Just one year prior to being mobilized for 21 months of Korean War service, the Delaware ANG received their first jets; F-84C's in February 1950, ferried in from Otis AFB Massachusetts. At the time, it was one of the very first ANG units to "go jet". With the single exception of Major David McCallister, none of the pilots in the unit had ever flown a jet. Two squadron pilots, Captain Frank H. Stern and James R. Shotwell were away at Williams AFB learning to master the F-80 Shooting Star but had not yet returned from school. Lt. Howard "Bus" Schuckler recalls being planted in the seat, told how to 'light the burner" and then took off for a solo as his first training session in the new jet.
There was one dramatic incident in 1950 when Lt. Saul Sitzer narrowly escaped death as his F-84 burst into flames and scattered bullets in all directions during a failed take off at New Castle. He escaped with first and second degree burns as he rolled on the ground to put out the flames. The accident occurred at hare's Corner at the southeastern corner of the airport near the M&M Diner. The $250,000 jet was a total write-off. Sitzer took off in a flight of four airplanes but failed to reach take off speed although his jet was going an estimated 100 mph at impact after aborting his takeoff and applying the brakes. His landing gear collapsed and the plane bounced across Churchman's road. Sitzer was a former WWII pilot and POW. He would later be mobilized for the Korean War.
On October 19, 1950 Major Merle J. "Jake" Gilbertson was killed near Hockessin in the crash of his F-84. Gilbertson was assigned to the parent Wing of the 142nd Squadron the 113th Fighter Bomber Wing. He was a close personal friend of Capt. Dave McCallister.
Federal Mobilization for the Korean War
By the following February, all the pilots were thoroughly "at home" in the F-84. Although the unit was mobilized in place, and most DE ANG members served at New Castle, many individuals were reassigned to the combat theater, and elsewhere in the Air Force.
Twenty five officers (of 43 called up) and about 100 airmen eventually served overseas, mostly in Korea. Nineteen pilots saw combat. Twenty of the thirty enlisted members who served overseas were posted to Korea. Of the original pilots, twenty remained on active duty and several accepted regular commissions.
One pilot was killed in action, and one was missing and presumed dead. One pilot, Capt. Lt Alvin Thawley was shot down in his F-84E (51-634) with the 8th Fighter Bomber Squadron, 49th FBG, Taegu, and rescued by a Navy Helicopter from behind enemy lines on January 26, 1952.
1st Lt Walter C. Stewart of Glenmore Pennsylvania was killed in action 23 April 1951 while attempting a low altitude ejection on returning to base for emergency landing after an explosion in his F-84E Thunderjet (49-2426) while a member of 523rd Fighter Escort Squadron at Itazuke Air Force Base, Japan.
1st Lieutenant Charles D. Hogue of Philadelphia was listed as missing in action. On 13 December 1951 twenty miles northeast of Sinanju, a flight of enemy fighter aircraft was encountered and during the ensuing action, Lieutenant Hogue of the 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron radioed that he believed he had been hit. It is believed that he was hit by MiG-15 ace Pavel S. Milaushkin (176th GIAP/324th IAD) . During the remainder of the engagement, which continued for about four minutes, visual and radio contact was lost with Lieutenant Hogue's F-86. However, a subsequent radio message received by the element leader indicated that the missing pilot was apparently south of Chinnampo and in no difficulty. The F-86 failed to return to base and all efforts to locate it and the fate of the pilot were unsuccessful. Lt. Charles D. Hogue went missing in action and was presumed dead.
Capt. John V. Schobelock, DE ANG received the Distinguished Flying Cross for blowing up a tunnel in North Korea with his F-84. He was also credited with strafing and destroying one communist truck, three camouflaged truck revetments, and damaging a medium tank.
Dispatched to Korea in 1951, William F. Hutchison flew 87 combat missions in F-84s. He led repeated raids through intense enemy fire, often returning with holes in fuselage and wings. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, multiple air medals and an Army Commendation Medal.
Hutchison's Distinguished Flying Cross citation reads, " For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy held territory as leader of four F-84's on a close support mission near Changjon Korea on June 24, 1951. While orbiting the assigned target of enemy bunkers the enemy sent up a volley of flak and small arms fire which damaged Lieutenant Hutchison's aircraft and also the controller aircraft. Lieutenant Hutchison assessed the damage to his aircraft and chose to continue the strike. Flyng a damaged aircraft on repeated runs through intense enemy automatic weapons fire, Lieutenant Hutchison led his flight toward the destruction of nine enemy bunkers. "
Charles Palmer, charter member, on the active duty call up for Korea:“Bob Loeffel and I were up in New England and we got a call to return to New Castle. Although everyone was activated, only the pilots and selected AFSCs were actually sent to Korea. Many stayed behind to furnish a manpower pool. Some were disappointed that we didn’t go as a unit, but were used piecemeal as individual replacements. The 113th Wing Headquarters was moved here with other units from Washington DC. I ended up serving in Wing HQ. After the call up the 4th fighter Wing moved out and we took over air defense. Later in the war, we received as part of the Air Defense Command, F-94s, one of the most advanced fighter/interceptors of the time. When we returned to inactive duty status we got P- 51s – obsolete relics of World War II. Most of the older guys were World War II veterans and took the call-up in stride…”
Of the original Delaware Air Guard pilots, twenty remained on active duty with the Air Force at the conclusion of the war. During the Korean War, 142nd pilots dropped 1,505,000 pounds of bombs, fired 450 rockets, dropped 314 napalm bombs, fired 1,327,867 rounds of .50 calibre ammunition, dropped 4000 pounds of flares, destroyed 2 1/2 and damaged eight enemy aircraft. Personnel receiived the following decorations: 18 distinguished flying crosses, 36 air medals, one soldiers medal, one commendation ribbon and one bronze star. (source, DANG Truth April 1957)
William F. Hutchison recalled, "The Korean War called Delawareans to active duty. In our state, our air defense missions were flown around the clock. I arrived in Korea to find my unit commanded by the 142nd commander, Lieutenant Colonel J. Ross (the boss) Adams. Al Thawley, from Rehoboth, had been shot down that morning and was evading the North Koreans on an ice floe in the China Sea. Delaware flight commanders John Schobeleck and Joe Martin were strafing Chinese attempting to capture him. Ed Atkinson, Maintenance Officer, of the famed 4th Fighter Group, kept the F-84s refueled as a continuing stream of fighters headed north to protect Thawley until rescue helicopters could arrive. Joe Martin, Delawarean was still overhead Thawley while the rescue chopper arrived and began to pick up ground fire from menacing Chinese. The chopper pilot began to waver because of the ground fire. He circled to leave. Martin encouraged him with his famous call - "If you don't go in, you won't go back." He did, bravely and successfully."
In February 1951, Colonel Spruance was assigned the task of reorganizing the air section of the state staff and establishing the Headquarters, Delaware Air National Guard.
In March 1951, the 142nd evidenced early "jointness" when it provided aircraft for a mock anti- aircraft problem conducted by the 198th AAA group, Delaware Army National Guard. Gun crews from the 156th Automatic Weapons Battalion set up near the intersection of Basin Road and DuPont Highway as DE ANG pilots served as fast moving targets in their F-84 Thunderjets at nearly 600 mph.
On May 17, 1951, the federalized unit was redesignated the 142nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron and in September 1951 the unit exchanged its Republic F-84C (Thunder jet) for the all-weather Lockheed F-94B "Starfire" aircraft to fit the unit's new continental air defense mission. They stood five minute runway alert duty seven days a week around the clock for over a year guarding the Mid-Atlantic States against surprise attack by Soviet long range bombers.
In July 1952, pilots of the federalized 142nd were put on alert to intercept flying saucers sighted in the vicinity of the nation's capital on successive weekends. 1st Lt. William L. Patterson, a Korean War veteran, who sighted the objects said he concentrated on one of the "bright lights" but it outran him. "I tried to make contact with the bogies below 1000 feet, but they (radar controllers) vectored us around, " Patterson said. "I was at my maximum speed (600 mph) but even then I had no closing speed." The men of the 142nd were under the command of Lt. Col Jack West.
The 142nd participated in a Washington DC parade for General Douglas MacArthur in 1952 making three passes with 22 jets of the 113th Fighter Interceptor Wing led by Lt Col Ross Adams over the parade route down Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Korean War was a turning point for the U.S. military establishment including the Air Guard. Some 45,000 Air Guardsmen, 80 percent of the force, were mobilized. That call-up exposed the glaring weaknesses of the ANG. Units and individuals lacked specific wartime missions. Their equipment, especially aircraft, was obsolete. Their training was usually deplorable. Once mobilized, they proved to be almost totally unprepared for combat. Guard units were assigned almost at random to active duty, regardless of their previous training and equipment. Many key Air Guardsmen were stripped away from their units and used as fillers elsewhere in the Air Force. It took months and months for them to become combat ready. Some units never did. Eventually, the mess was sorted out. The recalled Guardsmen contributed substantially to the air war in Korea and to the USAF's global buildup for the expected military confrontation with the Soviet Union. However, the initial fiasco forced the Air Force to achieve an accommodation with the Air Guard and to thoroughly revamp its entire reserve system.
Brack-Ex Pilot Coming Home After 100 Missions in Korea (newspaper article)
Lt. Roger W. Gottschall, First Delaware Guardsman Sent Overseas; Reached Combat Quota in Six Months; Flew in Infantry Support
Wilmington Del. 1952 - In some ways it’s been a short war for Lt. Roger W. Gottschall, 26, of 215 Central Avenue, Brack-Ex. Six months ago Lieutenant Gottschall went to Japan, the first of the Delaware Air National Guard to ship overseas. Today he is in Korea, waiting orders for home on rotational assignment and chaffing under the comparatively dull duties as an instructor. I those six months however, there were 100 combat missions over the Korean battlefront in his F-80 jet fighter.
Thus Lt. Roger Gottschall – first Delaware Guard pilot sent to the Far East, first to go into combat, will be the first to come home. He has been married for three years and before going to Korea was a pilot with the 142nd Fighter Squadron at the New Castle County Airport. His wife Mrs. Virginia Gottschall 22, has been working as a dental assistant in the VA hospital in Brack-Ex. There have been letters from her husband throughout the six months, but none were as important as the last one which told her that the 100th mission was over.
“He didn’t write much about his flying while it was going on,” Mrs. Gottschall said today, “but in the last letter he said there were times the going had been too close, he hadn’t been sure he would return.” The lieutenant wrote that when he reached Japan he had to train for a while in F-80’s which was ironic since he had been flying the more advanced F-84 here at New Castle County Airport. However, his was to be the grueling daily task of flying ground support for the infantry and interdiction combat over the battlefield, first from airfields in Japan, but most of the time from Korea. His duties covered strafing runs on convoys and enemy troops, the rocket attacks against tanks and gun emplacements, the napalm (fire bomb) runs to silence a stubborn pillbox blocking the UN advance. Lieutenant Gottschall and his fellow airmen were the ones the foot soldiers called for help when they needed air support.
Despite their poor initial showing, Air Guardsmen from across the country flew 39,530 combat sorties and destroyed 39 enemy aircraft during the Korean War. But, the ANG paid a high price in Korea as 101 of its members were either killed or declared missing in action during the conflict.
The Activation Order Some four and half years after its initial founding, the 142nd Fighter Squadron (J), 1 February 1951, Special Order No. 1 activated the Delaware Air National Guard for federal service to serve for 21 months during the Korean War.
By Direction of the President, under the provisions of Section 21 Public Law 599, 81st Congress, each of teh following Air National Guard Officers of the State of Delaware (Members of the 142nd fighter Squadron (J) an Air National Guard unit of the State of Delaware alerted by direction of the President for active military service effective 1 February 1951) is ordered to active duty in the grade indicated, on 1 February 1951 to serve therein for a period of twenty-one (21) consecutive months, or such other period as may be authorized by law, unless sooner relieved.
It lists the following officers:
Lt Col J Ross Adams Jr. Maj Robert J. Byrne Maj Harry G. Staulcup
Capt. Clarence E. Atkinson Capt George W. Dunn Capt Frederic O. Fulmer Capt. Robert P. Kemske Capt. Robert W. Laird Capt. Clement J. Lenhoff Capt. Ronald G. Lock* Capt. David F. McCallister Capt. Edmund Palczewski Capt. Donald M. Raine Jr. Capt. Warren G. Smirl Capt. William E. Swartz
1st Lt John C. Casey 1st Lt Charles H. Dooley 1st Lt James A. Faulkner 1st Lt Lawrence S. Gibson Jr. 1st Lt Roger W. Gottschall 1st Lt Henderson S. Gregg Jr. * 1st Lt Henry H. Gunther 1st Lt Walter A. Hannum 1st Lt Herbert M. Hazzard 1st Lt. Charles R. Hearn 1st Lt Charles D. Hogue** 1st Lt Raymond B. Janney II 1st Lt Frederick B. Krom* 1st Lt Robert E. LaCroix 1st Lt Franklin P. Luckman Jr. 1st Lt Joseph F. Martin 1st Lt Wallace B. McCafferty 1st Lt Francis L. McCaul 1st Lt William C. Miller 1st Lt Joseph P. Monigle 1st Lt Edward W. Schneider Jr. 1st Lt John V. Schobelock 1st Lt Howard J. “Bus” Schuckler 1st Lt Thomas J. Shellem 1st Lt James R. Shotwell Jr. 1st Lt Saul Sitzer 1st Lt Frank H. Stern Jr. 1st Lt Walter C. Stewart** 1st Lt Alvin T. Thawley 1st Lt Francis L. Walton 1st Lt Richard B. Work 1st Lt Warren E. Yarnall Jr.
*142nd Weather Station (Type A) ** Missing or killed in action
142nd Fighter Squadron (J), 1 February 1951, Special Order No. 1 activated the Delaware Air National Guard for federal service to serve for 21 months during the Korean War.
It lists the following enlisted personnel:
MSgt Stanley Cierkowski MSgt John G. Hite MSgt William A. Kelley Jr. MSgt Joseph L. Manion MSgt Edward F. Nawrocki MSgt Charles M. Palmer MSgt Johnny W. Reisor MSgt Joseph A. Schultz MSgt Douglas A. Sheldon MSgt John Swan Jr. MSgt Harlon L. Wiggins MSgt Joe H. Wiggins MSgt Ralph Wright
TSgt John J. Basquill Jr. TSgt Joseph R. Beattie TSgt Harold P. Burdick TSgt Wimer R. Carruthers TSgt Earnest H. Craiger TSgt James E. Davis TSgt Junior E. Feazell TSgt Bernard Fischer TSgt William L. Godwin TSgt William T. Gray Jr. TSgt William B. Green TSgt Jack H. Hudson TSgt Edward J. Johnson TSgt Charles T. Lee TSgt Robert f. Loeffel TSgt Homer L. Massie TSgt Joseph A. Mayberry TSgt Henry M. Monroe TSgt George W. Murray Jr. TSgt Donald O. “Pop” Ness TSgt Henry G. Pia TSgt Ralph A, Piazza TSgt Paul W. Powell TSgt Vincent L. Riley TSgt Albert H. Seidle TSgt Paul S. Smith TSgt Vincent W. Sparks TSgt William J.Stecher TSgt Howard C. Stevens TSgt Robert L. Stewart TSgt Lawrence A. Vieth TSgt William J. Thistlethwaite* TSgt Joseph J. Vilgos TSgt Lawrence E. Wiggins TSgt Ellery t. Willett
SSgt Russell M. Allison SSgt Domenick Cannatelli SSgt Ezekiel Cooper SSgt Harold S. Creamer Jr. SSgt William Cycyk SSgt Robert E. Davis SSgt Raymond Dougherty SSgt Charles C. Elrick SSgt Howard J. Frank Jr. SSgt Harry T. Grandel SSgt Joseph Gudzelak SSgt Robert N. Hitch Jr. SSgt James W. Hitchens SSgt Edwared S. Jaris SSgt James R. Jones Jr. SSgt Edward P. Justis SSgt Harry B. Justison SSgt Max Leskovich SSgt Charles E. Locke SSgt Howard M. Lokyitch SSgt Clarence H. Lynch Jr. SSgt Vincent J. Martone SSgt William P. Morgan SSgt John H. Morrison SSgt Thomas C. Murphy SSgt Francis L. Norton SSgt Leroy S. Pierson SSgt Francis T. Porter SSgt Joseph E. Pyle SSgt Joseph A. Takach SSgt James E. Toulson SSgt Jesse H. Toulson Jr. SSgt Robert D. Walls SSgt William H. Warren Jr. SSgt Grover H. Weaver Jr. SSgt Everett W. Whitten SSgt Arthur G. Willey III SSgt Frederick E. Wollaston
Sgt Raymond M. Abel Sgt Elmer C. Axelson Sgt Harry J. Bacon Jr. Sgt Robert J. Barbas Sgt Nick P. Bellos Sgt Dale T. Bleacher Sgt Howard M. Bock* Sgt Newton R. Brackin Jr. Sgt George M. Bradley Sgt Ashton T. Buchanan Jr. Sgt Ernie H. Campbell Sgt James P. Cavanaugh Sgt Morris L. Chudnofsky Sgt John T. Conner Sgt Eugene Coulbourn Jr. Sgt Alvin A. Cushing Sgt Charles de Brabander Sgt Howard De Night Sgt Fernando DiEmedio Sgt Louis H. Dougherty Jr. Sgt Thomas H. Durnan Sgt Anthony J. Florio Sgt Robert J. Fontana Sgt Eugene P. Fortugno Sgt John M. France Sgt Samuel J. Gallucio Sgt Francis X. Garneski Sgt Lawrence C. Gropp Jr. Sgt Robert E. Haley Sgt James G. Harrington Sgt Frank B. Henderson Sgt Paul H. Henretty Sgt Edward J. Henry Jr. Sgt Ronald L. Hill Sgt Paul T. Insolo Sgt William G. Irwin Sgt William F. Jackson Jr. Sgt Samuel E. Klessel Sgt Leon T. Kowalczyk Sgt John E. Lee Sgt Joseph M. Lenza Sgt Phillip M. Leonard Sgt Richard M. Loveless Sgt Ralph H. Marker Jr. Sgt Leonard Markovitz Sgt Renzo Mazzetti Sgt Henry A. Menser Jr. Sgt Paul E. Meyer Sgt Carman N. Micucio Sgt Eugene E. Miklasiewicz Sgt David L. Moore Sgt Rank L. Murphy Sgt James J. Olivere Jr. Sgt Leroy B. O’Neal Sgt Robert C. Peoples Sgt Armand J. Piazza Sgt Robert R. Pleasonton Sgt Charles h. Reynolds Sgt James J. Ricchiuti Sgt Bernard J. Rigney Sgt Peter R. Riley Sgt Edward E. Roberts Sgt Roger A. Rodney Sgt John E. Ryder Sgt Andrew E. Seutter Sgt Gene L. Shelly Sgt Lloyd W. Stackhouse Sgt Nicholas F. Stellini Sgt Ronald D. Thomas Sgt Leslie E. Tull Jr. Sgt Robert H. West Sgt Henry R. Witt Sgt Leroy J. Wolf Sgt William M. Wood Sgt Joseph T, Yacucci
Cpl Allan J. Allston Cpl Theodore Arquer Jr. Cpl Charles C. Bailey Cpl Ralph T. Baker Cpl Leslie K. Bowen Cpl Joseph J. Brown Jr. Cpl Dana D. Burch Jr. Cpl Enrico Calvetti Jr. Cpl Richard J. Campbell Cpl Gilbert B. Collins Cpl Raymond F. Conner Cpl Charles F. Conner Cpl James J. Damico Cpl Lee R. Davis Jr. Cpl Dick R. Davies Cpl James A. Dewey Cpl Alvin F. Dobson Jr. Cpl Donald J. Dobson Cpl Paul S. Durnan Cpl Nick G. Evlombiados Cpl Donald G. Feltz Cpl Robert N. Floyd Jr. Cpl Donald M. Galbraith Cpl Arthur I. Guessford Cpl Phillip A. Hall Cpl John J. Harter Cpl Irvin A. Haynes Cpl Alfred T. Herman Cpl Robert D. Hill Cpl Robert E. Hillis Cpl Arthur L. Hodges Cpl Donald F. Hollingsworth Cpl Charles J. Horwitz* Cpl Sylvester W. Kasprzynski Cpl Henry E. King Cpl Kenneth W. Lemon Cpl Lawrence J. Lewandowski Cpl David J. McCord Jr. Cpl Robert A. McCullough Cpl Donald F. McGowan Cpl Walter H. Miller Cpl Donald E. Monigle Cpl Ralph L. Nowland Cpl Patrick O’Donnell Jr. Cpl Roger E. Packer Cpl Pasquale J. Palandrani Cpl Joseph D. Palese Cpl Paul J. Perrone Jr. Cpl Bernard S. Ribynski Cpl William L. Robinson Cpl Malio M. Rocco Cpl Kenneth D. Schneckenburger Cpl Harry A. Simeone Cpl Theodore W. Simpson Cpl Kenneth R. Smith Cpl Stephen P. Snowberger Cpl Joseph F. Solge Cpl Edward S. Stansky Cpl Marion G. Stewart Cpl Horace E. Thompson Cpl Robert L. Thompson Cpl Jay W. Toor Cpl Thomas M. Walsh Jr. Cpl Elmer Z. Waters Cpl George M. Watson Cpl Theodore W. White Cpl James A. Wood Cpl Thomas L. Wortz
Pfc Joseph A. Brank Pfc Nicholas J. Caruso Pfc Ronald K. Coney Pfc Walter I. Kraft Pfc Albert J. Cunci Pfc Roland L. Dennis Pfc John R. Ennis Jr. Pfc Jacob Frankfurt Pfc Joseph E. Glazewski Pfc Allan S Jacobs Pfc Gerald A. Lind Pfc Franci L. Marino Pfc William H. McCauley Pfc Anthony M. Panaccione Pfc Francis A. Panariello Jr. Pfc Wlmer C. Staats Jr. Pfc John F. Van Sant III Pfc Donald H. Williams Pfc Andrew W. Williamson Jr. Pfc Clarence F. Wright * Pfc Aldorrino A. Yacucci
Pvt Herbert M. Ableman Pvt Vaughn L Altemus Jr. Pvt Carl C. Arnold Pvt Donald E. Ayers Pvt Edward A. Barbiaz Pvt Wade H. Barker Jr. Pvt Daniel C. Bennett Pvt Gerald Z. Berkowitz Pvt James E. Berry Pvt John R. Berry Pvt Wilson B. Boyer III Pvt Donald E. Bozman Pvt Joseph D. Bradshaw Pvt Oscar D. Brown Jr. Pvt Mauro J. Bucci Pvt Paul D. Buckley Jr. Pvt Edward J. Burg Jr. Pvt Richard J. Burg Pvt Lawrence E. Cantera Pvt. Philip M. Carabateas Pvt Clarence Carey Jr. Pvt Frank J. Carlino Pvt John A. Carlson Jr. Pvt Harry F. Carney Pvt Francis t. Casey Pvt Eugene F. Cassidy Pvt Leonard R. Cheserone Pvt Francis Choma Pvt Daniel Costa Jr. Pvt Clarence B. Cox III Pvt Paul J. Curry Pvt John W. Darrell Jr. Pvt Alfonse J Del Pizzo Pvt Francis A. DiMichele Pvt Robert G. Donnigan Pvt Thomas E. Dykos Pvt Joseph P. Frederick Pvt henry Galperin Pvt Theodore P. Givens Pvt Samuel Goldstein Pvt George E. Gooden Pvt John F. Gray Pvt Paul C. Graybeal Jr. Pvt Royden E. Hager Pvt Walter Hatz Pvt John S. Hedger Pvt Lyle L. Henretty Pvt Louis B. Hewett Pvt William Hoffman Pvt John R. Holleran Pvt James R. Hollingsworth Pvt John W. Horty Pvt Jack L. Hughey Pvt Carl J. Jones Jr. Pvt William R. Jones Pvt Henry J. Kedzierski Pvt Herbert M. Keller Pvt Charles J. Kelly Jr. Pvt John F. Kirlin Pvt Albin J. Lanczkowski Pvt James F. Layton Pvt Norman Levithan Pvt Edward F. Lewis III Pvt Kenneth W. Lewis Jr. Pvt Charles R. Lillard Pvt Crispin Lopes Jr. Pvt Victor Major Pvt Harry F. Malzeke Pvt henry A. Manelski Pvt Leonard Marshall Pvt Walter K. Mc Dowell Pvt Joseph B. McGovern Pvt R. Thomas McMullen Pvt Charles H. Megginson Jr. Pvt David P. Michener Pvt Fred Miller Pvt Stanley J. Milowicki Pvt Andrew L. Mitchell Pvt Anthony M. Nardo Pvt William B. Neal Pvt Harry A. Nicholson Jr. Pvt Ernest A. Pala Pvt Torbett H. Perrine Pvt David L. Pierce Pvt Paul Podolak Pvt Stanley E. Poore Pvt Frank P. Pullella Pvt James V. Rapposelli Jr. Pvt Thomas B. Reece Pvt Charles H. Reed Pvt Robert R. Reed Pvt David A. Riblett Pvt Joseph J. Rich Pvt Paul D. Rossiter Pvt Clifton E. Russell Pvt William P. Ryan Pvt John Sass Pvt Joseph K. Scarcelli Pvt John Sereduke Pvt John F. Shearer Jr. Pvt Paul N. Shotwell Pvt Harry L. Sweetman Pvt Robert L. Sweetman Pvt Peter Synczyszyn Pvt Edward S. Szubielski Pvt James H. Tobin II Pvt Charles J. Walsh Pvt. Joseph G. Walsh Pvt Arnold M. Walton Pvt Richard C. Walton Pvt Edward J. Watkins Jr. Pvt John R. Weber Pvt Robert B. Whiteley Pvt Desmond Wingate Pvt Frank O. Winstead Jr. Pvt William J. Woodward Pvt Donald O. Zebley