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Medal of Honor recipients for the Korean War

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  • PFC Leonard Harold Kravitz (c.1931 - 1951)
    PFC Leonard Harold Kravitz, who was killed in action in the Korean War while defending against a Chinese attack and saving most of his platoon, and was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cr...
  • William Edward Shuck, Jr. (1926 - 1952)
    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant William Edward Shuck, Jr. (MCSN: 658047), United St...
  • Pvt. Henry Svehla, Medal of Honor (c.1932 - 1952)
    Henry Svehla was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism in the act that cost him his life. More than 50 years later, in a review of his action, his award was upgraded to the Medal of H...
  • Charles F Pendleton (1931 - 1953)
    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Corporal Charles F. Pendleton (ASN: 25916461), United States Army,...
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Upshur Dennis Page (1904 - 1950)
    John Page never realized his dream of a West Point education due to poor eyesight, so he attended Princeton University, graduating in 1926 with a degree in engineering and an ROTC commission. During WW...

During the Korean War war, 133 Medals of Honor were presented for bravery in action, 95 of them posthumously.

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