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1st Cavalry Division

Korean War Distinguished Service Cross Recipients

The following 81 Troopers of the 1st Cavalry Division were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for valor during the Korean War.  A total of 46 were awarded posthumously.  One Trooper, LTC James H. Lynch, was awarded the DSC twice.  Three additional awards of the DSC were rescinded when Chaplain (CPT) Emil J Kapaun was  awarded the Medal of Honor on 11 April 2013 and SGT Eduardo C. Gomez and MSG Mike C. Pena were awarded the Medal of Honor on 18 March 2014.
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Indicates posthumous award of the DSC.

  Rank Name Company Regiment Date of Action
  CPT Clarence L. Anderson   3-8th Cavalry November 1-2, 1950
* SGT Alton M. Ashworth I Company 3-8th Cavalry December 2, 1950
* 2LT Virgil M. Atwood K Company 3-5th Cavalry June 3, 1951
* SFC  Earl R. Baxter L Company 3-8th Cavalry September 15, 1950
* PVT Lloyd E. Beltz K Company 3-7th Cavalry October 5, 1951
* 1LT Marinus Bruinooge G Company 2-7th Cavalry February 14, 1951
  2LT Lloyd L. Burke F Company 2-5th Cavalry November 26, 1950
* 1LT James L. Caldwell L Company 3-7th Cavalry October 5, 1951
  1LT Howard W. Cardoza HQ & SVC Co. 70th Tank Battalion August 16, 1950
* PVT Donald L. Chaney B Company 1-7th Cavalry August 9, 1950
* CPL Willard L. Clinch C Company 1-8th Cavalry February 12, 1951
* SGT Stephen A. Condon F Company 2-5th Cavalry October 19, 1950
  MSG Aron E. Cook K Company 3-7th Cavalry February 14, 1951
  CPL Lee E. Copeland   1-8th Cavalry July 22, 1950
  COL Marcel G. Crombez HQ  5th Cavalry Regiment February 15-16, 1951
* 2LT Courtenay C. Davis, Jr. B Company 1-5th Cavalry September 12, 1950
* CPL Marvin L. Davis H Company 2-7th Cavalry September 3, 1950
* CPT Fred P. DePalma G Company 2-7th Cavalry September 19, 1950
* 1LT Stephen Dubinsky A Company 1-8th Cavalry July 24, 1950
* 1LT Richard O. Eiler D Company 8th Engineer Battalion September 5, 1950
  SGT Hubert P. Flerchinger B Company 1-7th Cavalry September 10-11, 1950
  MG Hobart R. Gay HQ 1st Cavalry Division July 18 to October 1. 1950
* CPL Frank D. Hagan K Company 3-7th Cavalry September 28, 1951
* 1LT Morgan B. Hansel C Company 1-5th Cavalry November 3-4, 1950
  LTC William A. Harris HQ 7th Cavalry Regiment September 26-27, 1950
* PVT Paulino E. Hernaez A Company 1-5th Cavalry March 10, 1951
  MAJ John G. Hill, Jr. HQ 7th Cavalry Regiment September 26-27, 1950
* MAJ Omar T. Hitchner HQ 2-7th Cavalry September 6, 1950
* SFC Willard H. Hopkins HQ 3-7th Cavalry September 26-27, 1950
  LTC Gilmon A. Huff HQ 2-7th Cavalry October 10, 1950
  1LT David R. Hughes K Company 3-7th Cavalry October 7, 1951
* CPL Coleman C. Hundley F Company 2-7th Cavalry August 6, 1950
* PVT David A. Hurr E Company 2-5th Cavalry August 1-2, 1950
  1LT Charles V. Ickes Heavy Mortar Co. 5th Cavalry Regiment August 15, 1950
  2LT Tylee N. James A Company 1-8th Cavalry January 26, 1951
  CPL James B. Jenkins I Company 3-5th Cavalry September 14, 1950
  1LT Raymond A. Jensen K Company 3-8th Cavalry October 10, 1951
  LTC Harold K. Johnson HQ 3-8th Cavalry September 4, 1950
* 1LT James B. Johnson L Company 3-5th Cavalry September 6, 1951
  1LT Wayne D. Jones L Company 3-8th Cavalry October 11, 1951
  PFC Duane E. Litzinger K Company 3-8th Cavalry October 11-12, 1951
  PFC Francis Loviska B Battery 99th Field Artillery July 24, 1950
  LTC James H. Lynch HQ 3-7th Cavalry September 21-22, 1950
  LTC James H. Lynch HQ 3-7th Cavalry September 27, 1950
* 1LT Elmy L. Matta F Company 2-8th Cavalry August 3, 1950
* 2LT Green B. Mayo B Company 1-5th Cavalry January 29, 1951
  1LT John S. McKim K Company 3-8th Cavalry February 14, 1951
* PFC Robert B. McKim B Company 1-7th Cavalry August 9, 1950
* PFC Paul J. McLaughlin L Company 3-5th Cavalry February 15, 1951
* SGT Johnny J. Miller H Company 2-7th Cavalry September 3, 1950
  SGT Edward W. Minnick G Company 2-5th Cavalry September 10 and 12, 1950
* MSG John H. Mitchell I Company 3-7th Cavalry September 12, 1950
  CPT Howard M. Moore C Battery 61st Field Artillery November 5, 1950
* CPL Charles E. Nichols F Company 2-7th Cavalry September 18, 1950
  MSG Edward P. Nonnweiler D Company 1-7th Cavalry August 13, 1950
  PFC Roberto Pacheco, Jr. B Company 1-7th Cavalry August 9, 1950
    AKA Roberto Siqueiros-Gamez, Jr.      
* SFC Clarence E. Postlethwait C Company 8th Engineer Battalion November 2, 1950
  PFC Michael Radice E Company 2-7th Cavalry May 10, 1951
  CPL Edward G. Rector Heavy Mortar Co. 5th Cavalry Regiment August 2, 1950
* CPL Billy F. Reddick   8th Cavalry Regiment October 10, 1951
  CPL Robert D. Roberts G Company 2-7th Cavalry June 8, 1951
* 1LT Robert S. Roberts K Company 3-7th Cavalry September 5, 1950
  SFC Leroy Robinson G Company 2-8th Cavalry September 11, 1950
* PFC Donald E. Rodstrom Med Company 7th Cavalry Regiment September 12, 1950
  CPL Homer E. Sanderford C Company 1-5th Cavalry September 21, 1950
* SFC Theodore A. Schierman G Company 2-7th Cavalry August 10, 1950
  PFC Buster Shell L Company 3-7th Cavalry October 18, 1950
* PFC Reginald D. Smith K Company 3-8th Cavalry October 8, 1951
  PFC Willard V. Swing, Jr. D Company 1-7th Cavalry August 13, 1950
* PFC Clarice C. Swinney H Company 2-7th Cavalry September 3, 1950
* SFC Burton A. Wagner A Company 8th Engineer Battalion December 2, 1950
* CPT Robert B. Walker L Company 3-7th Cavalry September 12 & 24, 1950
  CPT James B. Webel HQ 7th Cavalry Regiment September 26-27, 1950
* SFC Dave W. Wentzel   8th Cavalry Regiment November 21, 1951
  CPT Herman L. West HQ Company 2-7th Cavalry September 7, 1950
* 1LT Edward A. White F Company 2-5th Cavalry August 2, 1950
* 2LT William H. Wilbur I Company 3-8th Cavalry August 28 and September 4, 1950
  PFC Norman E. Wilson M Company 3-5th Cavalry September 6, 1951
  SGT Royal A. Wisemore I Company 3-5th Cavalry November 28, 1950
* 2LT Theodore R. Woo E Company 2-5th Cavalry October 3, 1951
  1LT William W. Woodside L Company 3-7th Cavalry September 26-27, 1950
  SFC Howard C. Wurst A Company 1-8th Cavalry July 14, 1951

The above listing may be incomplete.  Notify the webmaster of any discrepancies, omissions.

Korean War DSC Citations