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Tadlock, Alvin (8th Ranger) (posthumous)

Tafs, MAJ William D. (1st CAV)

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

Major William D. Tafs, 01543384, Medical Service Corps, United States Army, Ambulance Company, 15th Medical Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, 18 July 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 New Jersey.

Tagert, SFC Russell B. (HQ & HQ Co., 2d Bn, 35th Inf. Rgt, 25ID)

Taise, CPL Voshio (3rd ID)

Takehara, CPL Shigeo (25ID)

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

Corporal Shigeo Takehara, RA30110096, Infantry, Company D, 35th Infantry, United States Army. On 19 august 1950 the 75mm recoilless rifle platoon to which Corporal Takehara was assigned was ordered to support a rifle company which was counterattacking in the vicinity of Sanse-ri, Korea. When the rifle crew was subjected to intense hostile small arms fire and the platoon leader, gunner and driver were wounded, Corporal Takehara ordered the remaining members of the crew away from the vehicle on which the rifle was mounted. Directing those crew members in laying down a base of fire to divert the enemy's attention while first aid was administered to the wounded. Corporal Takehara delivered withering fire on the hostile forces with an automatic rifle. Although wounded during this action, Corporal Takehara continued to deliver effective fire until the enemy withdrew from that area. Reorganizing the squad, he led them in their primary mission of supporting the rifle company. Corporal Takehara's aggressive leadership, fighting spirit and conspicuous devotion to duty exemplify the highest ideals of the American soldier. Entered the military service from Territory of Hawaii.

Taliman, 1LT Richard J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Talley, PFC Sydney D. (25ID) (posthumous)

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

Private First class Sydney D. Talley, RA1935630, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry, United States Army.  From 7 August to 14 August 1950 Private First Class Talley served as scout and observer with a rifle platoon which manned a roadblock in the vicinity of Odong-dong, Korea.  Remaining at his post for long periods without relief, he rendered invaluable service during a critical period of combat operations.  When a shortage of personnel necessitated the use of a minimum number of men, Private First Class Talley frequently remained with the platoon to effect relief in order that other men could be used in essential assignments.  Private First Class Talley's loyalty, indefatigable energy and selfless devotion to duty exemplify the highest ideals of the American soldier.  Entered the military service from California.

Talpt, CPL Leonard E. (24th ID)

General Orders No. 152 - 6 October 1950
Headquarters 24th Infantry Division

Corporal Leonard E. Talpt, RA17248599, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company F, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement near Ohang Hill, Korea, on 8 August 1950. After an assault upon enemy positions, his company was subjected to intense automatic fire and suffered casualties. A member of the lead platoon fell in a position being swept by fire. Attempts to reach the wounded man were unsuccessful. With utter disregard for his own safety, Corporal Talpt moved forward into the face of the withering fire, reached the wounded man's side and carried him to the comparative safety of friendly lines. Returning to the fight, he sought enemy positions he had observed while rescuing his comrade and by his effective fire destroyed the positions. His heroic actions and devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Entered the military service from Sioux City, Iowa.

Tart, LT Robert W. Jr. (3rd ID)

Tataczak, MAJ Robert L. (50th AAA AW Bn.)

Tate, PFC Richard A. (45ID)

Headquarters, 45th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 464 - 21 September 1952

Private First Class Richard A. Tate, RA14412066, Army Medical Service, United States Army, Medical Company, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, is cited for heroism in action against an armed enemy on the night of 9 July 1952, near Hadekkom-gel, Korea.  Private Tate was attached as medical aidmen to an infantry platoon which penetrated enemy territory on a combat mission.  The unit maneuvered into position and was converging on its objective when subjected to a heavy bombardment of mortar, grenade, and rifle fire.  With complete disregard for his personal safety, Private Tate exposed himself to the staggering fire and moved among the wounded, administering aid and supervising evacuation. As the Allied forces received the order to disengage, the enemy fire increased in intensity.  Undaunted, Private Tate remained with the wounded until he could arrange for their evacuation, and then joined the rear guard element which was covering the movement of the friendly forces.  This heroism and selfless devotion to duty reflect high credit on Private Tate and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from Florida.

Tator, 1LT Marshall B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Tavarez, 2LT Luis A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Tavarez, MSGT Luis A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Taylor, Donald C. (USN)

Taylor, 1LT Donald L. (25ID)

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

First Lieutenant Donald L. Taylor, 02206158, Quartermaster Corps, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army. As truck platoon leader of his company from 25 September to 8 October 1950 during the Korean conflict, Lieutenant Taylor 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 hazards of enemy action and mechanical failure, Lieutenant Taylor materially assisted in accomplishing the supply mission of his unit. Lieutenant Taylor's initiative and technical skills reflect great credit upon himself and his organization. Entered the military service from Connecticut.

Taylor, PFC Edgar L. (25ID)

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

Private First Class Edgar L. Taylor, RA13301235, Infantry, Company F, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  During the night of 19 August 1950 near Soi-ri, Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy tanks, Private First Class Taylor twice left his position of relative safety to cross a fire-swept area of about 100 yards to bring up ammunition for his 3.5 rocket launcher team so that firing could be continued.  He also helped load the launcher despite heavy hostile tank and automatic weapons fire.  By his courageous action he enabled the team to destroy one tank, damage another and rout the others, thereby eliminating a serious threat to the unit position.  Private First Class Taylor's heroic devotion to duty reflects great credit on himself, his unit and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

Taylor, Harold O. (25ID)

General Orders No. 322 - 11 November 1950
Headquarters 25th Division

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Private First Class Harold O. Taylor, Artillery, Battery C, 159th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army. Early in the morning of 1 September 1950 Private First Class Taylor's art6illery battery near Haman, Korea, was subjected to intense small arms and automatic weapons fire by a determined enemy from a position commanding the only route of withdrawal. Remaining with his crew, Private First Class Taylor delivered direct fire into the enemy to cover the withdrawal of the remaining sections. Despite the increased small arms fire concentrated on his position, he did not withdraw until his howitzer was march-ordered and withdrawn. Private First Class Taylor's courageous devotion to duty reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Taylor, PFC Norman J. (24ID)

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

Private First Class Norman J. Taylor, RA16309526, Field Artillery, United States Army, a member of Service Battery, 63d Field Artillery, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 20 July 1950 near Taejon, Korea. Private First Class Taylor, a jeep driver, was in a convoy with two other vehicles taking supplies forward when it encountered an enemy roadblock on a narrow street in Taejon. The fire from the enemy was so intense, it forced all the occupants of the vehicles to seek a place of safety, in doing so, one of the vehicle drivers was mortally wounded by small arms fire. With disregard for his own personal safety, Private First Class Taylor, under heavy small arms and automatic weapons fire, crawled to where the wounded driver was an attempted to get him to a place of safety. Upon examining the wounded man, he saw that he had been killed by the enemy fire. The act of heroic achievement displayed by Private First Class Taylor reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the service from Muskegon, Michigan.

Taylor, 2LT Paul (25ID

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

Second Lieutenant Paul Taylor, 01686695, Infantry, Company B, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  On 29 July 1950 Company A bore the brunt of an attack by numerically superior hostile forces in the vicinity of Hwanggan, Korea.  When the position became untenable and the company was ordered to displace, several wounded men were in an exposed area which was being subjected to concerted machine gun fire.  Lieutenant Taylor, a platoon leader with an adjacent company, deployed his platoon and directed fire on the hostile force to divert their attention while the wounded were evacuated.  When evacuation had been completed Lieutenant Taylor remained in position while the battalion displaced, then led his platoon to safety.  The courage, leadership and tactical skill displayed by Lieutenant Taylor are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Indiana.

Taylor, SGT Stanton E. (3rd ID)

Taylor, PFC William Henry (24ID)

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

Private First Class William Henry Taylor, RA20543916, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 12 July 1950 near Cho Chi Won, Korea. During an enemy attack of numerically superior forces, Company A was ordered to withdraw to new positions. Private First Class Taylor with three other men of the mortar sections volunteered to stay and protect the withdrawal of the company with their three mortars. He continually exposed himself to artillery and small arms fire in order to keep the mortars firing, which inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and enabled the company to effect their withdrawal. The firing of the mortars was done under extreme adverse conditions as the sights had been destroyed by enemy fire and no observer to direct the fire. The act of heroic achievement displayed by Private First Class Taylor reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the service from Perryville, Kentucky.

Taylor, Willis H. (USN)

Teaford, Howard C. (USN)

Teal, CPL William (2nd ID) (Med. Det. 2d Div. Arty)

Tedesco, William F. (USN)

Tefft, PFC William W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Telles, Frank M. (SGT, CO H, 35th Inf. Regt.)

Tennant, Chaplain W.G. (USN)

Tennier, CPL Donald E. (24th ID)

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

Corporal Donald E. Tennier, RA 19314415, 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. Corporal Tennier was performing duty as a litter bearer when the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment was ordered to withdraw. Corporal Tennier 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.

Tepley, MSGT Benjamin F. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant Benjamin F. Tepley, RA16280705, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, a member of Company B, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 14 to 17 February 1951 at Chipyong-ni, Korea. Company B was a part of the 23d Regimental Combat Team which was surrounded by enemy forces. Holding high ground, the enemy could place fire on all areas inside the defense perimeter. Sergeant Tepley’s mission was to direct a group of men in maintaining the air strip used by liaison planes directing the United Nations artillery fire. Since the air strip was under constant enemy observation and fire, he exposed himself to this fire with courage and determination and successfully accomplished his mission. Sergeant Tapley’s devotion to duty and inspiring leadership reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Teruya, PFC Yoshin Bu (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 56

Private First Class Yoshin Bu Teruya, RA10103727, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company D, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th infantry Division is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 4 July 1950, near Osan, Korea. The strafing of American Troops and positions by the enemy set fire to an ammunition dump. Private First Class Teruya, and two comrades, at the risk of their lives removed ammunition from the dump to nearby rice paddies where it was placed under water. Through their efforts about 120 rounds of 75 millimeter rifle ammunition was saved. At this period, no other supply was available and the ammunition saved was used against the enemy tanks and soldiers the following day. The action by Private First Class Teruya reflects great credit on himself and the military service.

Terven, PFC Jimmie S. (2ID)

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

Private First Class Jimmie S. Terven, RA15174045, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 7 September 1950 in the vicinity of Am-Sin, Korea.  During an attack by a numerically superior enemy force, Private Terven, an automatic rifleman, was defending his platoon's flank.  When the position became untenable he voluntarily remained behind covering the withdrawal of his platoon, he himself withdrawing only after his comrades had reached the safety of the main line of defense.  While withdrawing amidst intense enemy automatic weapons fire he came upon a wounded comrade who was unable to move.  With complete indifference for his personal safety and disregard of the heavy enemy fire he aided his comrade to safety.  Through his heroic actions the platoon suffered a minimum of casualties and the life of his wounded comrade was saved.  The heroism displayed on this occasion by Private Terven reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.  Entered the military service from Illinois.

Terwilliger, PFC William B. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 44 - 19 February 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class William B. Terwilliger, RA17277688, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 28 November 1950 near Sinjung, Korea. On that date he voluntarily aided in organizing a group of men to cover the withdrawal of elements of the regiment. With utter disregard for his personal safety, he repeatedly exposed himself to intense enemy fire to encourage the men to stand fast in the face of the heavy enemy attack. For five hours he assisted in directing the defensive tactics of the men until the overwhelming enemy attack finally forced them to withdraw. His heroic actions enabled the elements of the regiment to withdraw with a minimum of casualties. Private Terwilliger’s heroic conduct under fire reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Colton, South Dakota.

Tesh, Charles P. (USN)

Tessmar, PFC Bernard (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 183 - 24 September 1950

Private First Class Bernard Tessmar, RA16261233, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 13 August 1950, Private First Class Tessmar was serving as aidman with Company G in the vicinity of Changnyong-ni, Korea.  As the company was displacing to prepared positions, an enemy artillery shell landed on the road which was being used as the main line of march, wounding Private First Class Tessmar and eight others.  Heedless of his own wounds, Private First Class Tessmar administered first aid to all the wounded before he consented to evacuation.  Private First Class Tessmar's courage and devotion to his comrades are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Michigan.

Thielman, CPL Grover A. (1CAV) (Bronze Star with V)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 150 - November 11, 1950

Corporal Grover A. Thielman (then Private First Class) RA12287718, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company G, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 7 August 1950 near Yong-po, Korea. When a patrol was sent across the Naktong Rier, Corporal Thielman volunteered to go with it as radioman. The patrol was ambushed and radio communication became essential to obtain help. Exposing himself to the heavy enemy automatic weapons fire, Corporal Thielman crawled to higher ground where he could get better radio contact. Although the radio strapped to his back was hit several times and the antennae severed, Corporal Thielman, by removing the radio from his back and holding the antennae in place with hands, was able to establish radio contact and call for artillery support and reinforcements. Corporal Thielman’s heroism enabled the patrol to return to safety and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered federal service from New York.

Thoe, CPL Sanford R. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 202 - 12 June 1953

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Sanford R. Thoe, US55228133, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 13 February 1953 in the vicinity of Kowang-ni, Korea. On that date Corporal Thoe was a member of a combat patrol that had advanced to within a very few yards of an enemy outpost before they were discovered. Upon discovery, the enemy engaged the friendly unit in a vicious fire fight. Although painfully wounded by mortar fire in the initial contact, Corporal Thoe refused to allow his wounds to prevent him from proceeding with the patrol. Declining medical attention, he aggressively assaulted the position and inflicted heavy enemy casualties with his effective and deadly fire. Expending his ammunition, he continued forward using grenades, which caused more enemy casualties. His courageous actions not only caused many enemy casualties and much confusion among them, but also inspired his comrades to greater efforts that resulted in the successful completion of the mission. The heroism in action displayed by Corporal Thoe on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Olmsted County, Minnesota.

Thomas, PFC C.L. (3rd ID)

Thomas, CPL Charles R. (2nd ID) (Co. A, 9th Inf. Regt.)

Thomas, PFC Charles W. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Thomas, PFC Jesse D. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 183 - 24 September 1950

Private First Class Jesse D. Thomas, RA17255191, Infantry, Company G, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  During an attack in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea, on 11 August 1950, Company G encountered fierce resistance from a determined enemy force which attempted to split the company position.  Private First Class Thomas, a platoon runner, moved to an advance position in an attempt to direct fire on an enemy machine gun emplacement.  When concerted fire from hostile machine guns, mortars and small arms made his position untenable, he crawled forward and neutralized a machine gun emplacement with small arms fire, enabling the company to advance.  The courage, determination and soldierly ability of Private First class Thomas reflect the greatest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Missouri.

Thomas, PFC William D. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 181 - 17 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class William D. Thomas, RAl728l706, infantry, United States Army, a member of Company M, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 May 1951 in the vicinity of Chaun-ni, Korea. Without regard for his own safety, he continually exposed himself to intense enemy small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire, to carry ammunition to the gunners of a 75mm rifle. He repeated this action until all the available ammunition was exhausted. By this heroic action, he brings great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota.

Thomas, 1LT William O. (2nd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

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

First Lieutenant William O. Thomas, 01328307, Infantry, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army.  From 25 September to 8 October 1950 Lieutenant Thomas served as Class I and III supply officer operating forward supply dumps along the route of advance of the Division in Korea.  With few personnel to assist in the operation and guarding of these dumps, he performed his duties in an outstanding manner, displaying initiative and imagination in overcoming field supply problems under hazardous and trying conditions.  Lieutenant Thomas' aggressive devotion to duty contributed materially to the successful advance of the Division and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from California.

Thomasson, M/Sgt. Clarence C. (25ID) (2nd Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Master Sergeant Clarence C. Thomasson, RA34356996, Infantry, Company B, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  On 19 August 1950, Master Sergeant Thomasson led his platoon up a precipitous mountain to gain an important crest prior to an all out attack to the top of the mountain, when the enemy counterattacked from the latter point.  Advancing, screaming and firing their weapons, they presented a severe threat to the platoon position.  Realizing the near-panic of his men, the sergeant, heedless of the intense fire, shouted to them, encouraging them to hold.  By his example of personal courage and staunch devotion to duty he set an example which inspired his men to resist and drive off the enemy until reinforcements could be brought up.  Master Sergeant Thomasson's superb leadership reflects great credit on himself, his unit and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Ohio.

Thomisee, SFC Sherman L. (24ID, Co. A, 3d Eng Combat Bn)

Thompson, CAPT Alfred F. (159th FAB, 25ID) (GO100, 29Aug50) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Captain Alfred F. Thompson, 047304, Artillery, Headquarters Battery, 159th Field Artillery Battalion, United States Army.  On 11 August 1950 the command post of the infantry battalion with which Captain Thompson was serving as liaison officer near Mansan, Korea, was subjected to a close-in hostile attack.  Captain Thompson helped organize the defenses and, heedless of the heavy firing, brought effective artillery fire on the attacking forces.  The following day he led his liaison group five miles to advance elements of the battalion in order more effectively to direct supporting fire.  Captain Thompson's initiative, calm courage and military ability reflect great credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Thompson, PFC Carl W. (3ID)

Thompson, SGT Eddie (2ID) (Btry A, 503rd FAB)

Thompson, 1LT George M. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 254 - 28 October 1950

First Lieutenant George M. Thompson, 016827, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  Lieutenant Thompson was serving as battalion communications officer during an attack in the vicinity of Haman, Korea.  When the unit was ordered to displace, Lieutenant Thompson, heedless of the hostile fire, remained in the forward positions to remove vital communications equipment.  During the removal of equipment Lieutenant Thompson was injured and returned to the aid station where he discovered that the facilities of the station were over-burdened.  After being treated for his injuries he assisted in the care of the wounded until the following morning, when he returned to the battalion command post.  Upon arrival at the command post he assisted in transporting vitally needed rations and ammunition to the front line positions.  Lieutenant Thompson's initiative and selfless devotion to his men reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Oklahoma.

Thompson, SGT Glenn S. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 60 - 16 March 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Glenn S. Thompson, RA17254769, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Tank Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 26 November 1950 near Somin-dong, Korea. Sergeant Thompson was the driver of a tank which was rendering support to infantry troops under heavy attacks by large enemy forces. The tank was operating fully exposed within effective small arms range of the enemy when it was struck by several rockets and caught fire, wounding all of the crew members. Without regard for the intense enemy fire, Sergeant Thompson raised himself from the tank and calmly assisted his wounded comrades in leaving the burning vehicle. He then ran a distance of 20 yards to another tank, secured a fire extinguisher and returned to his tank where he succeeded in smothering the fire before it could destroy the tank. His resolute and courageous action in the face of gravest danger materially contributed to saving the lives of his tank mates and made possible the recovery and return to service of a vitally needed tank. The heroism and high devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant Thompson reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Walhalla, North Dakota.

Thompson, CPL Harold B. (3ID)

Thompson, PFC Kenneth H. (65th Inf., 3ID)

Thompson, SFC Samuel E. (24ID, Co. K, 21st Rgt.)

Thompson, PFC Wayne C. (3ID)

Thorsen, CPL Joseph R. (25ID)

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

Corporal Joseph R. Thorsen, RA16304927, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  When the company with which he was serving as aidman was subjected to intense hostile fire on 11 August 1950 near Nom-Ji-Dong, Korea, Corporal Thorsen remained in an exposed position to administer aid to the wounded.  Hearing that the aidman of the leading platoon had become a casualty, Corporal Thorsen moved forward under the heavy concentration of enemy fire to provide medical support for the platoon.  Crossing open terrain within close range of the enemy positions, Corporal Thorsen obtained a radio and transmitted a request for litter bearers.  Corporal Thorsen's conspicuous courage, initiative and unflagging devotion to his comrades greatly facilitated prompt evacuation of the wounded and exemplify the highest traditions of the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Wisconsin.

Thorson, CPL Vernon C. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 150 - 15 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Vernon C. Thorson, RA19293982, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, a member of Company B, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 14 to 17 February 1951 at Chipyong-ni, Korea. Company B was part of the 23rd RCT which had become surrounded by enemy forces. The enemy held high ground and had excellent observation and could place effective fire into the defense perimeter. Corporal Thorson was radio operator and although his area was under heavy enemy fire, he continually remained at his post throughout this critical period. He was able to maintain contact in his communication net, kept vital messages moving, and upheld the high traditions of signal communication. The devotion to duty on the part of Corporal Thorson reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Tighe, CPL James F. (7ID)

Headquarters, 7ID
General Orders No. 80 - 1 November 1950

Corporal James F. Tighe, RA16286996, Infantry, United States Army, while serving with Company F, 17th Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic action on 27 September 1950, at Seoul, Korea. On this date, Company F was attacking Seoul when radio contact between the company headquarters and the second platoon was lost. Corporal Tighe volunteered to go forward under heavy enemy fire to make contact with the platoon. Later he volunteered to locate liter bearers which had been unable to get to the company's position because of sniper fire. He located the litter bearers and was leading them to the company positions when they were fired upon and pinned down by sniper fire. Realizing the urgent need for the litter bearers, Corporal Tighe crawled forward and killed the sniper, thus permitting the litter bearers to accomplish their mission. Corporal Tighe's heroic actions on this occasion reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Illinois.

Tigner, SGT Charles F. (24th ID)

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

By direction of the President, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement is awarded to Sergeant First Class Charles F. Tigner, US-52054275, Company K, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, United States Army, for heroic action [near Kumsong] Korea on 20 October 1951. It was his unit’s mission to attack and secure an enemy held hill. After the unit reached the ridge line, Sergeant Tigner, serving as squad leader, was ordered to secure the ground on the left flank. Having advanced about thirty yards, his squad became pinned down and disorganized by small arms fire. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, he fearlessly regrouped his men and led them in a rapid advance on the hostile emplacement, killing many of the enemy troops and capturing several. As a result of his fearless performance, the friendly forces were able to complete their mission successfully and obtain valuable information from their prisoners. Sergeant Tigner’s heroic action, exemplary leadership and selfless devotion to duty greatly inspired his comrades and reflect the greatest credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Entered service from Columbus, Ohio.

Tildsley, SGTG William H. (Bronze with V) (21st AAA AW BN)

Timm, CPL Donald O. (2nd ID) (TK Co., 38th Inf. Regt.)

Timm, PFC Edgar O. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 693 - 8 November 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Edgar O Timm,
US55035719, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company I, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 23 September 1951 in the vicinity of Satae-ri, Korea. On that date Private Timm was a rifleman with a unit which was engaged in defensive actions against a numerically superior enemy force. Due to the intensity of the enemy fire, the unit received numerous casualties and the aid men were finding it difficult to minister to their needs. Realizing this, Private Timm voluntarily left his potion of comparative safety to assist in evacuating his wounded comrades. Upon learning that ammunition was critically needed by the friendly elements, Private Timm again voluntarily advanced through the hostile fire to secure it. He continued to supply the forward positions with ammunition until he was wounded by enemy mortar fire. Private Timm’s valiant actions greatly aided his unit in repulsing the enemy force. The outstanding devotion to duty and comrades demonstrated by Private Timm on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Tincher, Harry R. (Army - 24th Division)

General Orders No. 159 - 11 October 1950
Headquarters 24th Division

Second Lieutenant Harry R. Tincher, 01688727, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery B, 11th Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device for heroic achievement near Yongdong, Korea, on 24 July 1950. During an enemy artillery attack on his battalion's positions, Lieutenant Tincher, accompanied by an enlisted man, volunteered to go forward to locate the enemy's positions. Braving the intense fire, he remained in an exposed position until the necessary data could be obtained and relayed to his battery. From his valuable information the enemy guns were silenced by the accuracy and volume of friendly artillery fire. While maintaining observation on the enemy gun positions, Lieutenant Tincher was severely wounded by the counter-battery fire. His courage, unhesitant devotion to duty, and complete disregard for his personal safety reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Artillery. Entered military service from Omaha, Nebraska.

Tinsley, Leland (USN)

Todd, MSGT William D. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Tomeczko, PFC Edwin M. (2ID)

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

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private Edwin M. Tomeczko, Artillery, Army of the United States, a member of Battery D, 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. On that date he was a cannoneer on an antiaircraft firing vehicle in support of a convoy which was attempting to break through an enemy fire block. The heroism displayed by Private Tomeczko reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois. Although the convoy was subjected to intense small arms, machine gun and mortar fire, and he was wounded twice, Private Tomeczko remained at his post and continued to place accurate and effective fire upon the enemy. On numerous occasions, with complete disregard for his personal safety, he dismounted and placed wounded men aboard his vehicle. As a result of his courageous actions, enemy fire power was greatly reduced, thus enabling other friendly troops to make their way to safety. The heroism displayed by Private Tomeczko reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Tomkins, PFC Howard G. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Tompkins, M/Sgt. Harry I. (24ID, Co L, 21st Rgt.)

Tompkins, SFC Richard J. (24ID) (Bronze Star with V)

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

Sergeant First Class Richard J. Tompkins, (then sergeant), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic conduct in action against the enemy near Sonju, Korea, on or about 20 September 1950. When the enemy launched a determined counterattack against friendly forces, Sergeant Tompkins' squad, assigned as the right flank guard of the advanced party, participated in a surprise night attack against the hostile troops to blunt the force of their drive. En route to the main objective, his squad observed enemy troops in a nearby village. Realizing that the escape of any of these men might alert the enemy of the impending attack on their rear echelons, thereby denying the element of surprise to the friendly attackers, Sergeant Tompkins initiated a bold action which succeeded in the capture of all of the enemy in the village without a fight. This action contributed materially to the success of the friendly troops in their surprise attack mission. Sergeant Tompkins's alertness, outstanding leadership, and courageous actions reflect credit on himself and the military service.  Home of Record: Chester, Pennsylvania.

Tong, PFC Maurice E. (3rd ID)

Topping, M/SGT Robert E. Jr. (2nd ID) (Co. E, 23d Inf. Regt.)

Torre-Santiago, SFC Santos (3rd ID)

Torres, PFC Adrian Rohena (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres, CAPT Angel L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres, SGT 1C Arcadio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres, CPL Hilario (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres, SGT Ismael Matos (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres, MSGT Jose L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres, CPL Julio Hernandez (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres, CPL Miguel A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres, SGT Ramon I. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres, SGT Santos F. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres-Berrios, SGT Antonio (65th Inf., 3ID) (2 awards)

Torres-Fermin, PVT Antonio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres-Garcia, 2LT Pedro (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres-Guzman, 2LT Thomas (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres-Morales, PVT Fernando (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres-Ortiz, 2LT Ramon (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Torres-Rodriguez, SGT Romualdo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Toth, M/SGT Emery S. (2nd ID) (Co. G, 23d Inf. Regt.)

Townsend, SGT Sperlin A. (3rd ID)

Townsley, CPL Maurice O. (ARMY)

Tammel, SGT Kenneth (3rd ID)

Trammel, SGT Buel B. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Trammel, SGT Mounty (25ID)

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

Sergeant Mounty Trammel, RA38138828, 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, Sergeant Trammel 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.  Sergeant Trammel's courageous devotion to duty, initiative and technical knowledge reflect the greatest credit upon himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Trapp, Robert I. (USN)

Traub, 1LT Stephen I. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Traylor, MSGT James W. (3ID) (posthumous)

Triano, Manual (3rd AAA AW Bn.)

Triplett, 2LT Verlon D. (3ID)

Trodd, Chaplain Joseph P.

STATEMENT REGARDING HIS AWARD

A fifth chaplain, Joseph P. Trodd, would be awarded the Bronze Star for outstanding service during this period, specifically for 16 september-8 October.  While his battalion was engaged with enemy forces in the vicinity of E-dong, Trodd remained at the forward aid station, assisting with the casualties.  Taking no thought for his own danger or fatigue, tirelessly he ministered to the men who passed through the aid station, offering solace and reassurance and spiritual strength.

[KWE Note: Found on page 97, The History of the Chaplain Corps, US Navy, Vol. 6, During the Korean War.]

Troncin, Cpl. Robert D. (24ID, Co. F, 19th Rgt.) (Missing in Action)

Trout, PFC Charles C. (3rd ID)

Troutman, SGT John L. (3rd ID)

Troy, Chaplain MAJ Cajetan J. (24th ID)

Trump, CPL ___ (2ID) (GOS 125 - 31 May 1951)

Tucker, 1LT William H. Jr. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 194 - 18 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device is awarded to First Lieutenant William H. Tucker Jr., 063322, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 503d Field Artillery Battalion, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 at Hoengsong, Korea. A numerically superior enemy forced the withdrawal of the regiment to which Battery A was attached. Under heavy enemy mortar and automatic weapons fire, the battery began displacing to the rear at 0300 hours. Lieutenant Tucker remained behind to organize a crew to extricate vehicles and howitzers that were bogged down in the position area. Under intense enemy fire he succeeded in getting one tractor and howitzer and one truck on the road and rallied the remaining men of the battery into a fighting unit to force through the enemy road block. Subsequently these vehicles were knocked out by enemy fire and abandoned, but Lieutenant Tucker's action and leadership enabled his small force to fight its way through to the safety of friendly lines. The heroism displayed by Lieutenant Tucker reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Virginia.

Tully, 1Lt. John Ruben

Tunks, PFC Frederick S. (1CAV)

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 101 - June 05, 1951

The Bronze Star with “V” Device is awarded to Private First Class Frederick S Tunks, (Enlisted Reserve), Infantry, U.S. Army, Company B, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for heroism in action against the enemy on 5 March 1951 near Yongdu-ri, Korea. During an attack against a large firmly entrenched Chinese force, the company was pinned down by an extremely intense volume of small arms and automatic weapons fire coming from the forward enemy hill positions. Realizing the possibilities for the mission’s failure, Private Tunks, with two comrades, voluntarily moved forward in the face of the intense hail of enemy fire and began firing upon the enemy in an effort to draw the fire away from his comrades. He succeeded in his selfless act and remained in an exposed positions until his comrades were able to move forward and secure their objective. Private Tunks’ heroism and devotion to duty materially aided his unit in the accomplishment of the mission and reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered federal service from South Dakota.

Turner, SGT Gene M. (25ID)

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

Sergeant Gene M. Turner, RA37151431, Quartermaster Corps, 25th Quartermaster Company, United States Army.  As section sergeant of a quartermaster truck platoon from 25 September to 8 October 1950 during the Korean conflict, Sergeant Turner served with distinction.  During the rapid advance of the leading elements of the Division it was necessary for all supplies to be sent forward from the railhead by motor transport, a distance over 150 miles.  By maintaining a maximum number of vehicles operating over this route despite the constant threat of enemy action and mechanical failure, Sergeant Turner greatly assisted materially in accomplishing the mission of his platoon.  Sergeant Turner's untiring devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the American soldier.  Entered the military service from Oklahoma.

Turner, SGT James (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Turner, CPL Robert M. (2nd ID) (Co. A, 23rd Inf. Regt.)

Turner, 1LT Wesley S. (3ID)

Tyler, SGT Kenneth L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Tyree, SGT Massie H. (3ID) (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster)

 

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