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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 26/05/1930 Baltimore, Maryland.  d. 19/09/1950 Saga, Korea.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 19/09/1950 Saga, Korea.

 

Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Platoon Sergeant in Company C, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action near Saga, Korea on September 1950 and was killed in action.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Again he (Sgt. Jacelin) rallied his men and stormed the enemy strongpoint. With fixed bayonets they charged into the face of antitank fire and engaged the enemy in hand-to-hand combat. After clubbing and slashing this force into submission the platoon was forced to take cover from direct frontal fire of a self-propelled gun. Refusing to be stopped he leaped to his feet and through sheer personal courage and fierce determination led his men in a new attack. At this instant a well-camouflaged enemy soldier threw a grenade at the remaining members of the platoon. He immediately lunged and covered the grenade with his body, absorbing the full force of the explosion to save those around him.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: BOHEMIAN CEMETERY, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.

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William Russell Jecelin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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