White, Edward Ansel, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1948-1950, 1542, F Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Infantry)
Service Years
1948 - 1950


First Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Aug 03, 1950
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of GraduatesKorean War Fallen
  1950, West Point Association of Graduates
  1986, Korean War Fallen1

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Infantry)
  1948-1950, 1542, F Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Infantry)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1944-1948, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USMA Class of 1948, First Lieutenant White was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on August 3, 1950. His father was Major General Charles H. White.


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 First Lieutenant (Infantry) Edward Ansel White, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Infantry), 1st Cavalry Division. First Lieutenant White distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces near Kumchon, Korea, on 2 August 1950. On that date, Lieutenant White was in command of an outpost comprising eleven men when an enemy force of two platoons launched a pre-dawn attack. In the face of overwhelming odds, Lieutenant White calmly withheld the order to fire until the enemy approached within twenty-five yards, then his outpost delivered such devastating fire from small arms and grenades that thirty of the enemy were killed. During this action the outpost expended nearly all of its ammunition and Lieutenant White, although the road was swept for machine-gun fire, drove a jeep to the rear for more ammunition. Obtaining the ammunition, he started back through the concentrated enemy fire. During the return trip First Lieutenant White was killed.

General Orders: Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea: General Orders No. 55 (September 7, 1950)
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