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)