Corner, Stanford Oscar, 1st Sgt

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
2861-Surgery Assistant
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, HHB, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 7th Infantry Division
Service Years
1941 - 1950

First Sergeant

Three Service Stripes

Eight Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Newton, MO
Last Address
Joplin, MO

Casualty Date
Dec 05, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Powers Cemetery - Pepsin, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
BNR/ Cenotaph

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

Medical Shoulder Cord

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Medical 2nd Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
7th Infantry Division57th Field Artillery BattalionDivision Artillery (DIVARTY) 7th Infantry  Division
  1948-1950, 7th Infantry Division
  1950-1950, A Battery, 57th Field Artillery Battalion
  1950-1950, HHB, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 7th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 WWII - American Theater
  1941-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1941-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1942-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)
  1944-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1948 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

This is to Certify that
The President of the United States of America
Takes Pride in Presenting


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Stanford Oscar Corner (RA37145071), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as a Medical Aidman with Battery A, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. Sergeant Corner distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces near the Changjin (Chosin) Reservoir, North Korea, during the period 26 through 30 November 1950. On the morning of 28 November 1950, the enemy attacked in great strength and, after isolating Battery A from the battalion, inflicted heavy casualties. Unmindful of his safety, Sergeant Corners constantly moved about ministering to the wounded under intense mortar and small arms fire. Establishing an aid station and collecting point in a native house, he evacuated casualties form the base of the surrounding mountains, frequently carrying them on his back or on crude improvised litters. Reaching the shelter, he further treated and prepared the patients for removal to the battalion aid station. When the battery was ordered to withdraw for consolidation with the battalion, he placed the wounded on a truck, covered them with blankets and sleeping bags for protection against the bitter cold and, under enemy fire, accompanied the vehicle to a friendly position where, under direction of the medical noncommissioned officer, he continued his heroic efforts until he was seriously wounded. Sergeant Corner's valorous conduct, intrepid actions and selfless devotion to duty saved many lives, restored a large number of troops to combat effectiveness and reflect the utmost credit on himself and the honored traditions of the military service.
General Headquarters Far East Command: General Orders No. 172 (July 2, 1951)
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