MAJ Clarence H. Fuller (Ret.)

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CO K 1950-1951, Silver Star (Deceased 1974)


FIRST LIEUTENANT CLARENCE H. FULLER, 01332051, Infantry, Company “K” 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 6 December 1950, near Majong-Dong, Korea, Lieutenant FULLER voluntarily led a patrol to determine enemy dispositions and strength on a small hill to the unit’s front. After approaching to within 300 yards of the enemy, the patrol was suddenly subjected to intense hostile fire. Lieutenant FULLER deliberately exposed himself in an effort to locate the enemy guns. When a mortar section arrived to lend vital fire support, he directed a concentrated barrage on hostile machine gun positions. Observing two enemy soldiers fleeing from an emplacement, Lieutenant FULLER fired his carbine at them, killing one and wounding the other. As soon as the volume of enemy fire began to decrease, Lieutenant Fuller ordered his patrol to withdraw, but he remained and directed mortar fire until the supply of ammunition was expended. After ordering the mortar section to withdraw, he discovered that one of his men was severely wounded and unable to move. Hurrying back to the company, he organized a rescue party and returned for the stricken soldier, successfully evacuating him to safety. Lieutenant FULLER’S outstanding gallantry and fearless leadership reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Minnesota. GENERAL ORDERS # 278 – 13 July 1951

MAJ Clarence Herbert Fuller
BIRTH : 28 Dec 1924, Minnesota, USA
DEATH : 13 Sep 1974 (aged 49), Texas, USA
BURIAL : Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
PLOT: Section V Site 7

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