List of Korean War Medal of Honor recipients

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The Korean War was an increase of border clashes between two rival Korean governments (each of which was supported by external powers). Each Korean government was trying to topple the other through political and guerilla tactics. Some may refer to it as a civil war. Though many other factors were at play.[1] South Korea filed to strengthen their cause in free elections held in May 1950.[2] The refusal of South Korea to hold new elections per North Korean demands was also a factor. The communist North Korean Army moved south on June 25, 1950. It was an attempt to reunite the Korean peninsula which had been formally divided since 1948. The conflict was then expanded by the United States and the Soviet Union's involvement as part of the larger Cold War. The main hostilities were during the period from June 25, 1950 until the armistice was signed on July 27, 1953.

Medal of Honor[change | edit source]

The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War. It is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipient must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Due to the nature of this medal it is commonly presented after the recipient is killed (posthumously).[3]

During this war 135 Medals of Honor were presented for bravery in action. Ninety seven were presented posthumously.

Recipients[change | edit source]

      Lavender background and   indicates that the Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously

Note: Notes in quotations are derived or are copied from the official Medal of Honor citation
Photo Name Service Rank Place of action Date of action Unit Notes
Abrell.jpg Abrell, Charles G.Charles G. Abrell  Marine Corps E-04Corporal Hangnyong, Korea 01951-06-10 June 10 1951 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division Sacrificed his life to defeat an enemy bunker
Stanley Adams, MOH.jpg Adams, Stanley T.Stanley T. Adams Army E-07Sergeant First Class Sesim-ni, Korea 01951-02-04 February 4 1951 19th Infantry Regiment For leading the repelling of an enemy attack
WilliamBarberUSMC.jpg Barber, William E.William E. Barber Marine Corps O-03Captain Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korea 01950-11-28 November 28 1950 to 01950-12-02 December 2 1950 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division Risked his life as a commanding officer in action against enemy aggressor forces
Charles H. Barker, MOH.jpg Barker, Charles H.Charles H. Barker  Army E-01Private Sokkogae, Korea 01953-06-04 June 4 1953 Company K, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Killed while fighting the enemy in hand-to-hand combat
William B. Baugh.jpg Baugh, William B.William B. Baugh  Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Koto-ri to Hagaru-ri (along road between), Korea 01950-11-29 November 29 1950 Company G, 3d Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein) Risked his life to save his fellow Marines during a nighttime enemy attack against a motorized column.
Edward C. Benfold.jpg Benfold, Edward C.Edward C. Benfold  Navy Hospital Corpsman Third Class Korea 01952-09-05 September 5 1952 1st Marine Division Sacrificed his life treating wounds and saving the lives of wounded Marines
Emory L. Bennett.JPG Bennett, Emory L.Emory L. Bennett  Army E-02Private First Class Sobangsan, Korea 01951-06-24 June 24 1951 Company B, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division. Sacrificed his life to provide cover fire for withdrawing troops, continued to fire at the enemy until mortally wounded.
Bleak, David B.David B. Bleak Army E-05Sergeant Minari-gol, Korea 01952-06-14 June 14 1952 Medical Company 223d Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division Risked his life to administer first aid to several wounded soldiers and killing several of the enemy
Nelson Vogel Brittin.JPG Brittin, Nelson V.Nelson V. Brittin  Army E-07Sergeant First Class Yonggong-ni, Korea 01951-03-07 March 7 1951 Company I, 19th Infantry Regiment Sacrificed his life to kill 20 enemy soldiers and destroying four automatic weapons to help his company advance into an enemy position
Melvin L Brown.jpg Brown, Melvin L.Melvin L. Brown  Army E-02Private First Class Kasan, Korea 01950-09-04 September 4 1950 Company D, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion Single handedly defended a section of wall until all of his grenades and ammo was expended. He was reported KIA, September 5, 1950.
Lloyd Burke.jpg Burke, Lloyd L.Lloyd L. Burke Army O-02First Lieutenant Chong-dong, Korea 01951-10-28 October 28 1951 Company G, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division Risked his life to attack the enemy in order to rescue his company who had been pinned down
Tony K. Burris.JPG Burris, Tony K.Tony K. Burris  Army E-07Sergeant First Class Mundung-ni, Korea 01951-10-08 October 8 1951 to 01951-10-09 October 9 1951 Company L, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Sacrificed his life to destroy multiple enemy positions and killing several of the enemy
Cafferata, Jr., Hector A.Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. Marine Corps E-01Private Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korea 01950-11-28 November 28 1950 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Risked his life to single handedly fight off an enemy attack
Champagne, David B.David B. Champagne  Marine Corps E-04Corporal Korea 01952-05-28 May 28 1952 Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Sacrificed his life to save the other members of his fireteam by throwing an enemy grenade out of the trench
William Charette.jpg Charette, William R.William R. Charette Navy Hospital Corpsman Third Class Vegas Hill, Korea 01953-03-27 March 27 1953 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division Medical corpsman; aided many fallen soldiers under heavy fire
Charlton, Cornelius H.Cornelius H. Charlton  Army E-05Sergeant Chipo-ri, Korea 01951-06-02 June 2 1951 Company C, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Killed due to multiple wounds sustained after several attacks against the enemy
Christianson, Stanley R.Stanley R. Christianson  Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Seoul, Korea 01950-09-29 September 29 1950 Company E, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Killed after remaining in his position to allow his fellow Marines to be notified of an enemy attack
Gilbert Collier.jpg Collier, Gilbert G.Gilbert G. Collier  Army E-04Corporal Tutayon, Korea 01953-07-19 July 19 1953 to 01953-07-20 July 20 1953 Company F, 223d Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division Risked his life to remain with his wounded commanding officer while the remainder of the company returned to camp
Collier, John W.John W. Collier  Army E-04Corporal Chindong-ni, Korea 01950-09-19 September 19 1950 Company C, 27th Infantry Regiment Killed when he threw himself on a grenade
Henry Commiskey.jpg Commiskey, Sr., Henry A.Henry A. Commiskey, Sr. Marine Corps O-01Second Lieutenant Yongdungp'o, Korea 01950-09-20 September 20 1950 Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Risked his life to attack the enemy multiple times killing several and inflicting significant damage
Coursen, Samuel S.Samuel S. Coursen  Army O-02First Lieutenant Kaesong, Korea 01950-10-12 October 12 1950 Company C 5th Cavalry Regiment Killed while attempting to protect a fallen comrade
Gordon Craig, MOH.jpg Craig, Gordon M.Gordon M. Craig  Army E-04Corporal Kasan, Korea 01950-09-10 September 10 1950 Reconnaissance Company, 1st Cavalry Division Killed after smothering a grenade with his body
Jerry Crump.jpg Crump, Jerry K.Jerry K. Crump Army E-04Corporal Chorwon, Korea 01951-09-06 September 6 1951 to 01951-09-07 September 7 1951 Company L, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Wounded after smothering a grenade with his body
Davenport, Jack A.Jack A. Davenport  Marine Corps E-04Corporal Songnae-Dong, Korea 01951-09-21 September 21 1951 Company G, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Killed after throwing himself on a grenade
George Andrew Davis.jpg Davis, George A.George A. Davis  Air Force O-04Major Sinuiju-Yalu River area, Korea 01952-02-10 February 10 1952 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force Killed when trying to protect a squadron of bombers from a group of 15 enemy MiG's
Davis, RayRay Davis Marine Corps O-05Lieutenant Colonel Hagaru-ri, Korea 01950-12-01 December 1 1950 to 01950-12-04 December 4 1950 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) For leading the rescue of a trapped rifle company
De Wert, RichardRichard De Wert  Navy Hospitalman Korea 01951-04-05 April 5 1951 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Although wounded, continued to aid fallen Marines until killed while giving first aid to a fallen comrade
William F. Dean.jpg Dean, William F.William F. Dean Army O-08Major General Taejon, Korea 01950-07-20 July 20 1950 to 01950-07-21 July 21 1950 24th Infantry Division Risked his life to lead the evacuation of Taejon after it had been overrun by the enemy
Reginald Desiderio.jpg Desiderio, Reginald B.Reginald B. Desiderio  Army O-03Captain Ipsok, Korea 01950-11-27 November 27 1950 Company E, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Although wounded, repeatedly attacked the enemy which motivated his men to defeat the opposing enemy force
Dewey, Duane E.Duane E. Dewey Marine Corps E-04Corporal Panmunjon, Korea 01952-04-16 April 16 1952 Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Risked his life to save a corpsman and several fellow Marines by smothering a grenade with his body
Carl H. Dodd.jpg Dodd, Carl H.Carl H. Dodd Army O-01Second Lieutenant Subuk, Korea 01951-01-30 January 30 1951 to 01951-01-31 January 31 1951 Company E, 5th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division Repeatedly attacked the enemy until he and his men successfully captured Hill 256
Duke, Ray E.Ray E. Duke  Army E-07Sergeant First Class Mugok, Korea 01951-04-26 April 26 1951 Company C, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division Convinced others to leave him and seek safety as he continued to fire at the enemy force until he was killed
Edwards, Junior D.Junior D. Edwards  Army E-07Sergeant First Class Changbong-ni, Korea 01951-01-02 January 2 1951 Company E, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Killed after attacking the enemy multiple times killing several of them
Essebagger, Jr., JohnJohn Essebagger, Jr.  Army E-04Corporal Popsudong, Korea 01951-04-25 April 25 1951 Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Repeatedly attacked the enemy with machine gun fire until killed
Don C Faith.jpg Faith, Jr., Don C.Don C. Faith, Jr.  Army O-05Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korea 01950-11-27 November 27 1950 to 01950-12-01 December 1 1950 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Risked his life repeatedly leading his men in combat for five days until he was killed
García, Fernando LuisFernando Luis García  Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Korea 01952-09-05 September 5 1952 Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) For falling on a grenade to save his squad.
George, CharlesCharles George  Army E-02Private First Class Songnae-dong, Korea 01952-11-30 November 30 1952 Company C, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division Killed after smothering a grenade with his body
Charles L Gilliland.jpg Gilliland, Charles L.Charles L. Gilliland  Army E-02Private First Class Tongmang-ni, Korea 01951-04-25 April 25 1951 Company I, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Killed after volunteering to stay behind and keep the enemy at bay so his unit could pull out
Gomez, EdwardEdward Gomez  Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Hill 749, Korea 01951-09-14 September 14 1951 Company E, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Sacrificed his life to save his fellow Marines by smothering a grenade with his body
Goodblood, ClairClair Goodblood  Army E-04Corporal Popsu-dong, Korea 01951-04-24 April 24 1951 to 01951-04-25 April 25 1951 Company D, 7th Infantry Regiment Killed after refusing medical aid and being charged by the enemy he was found with over 100 enemy dead
Guillen, AmbrosioAmbrosio Guillen  Marine Corps E-06Staff sergeant Songuch-on, Korea 01953-07-25 July 25 1953 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Exposed himself to attacks to supervise the defense of their position and the treatment and evacuation of the wounded
Francis C Hammond.jpg Hammond, Francis C.Francis C. Hammond  Navy Hospitalman Korea 01953-03-26 March 26 1953 to 01953-03-27 March 27 1953 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division Sacrificed his life treating and directing the wounded until struck by a round of enemy mortar fire
Hammond, Jr., LesterLester Hammond, Jr.  Army E-04Corporal Kumwha, Korea 01952-08-14 August 14 1952 Company A, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team Killed while assisting the corpsmen with casualties and evacuation
Melvin O Handrich.jpg Handrich, Melvin O.Melvin O. Handrich  Army E-08Master Sergeant Sobuk San Mountain, Korea 01950-08-25 August 25 1950 to 01950-08-26 August 26 1950 Company C, 5th Infantry Regiment Killed after fighting off an enemy attack. Was found with more than 70 dead enemy around him
Hanson, Jack G.Jack G. Hanson  Army E-02Private First Class Pachi-dong, Korea 01951-06-07 June 7 1951 Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment Was found dead with an empty pistol in his right hand, a bloody machete in his left hand and 22 dead enemy around him
Lee R Hartell.jpg Hartell, Lee R.Lee R. Hartell  Army O-02First Lieutenant Kobangsan-ni, Korea 01951-08-27 August 27 1951 Battery A, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division Died while directing fire on an attacking enemy force
Harvey, RaymondRaymond Harvey Army O-03Captain Taemi-Dong, Korea 01951-03-09 March 9 1951 Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment Severely wounded after attacking the enemy multiple times and inflicting multiple enemy casualties
Henry, Frederick F.Frederick F. Henry  Army O-02First Lieutenant Am-Dong, Korea 01950-09-01 September 1 1950 Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment Killed after causing an estimated 50 enemy casualties
Hernandez, Rodolfo P.Rodolfo P. Hernandez Army E-04Corporal Wontong-ni, Korea 01951-05-31 May 31 1951 Company G, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team Although wounded, killed six of the enemy before falling unconscious from grenade, bayonet, and bullet wounds
Thomas J Hudner 1950.jpg Hudner, Jr., Thomas J.Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. Navy O-02Lieutenant, Junior Grade Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korea 01950-12-04 December 4 1950 Fighter Squadron 32, attached to U.S.S. Leyte Risked his life to rescue a downed pilot
Einar H Ingman.jpg Ingman, Jr., Einar H.Einar H. Ingman, Jr. Army E-04Corporal Maltari, Korea 01951-02-26 February 26 1951 Company E, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Risked his life to destroy an enemy gun emplacement and allow his squad to finish their objective
Jecelin, William R.William R. Jecelin  Army E-05Sergeant Saga, Korea 01950-09-19 September 19 1950 Company C, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body
James E Johnson.jpg Johnson, James E.James E. Johnson  Marine Corps E-05Sergeant Yudam-ni, Korea 01950-12-02 December 2 1950 Company J, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Although seriously wounded, was last seen fighting the enemy hand to hand
Jordan, Mack A.Mack A. Jordan  Army E-02Private First Class Kumsong, Korea 01951-11-15 November 15 1951 Company K, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division Killed after volunteering to stay behind allowing his squad to escape
Kahoʻohanohano, Anthony T.Anthony T. Kahoʻohanohano  Army E-02Private First Class near Chup'a-ri, Korea 01951-09-01 September 1 1951 Company H, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Although wounded, held a position alone and fought hand-to-hand until being killed
Kanell, Billie G.Billie G. Kanell  Army E-01Private Pyongyang, Korea 01951-09-07 September 7 1951 Company I, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body
Kaufman, Loren R.Loren R. Kaufman  Army E-07Sergeant First Class Yongsan, Korea 01950-09-04 September 4 1950 to 01950-09-05 September 5 1950 Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment Repeatedly attacked the enemy forcing them to retreat
Head and torso of a man sitting with his arms folded on his lap, wearing a garrison cap, horn-rimmed glasses, and a military jacket. The jacket's left breast is completely covered in ribbon bars and medals. Keeble, Woodrow W.Woodrow W. Keeble  Army E-08Master Sergeant Sangsan-ni, Korea 01951-10-20 October 20 1951 Company G, 19th Infantry Presented posthumously by President George W. Bush March 3, 2008 [1]
John D Kelly.jpg Kelly, John D.John D. Kelly  Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Korea 01952-05-28 May 28 1952 Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Killed while attacking and destroying several enemy bunkers singlehandedly
Kelso JW.jpg Kelso, Jack W.Jack W. Kelso  Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Korea 01952-10-02 October 2 1952 Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Killed while providing cover fire for several Marines pinned down in a bunker allowing them to escape
Kennemore RS.jpg Kennemore, Robert S.Robert S. Kennemore Marine Corps E-06Staff sergeant north of Yudam-ni, Korea 01950-11-27 November 27 1950 to 01950-11-28 November 28 1950 Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Deliberately covered an enemy grenade with his foot to keep his men from being wounded or killed
John E Kilmer.jpg Kilmer, John E.John E. Kilmer  Navy Hospitalman Korea 01952-08-13 August 13 1952 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division Killed while shielding a wounded man with his body
Knight, Noah O.Noah O. Knight  Army E-02Private First Class Kowang-San, Korea 01951-11-23 November 23 1951 to 01951-11-24 November 24 1951 Company F, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Killed while attacking three enemy troops attempting to place demolition charges
John K Koelsch.jpg Koelsch, John K.John K. Koelsch  Navy O-02Lieutenant, Junior Grade Korea 01951-07-03 July 3 1951 Navy helicopter rescue unit Died as a POW after rescuing several crewman from a downed helicopter and evading the enemy for nine days.
Kouma, Ernest R.Ernest R. Kouma Army E-07Sergeant First Class Agok, Korea 01950-08-31 August 31 1950 to 01950-09-01 September 1 1950 Company A, 72d Tank Battalion Risked his life by attacking and killing at least 250 of the enemy
Krzyzowski, Edward C.Edward C. Krzyzowski  Army O-03Captain Tondul, Korea 01951-08-31 August 31 1951 to 01951-09-03 September 3 1951 Company B, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division For spearheading an assault against strongly defended Hill 700. Killed by an enemy sniper
Kyle, Darwin K.Darwin K. Kyle  Army O-01Second Lieutenant Kamil-ni, Korea 01951-02-16 February 16 1951 Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division For repeatedly attacking and destroying the enemy. Killed by a burst from an enemy submachine gun
Hubert L Lee.jpg Lee, Hubert L.Hubert L. Lee Army E-08Master Sergeant Ip-ori, Korea 01951-02-01 February 1 1951 Company I, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Although seriously wounded continued to lead his men and fight the enemy
George D. Libby.JPG Libby, George D.George D. Libby  Army E-05Sergeant Taejon, Korea 01950-07-20 July 20 1950 Company C, 3d Engineer Combat Battalion, 24th Infantry Division Sacrificed his life to shield the driver of a rescue vehicle from enemy rounds
Herbert A Littleton.jpg Littleton, Herbert A.Herbert A. Littleton  Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Chungchon, Korea 01951-04-22 April 22 1951 Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body
Long, Charles R.Charles R. Long  Army E-05Sergeant near Hoengseong, Korea 01951-02-12 February 12 1951 Company M, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Remained in a forward position to target the enemy with mortar fire. Killed when his position was surrounded by the enemy
Lopez, BaldomeroBaldomero Lopez  Marine Corps O-02First Lieutenant Battle of Inchon, Korea 01950-09-15 September 15 1950 Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines 1st Marine Division (Rein.) For smothering a hand grenade with his own body.
Charles J Loring.jpg Loring, Jr., Charles J.Charles J. Loring, Jr.  Air Force O-04Major Sniper Ridge, North Korea 01952-11-22 November 22 1952 80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 8th Fighter-Bomber Wing Sacrificed his life by diving his damaged airplane into enemy gun emplacements
Lyell, William F.William F. Lyell  Army E-04Corporal Chup'a-ri, Korea 01951-08-31 August 31 1951 Company F, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire in order to defeat the enemy and was eventually killed by enemy mortar fire.
Martinez, BenitoBenito Martinez  Army E-04Corporal Satae-ri, Korea 01952-09-06 September 6 1952 Company A, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Refused to be rescued due to enemy troop activity and continued to fight the enemy until killed.
Matthews DP.jpg Matthews, Daniel P.Daniel P. Matthews  Marine Corps E-05Sergeant Vegas Hill, Korea 01953-03-28 March 28 1953 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Sacrificed his life to silence an enemy gun emplacement
Mausert, III, Frederick W.Frederick W. Mausert, III  Marine Corps E-05Sergeant Songnap-yong, Korea 01951-09-12 September 12 1951 Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Although severely wounded singlehandedly defeated an enemy gun emlacement and drew enemy fire away from his men.
McGovern, Robert M.Robert M. McGovern  Army O-02First Lieutenant Kamyangjan-ni, Korea 01951-01-30 January 30 1951 Company A, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division Killed by a burst of machine gun fire after destroying an enemy gun emplacement
McLaughlin, Alford L.Alford L. McLaughlin Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Korea 01952-09-04 September 4 1952 to 01952-09-05 September 5 1952 Company L, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Although painfully wounded he continued to fight off the enemy until they were defeated
Head and shoulders of a smiling young man with dark hair wearing a garrison cap and a military jacket with two round pins on each lapel. Mendonca, Leroy A.Leroy A. Mendonca  Army E-05Sergeant Chich-on, Korea 01951-07-04 July 4 1951 Company B, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Sacrificed his life by remaining in an exposed position and covering the platoon's withdrawal
Millett, Lewis L.Lewis L. Millett Army O-03Captain Soam-Ni, Korea 01951-02-07 February 7 1951 Company E, 27th Infantry Regiment In taking an occupied hill, he led the last major American bayonet charge
Mitchell, Frank N.Frank N. Mitchell  Marine Corps O-02First Lieutenant Hansan-ni, Korea 01950-11-26 November 26 1950 Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Killed by a burst of small arms fire after single handedly covering his squads escape
SSgt Hiroshi Myamura.jpg Miyamura, HiroshiHiroshi Miyamura Army E-04Corporal Taejon-ni, Korea 01951-04-24 April 24 1951 to 01951-04-25 April 25 1951 Company H, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division The first Medal of Honor to be classified Top Secret. This was because he was being held as a Prisoner of War by the Communists at the time.
Ola L Mize.jpg Mize, Ola L.Ola L. Mize Army E-05Sergeant Surang-ni, Korea 01953-06-10 June 10 1953 to 01953-06-11 June 11 1953 Company K, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Repeatedly risked his life to fight back the enemy and protect several wounded soldiers
Monegan, Jr., Walter C.Walter C. Monegan, Jr.  Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Sosa-ri, Korea 01950-09-17 September 17 1950 and 01950-09-20 September 20 1950 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Killed while repeatedly attacking the enemy at night
Moreland WL.jpg Moreland, Whitt L.Whitt L. Moreland  Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Kwagch'i-Dong, Korea 01951-05-29 May 29 1951 Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body
Moyer, Donald R.Donald R. Moyer  Army E-07Sergeant First Class Seoul, Korea 01951-05-20 May 20 1951 Company E, 35th Infantry Regiment Sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body
Murphy RG.jpg Murphy, Raymond G.Raymond G. Murphy Marine Corps O-01Second Lieutenant Korea 01953-02-03 February 3 1953 Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Although wounded he refused medical care to fight the enemy until all his men and casualties had been taken care of.
Myers, Reginald R.Reginald R. Myers Marine Corps O-04Major Hagaru-ri, Korea 01950-11-29 November 29 1950 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Although losing 170 of his men during 14 hours of combat in subzero temperatures, continued to reorganize his unit and spearhead the attack which resulted in 600 enemy killed and 500 wounded
Obregon, Eugene A.Eugene A. Obregon  Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Seoul, Korea 01950-09-26 September 26 1950 Company G, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Sacrificed his life by using his own body as a shield to protect another wounded Marine
OBrien GH.jpg O'Brien, Jr., George H.George H. O'Brien, Jr. Marine Corps O-01Second Lieutenant Korea 01952-10-27 October 27 1952 Company H, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Provided cover and care for wounded while his unit was attacking the enemy
Joseph R. Oulette.JPG Ouellette, Joseph R.Joseph R. Ouellette  Army E-02Private First Class Yongsan, Korea 01950-08-31 August 31 1950 to 01950-09-03 September 3 1950 Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Repeatedly risked his life to gather grenades and ammunition until killed by enemy fire
John U D Page.jpg Page, John U. D.John U. D. Page  Army O-05Lieutenant Colonel Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Korea 01950-11-29 November 29 1950 to 01950-12-10 December 10 1950 X Corps Artillery, while attached to the 52d Transportation Truck Battalion Repeatedly attacked the enemy and defended his convoy until killed
Charles F Pendleton.jpg Pendleton, Charles F.Charles F. Pendleton  Army E-04Corporal Choo Gung-Dong, Korea 01953-07-16 July 16 1953 to 01953-07-17 July 17 1953 Company D, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Although wounded he refused medical treatment and continued to fight back the enemy until killed
Phillips LH.jpg Phillips, Lee H.Lee H. Phillips  Marine Corps E-04Corporal Korea 01950-11-04 November 4 1950 Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Risked his life to defeat a pocket of enemy resistance
Herbert K Pililaau.jpg Pililaau, Herbert K.Herbert K. Pililaau  Army E-02Private First Class Pia-ri, Korea 01951-09-17 September 17 1951 Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division After being killed fighting the enemy it was determined that he singlehandedly defeated more than 40 of the enemy
John A Pittman.jpg Pittman, John A.John A. Pittman Army E-05Sergeant Kujangdong, Korea 01950-11-26 November 26 1950 Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Protected his squad by smothering a grenade with his body
Ralph E Pomeroy.jpg Pomeroy, Ralph E.Ralph E. Pomeroy  Army E-02Private First Class Kumhwa, Korea 01952-10-15 October 15 1952 Company E, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Sacrificed his life manning a heavy machine gun until mortally wounded
Porter, Donn F.Donn F. Porter  Army E-05Sergeant Mundung-ni Korea 01952-09-07 September 7 1952 Company G, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Killed after fighting back a superior enemy force
Poynter JI.jpg Poynter, James I.James I. Poynter  Marine Corps E-05Sergeant Sudong, Korea 01950-11-04 November 4 1950 Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Sacrificed his life to kill several of the enemy with hand grenades to save a group of fellow Marines
Ramer GH.jpg Ramer, George H.George H. Ramer  Marine Corps O-01Second Lieutenant Korea 01951-09-12 September 12 1951 Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Led his men against a superior enemy force and although wounded refused medical aid, manning his post until the enemy overran his position
Head and shoulders of a young man wearing a peaked cap and a military jacket with ribbon bars and a badge on the left breast. Red Cloud, Jr., MitchellMitchell Red Cloud, Jr.  Army E-04Corporal Chonghyon, Korea 01950-11-05 November 5 1950 Company E, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division After being seriously wounded, refused medical treatment to continue to fight the enemy until he was killed
Reem RB.jpg Reem, Robert D.Robert D. Reem  Marine Corps O-01Second Lieutenant Chinhung-ni, Korea 01950-11-06 November 6 1950 Company H, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Killed after he covered a grenade with his body
Rodriguez, Joseph C.Joseph C. Rodriguez Army E-02Private First Class Munye-ri, Korea 01951-05-21 May 21 1951 Company F, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Singlehandedly destroyed several enemy gun emplacements and foxholes
Ronald E Rosser.jpg Rosser, Ronald E.Ronald E. Rosser Army E-04Corporal Ponggilli, Korea 01952-01-12 January 12 1952 Heavy Mortar Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Repeatedly risked his life to fight the enemy and rescue several wounded soldiers
TiborRubin cropped.jpg Rubin, TiborTibor Rubin Army E-04Corporal Korea 01950-07-23 July 23 1950 to 01953-04-20 April 20 1953 Company I, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division For single-handedly defending his regiment during their retreat, and saving the lives of many fellow soldiers in a Chinese POW camp.
Dan D Schoonover.jpg Schoonover, Daniel D.Daniel D. Schoonover  Army E-04Corporal Sokkogae, Korea 01953-07-08 July 8 1953 to 01953-07-10 July 10 1953 Company A, 13th Engineer Combat Battalion, 7th Infantry Division Was last seen fighting the enemy with a machine gun before he was killed by artillery fire
Edward R Schowalter.jpg Schowalter, Jr., Edward R.Edward R. Schowalter, Jr. Army O-02First Lieutenant Kumhwa, Korea 01952-10-14 October 14 1952 Company A, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Although wounded he continued to fight and lead his men until they defeated the enemy
Louis J Sebille.jpg Sebille, Louis J.Louis J. Sebille  Air Force O-04Major Hanchang, Korea 01950-08-05 August 5 1950 67th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 18th Fighter-Bomber Group, 5th Air Force Killed after diving his aircraft into enemy troops
Richard T Shea.jpg Shea, Richard ThomasRichard Thomas Shea  Army O-02First Lieutenant Sokkogae, Korea 01953-07-06 July 6 1953 to 01953-07-08 July 8 1953 Company A 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division After fighting off and killing several of the enemy he was last seen in close hand-to-hand combat with the enemy
Shuck, Jr., William E.William E. Shuck, Jr.  Marine Corps E-06Staff sergeant Korea 01952-07-03 July 3 1952 Company G, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Sacrificed his life to assure that all dead and wounded were evacuated
Simanek RE.jpg Simanek, Robert E.Robert E. Simanek Marine Corps E-02Private First Class Korea 01952-08-17 August 17 1952 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Risked his life to save his comrades by smothering a grenade with his body
William S Sitman.jpg Sitman, William S.William S. Sitman  Army E-07Sergeant First Class Chipyong-ni, Korea 01951-02-14 February 14 1951 Company M, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Sacrificed his life to save his comrades by smothering a grenade with his body
Sitter, Carl L.Carl L. Sitter Marine Corps O-03Captain Hagaru-ri, Korea 01950-11-29 November 29 1950 to 01950-11-30 November 30 1950 Company G, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Although painfully wounded he refused to be evacuated and continued to fight until defense of the area was assured
Skinner SE.jpg Skinner, Jr., Sherrod E.Sherrod E. Skinner, Jr.  Marine Corps O-01Second Lieutenant Korea 01952-10-26 October 26 1952 Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) In addition to fighting off an enemy force for three hours he sacrificed his life by smothering a grenade with his body
Smith, David M.David M. Smith  Army E-02Private First Class Yongsan, Korea 01950-09-01 September 1 1950 Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Sacrificed his life to save his comrades by smothering a grenade with his body
Speicher, Clifton T.Clifton T. Speicher  Army E-04Corporal Minarigol, Korea 01952-06-14 June 14 1952 Company F, 223d Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division Died after wounds received after charging into an enemy machine gun nest
James L Stone.jpg Stone, James L.James L. Stone Army O-02First Lieutenant Sokkogae, Korea 01951-11-21 November 21 1951 to 01951-11-22 November 22 1951 Company E 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division Captured while leading his men against an overwhelming enemy assault
Story, Luther H.Luther H. Story  Army E-02Private First Class Agok, Korea 01950-09-01 September 1 1950 Company A, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Sacrificed his life to save his unit by remaining behind and covering them as they withdrew
Sudut, Jerome A.Jerome A. Sudut  Army O-01Second Lieutenant Kumhwa, Korea 01951-09-12 September 12 1951 Company B, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Although wounded he led his men against the enemy and single handedly defeated a group of them after the rifleman he was with was wounded
Svehla, HenryHenry Svehla  Army E-02Private First Class Korea 01952-06-12 June 12 1952 Company F, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Charged forward, then smothered a grenade blast with his body
William H. Thompson (MOH).jpg Thompson, WilliamWilliam Thompson  Army E-02Private First Class Haman, Korea 01950-08-06 August 6 1950 24th Company M, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Killed by an enemy grenade while covering his units withdrawal
Turner, Charles W.Charles W. Turner  Army E-07Sergeant First Class Yongsan, Korea 01950-09-01 September 1 1950 2d Reconnaissance Company, 2d Infantry Division Directed his tank to destroy seven enemy machine gun nests and covered his units withdrawal until killed
Van Winkle, ArchieArchie Van Winkle Marine Corps E-06Staff sergeant Sudong, Korea 01950-11-02 November 2 1950 Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Although severely wounded he continued to fight and lead his men until he passed out from loss of blood
Vittori, JosephJoseph Vittori  Marine Corps E-04Corporal Hill 749, Korea 01951-09-15 September 15 1951 to 01951-09-16 September 16 1951 Company F, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Among numerous accomplishments he was found dead among 200 enemy soldiers that he had singlehandedly killed in fighting
Capt. John S. Walmsley Jr, USAF.jpg Walmsley, Jr., John S.John S. Walmsley, Jr.  Air Force O-03Captain Yangdok, Korea 01951-09-14 September 14 1951 8th Bombardment Squadron, 3d Bomb Group Flew his plane through an intense enemy barriage to defend ground forces and maximize enemy damage
Lewis G Watkins.jpg Watkins, Lewis G.Lewis G. Watkins  Marine Corps E-06Staff sergeant Korea 01952-10-07 October 7 1952 Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Killed by an enemy grenade when it exploded in his hand
Travis E Watkins.jpg Watkins, Travis E.Travis E. Watkins  Army E-08Master Sergeant Yongsan, Korea 01950-08-31 August 31 1950 to 01950-09-03 September 3 1950 Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division Volunteered to remain and defend his units withdrawal because he knew his injuries would slow them down
Ernest E West.jpg West, Ernest E.Ernest E. West Army E-02Private First Class Sataeri, Korea 01952-10-12 October 12 1952 Company L, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Although wounded he assisted in evacuating the wounded and killed several of the enemy
Wilson, Benjamin F.Benjamin F. Wilson Army E-08Master Sergeant Hwach'on-Myon, Korea 01951-06-05 June 5 1951 Company I, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division Repeatedly risked his life in order for his troops to reorganize and counterattack
Wilson, Harold E.Harold E. Wilson Marine Corps E-06Technical Sergeant Korea 01951-04-23 April 23 1951 to 01951-04-24 April 24 1951 Company G, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam War; In addition to the Medal of Honor he received five purple hearts.
Wilson, Richard G.Richard G. Wilson  Army E-02Private First Class Opari, Korea 01950-10-21 October 21 1950 Co. 1, Medical Company, 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment Sacrificed his life to aid a fellow soldier shielding them from enemy fire with his own body
William G Windrich.jpg Windrich, William G.William G. Windrich  Marine Corps E-06Staff sergeant Yudam-ni, Korea 01950-12-01 December 1 1950 Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Sacrificed his life to direct his men and rescue several wounded Marines from a hillside
Womack, Bryant H.Bryant H. Womack  Army E-02Private First Class Sokso-ri, Korea 01952-03-12 March 12 1952 Medical Company, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Sacrificed his life aiding other wounded soldiers
Young, Robert H.Robert H. Young  Army E-02Private First Class north of Kaesong, Korea 01950-10-09 October 9 1950 Company E, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division Although wounded, repeatedly repelled the enemy and insisted other wounded be treated first

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