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Sablosky, Stanley (SGT, HQ CO, 2D BN)

Saez, MSGT Jose B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Saice, SGT Eugene (3rd ID)

Sakkos, LT Constandinos N. (3rd ID)

Salas, PFC James (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Sale, 2Lt. Powell Q. (24ID, co. L, 21st Rgt.)

Salgado-Rivera, CPL Francisco (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Salgado-Sepulveda, PFC Pedro (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Headquarters 3d Infantry Division
General Orders No. 195 - 16 June 1951

Private First Class (then Private) Pedro Salgado-Sepulveda, ER30437579, Infantry, Company F, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 31 March 1951, Private Salgado-Sepulveda, platoon scout, was with the leading elements of Company F during an attack on Hill 398. While crossing open terrain, he and another enlisted man came under heavy enemy mortar fire but dashed through the fire without seeking cover. Reaching the base of the cliff from which the enemy was hurling down grenades, Private Salgado-Sepulveda followed and covered his platoon leader up the cliff until reaching a position where they were able to engage the enemy with rifle and grenade fire. By maintaining the exposed position for two hours and distracting the enemy fire, the other platoon was enabled to take up a position on the enemy flank and assault successfully. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Private Salgado-Sepulveda reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Puerto Rico.

Salisbury, SGT Virgil B. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 473 - 3 December 1952

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Virgil B. Salisbury, RA36281896, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 20 September 1952 in the vicinity of Chagun-gol, North Korea. On that date, Sergeant Salisbury, then attached to Company I, was a member of a combat patrol assigned to seize and hold positions on the west base of Hill 266, better known as “Old Baldy”. After the patrol had seized their objective and were occupying its positions, a mortar round scored a direct hit upon a bunk, killing one man and wounding four others. Although seriously wounded himself, Sergeant Salisbury, with complete disregard for personal safety, proceeded to the aid of his comrades, braving the enemy fire to reach them and treat their wounds. Despite the intense pain which he was suffering, he steadfastly refused evacuation until he had done everything in his power to aid the other casualties. The indomitable courage and willing self-sacrifice of Sergeant Salisbury served as an inspiration to all who observed him and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Montana.

Salter, J.S. (RN)

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

Sanchez, SGT 1C Clorovio N. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sanchez, PFC Elias R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sanchez, SGT 1C Nelson (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sanchez, SFC Torres C. (3rd ID)

Sanchez-Agosto, PVT Felio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sanchez-Figueroa, CPL Juan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sanchez-Rivera, PVT Florentino (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sanders, Lt. Herman J. USN, C.O. of the USS Osprey-AMS-28, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V, for Korean War Heroism, 13 &14 Oct. 1952.

Sanders, 1LT Robert C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sanders, CAPT Thomas J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sandidge, CPL William S. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sandoval-Gonzalez, CPL Agustin (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Saneplar, PFC Roger W. (ARMY)

Sanford, SGT 1C James W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

San Miguel, SGT Donald W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

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

Santana-Camacho, PFC Pedro A. (65th Inf., 3ID)

Santiago, SGT Alberto R. (65th Inf., 3ID)

Santiago, SGT Antonio (65th Inf., 3ID)

Santiago, CPL Elias (65th Inf., 3ID)

Santiago, PFC Juan H. (65th Inf., 3ID)

Santiago, CPL Pedro (65th Inf., 3ID)

Santiago-Cabrera, PFC Ruben (3ID)

Santiago-Hernandez, SGT Jose M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Santiago-Quinones, CPL Victor M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Santiago-Rivera, SGT 1C Adrian (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Santiago-Torres, PFC Ramon (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Santiago-Villadames, 1LT Alfredo M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Santo-Domingo, MSGT Alberto Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Santos, Sgt. Mike (25ID, Amb Co., 25th Med Bn)

Santos-Reyes, CPL Ismael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sara, PFC Walter M. (ARMY)

Sarver, Capt. Homer B. (24ID, Co. C, 19th Rgt.)

Sarviss, PFC Donald W. (2ID)

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

Private First class Donald W. Sarviss, RA13307770, Armor, United States Army, a member of Headquarters and Service Company, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 2 September to 7 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea.  During this period Private Sarviss was a member of a patrol whose mission was to reconnoiter tank routes from Yongsan to Songjin-ni, Korea.  While on the reconnaissance the patrol was subjected to intense enemy small arms and mortar fire.  With complete disregard for his personal safety Private Sarviss completed his mission and succeeded in locating enemy observation posts and anti-tank positions.  His courage and indifference to enemy fire greatly contributed to the success of the tank-infantry patrol which later followed.  The courage displayed by Private Serviss on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Kentucky.

Sasaki, CWO Kay K. (25ID)

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

Chief Warrant Officer Kay K. Sasaki, W2133596, 25th Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment, United States Army.  As a special agent of the Counter-Intelligence Corps during the period 10 July to 10 October 1950, CWO Sasaki rendered outstanding service during the early critical phase of the Korean conflict.  His detection and investigation of incidents and personnel involved in espionage, sabotage, and subversion were efficiently and skillfully conducted.  CWO Sasaki's untiring efforts, personal sacrifices, and courageous devotion to duty despite handicaps of terrain, weather, and enemy action were an inspiration to his fellow soldiers, a great contribution to United Nations forces, and reflect great credit upon himself and the Counter-Intelligence Corps.  Entered the military service from California.

Sather, PFC Alfred E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Saund, LT Datip (3rd ID)

Save, PFC Fotu (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sawyer, MSGT Paul L. Jr. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO50, 8Aug50)

Scarpato, 2LT Patsy J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Schaffler, PFC William A. (ARMY)

Schafsteck, Edward (C Co, 13 Feb 51)

Schappaugh, 1LT George H. (2ID)

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

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 First Lieutenant George H. Schappaugh, 0532286, Armor, Army of the United States, a member of Company A, 72d Tank Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 24 September 1950 at Mullim-ni, Korea. On that date the enemy had halted the advance of a rifle company by heavy machine gun and small arms fire. After the attack was delayed for four hours, Lieutenant Schappaugh came forward and organized a platoon of tanks to counterattack. Approaching the tanks by crossing a rice paddy under intense enemy fire he succeeded in getting the attack underway. Because of radio failure, orders had to be relayed verbally. Ignoring the enemy fire, he moved along the tank column urging the crews forward until the attack succeeded in reaching its objective, the Hwang River. By his complete disregard for personal safety and exposing himself repeatedly to enemy fire, Lieutenant Schappaugh enabled our troops to accomplish their mission. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed on this occasion by Lieutenant Schappaugh reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Schelbrack, SGT 1C Nick M. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 98 - 6 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Nick M. Schelbrack, RA17003727, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery B, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 13 and 14 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. During that period he was a squad leader of an antiaircraft firing vehicle in support of an infantry regiment which was under attack by a large enemy force. He repeatedly exposed himself to enemy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire in order to observe enemy positions, direct the fire of his own vehicle and relay the location to the mortar company. This action of Sergeant Sohelbrack was responsible for neutralizing an enemy mortar position and causing great casualties to the enemy. When the enemy fire grew in intensity and caused three casualties in his crew, he assumed their duties and continued to direct the fire of his remaining crew members. As a result of his outstanding leadership, enemy fire power was greatly reduced, thus enabling the supported infantry to occupy strategic terrain with a minimum of losses. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Schelbrack reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Schettino, Frank G. (USN)

Scheunemann, Howard C. (USN)

Schilling, CAPT Ralph A. (25ID)

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

Captain Ralph A. Schilling, 02007893, Adjutant General's Corps, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army.  During the period 10 July to 30 September 1950, Captain Schilling served as Division Postal Officer with notable distinction.  During the early difficult days of the action in Korea, when the fluidity of combat made it impossible to establish his section, he displayed untiring effort and initiative in obtaining mail from the Base Post Office and distributing it to the widely dispersed units of the Division and all other units in the Division zone.  By maintaining contact with airfields and railheads, he had mail delivered by the most expeditious means to the Division Postal Unit where his men, inspired by his personal enthusiasm and ability, worked tirelessly to sort and distribute it.  By his sound professional ability and exemplary initiative, Captain Schilling made a vital contribution to high morale of the personnel of the Division.  Entered the military service from New York.

Scmid, CAPT Eldon W. (1st Artillery Observation Btn., 25ID)

Headquarters, 25ID
General Orders No. 242 - 22 October 1950

Captain Eldon W. Schmid, 033627, Artillery, Battery A, 1st Artillery Observation Battalion, United States Army. During the period 24 July to 3 September 1950, Captain Schmid served with distinction as commander of his artillery observation battery. Working tirelessly, he effectively prepared his unit for movement to Korea and instilled in his men a high state of morale and efficiency which were evidenced in the outstanding achievement of the battery in combat. The plans and reconnaissance he made proved notably sound and effective in both defensive and offensive positions. Captain Schmid's initiative and devotion to duty, and leadership reflect great credit upon himself and his organization. Entered the military service from Texas.

Schmitz, CPL Harold J. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO87, 27Aug50)

Schnerdes, PFC Norbert (ARMY)

Schodowski, SGT Joseph R. (25ID)

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

Sergeant Joseph R. Schodowski, RA13268653, Infantry, Heavy Mortar Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  As supply sergeant of a heavy mortar company from 11 July to 30 September 1950 during the early critical operations of the Korean conflict, Sergeant Schodowski rendered outstanding service.  By his tireless efforts in obtaining supplies and equipment it was possible to maintain the weapons of his company in top mechanical condition.  His initiative in fulfilling the personal requests of his men was a notable factor in the high morale of his company.  Sergeant Schodowski's outstanding devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Schultheiss, PFC Lloyd M. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 267 - 20 July 1953

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Lloyd M. Schultheiss, US55208627, Army Medical Service, United States Army, Medical Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 6 and 7 April 1953, in the vicinity of Samichon, North Korea. On those dates, Private Schultheiss was serving as a Medical Aid Man with a support patrol that was returning to friendly lines through a mine field. As the patrol cautiously made their way through the area, they suddenly became subjected to an intense barrage of mortar fire, inflicting numerous casualties upon them. Although wounded in the initial barrage, Private Schultheiss seeming oblivious of the heavily mined area about him and fully exposing himself to the concentration of hostile fire, darted from position to position searching for and aiding the wounded. Upon hearing a call for help, he ran through the impact area and, with complete disregard for personal safety, leaped into a barbed wire entanglement to the stricken man’s side. Not until the enemy fire had lifted and all casualties had been evacuated did he report his own wounds. The heroism in action displayed by Private Schultheiss on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Nebraska.

Schulz, SFC Martin (3ID)

Schumaker, PFC Loyd E. (ARMY)

Schutz, 1LT Raymond M. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 4 - 3 January 1953

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant Raymond M. Schutz, 02209130, (then Second Lieutenant), Infantry, United States Army, Headquarters, (then Company A, 23d Infantry Regiment), 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 31 July 1952 and 1 August 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On those dates, Lieutenant Schutz was a platoon leader of a platoon engaged in the attack to retake Hill 266, “Old Baldy”. During the platoon’s approach toward its heavily defended objective it was suddenly subjected to a savage enemy mortar and artillery barrage, temporarily halting the advance. Moving to the head of the platoon and through words of encouragement and inspiring leadership he led his men in their advance through the fire swept terrain. Reaching the objective, he discovered several enemy emplacements which were inflicting heavy casualties upon the friendly force. Leaving his place of relative cover and, with complete disregard for personal safety, he engaged the enemy in hand-to-hand combat, killing or wounding approximately eight of the hostile horde and silencing their positions. Later in the bitter struggle, he noticed several wounded comrades lying in an exposed area. Once again he made his way through the fire swept terrain and directed the evacuation of the wounded. Having cleared the area of all the hostile forces, Lieutenant Schutz then organized and established a perimeter front successfully defending the newly won position. The outstanding valor, inspiring leadership and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Schutz reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Iowa.

Schwartz, CPL Carl (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Schwartz, SFC Donald J. (Army)

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

Sergeant First Class Donald J. Schwartz, (then Sergeant), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Chorwon, Korea, on 19 September 1952. During withdrawal from Hill 266, Sergeant Schwartz' company came under heavy enemy fire and suffered numerous casualties. After carrying one wounded soldier down the hill to safety, Sergeant Schwartz returned to the crest and rescued another. Despite his exposed position, he remained to assist in caring for other wounded and assuring their evacuation. Sergeant Schwartz' courage and devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and are in keeping with the high traditions of the military service.

Schwieger, CPL Cecil H. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Cecil H. Schwieger, ER55001040, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. Corporal Schwieger’s unit was fighting its way through an enemy roadblock and was receiving a great amount of small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire from the enemy occupying the high ground on both sides of the road. During a halt, Corporal Schwieger organized a group of men to lay down a heavy blanket of fire, pinning the enemy down and reducing the volume of hostile fire. After the convoy was able to continue, he stopped to pick up wounded along the road and drove them to safety. The heroism displayed by Corporal Schwieger reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Schwoebell, SGT Jesse J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Schwyhart, Chaplain R.M. (USN)

Scott, PVT Robert L. (ARMY)

Scuilli, Cpl. William J. (24ID, 26th AAA Bn.) (posthumous)

Searles, William M. (USN)

Searls, CAPT Chester B. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 102 - 10 May 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Captain Chester B. Searls, 01300866, Infantry, Army of the United States, Commanding Officer, Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. Company B was given the mission of clearing the high ground along one side of the road over which friendly vehicles and artillery were withdrawing. In spite of heavy enemy machine gun, mortar, and small arms fire, Captain Searls personally led his men in attacking enemy positions. When intense fire from an enemy emplacement caused heavy casualties in his company, he exposed himself as he advanced through the heavy fire to direct the fire of antiaircraft automatic weapons until the hostile position was destroyed. On numerous occasions he rushed to where wounded men had fallen and after administering first aid helped to carry them to sheltered positions. The courageous and determined actions of Captain Searls were instrumental in saving many lives and served as an inspiration to all who observed him. The heroism displayed by Captain Searls reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from California.

Seda-Arroyo, PFC Ruben D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Seibert, 1Lt. August G. (24ID, Co. I, 34th Rgt.)

Sellers, James K. (USN)

Semelmaker, 1LT Morton (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 232 - 18 October 1950

First Lieutenant Morton Semelmaker, 01019109, Infantry, Company A, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, United States Army.  During the period 1 September to 5 September 1950 Lieutenant Semelmaker served as leader of a tank platoon attached to an infantry battalion which was in defensive positions on the southern flank of the United Nations line in Korea.  Throughout this period Lieutenant Semelmaker led his platoon in a most commendable manner, neutralizing two road blocks and clearing the main supply route for the flow of vital materiel.  On 3 September 1950 the tank platoon, under Lieutenant Semelmaker's leadership, covered the withdrawal of two rifle companies so skillfully that the companies were able to effect the displacement in an orderly manner with a minimum of casualties.  Lieutenant Semelmaker's aggressive leadership, tactical skill and devotion to duty reflect the highest credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from New York.

Semon, 1LT Norman N. (Bronze with V) (3rd AAA AW Bn.)

Senechal, CPL Norman J. (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 127 - July 08, 1951

The Bronze Star with “V” Device is awarded to Corporal Norman J. Senechal (then Private First Class), (Regular Army), Infantry, U.S. Army, Company I, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 10 February 1951 near Konjiam-ni, Korea. While Company I was attacking enemy positions on Hill 202, Corporal Senechal noticed a wounded comrade lying in an exposed area. He unhesitatingly exposed himself to the intense hostile small arms and automatic weapons fire in order to shield the man and administer first aid. He remained with the fallen soldier until the man was evacuated and then continued forward again in the attack. During the ensuing fire fight, Corporal Senechal singlehandedly destroyed several enemy emplacements with grenades and rifle fire. Although he was seriously wounded in the attack, his courage and selfless devotion to duty inspired his comrades deeply and materially aided them in the successful accomplishment of the mission. Corporal Senechal’s heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service.

Seratt, Cpl. Willard C. (24ID, Co. E, 19th Rgt.) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

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

Sewell, SGT Clarence T. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sexton, CAPT Louis A. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

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

Shand, PFC Richard H. (2ID)

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

Private First Class Richard H. Shand, RA11169377, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company E, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 3 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea.  His company positions were under continuous fire from the enemy who was conducting a series of probing attacks.  During on such attack the enemy penetrated the distances where they were able to throw grenades into Company E's foxholes.  A white phosphorous grenade landed in Private Shand's foxhole, seriously burning him.  Knowing that his company's positions were thinly held and that every man in the line was desperately needed, he refused to leave his position to undergo medical treatment until the following day.  His heroic action was an inspiration to all who witnessed it and spurred his comrades in a determination to hold the line.  The heroism displayed on this occasion by Private Shand reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.  Entered the military service from Massachusetts.

Shanholtz, PVT Charles L. (24ID)

General Orders No. 47 - 20 July 1950
Headquarters 24th Infantry Division

Private Charles L. Shanholtz, RA13338434, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company D, 19th Infantry Regiment, displayed heroism by his actions against the enemy on 16 July 1950 near Taepyong-ni, Korea. The mortar position manned by members of Pvt. Shanholtz's squad was being attacked and when a hand grenade was thrown into the position Private Shanholtz threw it out again--another grenade was thrown into the position and again he threw the grenade out and in doing so was wounded. His courage and quick thinking doubtless saved the lives of several of his comrades. His courage reflects the highest credit on himself and the United States Army.

Sharer, SFC Spencer W. (3ID)

Sharkey, David Harrington

Sharp, 1LT Orla F. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 232 - 18 October 1950

First Lieutenant Orla F. Sharp, 01942906, Armor, Company A, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, United States Army.  From 5 August to 1 October 1950 Lieutenant Sharp served as leader of a tank platoon which was deployed on high ground on the southern flank of the United Nations line in Korea.  Despite continual hostile artillery and mortar fire and determined enemy attacks which threatened to overrun the position, Lieutenant Sharp, by his personal example of calm courage, repeatedly inspired his platoon to withstand the onslaughts.  The outstanding achievement of the platoon under the guidance of Lieutenant Sharp contributed materially to the success of the battalion's combat operations during a critical period of the Korean conflict.  Lieutenant Sharp's leadership, tactical ability and calm courage are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Sharp, Ralph H. (USN)

Sharpe, PFC Preslon E. (ARMY)

Shaug, SGT Richard (ARMY - 187ARCT)

Sergeant Richard P. Shaug, Infantry, United States Army, Communications Chief, Company "H", 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, is cited for meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in Korea during the period 13 July 1953 to 27 July 1953. Sgt. Shaug established a communications network to the various heavy-weapons sections of his company attached to rifle companies of the battalion in front-line positions. The network was established in a minimum of time and was unexcelled for its effectiveness, reliability and continued functioning despite adverse weather conditions, terrain features and intense enemy fire. Sgt. Shaug personally supervised entire operation with no regard to his own personal safety from enemy fire and allowing himself no time to rest until the task was completed. After the network of wire was completed he worked day and night to maintain it and the radio and telephone equipment assigned to him. His outstanding achievement resulted in excellent coordination between the forward observers, the fire direction center and the gun crews, and resulted in most effective fire upon enemy emplacements, fortifications and troops firing upon friendly positions. The meritorious achievement rendered by Sgt. Shaug during this period reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the federal service from California.
 


Richard Shaug
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Shaul, Lyle L.

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 81 - 28 October 1950

The Bronze Star medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Lyle L. Shaul, RA17212458, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company D, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 1 September 1950 in the vicinity of Hyonpung, Korea. On that date, he was a machine gunner attached to a rifle company. When the enemy attempted a surprise attack upon the company’s position, they were detected by Corporal Shaul who alerted his gunners and surrounding riflemen. He then exposed himself to heavy enemy artillery and automatic weapons fire in order to better direct the fire of his machine guns. Upon the arrival of a supporting tank he attempted to direct its fire by using the tank’s outside phone, but was unable to be heard by the crew members. With total indifference to his safety, he leaped to the top of the tank and, disregarding the hail of enemy fire, fired the tank’s machine guns into enemy positions, thereby directing fire of the tank’s gun on enemy strong points. His intrepidity in the face of the enemy’s attack was instrumental in repulsing the assault and prevented more serious casualties to his comrades. The heroism displayed by Corporal Shaul on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

[KWE Note: Corporal Shaul was reported missing in action on 26 November 1950, during the Chinese intervention,  a was declared dead in 1953.]

Sheaffer, SGT Frank E. (1CAV)

Sheahan, Cpl. Patrick (7ID)

Private First Class Patrick Sheahan, US51064448, Infantry, Company "A", 7th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 8 June 1951, near Sam Ywie, Korea, Company "A" was engaged in the assault upon Hill 786 when it was suddenly subjected to heavy enemy machine gun fire which cut off four men from their unit, wounding two of them before they could reach a place of cover. Private Sheahan, seeing his comrades fall, stopped to carry them, one at a time, to a position of safety and then remained with them while another went to locate a medical aidman. At this point, a large group of enemy soldiers commenced to assault his position but he stood fast, firing into the attack with his rifle until his platoon broke through to rout the foe. Private Sheahan's unwavering heroism and determination were instrumental in saving the lives of two fellow soldiers and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of New York.

Sheehan, Daniel W. (24ID)

General Orders No. 124 - 10 September 1950
Headquarters 24th Division

Private First Class Daniel W. Sheehan, RA37042846, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star medal with V device for heroism on 15 August 1950 along the Naktong River in Korea. During an attack by Company A on a heavily defended ridge, Private Sheehan, although exposed to enemy fire, placed his squad in an advantageous firing position. When his platoon was forced to withdraw, he again exposed himself to enemy fire in evacuating the wounded to a place of safety. He proceeded to the company rear and guided stretcher bearers to the wounded. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Private Sheehan reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Madrid, Iowa.

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

Shephard, 1LT Hugh H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sheppard, CPL John E. Jr.

Sherman, SGT Melvin V. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Shields, 1LT Lawrence D. (3rd AAA AW Bn.)

Shields, PFC Zellners Jr. (3ID)

Shin, MSGT George

Shintakeu, PVT Earl L. (25ID)

Private Earl L. Shintakeu, RA29031280, Infantry, Company F, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 25 July 1950 near Sangn-yong, Korea a numerically superior force of enemy supported by artillery and mortars attacked the Company F defense line.  Seeing several of his comrades who had been wounded forward of the lines, Private Shintakeu, heedless of the blanket of hostile fire, crawled to the men, administered first aid and removed them to relative safety.  By repeating this courageous and selfless act many times, Private Shintakeu saved the lives of many of his comrades and served as a notable inspiration to the company. Entered the military service from Territory of Hawaii.

Shira, CPL Robert T. (25ID)

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

Corporal Robert T. Shirah, RA44032917, Infantry, Company H, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  As communications chief for his company from 15 July to 30 August 1950 in Korea, Corporal Shirah rendered outstanding services during the early critical phase of the Korean conflict.  Working long hours under the most adverse conditions of mountainous terrain and enemy fire which frequently severed wire communications, Corporal Shirah, by diligent application and untiring effort, maintained constant communications which greatly enhanced the effectiveness of the operations of his company.  Corporal Shirah's initiative, resourcefulness and soldierly ability reflect the highest credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Alabama.

Shiromoto, SGT Nobuo (25ID)

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

Sergeant Nobuo Shiromoto, RA39018825, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Infantry, United States Army.  Ding the period 25 July to 10 September 1950, Sergeant Shiromoto served as a member of a prisoner of war interrogation team in Korea. Working tirelessly under extremely adverse conditions, Sergeant Shiromoto obtained vital intelligence information concerning enemy troop dispositions, morale and plans which greatly facilitated the operations of his unit.  Sergeant Shiromoto's physical stamina, professional ability and devotion to duty contributed materially to the success of his unit and reflect the highest credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from California.

Shore, Rex A. (PVT, Co. B, 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25th ID)

Showe, PFC Donald W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Shrawder, CAPT Woodrow W. (2ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 93 - 28 November 1950

The First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Captain Woodrow J. Shrawder, 01166606, Artillery, Army of the United States Army, a member of Headquarters Battery, 38th Field Artillery, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement during the period of 1 September 1950 to 15 September 1950 near Sibi-Ri, Korea. During this time he personally led a patrol, with complete disregard for his own safety, to an outpost that had been overrun by the enemy to evacuate the dead and wounded. When an enemy patrol made a night attack on his perimeter of defense, he manned a machine gun during the entire attack. He voluntarily took command of the perimeter defense during the hours of darkness, and personally investigated any automatic weapons or small arms fire that came into or went out of the area. He exposed himself to the fire of enemy patrols on numerous occasions, and received very little sleep or rest during this period. The courageous actions and superior leadership of Captain Shrawder on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered service from Moorhead, Minnesota. Home of record: Fargo, North Dakota.

Shrawder, CAPT Woodrow W. (2ID) (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 23 - 28 January 1951

The Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Captain Woodrow J. Shrawder, 01166606, Artillery, Army of the United States Army, a member of Headquarters Battery, 38 Field Artillery, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself th by heroic achievement on 29 November 1950 and 30 November 1940 near Kunu-ri, Korea. On the night of 29 November 1950 he was riding in a convoy which was attempting to break through an enemy road block that was approximately five miles in depth. The convoy was halted by enemy machine gun fire, which made further progress impossible. Captain Shrawder assisted the other officers in organizing the personnel into groups, in an effort to evacuate them from the enemy ambush. He then led one group through the intense enemy fire to the nearby hills in an attempt to penetrate the enemy lines. On the morning of 30 November 1950 he succeeded in reaching the safety of friendly lines with his group and is credited with having saved the lives of his men. The heroism and inspiring leadership of Captain Shrawder on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered service from Moorhead, Minnesota. Home of record: Fargo, North Dakota.

Shrawder, MAJ Woodrow J. (2ID) (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 119 - 25 May 1951

The Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device is awarded to Major Woodrow J. Shrawder, 01166606, Artillery, Army of the United States, a member of Headquarters, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 9 January 1951 in the vicinity of Wonju, Korea. On that date the mission of his unit was to supply supporting artillery for the infantry which was fighting to hold the town of Wonju and to delay the enemy advance. The enemy succeeded in infiltrating to the rear of the battalion. When wire communications between the artillery and infantry were lost during the ensuing action, endangering the position of friendly forces because of lack of coordination for artillery support, Major Shrawder moved forward to reestablish communications. Although under fire throughout the night and completely surrounded, he remained at his post relaying fire commands and firing on the enemy positions to the rear of friendly forces. His courageous actions enabled our forces to repel the enemy attack and to inflict heavy losses on the enemy. Major Shrawder’s heroic action reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Shutter, SGT Warren C. (24ID)

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

Sergeant Warren C. Shutter, RA 3618161, Medical Department, a member of Medical Company, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 5 July 1950 near Osan, Korea against an armed enemy, Sergeant Shutter was performing duty as a litter bearer when the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment was ordered to withdraw. Sergeant Shutter refused to leave the position without attempting to evacuate two wounded men. Even though he himself was not wounded he disregarded personal safety and while under machinegun, rifle and mortar fire from the enemy removed the wounded through rice paddies and over hills to safety. By refusing to leave his wounded comrades his action reflects the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Sidbury, 1LT Leon (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Siefken, PFC Gene N.

Siegal, Judah I. (USN)

Sierra-Cruz, 2LT Roque (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sierra-Rivera, PFC Efrain (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sievers, MSGT Charles (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Siejka, SFC Henry (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO89, 28Aug50)

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

Silcock,  CPL Gordon G. (40th Signal Co.)

Sill, Dale F. Jr. (25ID)

General Orders No. 354 - 18 November 1950
Headquarters 25th Division

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Private First Class Dale F. Sill Junior, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 27th Infantry Regiment, United States Army. On 20 September 1950, Private First Class Sill was serving as a member of a four-man litter team attached to a rifle company which was attacking in the vicinity of Chingdong-ni, Korea. When the attack was temporarily halted by intense hostile mortar, small arms and automatic weapons fire, the team rolled through the concerted fire to the forward positions to evacuate the wounded. Making repeated trips to the forward areas they evacuated all casualties, then carried them five miles over precipitous mountain trails to safety. Private First Class Sill's courage, determination and selfless regard for the welfare of his comrades reflect the highest credit on himself and the Army Medical Service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Simmons, CPL Christopher J. (25ID)

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

Corporal Christopher J. Simmons, RA34844255, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  From 28 July to 1 September 1950, as a member of a battalion medical company in combat during the extremely difficult days of the Korean conflict, Corporal Simmons served with distinction.  His untiring efforts to provide care for the patients in his aid station despite severe handicaps of limited facilities and equipment, and often under intense automatic weapons, mortar and sniper fire, greatly assisted the battalion surgeon in the savings of numerous lives.  Corporal Simmons's courageous devotion to duty, initiative and technical knowledge reflect the greatest credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from New Jersey.

Simmons, LTCOL Franklin B. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Simpson, CAPT Glenn C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Simpson, SGT 1C John A. (Co. E, 15th Inf. Rgt., 3rd ID)

Simpson, LT Kenneth

Simpson, MAJ Leonard D. (3ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Simpson, MSGT William R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sims, CWO Harold L.

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 251 - 9 May 1951

Chief Warrant Officer Harold L. Sims, W906994, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  During the period 24 July to 2 November 1950, Warrant Officer Sims served with great distinction as a unit administrator in Korea.  Despite limited facilities, a shortage of qualified personnel and the most adverse combat conditions, he evinced great resourcefulness and a thorough knowledge of administrative procedures in maintaining all company records accurate and up-to-date.  By his detailed attention to individual problems and determined approach to every task, he merited the respect and confidence of his associates and contributed materially to the effectiveness of his unit in combat.  Warrant Officer Sims' initiative, perseverance and unremitting devotion to duty reflects great credit on himself and the Armed Forces.  Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Siria-Campos, MSGT Jorge (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sisk, Andrew J. (Army - 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25th ID)

Siverio, CAPT Manuel F. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Sizemore, Col. Stewart E. (24ID, Hq Co., 3d Bn, 19th Rgt.)

Skalsky, SFC Robert B. (24ID)

24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 25 - 12 January 1952

Sergeant First Class Robert B. Skalsky, RA17285075, Infantry, U.S. Army, a member of Company D, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V Device for heroic action near Kumsong, Korea, during the period of 16-19 October 1951. His mortar section had the mission of providing supporting fire for the three rifle companies of the 1st Battalion during an attack on enemy positions. From the beginning of the conflict to the end, the unit was constantly under enemy artillery mortar and sniper fire. During the entire action, Sergeant Skalsky, Platoon Sergeant, displayed outstanding fearlessness and skill in directing the mortar crews. He continually braved enemy fire to insure that his men had cover and that they maintained proper supporting fire. Personally accounting for one enemy sniper, he inspired the men to similar acts of bravery and contributed immeasurably to the success of his unit's mission. Sergeant Skalsky's heroic action, exemplary leadership and selfless devotion to duty reflect the greatest credit to himself and the United States Infantry. Entered military service from Hibbing, Minnesota.

Skiffen, SGT 1C Albert E. (65th Inf., 3ID)

Slattery, MAJ Arthur R. (MP Corps, 25th Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment)

25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 242 - 22 October 1950

Major Arthur R. Slattery, 0832816, Military Police Corps, 25th Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment, United States Army. As commanding officer of the 25th Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment from 18 July to 1 September 1950, Major Slattery rendered outstanding service. He conducted the intelligence screening of thousands of refugees, maintained effective liaison with local Korean agencies to permit interception of enemy agents and provide invaluable order of battle data, and by discovering and eliminating an enemy intelligence net, removed a serious threat to the war effort. He further contributed to the success of the division by his indoctrination and assistance to regimental S2 personnel in counter-intelligence work. Major Slattery's untiring energy, exceptional professional ability and exemplary devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the Counter-Intelligence Corps. Entered the military service from New Jersey.

Slaughter, SFC Oliver W. (Bronze with V)

Sloan, SGT 1C Ivey J. (65th Inf., 3ID)

Smallwood, Maj. William S. (3ID)

Smarris, SGT 1C Harry P. (25ID)

Smeltzer, SGT Evard E. (1CAV)

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

Sergeant Evard E. Smeltzer (then Corporal), RA13085568, Signal Corps, United States Army, 13th Signal Company, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 26 January 1951 near Yangri, Korea. While an infantry unit was attacking enemy troops, well emplaced in foxholes and employing heavy automatic weapons fire, Sergeant Smeltzer, army photographer, filmed the action with a motion picture camera.  When the assaulting elements suffered heavy casualties and were forced to withdraw, he remained in his position and filmed close air support bombing of the hostile emplacements.  As a result of Sergeant Smeltzer's aggressiveness, the motion pictures that he secured were adjudged by General Headquarters, Far East Command, as the best taken of similar action in the Korean campaign, and will be used as training films.  The heroic action of Sergeant Smeltzer reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Pennsylvania.

Smiley, James R. (SFC, Co. A, 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25ID) (posthumous)

Smith, 1LT Adley D. (25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 141 - 13 September 1950

First Lieutenant Adley D. Smith, 01302368, Infantry, Service Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  When the regiment was effecting a displacement in the vicinity of Ulsong, Korea on 27 July 1950, insufficient transportation necessitated removal of the ammunition stores in relays.  Learning that small groups of enemy forces had infiltrated through the  unit's positions, Lieutenant Smith volunteered to remain at the ammunition supply point to safeguard the stores.  Although the area came under sporadic enemy fire, Lieutenant Smith remained at his post determined to  destroy the ammunition only as a last resort.  When the trucks arrived, after having been delayed by enemy fire, Lieutenant Smith supervised the loading of the ammunition and accompanied the convoy to the rear.  Lieutenant Smith's determination and devotion to duty prevented the loss of valuable supplies and reflect the highest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Arkansas.

Smith, 1LT Arthur M. (1st CAV)

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

1st Lieutenant Arthur M. Smith, 02014090, Medical Service Corps, United States Army, Clearing Company, 15th Medical Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, 15 September 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.

Smith, SGT Arthur R. (USMC)

Smith, 1LT Bernard J. (3ID)

Smith, PVT Billy W. (3rd ID)

Smith, SGT Bradley E. (3rd ID)

Smith, PFC Cecil E. (2ID) (posthumous) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Private First Class Cecil E. Smith, RA19255292, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company H, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 13 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. Company H, in which he was part of a machine gun squad, was under a severe enemy attack. When ammunition was vitally needed, although the enemy had located his position and were directing heavy fire upon it, Private Smith voluntarily left the position to go to the supply point over exposed terrain for a resupply of ammunition. After his return with a heavy load of ammunition, a hail of enemy machine gun and rifle fire covered the position, striking and killing Private Smith instantly. His heroic action enabled his comrades to repulse the enemy with deadly, accurate machine gun fire. The selfless courage and devotion to duty displayed by Private Smith reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Indiana.

Smith, CAPT Claud (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Smith, CPL David A. (3rd ID)

Smith, Edwin P. Jr. (USN)

Smith, SGT Gene T. (3rd ID)

Smith, SGT Harold M. (1st CAV)

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

Sergeant Harold M. Smith, RA13277145, Armor, United States Army, Company A, 71st Heavy Tank Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, 11 July 1950 to 20 September 1950.  For meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States during the period indicated.  Entered federal service from West Virginia.

Smith, CPL John D. (Co. D, 27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID)

Smith, PFC Joseph E. (3rd ID)

Smith, SFC Lester L. (3rd ID)

Smith, CPL Loyd H. (3ID)

Smith, Helder B. (3rd ID)

Smith, CAPT. Howard R. (2ID)

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

Meritorious - Captain Howard R. Smith, 0524784, Artillery, United States Army, Headquarters Battery, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self-Propelled), 2nd Infantry Division, in Korea, from 28 October 1952 to 7 April 1953.  Entered Federal service from California.

Smith, 1LT Martin J. (45ID) (Oak-Leaf Cluster)

General Orders No. 456 - 27 July 1953.  Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for Meritorious Service in the artillery, 1 January 1953 to 15 July 1953.  Entered the Federal service from Ohio.

Smith, Perry

Smith, SGT Ralph W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Smith, SGT Raymond H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 199 - 19 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Raymond H. Smith, ER57504551, (then Corporal) Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 17 May 1951 in the vicinity of Kunmul-gol, Korea. On that date Sergeant Smith’s platoon had the mission of seizing and securing a high ridge. As they were advancing upon the objective, a comrade close to Sergeant Smith was severely wounded. With complete disregard for his safety, he exposed himself to the intense fire, dashed from his concealed position, carried the wounded comrade to safety, and then administered first aid. Later in the evening the company made a withdrawal to a better firing position, in which connection Sergeant Smith again exposed himself to heavy enemy fire and led the platoon to safety without further casualties. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Smith reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Smith, MSGT Richard W.

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

Smith, CAPT Sam C. (3ID)

Smith, CAPT Samuel C. (24ID) (GOS 166 - 6 October 1950)

Smith, MSGT Thomas H. (8th FAB, 25ID) (GO91, 28Aug50)

Smith, CPL Thomas L. (32nd Inf.)

Corporal Thomas L. Smith, RA13359052, Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company,32d Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic movement near Paeam, Korea.  On 7 December 1951, the command post of the tank company was subjected to severe intense enemy shelling which inflicted many casualties among the personnel  manning the post. As the shelling began, Corporal Smith, with complete disregard for his personal safety, immediately began to move from position to position in the impact area  searching for the wounded and treating their injuries. Continuously exposing himself with unconcern for the exploding shells, Corporal Smith administered to all of the wounded, and directed their evacuation to safety. Through his great courage and bravery, all of the casualties received prompt medical treatment and evacuation. The heroic action displayed by Corporal Smith reflects great credit on himself, and the military Service. Entered in the Federal service from the State of Maryland.

Smith, PFC Vernon D. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 197 - 26 September 1950

Private First Class Vernon D. Smith, RA18340036, Military Police Corps, 25th Military Police Company, United States Army. On 4 September 1950 Private First Class Smith was on duty near an infantry battalion command post in the vicinity of Chung-ni, Korea, when the area was subjected to intense small arms fire. As a vehicle carrying friendly troops approached the area, one of the occupants was struck by hostile fire, thrown from the vehicle and lay helpless in full view of the enemy. Heedless of the concerted fire, Private First Class Smith and another man moved across the exposed terrain and carried the wounded man to safety. Private First Class Smith's courage 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 Oklahoma.

Smith, SGT 1C Walter E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Smith, Sgt. Walter Lee Jr.

Smithson, PFC Roy L. (24ID)

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

Private First Class Roy L. Smithson, RA44127133, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Third Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 21 July 1950 near Taejon, Korea. While escaping from an ambush, a truck carrying out wounded was subjected to heavy machinegun fire. After three drivers were wounded, Private First Class Smithson voluntarily drove the truck through machinegun crossfire to a place of safety where the wounded could be transferred to ambulances. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Private First Class Smithson reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Private First Class Smithson entered the service from Morrison, Tennessee.

Smolen, CAPT Joseph (2ID)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 71 - 29 December 1955

Captain Joseph Smolen, Artillery, then First Lieutenant, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism in action against the armed enemy in Korea, during the night of 30 November-1 December 1950. The 2d Division was engaged in breaking out of an encirclement by numerically preponderant hostile forces in the vicinity of Kunu-ri, Korea. Abandoned vehicles and debris blocked the column. Close range, heavy enemy fire, coupled with the confusion incident to heavy casualties and the darkness of night, caused an organizational breakdown. In the face of the savage enemy attack, Captain Smolen quickly organized approximately 150 men in the vicinity, appointed leaders and established a local defense. With complete disregard for his own safety Captain Smolen moved throughout the defensive position encouraging his men to hold the position. When all contact with friendly forces was lost, Captain Smolen ordered destruction of all material in the area. Under his direction, considerable equipment was destroyed before the enemy finally overwhelmed his position. Captain Smolen's inspiring example and devotion to duty deprived the enemy of vital equipment. The heroism displayed by Captain Smolen reflects utmost credit on himself and the military service.

Snapp, CPL Wallace K. (2ID)

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

Corporal Wallace K. Snapp, US52016936, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 17 May 1951 in the vicinity of Umyang-ni, Korea.  On that date Corporal Snapp was a member of a Forwarder Observer Party attached to Company L, 9th Infantry Regiment, while that unit was under attack by a strong enemy force.  The Company had withdrawn from a hill position where the observer's equipment exposing himself to heavy enemy fire.  Corporal Snapp's action reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Kentucky.

Snell, PFC Delbert R. (2ID) (posthumous)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 149 - 15 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is posthumously awarded to Private First Class Delbert R. Snell, ER57504770, Infantry, Army of the United States, a Member of Company F, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 8 March 1951 near Norenbau, Korea. Company F was attacking a heavily wooded hill. As the lead platoon advanced, it was subjected to intense enemy small arms and machine gun fire which mortally wounded the gunner of the machine gun in the weapons squad. When the platoon reached the top of the hill, Private Snell voluntarily took over as gunner of the machine gun, and brought such devastating fire upon the enemy that the counterattack was halted. After the action was completed, he was found dead, still in position at his machine gun. The heroic conduct of Private Snell reflects great credit upon him and upon the military service. Entered the military service from Montana.

Snell, PFC Delbert W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 48 - 23 February 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Delbert W. Snell, ER17212592, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company H, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement' on 7 January 1951 in the vicinity of Wonju, Korea. On that date the 81mm mortar platoon, of which he was a member, was under heavy attack by enemy forces which had infiltrated through the front lines. During the initial stages of the attack, he was in a foxhole some distance from the mortar positions. Upon fighting his way back to the platoon area, he found that burning buildings had illuminated the area, and the platoon was preparing to move to alternate positions. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he exposed himself to the heavy enemy fire in order to assist in loading the mortars on the vehicles for removal to the new position. His courageous actions were instrumental in preventing the capture of the mortars by the enemy and aided greatly in enabling the gunners to resume firing with a minimum loss of time. The heroic conduct of Private Snell on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Snow, 1LT Arthur L. (24ID)

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

First Lieutenant Arthur L. Snow, O1306490, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company B, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 20 July 1950, at Taejon, Korea. Lieutenant Snow’s company was attacked by a superior enemy force and was in such a position that it was also subjected to a heavy crossfire of small arms and mortar fire. Contact with the Battalion Command Post was lost. Lieutenant Snow volunteered to contact the battalion Command Post located about 1000 yards behind for instructions. Exposing himself to enemy fire, he proceeded to the Command Post. Although the Command Post was evacuated and Lieutenant Snow was wounded, he returned to the company with information as to enemy dispositions which aided the company in its withdrawal. This act of heroic achievement on the part of Lieutenant Snow reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Brocksville, Florida.

Snow, Pfc. Earl M. (24ID, Co. F, 19th Rgt.)

Snyder, MSGT Frank (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Snyder, SGT William (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Soavi, CPL Albert J. (23 Inf., 2ID)

Sobel, Chaplain Samuel (Jewish chaplain)

PARTIAL CITATION

Carrying out frequent trips to the front lines, he imparted strength and peace of mind to the troops throughout many days and nights while under heavy enemy artillery and mortar fire.  Conscientious in his devotion to the fulfillment of his mission, he ministered to the spiritual needs of the wounded and dying at the front lines, forward aid stations and medical companies of the division.  His inspiring efforts, resourceful initiative and unswerving devotion to duty throughout reflect the highest credit upon Lieutenant Sobel and the United States Naval Service.

Soberick, 1LT Thomas (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Solem, MSGT Joseph (2ID) (Bronze Star with V) (posthumous)

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

Master Sergeant Joseph Solem (then sergeant first class), Artillery, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism in action against the armed enemy near Kunu-ri, Korea, on 30 November 1950. A member of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 82d Anti-Aircraft Artillery Anti-Weapons Battalion (Self-Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, Sergeant Solem and a number of his comrades were encircled and held down by numerically superior enemy forces. Cut off from the main body of the battalion and other friendly elements, the battery was under extreme pressure by the enemy and had no contact with its battalion headquarters other than by radio operated from a disabled vehicle by Sergeant Solem and one assistant. Under heavy enemy fire, Sergeant Solem, defended himself against the approaching enemy with his individual weapon and voluntarily remained at his radio. Throughout the night he maintained communication with the battalion, obtained instructions for his battery, and secured information on the situation. This information permitted his comrades to effect the timely destruction of vital technical equipment which the enemy had sought to capture intact. Not until he was certain that radio contact with other friendly forces was completely lost, did Sergeant Solem abandon and destroy the radio and vehicle. His final act was to carry his wounded assistant back to the defense perimeter established by his battery. The heroism and devotion to duty demonstrated by Sergeant Solem reflect great credit on himself and the military service.

Solla, SGT Vitalicio (65th Inf., 3ID)

Solomon, CPL Stanley (3ID)

Sonera, CPL Rafael (65th Inf., 3ID)

Sopher, CPL Clifford (23d Inf., 2ID) (GO121 - 27 May 1951)

Sorilla, 1LT Rosen S. (3ID)

Soto, CPL Pablo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Soto, SGT 1C Victor (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sotomayor, CAPT Zoilo R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Southerland, MSGT William J. (Bronze with V) (3rd AAA AW Bn.)

Southerly, PFC William K. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Southerly, CPL William K. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sowl, 1LT William F. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 152 - 15 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant William F. Sowl, 01586936, Quartermaster Corps, Army of the United States, a member of the 2d Quartermaster Company, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 21 May 1951 in the vicinity of Chudongni, Korea. Lieutenant Sowl was notified of a fire in the 2d Infantry Division ammunition supply point adjacent to the ration and gasoline points and troop area. With complete disregard for his own safety, he proceeded to the scene of the fire, ran around the ammunition stacks to a blazing box of ammunition and pulled the box away from the hazard zone to the safety of a nearby open field. His alertness and disregard for personal safety undoubtedly prevented numerous casualties and saved tons of critical supplies and ammunition. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant Sowl reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Sparks, PFC Richard W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Spaulding, MSGT Earl K. (25ID)

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

Master Sergeant Earl K. Spaulding, RA6495412, Armor, Company A, 89th Medical Tank Battalion, United States Army.  As motor sergeant of his company during the period 3 August to 1 October 1950 in the initial phase of the Korean conflict, Master Sergeant Spaulding rendered outstanding service by providing high standards of tank maintenance to insure maximum combat support to front line units.  His technical knowledge, courageous devotion to duty, and initiative inspired his men to maximum achievement despite adverse conditions of terrain, weather, and enemy action.  Master Sergeant Spaulding's outstanding leadership is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Kansas.

Spence, SFC William E. (3rd ID)

Spicer, CPL Dennis L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 121 - 27 May 1951

The Bronze Star with Letter “V” Device is awarded to Corporal Dennis L. Spicer in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States. Corporal Spicer, Engineers, United States Army, a member of Company B, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 14 to 17 February 1951 at Chipyong-ni, Korea. Company B was a part of the 23rd Regimental Combat Team which was surrounded by enemy forces. Holding high ground, the enemy could place intense fire on all areas inside the defense perimeter. Corporal Spicer’s mission was to move construction material for an underground shelter for the wounded across a fire-swept area of a railroad embankment to his platoon work site. With protection of the wounded as his foremost thought, Corporal Spicer accomplished his mission rapidly and efficiently. The courage and devotion to duty of Corporal Spicer reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Spieker, SGT 1C George F. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Spirito, LT Leonard A. (3rd ID)

Spitz, CAPT Ellis E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Sporrer, LTCDR Otto (NAVY)

Headquarters, VIII U.S. Army, Korea (EUSAK)
General Orders No. 72 (September 16, 1950)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” (Army Award) to Lieutenant Commander (CC) Otto E. Sporrer (NSN: 0-215778), United States Navy, for heroic achievement as a member of the First Battalion, Eleventh Marines, First Provisional Marine Brigade, on 7 August 1950 at Chindong-ni, Korea. On 7 August 1950, Lieutenant Commander Sporrer was in the vicinity of an artillery battery position which was undergoing heavy enemy counter-battery fire. The enemy scored a direct hit on a gun position causing many casualties. Without regard for his own personal safety, Lieutenant Commander Sporrer voluntarily exposed himself to the heavy fire in order to assist the wounded. Heedless of the heavy fire, he administered effective first aid and assisted in evacuating the wounded to a place of safety. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant Commander Sporrer on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

Sprague, SGT George F. (3rd ID)

Sprenger, SGT Henry (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 127 - July 08, 1951

The Bronze Star with “V” Device is awarded to Sergeant Henry Sprenger (Regular Army), Infantry, U.S. Army, Company K, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 22 February 1951 near Tokchon-ni, Korea. During the absence of his regular section leader, Sergeant Sprenger took charge of his 60mm mortar crew. Crawling to the top of a ridge under heavy mortar fire, he exposed himself to small arms fire in order to act as forward observer for his section. During this action, the Chinese forces were advancing toward elements of his company and were taking position for a bayonet attack, but Sergeant Sprenger remained at his post and continued to direct mortar fire upon the enemy with such accuracy that the hostile assault was broken up, and his comrades were enabled to take the offensive. Sergeant Sprenger’s heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Minnesota.

Spurlock, CPL Harry L.  (34th Inf. Regt.)

Sraffard, PFC Harry (ARMY)

Staab, 1LT John P. (35th Inf.)

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

First Lieutenant John P. Staab, Infantry, distinguished himself by heroism in ground combat on 9 September 1951 near Tangwon-ni, Korea. Lieutenant Staab's platoon was given the mission of leading an attack by Company F, 35th Infantry, on a strongly entrenched Chinese force which was holding up his battalion. Lieutenant Staab's men were physically exhausted from action in preceding days and had had little food or water. The attack was made over a bare slope well covered by Chinese automatic weapons and mortars. Lieutenant Staab personally led his men in the attack with no regard for his personal safety. His skillful direction of the fire of his men and his actions in exposing himself to enemy fire time after time in order to lead his men to the crest of the hill were instrumental in securing the objective. During the assault it became necessary for Lieutenant Staab to assume command of another platoon which was committed while his platoon was under fire and this platoon he also led to the crest. Lieutenant Staab's actions reflect great credit on himself and are in accordance with the highest traditions of the United States Army.

St. Clair, LT COL Howard B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

St. Julien, SGT Paul E. (2ID)

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

Sergeant Paul E. St. Julien, RA18133770, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 16 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changyong, Korea.  On this date Sergeant St. Julien was a squad leader during an attack made by his company on the enemy's defensive lines along the Naktong River.  The route of advance was over extremely mountainous terrain which made it difficult to control the movements of his unit.  Several times when his squad was pinned down by severe enemy fire he set an example of personal courage to his men, inspiring and exhorting them to continue the attack.  Through his exposure to enemy fire he was able to maintain complete control over his squad at all times, and maneuvered it in such a manner as to render maximum support to his platoon.  His complete indifference for his personal safety was an inspiration to his men and his skillful leadership was highly instrumental to the success of his company's mission.  Sergeant St. Julien's heroism on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Louisiana.

Stafford, PFC David D. (3rd ID)

Stahelski, Capt. Anthony F. (24ID, C Btry, 52d FAB)

Staley, Joseph F. (USN)

Stambaugh, Virgil Lee (Army) (posthumous)

"Sergeant 1/C Virgil L. Stambaugh, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division distinguished himself by heroic action near Sangudong, Korea on 3 June 1951. His company was moving forward attacking enemy positions in the hilly region around the town. From well-prepared positions, a reinforced enemy company was defending this terrain with automatic weapons and small arms fire. Upon reaching the ridge line approaching its objective, the First Platoon became surrounded and was unable to send or receive orders, thus forcing the other platoons to halt their advance. Sergeant Stambaugh volunteered to go through the lines with instructions and try to reach the surrounded platoon. Cautiously, he crawled toward the platoon realizing that the fate of the men might well lay in his accomplishing the mission. He passed three enemy soldiers and was nearing the platoon when his presence was detected and he received terrific fire. As a hail of bullets struck the area, he, with complete disregard for his personal safety, began to inch his way from this precarious position. Continuing his advance, he was able to deliver the message and at the appointed time, the platoons coordinated their efforts, converging on one point in the enemy line, cracking it and driving them back, killing 50 enemy, wounding many and causing others to flee in disordered retreat. Sergeant Stambaugh's heroic action and devotion to duty were instrumental in his company's successful completion of its mission and reflect great credit on himself and the United States Infantry."

Stammer, Edward S. (USN)

Stamuli, PVT Theodore (3rd ID)

Standley, 1LT Robert J. (24ID, Co. A, 3d Eng. Combat Bn.)

Stanley, MSGT Warner D. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Stapp, PVT Bobbie R. (35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO100, 29Aug50)

Starcevich, PVT John M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Starcevich, PFC John M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Stark, CPL Willie E. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 455 - 28 November 1952

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Willie E. Stark, RA17277281, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, (attached to the Raider Platoon), 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 and 27 September 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On those dates, Corporal Stark was a member of a friendly patrol whose mission was to inflict casualties upon the enemy and take a prisoner during a raid approximately four-thousand yards behind enemy lines. When the friendly unit first made contact with the enemy, Corporal Stark was among the first to reach the objective despite the vicious fire of enemy small arms, automatic weapons, machine guns and grenades. During the ensuing fire fight he killed or wounded several of the enemy with small arms fire and grenades. When their mission was completed and the order to withdraw was given, Corporal Stark, with complete disregard for personal safety, exposed himself constantly while assisting two of his wounded comrades back to the Main Line of Resistance through a deadly barrage of enemy artillery and mortar fire. The heroic actions, consummate devotion to duty and comrades displayed by Corporal Stark reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Nebraska.

Starkey, 1LT Posie L. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 182 - 24 September 1950

First Lieutenant (then Second Lieutenant) Posie L. Starkey, 02202200, Infantry, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  When the 1st Battalion attacked in the vicinity of Chungchon-ni, Korea, on 2 August 1950, a bypassed enemy strongpoint threatened the battalion rear area.  Quickly organizing an assault force, Lieutenant Starkey led the force in an attack on the hostile position.  In the ensuing action the position was neutralized, three enemy were killed and two captured.  Throughout the attack Lieutenant Starkey repeatedly exposed himself to heavy concentrations of hostile fire to direct the actions of his group and to deploy them to advantageous positions.  Lieutenant Starkey's conspicuous courage and inspired leadership are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Virginia.

St. Clair, 1LT Jose L.P. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

St. Cyr, CPL Dave (2ID)

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Dave St. Cyr, RA16272507, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 July 1951 in the vicinity of Taeusan, Korea. On this date, during an assault upon a strategic and well fortified enemy-held hill, Corporal St. Cyr was leading two squads to the flank of the unit. As they neared the objective, intense hostile fire inflicted numerous friendly casualties. When his machine gunner was wounded, Corporal St. Cyr, realizing the seriousness of the situation, immediately operated the machine gun and assaulted the enemy positions. Despite the intense enemy fire directed at him, Corporal St Cyr continued his action, inflicting numerous enemy casualties until he was painfully wounded and had to be evacuated. His courageous action and outstanding leadership inspired his men to continue in the attack and secure their objective. The heroism in action displayed by Corporal St Cyr reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

[KWE Note: Corporal St. Cyr was born in 1930 and died in 1990.  He is buried in Nebraska.]

Stebbing, Sgt. Richard Paul (24ID) (meritorious)

Sergeant Richard P. Stebbing, RA13339404, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by meritorious service in Korea during the period 2 July through 2 November 1950.  Serving as a Gunner of a .57 recoilless rifle he continually performed his duties throughout the campaign in an exemplary manner.  On one occasion when enemy automatic weapons were holding up the company's advance, he exposed himself to heavy enemy fire and directed the .57mm recoilless rifle fire at the enemy's positions and the company secured its objective  Sergeant Stebbing's unhesitant devotion to duty, initiative and aggressiveness aided materially in the successful accomplishment of his unit's many missions and reflect great credit on himself and the United States Infantry.  Entered military service from Baltimore, Maryland.

Stebbing, Sgt. Richard Paul (24ID) (with V)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 6 - 4 January 1951

Sergeant Richard P. Stebbing, RA13339404, (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company K, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Pohang-dong, Korea on 2 September 1950.  During a strong enemy attack his company was pinned down by intense automatic weapons and small arms fire.  Utterly disregarding the heavy fire Sergeant Stebbing repeatedly exposed himself to direct the fire of his recoilless rifles.  The fierce fight continued for over 15 hours during which time his directed fire accounted for the destruction of four of the enemy's machine guns.  When ordered to withdraw he voluntarily provided covering fire with his squad, until the entire company had withdrawn.  Sergeant Stebbing's fearless actions and complete devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and the United States Infantry.  Entered military service from Baltimore, Maryland.

Stefanou, LT Christos I. (3rd ID)

Stenger, SGT Peter H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 23 - 28 January 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Peter H. Stenger, (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company K, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On that date his company was holding its position and returning fire upon the enemy. The position was subjected to a prolonged attack during which Sergeant Stenger, without thought of his own safety, left his shelter several times to fire flares and a recoilless rifle at the oncoming enemy. By his courageous action, he inflicted many casualties upon the enemy and was instrumental to the successful defense of his company’s position. The heroism of Sergeant Stenger on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Home of record: Watkins, Minnesota.

Stenger, SGT 1C Peter H. (2ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 190 - 18 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal (First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) with V Device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Peter H. Stenger, US57513652, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company K, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 May 1951, in the vicinity of Chaun-ni, Korea. On that date Company K, 23d Infantry Regiment, was withdrawing when an enemy patrol of about twenty moved into the rear and set up several automatic weapons on commanding terrain. Sergeant Stenger, observing what was happening, took his mortar squad to a position from which to place fire on the enemy, and in the face of heavy enemy small arms fire directed the mortar fire. By this action he succeeded in silencing the enemy, and allowed the battalion to move on to its assembly point. The actions of Sergeant Stenger on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Stephens, 1LT Homer A. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 301 - 16 July 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to First Lieutenant Homer A. Stephens, 01316103, Artillery, Army of the United States, e member of Battery D, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self Propelled), who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 19 May 1951 in the vicinity of Hongchon, Korea. With complete disregard for his own safety, in full view of the enemy about fifty yards to his front and under their small arms and mortar fire, he voluntarily directed operations that resulted in the recovery of two overturned antiaircraft gun mounts which had rolled off the road during the movement of the units to new positions. His actions resulted in saving two important firing vehicles for his unit and saved many lives by keeping the vehicles from falling into enemy hands. His actions reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Stepp, SGT Walter H. (3ID)

Sternburg, CAPT Harry J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Stevens, LT COL Wayne R. (2ID)

Stewart, SGT Buck D. (3rd ID)

Stewart, Charles E. (B Co., 13 Feb51)

Stewart, Sfc. Jack D. (25ID, Amb Co, 25th Med Bn)

Stewart, PVT Lebulum (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Stimack, CPL Albert J. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 358 - 24 July 1951

The Bronze Star Medal  (First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) with V Device is awarded to Corporal Albert J. Stimack, RA16276818, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarter and Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 September 1950 in the vicinity of Inchon-ni, Korea. On that date his intelligence and reconnaissance squad was ambushed while on a combat patrol. The patrol was widely dispersed. Corporal Stimack, seeing a small group of the enemy, motioned for them to come his way. When they closed in and opened fire, he killed four of them before he himself was wounded in the leg. He then organized what few men be could into a tight perimeter and fought the enemy until relief arrived. The heroism in action displayed by Corporal Stimack reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Stith, CAPT Benjamin F. Jr.

Captain Benjamin F. Stith, Jr., 01304631, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army, is cited for meritorious achievement in connection with operations against an armed enemy in Korea.  On 6 December 1950, Captain Stith volunteered to lead a patrol into Sinhung, Korea, in order to recapture a vehicle and three men that a motorized patrol had abandoned in a previous hasty withdrawal.  Entering the village, Captain Sitith cleverly interrogated divisions in the area as to the location, stretch and capabilities of the enemy and during the interrogation the location of the missing soldiers was revealed.  Recovering them and the vehicle, Captain Stith then returned safely to his own lines.  Captain Stith's skill and initiative reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Stockford, CPL Charles E. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

Stoddard, Gerald W. (USN)

Storie, PVT Forest W. (3rd ID)

Stough, CAPT Paul A. (2ID)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 3 - 14 February 196`

Captain Paul A. Stough, (then First Lieutenant), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism in ground combat against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Hyongpung, Korea, on 31 August 1950. Captain Stough was Executive Officer of Company "C", 38th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, when the company sustained an extended artillery and mortar barrage, and was again subjected to a fierce night attack by numerically superior enemy forces. Upon finding that communication was lost with the company commander, and that the company perimeter was breached, Captain Stough, on his own volition, quickly organized the company command group as a fighting force and led them in an attack against the enemy in the most critical area. His courageous actions were instrumental in restoring penetrated positions and in repelling enemy attempts to cross the Naktong River. His bold leadership contributed materially to the defense of the company position, and resulted in the infliction of numerous casualties upon the enemy. The outstanding heroism displayed by Captain Stough is in the most cherished tradition of the United States Army, and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the military service.

Storrs, CPL Joshua (24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO63, 18Aug50)

Stout, Pfc. Phillip D. (25ID, Co. I, 27th Regt.) (posthumous)

Strang, Donald Robert (C Co., 2nd Btn., 17th Rgt., 25ID)

Strang, Merle Y.

Straub, SGT Mar E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Strayer, PVT Richard A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Strickland, PFC William E. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO61, 17Aug50)

Strom, 1LT Robert E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Strong, 2LT Berkeley J. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 625 - 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter “V” device is awarded to Second Lieutenant Berkeley J. Strong, Infantry, United States Army, a member of 8th Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne), (then attached to 24th Infantry Division), who distinguished himself by heroic action near Undan-Jang, Korea, on 15 April 1951. His platoon had the mission of destroying an enemy force, estimated to be in reinforced company strength. When the attack began to lag, he immediately dashed forward to the leading element and encouraged his men on. Several times, in full line of intense enemy fire, he stopped to assist wounded comrades after the company aid man had been wounded. Lieutenant Strong’s exemplary leadership and actions were a great inspiration to his men and reflect the greatest credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Home of record: Marshalltown, Iowa. Entered service from Seattle, WA.

Strow, CPL Melvin D. (Bronze with V) (21st AAA AW Bn.)

Stryker, Sgt. Raymond C. (25ID, Amb Co, 25th Med Bn)

Stubel, Alvin T. (USN)

Stuefer, PFC William G. (24th ID)

General Orders No. 4 - 3 January 1952
Headquarters 24th Division

By direction of the President, Private First Class William G. Stuefer, US55083120, (then Private), Infantry, U.S. Army, a member of Company C, 5th Regimental Combat Team, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement near Yongon-ni, Korea, on 20 October 1951. His company, having secured a strategic hill, was savagely counterattacked by a large enemy force. The assault was supported by deadly barrages of mortar fire so intense as to force the friendly troops to temporarily withdraw from their positions. Private Stuefer, with complete disregard for his own safety, remained behind to give covering fire for his withdrawing comrades as they evacuated several wounded men. After the unit had completed its move, he once again risked his well-being to assist in the evacuation of a seriously wounded platoon leader. His fearless efforts inspired all those who observed him and enabled his comrades to withdraw safely to more strategically defensible positions. Private Stuefer’s heroic action, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty reflect the greatest credit on himself and the U.S. Infantry. Entered service from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Stuhler, PFC James W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Stump, 1LT Robert M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Sturgeon, CPL Glen H. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device is awarded to Corporal Glen H. Sturgeon, ER46071371, (then Private First Class), Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. Corporal Sturgeon was a member of a vehicular column which was withdrawing through an enemy roadblock. Corporal Sturgeon remained on the vehicle after the men had been forced to dismount by heavy enemy fire, and fired the machine gun mounted thereon point blank into the numerically superior enemy until his ammunition was expended. This action drew the hostile fire away from his comrades and permitted them to withdraw safely. Corporal Sturgeon then dismounted from the vehicle and, completely disregarding the heavy enemy fire falling in the area, helped a wounded soldier to the nearest medical aid station. The heroism displayed by Corporal Sturgeon reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Stutes, Sgt. Ray (24ID, Co. C, 3d Eng. Combat Bn.)

Suga, M/SGT Kenso (Co. B, 5th Inf. Rgt., 25ID)

Sugden, SGT John J. (1CAV)

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

Sergeant John J. Sugden, RA31104596, Infantry, United States Army, Company L, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 18 September 1950 near Taegu, Korea.  When Company L was assaulting Hill 312, the attacking elements became pinned down from mortar shelling and fire from two well emplaced enemy machine guns.  The 60mm mortar forward observer became a casualty and Sergeant Sugden, mortar section leader, without thought of personal safety, advanced forward of the friendly lines under intense fire and took over the forward observer's job.  His accurate sensing and fire directions caused the destruction of the two machine guns and an enemy mortar emplacement, enabling the company to continue the attack and secure the hill.  Sergeant Sugden's heroism reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Connecticut.

Suggs, PFC Leonard (Co. I, 24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID)

Sullivan, 1LT Ralph O. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2ID
General Orders No. 393 - 3 August 1951

First Lieutenant Ralph O. Sullivan, 02018599, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement during the period 17 through 20 May 1951, in the vicinity of Pungchon-ni, Korea.  On the night of 17 May 1951, Lieutenant Sullivan was informed that an initial enemy assault had destroyed the communication lines of his battalion.  Without regard for his own safety, he organized his wire crews and led them in the task of restoring the lines.  On one occasion enemy infiltrators made an attempt to wipe out the wire crew, but Lieutenant Sullivan daringly led his men in outflanking the enemy attack and dispersed the opposition with small arms fire.  For the duration of this three-day action, he remained on the front, leading his crew in the maintenance of the wire communications within the battalion, and leaving only after the last unit of the battalion had withdrawn from the scene of the battle.  The heroism in action displayed by Lieutenant Sullivan reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Illinois.

Summers, PVT Robert (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Summey, SGT Wesley G. (25ID)

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

Sergeant Wesley G. Summey, RA14278171, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  During the period 10 July to 16 September 1950, Sergeant Summey served in Korea as automobile mechanic with the 2d Battalion with notable efficiency.  Handicapped by a lack of experienced mechanics, he was required to perform any additional duties to provide adequate motor transportation.  His task was further complicated by the nature of the terrain over which the vehicles operated which necessitated more frequent maintenance and repair.  Working tirelessly, he maintained the vehicles in operating condition, improvising and salvaging replacement parts at every opportunity  When notified that three vehicles had been abandoned, Sgt. Summey voluntarily exposed himself to hostile fire to salvage usable parts.  On another occasion he recovered three abandoned vehicles and placed them in operation with a minimum of delay.  Sgt. Summey's initiative, resourcefulness and outstanding devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from North Carolina.

Sundt, 1LT Thoralf M.

Sunshine, Maj. George P. (25ID, 25th Sig Co.)

Surbella, Sfc. Joe (24ID, A Btry, 52d FAB)

Susino, CPL Robert J. (3rd ID)

Sveiven, 2LT Desmond D. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 456 - 28 November 1952

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Second Lieutenant Desmond D Sveiven, 02263664, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 22 July 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On that date Lieutenant Sveiven was a forward observer serving with an infantry company in contact with the enemy. During the ensuing action the enemy placed intense mortar and artillery fire upon the friendly positions. He remained in an exposed position to better observe enemy activities and to accurately adjust artillery fire upon them. Twice Lieutenant Sveiven, with complete disregard for personal safety, crossed the exposed terrain to reach the area of the incoming mortar shells in order to make a shell reports which was necessary to determine the location of the enemy mortars. Although wounded by shell fragments on the second trip, Lieutenant Sveiven remained in the area until his examination of the shell craters was completed. He then returned to the observation post and directed accurate artillery fire upon the enemy positions, effectively silencing them. His courageous action and devotion to duty resulted in maximum possible artillery support for the Infantry unit and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Minnesota.

Swanson, Keith W. (72Tank Btn, 2ID)

Full citation not yet found.

"Army Sergeant First Class Keith W. Swanson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Axel Swanson, Axtell, Kan., has been awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in action near Chorwan, Korea. Swanson is in Headquarters Company of the 72nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. His citation read in part: 'On January 3, the 1st platoon, Company B, of the 72nd was engaged in the mission of destroying enemy emplacements, equipment, and personnel. During the action, one tank threw a track, rending it inoperative and leaving it completely exposed to direct enemy fire. SFC Swanson, with complete disregard for personal safety, took a tow cable and went over a hill to the tank, crossing fire-swept terrain. Although the tank was receiving direct hits from enemy recoilless rifle fire, he succeeded in attaching the cable to it. His heroic actions were an inspiration to all who observed him.' Swanson entered the army in May 1951, took basic training at Fort Riley, Kan., and arrived in Korea in April 1952." - Beatrice Daily Sun, 16 April 1953

Swanson, CPL Louis S. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 329 - 21 July 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Louis S. Swanson, RAl7286011, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 May 1951 in the vicinity of Kunmul-gol, Korea. On that date his company had the mission of relieving another unit. Upon nearing the objective the company was ambushed by a numerically superior enemy force and compelled to withdraw to better positions. During the sudden ambush, several comrades were seriously wounded. Corporal Swanson un-hesitantly dashed back through the intense enemy fire to the aid of his comrades. In two daring trips he succeeded in carrying them to safety. The heroism in action displayed by Corporal Swanson reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota.

Swanson, CPL Ronald J. Jr. (1CAV)

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

Corporal Ronald J. Swanson, Jr., RA15305252, Infantry, United States Army, Company C, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 1 November 1950 near Unsan, Korea.  When Company C was attempting to hold defensive positions against the attack of a numerically superior force, the 2d Platoon's supply of ammunition ran dangerously low.  Corporal Swanson, despite the intense mortar shelling and small arms fire that covered the area, voluntarily went forward to the command post and secured additional ammunition.  He then moved from squad to squad in his platoon and distributed it in time for use against the next enemy assault.  After the completion of this act, he discovered that his platoon leader had been wounded and was lying in an exposed position.  In spite of fire from a machine gun, he moved to the side of the officer and removed him to comparative safety.  The heroic action of Corporal Swanson reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Wisconsin.

Swarris, SGT 1C Harry P. (25ID)

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

Sergeant First class Harry P. Swarris, RA6906216, Quartermaster Corps, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army.  As truck platoon sergeant from 25 September to 8 October 1950 during the Korean conflict, Sergeant First Class Swarris served with distinction.  During the rapid advance of the leading elements of the Division, it was necessary for all supplies to be sent forward from the railhead by motor transport, a distance of over 150 miles.  By maintaining a maximum number of vehicles operating over this route despite the constant threat of enemy action and mechanical failure, Sergeant First Class Swarris materially assisted in accomplishing the supply mission of his unit.  Sergeant First Class Swarris' technical knowledge and initiative reflect great credit upon himself and his organization.  Entered the military service from New Yorik.

Swasaki, PFC Henry (ARMY)

Sweeney, Daniel J. (USN)

Sweeney, MSGTG Robert W. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

Sweeney, William L. Jr. (USN)

Sweet, PFC Leeman E. (24th ID)

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

By direction of the President, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement is awarded to Private First Class Leeman E. Sweet, US 54066578, Infantry, United States Army, Company K, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, for heroic action [near Kumsong] Korea on 10 October 1951. His unit had the mission of attacking and securing an enemy held hill. About thirty yards from the foe’s emplacement, his squad met a murderous hail of bullets from a hostile machine gun. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Private Sweet jumped to his feet in full view of the enemy in order to fire his automatic rifle with deadlier accuracy. Wounded by six rounds of enemy fire and bleeding badly, he laboriously evacuated himself so that his comrades could continue the assault without the hindrance of a wounded man. As a direct result of his fearlessness in knocking out the enemy machine gun, his squad was able to successfully complete its mission. Private Sweet’s heroic action, aggressive initiative and selfless devotion to duty contributed immeasurably to the ultimate success of his unit’s mission and reflect the greatest credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Entered service from Dallas, Texas.

Sweet, PVT Robert M. (7ID)

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

Private Robert M. Sweet, US55341965, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company E, 17th Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Sokkogae, Korea.  On 8 July 1953, Private Sweet and his comrades were engaged in an intense fire fight with the enemy forces.  Private Sweet rapidly advanced through the intense enemy mortar and artillery fire until his unit was pinned down by enemy small-arms fire.  Although wounded on two occasions, Private Sweet's deadly fire was personally responsible for destroying two enemy automatic weapon positions which enabled his squad to continue their forward movement and further engage the enemy.  Private Sweet's wounds required immediate attention and he was evacuated shortly after his outstanding act.  The heroic action of Private Sweet reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from Michigan.

Swenson, SGT Dale L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 121 - 27 May 1951

Sergeant Dale L. Swenson, RA19308086, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company E, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 14 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. Company E was in a defensive position and completely surrounded by the enemy who directed a fierce assault against the company for over six hours. With complete disregard for his own safety, Sergeant Swenson exposed himself to a heavy enemy mortar barrage to give personal encouragement and direction to his men and to obtain a supply of ammunition from the command post, distributing it to the men on the line. His heroism and inspiring leadership reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Oregon.

Swenson, PFC Harold A. (3rd ID)

Swift, SGT 1C Gerald F. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 217 - 24 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Gerald F. Swift, RA38727702, (then Sergeant), Army Medical Service, United States Army, a member of Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Saemal, Korea. Sergeant Swift was a member of a medical section attached to an infantry battalion whose command post and aid station were under intense enemy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire. Several members of the personnel defending the command post area were wounded. Sergeant Swift, completely disregarding the heavy volume of fire, left his place of comparative safety, rendered first aid to the wounded and moved them to a defilade position for protection. Upon repeated attacks by the enemy, Sergeant Swift led litter squads to the aid of other wounded and moved them from the concentration of enemy fire. The heroism and loyal devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Swift reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Oklahoma.

Swisher, M/SGT Jack A. (General Orders No. 378 - July 30, 1951)

Swoope, Herbert W. (CPL, Med. Co., 35th Inf. Regt.)

Sylvia, Joseph T. (USN)

Szanton, SGT Peter L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

 

 

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