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224 Awards-2 Double Recipients

Detailed Chronological List 

Date Note Field4 Field5 Co Bn Reg
Aug 5, 1950
Second Award (1st NC in WWII)
Reusser, Kenneth L.
Major (VMF-214) USS Sicily
Aug 8, 1950 KIA Davis, James Carroll Staff Sergeant H 3d 5th
Aug 10, 1950   Westerman, Jack First Lieutenant G 3d 5th
Sep 15-26, 1950   First Award (2 NCs in Korea)
Roise, Harold S.
Lieutenant Colonel CO 2d 5th
Sep 17 & 26, 1950   Counselman, John D. Second Lieutenant G 3d 5th
Sep 18, 1950 KIA House, Russell J. Corporal E 2d 5th
Sep 19, 1950   Ward, Joseph M. Sergeant C 1st 5th
Sep 20, 1950 KIA Guild, John N. Second Lieutenant C 1st 1st
Sep 23 & 24, 1950 KIA Harris, Weldon D. Corporal F 2d 5th
Sep 23-27, 1950   Mize, Charles D. First Lieutenant G 3d 5th
Sep 24, 1950   McNaughton, George C. First Lieutenant D 2d 5th
Sep 24, 1950 KIA O'Toole, James William Private First Class D 2d 5th
Sep 24, 1950 KIA Smith, H. J. First Lieutenant D 2d 5th
Sep 26 & 27, 1950   Breen, Richard R. Captain D 2d 7th
Sep 26, 1950   Salsberry, Robert B. Corporal I 3d 5th
Sep 29, 1950 KIA Bancroft, Arthur R. First Lieutenant

(VMO-6)

Oct 21-Dec 8, 1950 KIA Kurcaba, Joseph Richard First Lieutenant B 1st 7th
Oct 27, 1950   Gilligan, Donald W. Private First Class C 1st 1st
Oct 27, 1950 KIA Roberts, Clayton Leroy Staff Sergeant B 1st 1st
Nov 2-3, 1950   Lee, Kurt Chew-Een First Lieutenant B 1st 7th
Nov 2-11, 1950 KIA Penney, Chester Osgood, Jr. First Lieutenant C 1st 7th
Nov 2-4, 1950   Robinson, Stanley S. Private E 2d 7th
Nov 3, 1950   Midkiff, Earl D. Private First Class F 2d 7th
Nov 3, 1950 KIA Peach, Earl F. Sergeant F 2d 7th
Nov 6, 1950 KIA Foster, Charlie Sergeant H 3d 7th
Nov 6, 1950   Markland, Frederick J. Private First Class C

1st A/T

Nov 25-Dec 10, 1950   Sutter, Allan Lieutenant Colonel CO 2d 1st
Nov 27-28, 1950   Gallagher, James P. Private E 2d 7th
Nov 27, 1950   Hamby, John H. C. Sergeant G 3d 7th
Nov 27, 1950   Hull, Milton A. Captain D 2d 7th
Nov 27-Dec 7, 1950   Jones, Jack R. Captain C 1st 5th
Nov 27, 1950   Meade, John F. Private First Class F 2d 5th
Nov 27 & 28, 1950   Murphy, Daniel M. Staff Sergeant E 2d 7th
Nov 27-Dec 6, 1950   Peters, Uel D. Captain F 2d 5th
Nov 27, 1950 KIA Phillips, Walter Dixon Captain E 2d 7th
Nov 27-Dec 11, 1950   Second Award (2 NCs in Korea)
Roise, Harold S.
Lieutenant Colonel CO 2d 5th
Nov 27-Dec 2, 1950   Seeburger, Edward H. First Lieutenant Dog-Easy   7th
Nov 27-Dec 11, 1950   Stevens, John W. II Lieutenant Colonel CO 1st 5th
Nov 27-28, 1950   Second Award (1st NC in WWII)
Yancey, John
First Lieutenant E 2d 7th
Nov 28 & 29, 1950   Betts, Harrison F. First Lieutenant H 3d 1st
Nov 28, 1950 KIA Canney, John Joseph Major XO 3d 5th
Nov 28, 1950   Christofferson, Bernard W. First Lieutenant F 2d 5th
Nov 28-29, 1950   Fisher, Joseph R. First Lieutenant I 3d 1st
Nov 28, 1950 KIA Jackson, R. A. Private First Class E 2d 5th
Nov 28 & 29, 1950   Johnson, Horace L., Jr. First Lieutenant H 3d 1st
Nov 28-29, 1950 KIA Levasseur, Ronald Norman Private First Class I 3d 1st
Nov 28 & 29, 1950   Monroe, Charles H., Jr. Private First Class H 3d 1st
Nov 28, 1950   Smith, Loren R. First Lieutenant C 1st 5th
Nov 28 & 29, 1950   Snelling, Edward W. Second Lieutenant H 3d 1st
Nov 28-Dec 10, 1950   Taplett, Robert D. Lieutenant Colonel CO 3d 5th
Nov 29-Dec 6, 1950   Banks, Charles L. Lieutenant Colonel CO 1st Svc  
Nov 29 & 30, 1950   Dirst, Lloyd V. Chief Warrant Officer MP HQ  
Nov 29 & 30, 1950   Holladay, Morse L Captain HQ 1st Svc  
Nov 29, 1950 KIA Jenson, Austin Clifford Second Lieutenant B 1st 5th
Nov 29, 1950 KIA Matheson, Bruce, Jr. Staff Sergeant E 2d 1st
Nov 30, 1950   Alley, David W. Private First Class G 3d 5th
Nov 30, 1950 KIA Ogden, James Wellington Private First Class B 1st Eng  
Nov 30-Dec 1, 1950   Orsulak, Edmond T. Private First Class G 3d 5th
Nov 30, 1950   Scott, James E. Sergeant H&S   5th
Dec 1-3, 1950   Knox, Edwin L. Technical Sergeant A 1st Eng  
Dec 1, 1950 KIA Williams, Leslie Conrad Second Lieutenant A 1st 7th
Dec 2, 1950 KIA Braaten, Palmer Sylvester Private First Class I 3d 5th
Dec 2, 1950 KIA George, Walter W. Private First Class F 2d 5th
Dec 2, 1950 KIA Gzik, Richard Stanley Private First Class M 4th 11th
Dec 2, 1950 MIA Harvey, Amon F., Jr. Private First Class I 3d 5th
Dec 2, 1950 KIA Stropes, Dale L. Master Sergeant I 3d 5th
Dec 3, 1950
Beard, James T. Private B 1st 7th
Dec 2, 1950 KIA Booker, Dorsie H., Jr. First Lieutenant I 3d 5th
Dec 3, 1950   Kiser, Harrol First Lieutenant B 1st 7th
Dec 4, 1950   Seldal, Russell J. Private First Class B 1st 11th
Dec 5-10, 1950
Fifth Award 
Puller, Lewis B.
  
2 NCs (Nic), 2 NCs (WWII), DSC (Korea)
Colonel CO
1st
Dec 6-10, 1950
Abell, Welton R. First Lieutenant F 2d 7th
Dec 6 & 7, 1950
Dunay, Andrew F. Sergeant E 2d 5th
Dec 6-7, 1950
Lawrence, James F., Jr. Major XO 2d 7th
Dec 6 & 7, 1950
Litzenberg, Homer Laurence, Jr. Colonel CO
7th
Dec 6 & 7, 1950
Second Award
Murray, Raymond Leroy
 
1st NC (WWII), DSC (Korea)
Lieutenant Colonel CO
5th
Dec 6 & 7, 1950   Smith, Samuel S., Jr. Captain D 2d 5th
Dec 6-7, 1950 KIA Williams, Jack Vernon Corporal E 2d 5th
Dec 7, 1950 KIA Ehrlich, Leland Ernest Sergeant Svc 3d 11th
Dec 7, 1950 MIA Harris, William F. Lieutenant Colonel CO 3d 7th
Dec 7, 1950   Herndon, Wilbur N. First Lieutenant H 3d 11th
Dec 7, 1950   Howard, Warren C. Private First Class D 2d 5th
Dec 7, 1950   McClung, William J. III Master Sergeant HQ HQ  
Dec 7, 1950   Read, Benjamin S. Captain H 3d 11th
Dec 8, 1950   Blick, Joseph A. Private First Class G 3d 7th
Dec 8, 1950   Bradley, Bobbie B. Second Lieutenant A 1st 7th
Dec 8, 1950   Jones, Donald R. Second Lieutenant A 1st 1st
Dec 8, 1950 KIA Leeds, Joseph Robert Corporal A 1st 1st
Dec 8, 1952 KIA Smalley, Lloyd Buchanan Sergeant Recon HQ  
Dec 8, 1950   Stouffer, Frederick E. Private First Class A 1st 7th
Dec 9 & 10, 1950   Barrow, Robert H. Captain A 1st 1st
Dec 9, 1950   Noonkester, Henry E. Sergeant A 1st 1st
Dec 9, 1950 KIA Umbaugh, Ernest Junior Staff Sergeant A 1st 1st
Dec 10, 1950   Holt, William P. Private First Class A-T   1st
Dec 10, 1950   Petro, George E. Captain A-T   1st
Dec 10, 1950   Wasson, Marvin L. Private First Class A-T   1st
Dec 24, 1950 KIA Tidwell, Gerald Gladden Second Lieutenant B 1st A/T  
Jan 26, 1951 KIA Elliott, Robert J. Private First Class C 1st 7th
Feb 26, 1951 KIA Elmore, George William Private First Class G 3d 5th
Mar 9, 1951   Chinner, John W. Sergeant C 1st 1st
Mar 11, 1951   Butler, George H. Master Sergeant D 2d 7th
Mar 11, 1951   Larson, Jack F. Sergeant D 2d 7th
Apr 23, 1951   Nolan, Harvey W. Second Lieutenant B 1st 5th
Apr 1951   Fenwick, John L., Jr. Sergeant A 1st 5th
Apr 13, 1951   Wilson, Frank E. Captain

(VMO-6)

Apr 22-23, 1951   McGahn, Patrick T., Jr. Second Lieutenant B 1st 5th
Apr 22-25, 1951   Sawyer, Webb D. Lieutenant Colonel CO 1st 7th
Apr 23, 1951   Banning, Virgil W. Lieutenant Colonel CO 3d 1st
Apr 23-24, 1951   West, Robley E. Lieutenant Colonel CO 1st 1st
Apr 24, 1951   Doezema, Richard M. First Lieutenant 11th 3d 1st ROK
Apr 24, 1951   Matheney, Richard Private First Class 11th 3d 1st ROK
Apr 24, 1951 KIA Sulliman, George Simon First Lieutenant H 3d 1st
Apr 25, 1951 KIA Bratback, Earl Bennett Corporal A 1st 1st
May 17, 1951 KIA Jackson, James Edward, Jr. Private First Class I 3d 7th
May 28, 1951 KIA Toland, Donald Timothy Corporal C 1st 7th
May 28, 1951   Vestal, Lucian L. First Lieutenant F 2d 5th
May 29, 1951   First Award (2d NC RVN)
Bell, Van D., Jr.
First Lieutenant B 1st 7th
May 29, 1951   McCloskey, Paul Norton, Jr. Second Lieutenant C 1st 5th
Jun 1, 1951 KIA Hightower, Ernest J. Private First Class E 2d 5th
Jun 2, 1951   Hopkins, John L. Lieutenant Colonel CO 1st 5th
Jun 7, 1951 KIA Fristock, Edward Master Sergeant D 2d 5th
Jun 10, 1951   Barrett, John M. Corporal F 2d 1st
Jun 10, 1951 KIA Barrett, Ora Earl, Jr. Private First Class A 1st 5th
Jun 10, 1951 KIA Lourim, William Brian Sergeant A 1st 1st
Jun 10, 1951   Shonk, Walter C. Private First Class A 1st 5th
Jun 11, 1951 KIA Harrison, Roy E. Private First Class B 1st 5th
Jun 26, 1951   Lutz, Eugene L. Sergeant I 3d 1st
Jun 30 & Jul 2, 1951   Kramer, Vincent R. Major

Joint Advisory Commission Korea

Sep 11, 1951   Giovannucci, Joseph L. Private First Class H 3d 7th
Sep 12, 1951   Daigneault, Donald A. Private First Class D 2d 7th
Sep 12, 1951   Hendrickson, Robert C. Captain G 3d 7th
Sep 12, 1951 KIA Rust, Charles Vernon Corporal B 1st 7th
Sep 13 & 14, 1951 KIA Gaul, William Marshall Sergeant I 3d 1st
Sep 14, 1951   Dukes, Matthew D. Corporal F 2d 1st
Sep 14, 1951   Southall, James B. Sergeant I 3d 5th
Sep 15-16, 1951   Blasongame, Richard N. Corporal Weapons 2d 1st
Sep 15 -16, 1951   Conaway, Lyle F. Private First Class F 2d 1st
Sep 15 & 16, 1951   Nihart, Franklin B. Lieutenant Colonel CO 2d 1st
Sep 19, 1951   First Award (2 NCs in Korea)
Wawrzyniak, Stanley J.
Staff Sergeant F 2d 5th
Sep 21, 1950 KIA Collins, Albert Harvey Private First Class B 1st 1st
Nov 28, 1951   Sigmund, Louis J. Private First Class E 2d 5th
Feb 24, 1952 KIA Second Award (1st NC in WWI)
Brown, William Perry, Jr.
Captain (VMF-323)
Apr 8-9, 1952   Alexander, George W., Jr. Second Lieutenant   3d 5th
Apr 8-9, 1952   Beatty, Robert E. Private First Class I 3d 5th
Apr 5, 1952   Barbosa, Arthur G. Sergeant E 2d 5th
Apr 16, 1952   Barlow, Quinton T. Technical Sergeant E 2d 5th
Apr 16, 1952   First Award (2 NCs in Korea)
Wawrzyniak, Stanley J.
Technical Sergeant E 2d 5th
May 6, 1952 KIA Parks, Donald L. Second Lieutenant

(VMA-121)

May 9, 1952 KIA Cardillo, Mario J. Private First Class A 1st 5th
May 10, 1952   Bowerman, Billie J. Private First Class A 1st 1st
May 28, 1952 KIA Bryant, Rollins Mason Staff Sergeant A 1st 7th
May 28, 1952   Touchette, Robert F. Sergeant A 1st 7th
May 31, 1952   Rowe, John A. Second Lieutenant D 2d 7th
Jun 13, 1952   Holmberg, William C. Second Lieutenant F 2d 1st
Jun 21, 1952   Puckett, Clinton A. Technical Sergeant G 3d 5th
Jun 24-25, 1952   Little, Charles G. Second Lieutenant F 2d 5th
Jul 5, 1952   Johnson, Walter P. Private First Class E 2d 5th
Jul 6, 1952   Mallette, Perry A. Sergeant D 2d 11th
Aug 9, 1952 MIA Nunez-Juarez, Ramon Private First Class E 2d 1st
Aug 12-13, 1952   Moody, Clarence G., Jr. Captain F 2d 1st
Aug 12 & 13, 1952   Watson, John E. Second Lieutenant H&S 3d 1st
Aug 13, 1952   Chain, William B., Jr. Staff Sergeant F 2d 1st
Aug 13-15, 1952   Demas, John G. Captain H 3d 7th
Aug 17, 1952   Louder, Joseph J. Staff Sergeant F 2d 5th
Aug 25-26, 1952 KIA Valentine, Earl Lester, Jr. Second Lieutenant H 3d 1st
Sep 4-5, 1952   Adams, Jon D. Private First Class Weapons 2d 1st
Sep 4-5, 1952   Green, Rodney J. Private First Class E 2d 1st
Sep 5-7, 1952   Word, John G. Second Lieutenant I 3d 5th
Sep 6 & 7, 1952   Ingemansson, Nils V. Sergeant I 3d 5th
Oct 2, 1952   Weisgerber, William D. Staff Sergeant I 3d 7th
Oct 6, 1952   Benavides, Adolfo Private First Class D 2d 1st
Oct 6, 1952   Burr, Phillip J. Second Lieutenant C 1st 7th
Oct 6, 1952 KIA Caldwell, Crayton Lowell Corporal D 2d 11th
Oct 6, 1952   Smith, Raymond C. Private First Class H 3d 7th
Oct 6, 1952 KIA Stephen, James William Sergeant H 3d 7th
Oct 6, 1952 KIA Thompson, Will Allen Staff Sergeant C 1st 7th
Oct 6, 1952 KIA Wilson, Loyd Junior Private First Class Weapons 1st 7th
Oct 7, 1952 KIA Ryan, Howard Sergeant I 3d 7th
Oct 26 & 27, 1952 KIA Givot, Martin Lionel Second Lieutenant C 1st 7th
Oct 26, 1952   Romero-Nieves, Enrique Private First Class A 1st 7th
Oct 26, 1952   Roy, Franklin D. Sergeant HQ   11th
Oct 26, 1952 KIA Worster, Vance Olland Private First Class HQ   11th
Oct 27, 1952 KIA Hyde, David Lee Second Lieutenant H 3d 7th
Oct 27, 1952 KIA Lett, Lawrence Everette Corporal I 3d 1st
Oct 27, 1952 KIA Thomas, Francis Robert, Jr. Private First Class C 1st 7th
Nov 11, 1952 KIA Morrison, Anthony George First Lieutenant E 2d 5th
Nov 24, 1952   Wolf, Wilmot H. Technical Sergeant H 3d 5th
Dec 16, 1952   Hilliard, Frederick E. Second Lieutenant G 3d 1st
Jan 8, 1953 KIA Lambert, Donald Francis Second Lieutenant I 3d 7th
Jan 8, 1953   McGuire, Thomas P. Sergeant I 3d 7th
Jan 13, 1953 KIA Borawski, Walter Carl Technical Sergeant G 3d 1st
Jan 13, 1953   Hensley, Howard C., Jr. Sergeant C 3d 1st
Jan 31, 1953 KIA Chadwick, Fred David Sergeant D 2d 5th
Jan 31, 1953 KIA Fitzpatrick, George Francis Private First Class D 2d 5th
Feb 3, 1953   Betts, Elmer R. Corporal HQ 1st Tank
Feb 3, 1953 KIA Elwell, John Robert Private First Class A 1st 5th
Feb 3, 1953   Fauser, David K First Lieutenant A 1st 5th
Feb 25, 1953   Dailey, Joseph W. Technical Sergeant F 2d 5th
Feb 27, 1953   Livingston, William J. First Lieutenant Recon HQ  
Mar 3, 1953   Kohler, Robert D. Private First Class E 2d 5th
Apr 8, 1953 KIA Butler, Wallace S., Jr. Second Lieutenant A 1st 1st
Mar 19-20, 1953   Adams, Richard J. Private First Class G 3d 1st
Mar 19, 1953   Britt, William C. First Lieutenant B 1st 5th
Mar 19-20, 1953   Cross, Frank S. Private First Class G 3d 1st
Mar 26, 1953 KIA Lovett, Frank E., Jr. Sergeant F 2d 5th
Mar 26-29, 1953   Melvin, John B. Captain D 2d 5th
Mar 26, 1953   Murray, Benjamin H. Second Lieutenant I 3d 1st
Mar 26, 1953 KIA Taft, Kenneth E., Jr. Captain H 3d 5th
Mar 27-28, 1953   Estey, Ralph F. Captain F 2d 7th
Mar 28, 1953   Chenoweth, Theodore H. Second Lieutenant F 2d 7th
Mar 28, 1953   Lorence, Herbert M. Captain E 2d 5th
Mar 28, 1953 KIA Ramsay, Arlis W. Sergeant Weapons 2d 7th
Mar 29, 1953 KIA Lee, Benjamin G. Major   2d 5th
Mar 29, 1953 KIA Walz, Ralph L. Captain F 2d 5th
Apr 8-9, 1953 KIA Yates, George W. First Lieutenant B 1st 7th
Apr 25-26, 1953 MIA Bradshaw, Charles W. Private First Class E 2d 1st
Jul 9, 1953 KIA Smith, David E. Sergeant F 2d 7th
Jul 11, 1953   Bolt, John F. Major 39th F/I  5th AF
Jul 16-17, 1953   Stewart, Roy L. Private First Class A 1st 5th
Jul 17-18, 1953 KIA Walter, Stephen C. Sergeant C 1st 7th
Jul 24-25, 1953   Bates, William H. Second Lieutenant H 3d 5th
Jul 24 & 25, 1953   Swigart, Oral R., Jr. First Lieutenant G 3d 1st
Jul 25, 1953   Lutz, Theodore J., Jr. First Lieutenant H 3d 1st
Jul 26, 1953 KIA Raymond, Robert J. Sergeant F 2d 7th

 

Three members of the US Army also earned Navy Crosses in Korea
  Speir, Frank  Maj. Sep 19, 1950 U.S. Army
* Page, John U.D. LTC Dec 10, 1950 X Corps Artillery
Also Earned the MOH
  Olihovik, John Cpt. Feb 20, 1951 Aviator, 7th Infantry Div.

 

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