutenant Colonel Preston's achievement during this vital phase of the Korean conflict reflects the highest credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Georgia.

Price, CPL Charles C. (3ID)

Bronze Star to Husband Of Local Woman

Corporal Charles C. Price, husband of Mrs. Frankie Lee Price of Quanah, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device for heroic achievement in action in Korea, it has been announced today by 3rd Division Headquarters. He is a member of Battery A, 39th Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division.

“On 27 November 1950, Corporal Price, while proceeding to Wonsan from Majon-ni, Korea, with a convoy was ambushed for the third time. Corporal Price, with disregard for his own personal safety and disregarding the fire of the enemy, delivered a volume of small arms fire on the enemy causing him to withdraw. Corporal Price’s aggressiveness saved his vehicle. The intrepid action and heroism displayed by Corporal Price reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.” Quanah Tribune Chief (TX) February 22, 1951

Price, CPL Dallas W. (3ID)

Prichard, James A. (USN)

Prickett, Chaplain Albert D. (USNR)

Prindle, PFC Bruce L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 71 - 1 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Bruce L. Prindle, ER55005656, 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, Private Prindle, while driving a truck through a series of enemy roadblocks, repeatedly halted his vehicle and dismounted in the face of heavy enemy fire in order to pick up wounded comrades lying near the road. Though his vehicle was continually raked by hostile machine gun fire, which struck several of the already wounded soldiers, Private Prindle steadfastly proceeded on his way until he reached the regimental collecting station. His courage and inspiring devotion to his wounded comrades were responsible for saving several lives. The heroism displayed by Private Prindle reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from New York.

Pritchett, 1LT Clifton A. (24ID, Co. I, 21st Rgt.)

 

Procter, PFC Homer J. (3ID)

Pryce, 1LT Leslie P. (24ID, HQ Co., 2d Bn, 21st Rgt.)

Pryor, MSGT Herman H. (65th Inf., 3ID)

Pugh, CAPT Delmar A. (25th Replacement Co., 25ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

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

Capt. Delmar A. Pugh, 01296578, Infantry, 25th Replacement Company, United States Army.  Assuming command of the 25th Replacement Company just prior to the movement of the Division to Korea, Captain Pugh maintained exceptional efficiency in his unit, processed large numbers of replacements under the most trying conditions with notable dispatch and thereby contributed materially to the success of the Division in combat.  He established a center for ROKA replacements and proceeded 500 at a time, completing record cards for each man by the efficient use of interpreters, teams of typists, and interviewers.  From 9 July to 30 September 1950, Captain Pugh's untiring and cheerful attention to duty, mature judgment, and understanding served as an inspiring example to the men of his unit, and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Putnam, MAJ George D. (65th Inf., 3ID)

Pyontek, PVT William (3ID)

 

 

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