Harvey, Carmel Bernon, Jr., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 11B10, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
Service Years
1965 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Specialist 4



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Chicago

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Binh Dinh
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
22E 030

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 1st Cavalry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
1st Cavalry Division AssociationVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)
  1966-1967, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Airmobile) 1st Cavalry Division/B Company
  1966-1967, 11B10, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division (Heavy Armored)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Rank and organization: Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Place and date: Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam, 21 June 1967. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill. Born: 6 October 1946, Montgomery, W. Va.


Medal of Honor Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Harvey distinguished himself as a fire team leader with Company B, during combat operations. Ordered to secure a downed helicopter, his platoon established a defensive perimeter around the aircraft, but shortly thereafter a large enemy force attacked the position from 3 sides. Sp4c. Harvey and 2 members of his squad were in a position directly in the path of the enemy onslaught, and their location received the brunt of the fire from an enemy machinegun. In short order, both of his companions were wounded, but Sp4c. Harvey covered this loss by increasing his deliberate rifle fire at the foe. The enemy machinegun seemed to concentrate on him and the bullets struck the ground all around his position. One round hit and armed a grenade attached to his belt. Quickly, he tried to remove the grenade but was unsuccessful. Realizing the danger to his comrades if he remained and despite the hail of enemy fire, he jumped to his feet, shouted a challenge at the enemy, and raced toward the deadly machinegun. He nearly reached the enemy position when the grenade on his belt exploded, mortally wounding Sp4c. Harvey, and stunning the enemy machinegun crew. His final act caused a pause in the enemy fire, and the wounded men were moved from the danger area. Sp4c. Harvey's dedication to duty, high sense of responsibility, and heroic actions inspired the others in his platoon to decisively beat back the enemy attack. His acts are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.

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Comments/Citation
Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmel_Bernon_Harvey,_Jr.

Sabre, May/June 2010, the newspaper of the 1st Cavalry Division Association

 
   
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