Van Antwerp, Frank Glenn, Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
3666-Medical Aidman
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 3666, RHHC, 5th Infantry
Service Years
1942 - 1950

Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Riverside
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Sep 16, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Olivewood Cemetery - Riverside, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1995, Korean War Fallen4
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Medical 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
US Navy24th Infantry Division5th Infantry
  1942-1948, US Navy
  1950-1950, 3666, 24th Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 3666, RHHC, 5th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1942-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater3
  1944-1944 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Campaign (1943-44)
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1946 Operation Magic Carpet (Pacific)2
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sergeant Van Antwerp served with the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a medic with the Medical Company, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades in South Korea on September 16, 1950.

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission
   
Comments/Citation
The President of the United States of America, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant Frank G. Van Antwerp, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as a Medical Aidman attached to an Infantry Company of the 5th Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 24th Infantry Division. Sergeant Van Antwerp distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces in the Republic of Korea on 17 September 1950. As an aidman, Sergeant Van Antwerp was advancing with an infantry rifle platoon when intense enemy fire was suddenly encountered, pinning them down in a position devoid of adequate cover or concealment and causing heavy casualties. The heavy volume of enemy fire prevented anyone from rising any appreciable distance from the ground, but Sergeant Van Antwerp managed to crawl along the entire front line administering aid to the wounded. Even though darkness and heavy rain added to his difficulties, he continued to perform his duties in a manner that gave courage and hope to the wounded. When his medical supplies were exhausted, he crawled along the front lines and collected first aid packets, using them until they too were exhausted. New casualties continued to develop during the night due to renewed enemy aggressiveness, and it was physically impossible to remove all wounded to the rear. Despite that fact that he had used all of his medical supplies, he continued to seek out the wounded and assist them as best he could. While he was crawling forward under heavy enemy fire attempting to evacuate a wounded comrade he was struck by enemy fire and mortally wounded.

General Orders: Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea: General Orders No. 19, (January 12, 1951) as amended by General Orders No. 129 (1951)
   
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