The Fifth Infantry Division

    

    

Distinguished Service Cross and

Silver Star Medal Recipients

 

 

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United States Army Distinguished Service Cross Recipients

1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized)

Vietnam 1968 - 1971

  

. . . for extraordinary heroism in action in connection with military operations

involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam . . .

 
        

Last Name

First Name
Middle Init.

Rank

General
Order
Number

Year General Order Issued and Authority

Date Of Heroism Action

5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Unit

Abernathy Joe V. 1LT

2029

Hq/US Army, VN 09 Jun 1969

25 Oct 1968

B/1-61 Inf Rgt

Blunt

Stanley A.

CPT

913

Hq/US Army, VN 20 Apr 1970

11 & 13 Nov 1969

D/1-11 Inf Rgt

Cody*

William D.

1LT

1934

Hq/US Army, VN 02 Jun 1969

27 Mar 1969

B/1-11 Inf Rgt

Lhota*

Robert

SP4

5470

Hq/US Army, VN 27 Nov 1968

21 Sep 1968

D/1-11 Inf Rgt

Millsap

Walter G.

SP4

1149

Hq/US Army, VN May 23, 1972

04 Jun 1971

HHC 1/5 Inf Div (M)

Pederson*

Roger A.

SP4

2060

Hq/US Army, VN 14 Jun 1971

29 Mar 1971

Hq & Hq/3-5 Cav Rgt

Roberts*

Marvin J.

CPT

40

Hq/Dept. of the Army, Washington, DC 22 Jul 1970

27 Mar 1969

B/1-11 Inf Rgt

Starr

William J.

CPT

1342

Hq/US Army, VN 22 May 1970 

12 Nov 1969

C/1-61 Inf Rgt

Vernon

Charles D.

CPT

129

Hq/US Army, VN 11 Jan 1969

04 Sep 1968

A/1-61 Inf Rgt

* Indicates Posthumous Award

     
 

Silver Star Medal

 
  

Members of the First Brigade, Fifth Infantry Division (Vietnam) who were awarded our Nation's third highest award for gallantry and sacrifice in armed combat - the Silver Star Medal.

 

Last Name

First Name
Middle Init.

Rank

General
Order
Number

Year General Order Issued and Authority

5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Unit

Ard*

Randolph J.

CWO

23

1979   DA

HHC/1-5 Inf Div

Blunt

Stanley A.

CPT

148

1970   C24

D/1-11 Inf Rgt

Blunt

Stanley A.

CPT

645

1967   F2

 

Bonner James V. 1SG 282 1968   C24 D/1-11 Inf Rgt
Coker Stanley W.   783 1971  C24 2/A/1-61 Inf Rgt
Corter* Francis E. JR   1978 1978   C24

3/B/1-11 Inf Rgt

Doll

James J.

SP4

28

1969   C24

B/1-11 Inf Rgt

Downing John T. 1LT 285 1968   C24 3/C/1-77 Arm Rgt
Gagnier William J.   284 1968   C24 B/1-11 Inf Rgt
Heskett Bruce W. 1LT 810 1970   C24 2/A/1-77 Arm Rgt
Jones Wilbert E. SP4 1297 1969   C24 B/1-11 Inf Rgt

Pink

Nicholas T.

SP4

268

1968   C24

D/1-11 Inf Rgt

Scarborough Billy G. SP4 829 1969   C24 1/5 Inf Div

Smallwood

Donald B.

CPT

934

1969   F2

D/1-11 Inf Rgt

Smallwood

Donald B.

CPT

63

1968   F1

D/1-11 Inf Rgt

Starr

William J.

CPT

147

1970   C24

C/1-61 Inf Rgt

Walker

Alvin E.

PVT

1819

1969   C24

D/1-11 Inf Rgt

Widener

Russell K.

 

4

1970   C24

B/1-61 Inf Rgt (M)

Williams Connie W. 1LT 2248 1969   C24 3/B/1-77 Arm Rgt
Workman* Lionel SGT 1372 1969   C24 D/1-11 Inf Rgt

No complete database for the award of this medal is accessible:  Please submit information to the National Historian of the Society of the Fifth Division, U.S. Army with a copy of the citation and General Order if you have them, or else contact (e-mail) the National Historian with the name of the recipient.

Authority Abbreviations for General Orders:  DA - Department of the Army (1964 - Present date); MV - MACV - Military (1966 - 1967); RV - USARV (1968 - 1969); F1 - I Field Force (1967 - 1971); F2 - II Field Force (1966 - 1971); PC - Prov Corps (1968); C24 - XXIV Corps (1968 - 1971).

 

* Indicates Posthumous Award