Brittin, Nelson Vogel, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 11F50, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1942 - 1951

Sergeant First Class


Three Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Audubon, New Jersey
Last Address
South Korea

Casualty Date
Mar 07, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Beverly National Cemetery - Beverly, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Distinguished Service Section, Grave 2

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenCongressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of HonorThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1951, Korean War Fallen
  1951, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1951, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1951, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1951, 11F50, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Korean War in the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class, in Company I, 19th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the vicinity of Yonggong-ni, Korea, March 7, 1951. 


   
Comments/Citation

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The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
to

*BRITTIN, NELSON V.

Rank and organization: Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Company I, 19th Infantry Regiment. Place and date: Vicinity of Yonggong-ni, Korea, 7 March 1951. Entered service at: Audubon, N.J. Birth: Audubon, N.J. G.O. No.: 12, 1 February 1952.

Citation:

Sfc. Brittin, a member of Company I, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action. Volunteering to lead his squad up a hill, with meager cover against murderous fire from the enemy, he ordered his squad to give him support and, in the face of withering fire and bursting shells, he tossed a grenade at the nearest enemy position. On returning to his squad, he was knocked down and wounded by an enemy grenade. Refusing medical attention, he replenished his supply of grenades and returned, hurling grenades into hostile positions and shooting the enemy as they fled. When his weapon jammed, he leaped without hesitation into a foxhole and killed the occupants with his bayonet and the butt of his rifle. He continued to wipe out foxholes and, noting that his squad had been pinned down, he rushed to the rear of a machinegun position, threw a grenade into the nest, and ran around to its front, where he killed all 3 occupants with his rifle. Less than 100 yards up the hill, his squad again came under vicious fire from another camouflaged, sandbagged, machinegun nest well-flanked by supporting riflemen. Sfc. Brittin again charged this new position in an aggressive endeavor to silence this remaining obstacle and ran direct into a burst of automatic fire which killed him instantly. In his sustained and driving action, he had killed 20 enemy soldiers and destroyed 4 automatic weapons. The conspicuous courage, consummate valor, and noble self-sacrifice displayed by Sfc. Brittin enabled his inspired company to attain its objective and reflect the highest glory on himself and the heroic traditions of the military service.

   
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