Topics - Bronze Star Citations submitted to KWE
Names Starting with "Z"

 
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Zabala-Soto, SGT Enrique

Zarate, CPL Adeario (3rd ID)

Zayas, CPL Jaime L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Zetterberg, CPL Francis (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 193 - 18 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Francis Zetterberg, ER57501475, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company M, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 in the vicinity of Hoengsong, Korea. On that date Corporal Zetterberg and his comrades were forming a skirmish line to cover the withdrawal of friendly troops through their 8lmm mortar position. Seeing a wounded officer lying in the snow unable to move, Corporal Zetterberg unhesitatingly dashed through heavy enemy small arms and mortar fire and with utter disregard for his own safety picked up the wounded officer and carried him to safety. The heroism and devotion to a wounded comrade displayed by Corporal Zetterberg reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Zickel, MAJ Lewis L. (1CAV)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 58 - 24 September 1961

Major (then Second Lieutenant) Lewis L. Zickel, Infantry, United States Army, a platoon leader in company C, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, distinguished himself by heroism near Weagwam, Korea, on 15 September, 1950. When Company C came under intense enemy fire while attacking a dominating hill which the enemy had secured within friendly lines, Major Zickel ordered his platoon to return the fire and immediately started checking his men who were about half Korean soldiers to insure they were delivering fire. Great difficulty was encountered in making the Korean soldier understand, hence Major Zickel found it necessary to show what was desired by personal example. He moved up and down the line under intense enemy automatic and small arms fire with no regard to his own safety. He insured that fire superiority was built up and when ordered took his platoon into the assault. The platoon was successful largely because of Major Zickel's efforts. Major Zickel's leadership and courage are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army. Major Zickel's distinguished heroism reflects the utmost credit upon him and the military service.

Zielonka, SGT 1C Alvin L. (General Orders No. 312 - July 18, 1951)

Zilpauss, CPL Alfred (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 559 - 2 October 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Alfred Zilpauss, US56071831, (then Private First Class), Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 28 July 1951 in the vicinity of Taeusan, Korea. On this date Company A spearheaded an assault on a well fortified enemy-held till. During the ensuing action the unit was halted by intense hostile fire. Corporal Zilpauss continually exposed himself to enemy observation, placing effective fire on their position with his automatic rifle. When his rifle failed to function, he moved to the mortar positions and assisted in firing of the weapon. When the unit was ordered to withdraw to better defensive positions, Corporal Zilpauss remained behind and fought a delaying action. The heroism and devotion to duty demonstrated by Corporal Zilpauss reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Zimmerman, PFC David Jr. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO70, 21Aug50)

Zurmuehlen, Gerald D. (USN)

Zweizig, SGT Walter M. (25ID)

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

Sergeant Walter M. Zweizig, RA13265210, 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 Zweizig 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 Zweizig greatly assisted materially in accomplishing the mission of his platoon.  Sergeant Zweizig's untiring devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the American soldier.  Entered the military service from Pennsylvania.

 

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