About Bryant Homer Womack
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Private Bryant Homer Womack (ASN: 53101317), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Medical Company, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Sokso-ri, Korea, on 12 March 1952. Private First Class Womack was the only medical aid man attached to a night combat patrol when sudden contact with a numerically superior enemy produced numerous casualties. Private First Class Womack went immediately to their aid, although this necessitated exposing himself to a devastating hail of enemy fire, during which he was seriously wounded. Refusing medical aid for himself, he continued moving among his comrades to administer aid. While he was aiding one man, he was again struck by enemy mortar fire, this time suffering the loss of his right arm. Although he knew the consequences should immediate aid not be administered, he still refused aid and insisted that all efforts be made for the benefit of others that were wounded. Although unable to perform the task himself, he remained on the scene and directed others in first aid techniques. The last man to withdraw, he walked until he collapsed from loss of blood, and died a few minutes later while being carried by his comrades. The extraordinary heroism, outstanding courage, and unswerving devotion to his duties displayed by Private First Class Womack reflect the utmost distinction upon himself and uphold the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.
General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 5 (January 12, 1953)
Action Date: 12-Mar-52
Company: Medical Company
Regiment: 14th Infantry Regiment
Division: 25th Infantry Division