Moyer, Donald Raymond, 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, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
Service Years
1948 - 1951

Sergeant First Class


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One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pontiac
Last Address
Keego Harbor, MI

Casualty Date
May 20, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Perry Mount Park Cemetery - Pontiac, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  2017, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1950-1951, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1951, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)/Advance to Phase Line Kansas
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

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Comments/Citation
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Company E, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Seoul, Korea, on 20 May 1951. Sergeant First Class Moyer's platoon was committed to attack and secure commanding terrain stubbornly defended by a numerically superior hostile force emplaced in well-fortified positions. Advancing up the rocky hill, the leading elements came under intense automatic weapons, small-arms, and grenade fire, wounding the platoon leader and platoon sergeant. Sergeant First Class Moyer, realizing the success of the mission was imperiled, rushed to the head of the faltering column, assumed command and urged the men forward. Inspired by Sergeant First Class Moyer's unflinching courage, the troops responded magnificently, but as they reached the final approaches to the rugged crest of the hill, enemy fire increased in volume and intensity and the fanatical foe showered the platoon with grenades. Undaunted, the valiant group forged ahead, and as they neared the top of the hill, the enemy hurled a grenade into their midst. Sergeant First Class Moyer, fully aware of the odds against him, unhesitatingly threw himself on the grenade, absorbing the full blast of the explosion with his body. Although mortally wounded in this fearless display of valor, Sergeant First Class Moyer's intrepid act saved several of his comrades from death or serious injury, and his inspirational leadership and consummate devotion to duty contributed significantly to the subsequent seizure of the enemy stronghold and reflect lasting glory on himself and the noble traditions of the military service. DAGO 19 Feb 1 52


 


   
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