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Private Albert Sherman


General Orders 
3 November 1953 
Number 988

Award of the Distinguished Service Cross
(posthumous) 

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 
9 July 1918 {WD BUL 43, 1918}, pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action is awarded posthumously in the name of the Commander-In-Chief, Far East to:

Private Albert Sherman, US51178169, United States Army. 

Private Sherman, a member of an infantry regiment, distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy in the vicinity of Surang-Ni, Korea. On the night of 10 June 1953 Private Sherman, a Medical Aidman in an area under intense enemy attack. Learning that a listening post had been hit by enemy artillery, Private Sherman unhesitatingly rushed 150 yards through the heavy artillery, mortar, and small arms barrage to the forward position. While administering emergency first aid to a wounded man in the listening post, Private Sherman seriously injured by a shell burst. Completely disregarding his own wounds, Private Sherman continued to render aid to the casualty and then carried him to a bunker on the main line of resistance. Noticing another wounded man in a nearby position, Private Sherman ignored the proximity of the enemy, moved to the side of casualty and administer emergency treatment. Private Sherman was killed by a group of enemy infantrymen who attacked him while he was aiding his wounded comrade. The extraordinary heroism exhibited by Private Sherman on this occasion reflects great credit on himself and is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service. Entered the Federal service from New York.


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