11th Armored Cavalry's Veterans of Vietnam & Cambodia
Recipients of the Soldier's Medal

1966-1972

[The Soldier's Medal]

Soldier's Medal

a. The Soldier's Medal, section 3750, title 10, United States Code (10 USC 3750) was established by Act of Congress 2 July 1926.

b. The Soldier's Medal is awarded to any person of the Armed Forces of the United States or of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself or herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy. The same degree of heroism is required as for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. The performance must have involved personal hazard or danger and the voluntary risk of life under conditions not involving conflict with an armed enemy. Awards will not be made solely on the basis of having saved a life.

NAME

RANK
UNIT AWARD DATE OF ACTION   APPROVAL
AUTHORITY
GENERAL ORDER APPROVAL DATE
ADKINS, CLINTON C  SSG M CO, 3/11 SM 9 MAR 1969   II FFV 1298 5/25/1969
AMEY, HOWARD A SP4 E TRP, 2/11 SM 18 OCT 1966   USARV 6544 11/28/1966
ATCHLEY, JOHN A JR SGT C TRP, 1/11 SM 23 AUG 1970   II FFV 4468 12/14/1970
BALLANTYNE, JOHN L III LTC HHT, 2/11 SM 13 NOV 1970   II FFV 317 2/5/1971
BALLANTYNE, JOHN L III LTC HHT, 2/11 SM 16 AUG 1970   USARV 2574 9/4/1971
BARTON, GEORGE T CPT HHT, 3/11 SM 25 JAN 1971   II FFV 2574 9/4/1971
BEJARANO, WILLIAM SP4 A TRP, 1/11 SM 21 DEC 1966   II FFV 1039 6/27/1967
BELL, VICTOR C SP5 HHT REGT SM 1 DEC 1969   II FFV 3201 8/6/1970
BENCH, RONALD W SGT A TRP, 1/11 SM 18 SEP 1970   II FFV 4467 12/14/1970
BLAKESLEY, MERVILLE F SP4 HHT, 1/11 SM 6 DEC 1969   II FFV 1219 3/28/1970
BLANKENSHIP, LARRY G SP4 I TRP, 3/11 SM 26 JUN 1970   II FFV 109 1/15/1971
BROOKS, EARL SSG M CO, 3/11 SM 13 FEB 1968 9TH INF DIV 5373 7/4/1968
BROOKS, FLOYD J  SSG C TRP, 1/11 SM 24 JUL 1970   II FFV 3970 10/4/1970
CANNADY, GARY W PFC E TRP, 2/11 SM 31 JAN 1969   II FFV 1277 5/24/1969
CLARK, WILLIAM R PFC E TRP, 2/11 SM 18 OCT 1966   USARV 6545 11/29/1966
CRAMEY, VAL R SP4 K TRP, 3/11 SM 26 JUN 1970   II FFV 3964 10/4/1970
CRAWFORD, ALBERT B PFC A TRP, 1/11 SM 20 OCT 1966   USARV 123 1/10/1967
CROW, JOHN S MAJ HHT REGT SM 16 AUG 1970   USARV 2576 9/4/1971
DAVALL, BERNARD M MAJ HHT REGT SM 16 AUG 1970   USARV 2575 9/4/1971
DELATORRES, RONALD PFC A TRP, 1/11 SM 20 OCT 1966   USARV 125 1/10/1967
DELFOSSE, WAYNE J SP4 A TRP, 1/11 SM 18 SEP 1970   II FFV 4460 12/12/1970
DORTON, TURNER L SP4 G TRP, 2/11 SM 16 AUG 1970   II FFV 4415 12/3/1970
DUFFORD, STEVEN A SP4 A TRP, 1/11 SM 25 MAR 1970   II FFV 2312 6/1/1970
EBERLE, JOHN C  CPT C TRP, 1/11 SM 24 JUL 1970   II FFV 4214 10/24/1970
EGAN, JEROME R PFC C TRP, 1/11 SM 12 NOV 1968   II FFV 1914 12/17/1968
ESBRANDT, PAUL L SP4 A TRP, 1/11 SM 25 MAR 1970   II FFV 1892 5/15/1970
FOLEY, ROBERT D MAJ 541ST MID SM 3 DEC 1968   II FFV 650 3/17/1969
FORD, WILLIE G PFC HHT, 3/11 SM 25 JUN 1970   III FFV 3840 9/18/1970
FRIZZELL, LEO F JR SP5 HHT REGT SM 16 AUG 1970   II FFV 4083 10/12/1970
FRYER, JOHN P CW2 K TRP, 3/11 SM 29 SEP 1970   II FFV 235 1/30/1971
GEYER, WALTER M SP5 F TRP, 2/11 SM 8 OCT 1970   II FFV 4351 11/21/1970
GIBBS, JOSEPH A 1LT H CO, 2/11 SM 5 JUL 1967   AMERICAL DIV 824 10/9/1967
GODWIN, DAVID C 1LT HHT, 3/11 SM 25 JAN 1971   II FFV 736 3/16/1971
GROVER, DUANE R SP4 G TRP, 2/11 SM 3 JUN 1967   TF OREGON 673 9/15/1967
HALEY, JACKIE L SP6 HHT, 3/11 SM 15 APR 1969   II FFV 1550 4/11/1970
HALVORSEN, RICHARD E CPT HHT, 2/11 SM 25 JAN 1969   II FFV 1955 8/8/1969
HAMER, WILLIAM J SGT K TRP, 3/11 SM 31 AUG 1967   9TH INF DIV 5616 10/26/1967
HAWKINS, CHARLES R SP5 I TRP, 3/11 SM 27 AUG 1969   II FFV 4779 12/18/1969
HEATON, RICHARD A SP4 I TRP, 3/11 SM 26 JUN 1970   II FFV 107 1/15/1971
HEGSETH, DAVID L SP4 C TRP, 1/11 SM 24 MAR 1969   II FFV 1802 7/21/1969
HENRY, RONALD L SSG HHT, 2/11 SM 2 DEC 1970   II FFV 1122 4/6/1971
HERRINGTON, LAWRENCE W SP4 HHT REGT SM 6 OCT 1968   II FFV 1743 11/26/1968
HOLLARS, WILLIAM M SGT G TRP, 2/11 SM 16 AUG 1970   II FFV 4421 12/3/1970
HOTZMAN, FREDERICK W JR 1SG L TRP, 3/11 SM 20 JUN 1967   9TH INF DIV 4392 8/31/1967
HUMPHRIES, CHARLES E MAJ AIR CAV TRP SM 30 JAN 1968   9TH INF DIV 2818 4/29/1968
HURYNOWICZ, JOHN V 2LT A TRP, 1/11 SM 20 OCT 1966   USARV 122 1/10/1967
JOHNSON, JAMES T R JR 1LT HOW, 3/11 SM 29 NOV 1968   II FFV 384 2/13/1969
KENNEY, RALPH L SP4 A TRP, 1/11 SM 18 SEP 1970   II FFV 4462 12/14/1970
KIDWELL, WALTER    CPT HHT, 2/11 SM 10 NOV 1966   USARV 168 1/12/1967
LEONARD, MICHAEL G SP4 M CO, 3/11 SM 25 JUN 1970   II FFV 3820 9/17/1970
LEVINE, JEFFREY W SP4 HHT, 3/11 SM 23 DEC 1967   9TH INF DIV 2815 4/29/1968
MACLEOD, ROGER T CPT E TRP, 2/11 SM 8 DEC 1967   9TH INF DIV 3910 5/30/1968
MCLAUGHLIN, THOMAS J PFC A TRP, 1/11 SM 20 OCT 1966   USARV 187 1/15/1967
MCNEW, WILLIE PSG A TRP, 1/11 SM 25 MAR 1970   II FFV 2588 6/12/1970
MICHALSKI, RONALD T SSG L TRP, 3/11 SM 20 JUN 1967   9TH INF DIV 4391 8/31/1967
MILLER, RAYMOND W SP4 K TRP, 3/11 SM 26 JUN 1970   II FFV 3966 10/4/1970
MILLS, GLENN A SP4 919TH ENGR CO SM 1 DEC 1969   II FFV 54 1/5/1970
MONROE, EDWARD A PFC HHT REGT SM 1 AUG 1968   II FFV 1596 11/3/1968
MONTONDON, F WALTER CPT HHT, 3/11 SM 25 JAN 1971   II FFV 758 3/17/1971
MOODY, JOHNNY A PFC HOW, 2/11 SM 9 NOV 1967   9TH INF DIV 7369 12/20/1967
MORRISSEY, WILLIAM M 1LT HHT REGT SM 5 SEP 1969   II FFV 3260 10/25/1969
MURDOCK, FLENTRUS L PFC D CO, 1/11 SM 9 JUN 1969   II FFV 3857 11/7/1969
MURRAY, DAVID J PVT A TRP, 1/11 SM 25 MAR 1970   II FFV 1891 5/15/1970
NEVIL, VERNON E 1SG M CO, 3/11 SM 25 JUN 1970   II FFV 3822 9/17/1970
OLIVER, CLARENCE Q SP4 G TRP, 2/11 SM 31 AUG 1968   II FFV 1745 11/26/1968
OVERFIELD, KEVIN C SP5 C TRP, 1/11 SM 24 JUL 1970   II FFV 3968 10/4/1970
PATTERSON, ROTHYA J SP4 G TRP, 2/11 SM 3 JUN 1967   TF OREGON 674 9/15/1967
POINDEXTER, JOHN B  CPT A TRP, 1/11 SM 25 MAR 1970   II FFV 1754 5/7/1970
REEL, JOHN A PFC D CO, 1/11 SM 22 DEC 1969   II FFV 481 2/8/1970
RELFORD, AARON F SP5 A TRP, 1/11 SM 25 MAR 1970   II FFV 1895 5/15/1970
RICHARDSON, FRANK E SP5 HHT REGT SM 3 NOV 1966   9TH INF DIV 4246 8/24/1967
ROGERS, WILLIAM G SP4 AIR CAV TRP SM 30 JAN 1968   9TH INF DIV 2824 4/29/1968
SCHIPMA, JAMES S PFC M CO, 3/11 SM 25 JUN 1970   II FFV 3821 9/17/1970
SHAW, DAVID C SGT B TRP, 1/11 SM 28 JUL 1970   II FFV 3973 10/4/1970
SHAW, EDWARD W MAJ HHT, 3/11 SM 25 JAN 1971   II FFV 746 3/17/1971
SMITH, RONALD E SGT H CO, 2/11 SM 2 DEC 1970   II FFV 1108 4/6/1971
SMITH, WALTER A 1LT A TRP, 1/11 SM 12 DEC 1967   9TH INF DIV 1503 3/20/1968
SNODGRASS, JAMES G 1LT A TRP, 1/11 SM 2 NOV 1968   II FFV 3259 10/25/1969
SNYDER, LARRY R SP4 HHT, 3/11 SM 25 JUN 1970   II FFV 3819 9/17/1970
STARRY, DONN A  COL HHT REGT SM 22 FEB 1970   II FFV 2566 6/11/1970
STORIE, STEVEN W SP5 AIR CAV TRP SM 25 MAY 1970   II FFV 3972 10/4/1970
TATE, CORLES M CSM HHT, 2/11 SM 13 NOV 1970   II FFV 305 2/4/1971
TRIPPY, ROBERT G PVT A TRP, 1/11 SM 25 MAR 1970   II FFV 1755 5/7/1970
ULIANO, ANTHONY D SGT HHT REGT SM 15 MAR 1968   II FFV 1338 10/3/1968
WASHINGTON, EVANS 1SG C TRP, 1/11 SM 24 JUL 1970   II FFV 3969 10/4/1970
WHEELER, BILLY W SSG G TRP, 2/11 SM 31 JAN 1969   II FFV 1191 5/17/1969
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM C SP4 A TRP, 1/11 SM 18 SEP 1970   II FFV 4459 12/12/1970
WINFREY, RONALD C SGT G TRP, 2/11 SM 16 AUG 1970   II FFV 4417 12/3/1970
WOOLEY, ROY G SP4 HOW, 2/11 SM 20 JAN 1970   II FFV 1220 3/28/1970
               
                 
SM - SOLIDER'S MEDAL    
OLC - OAK LEAF CLUSTER    
* - POSTHUMOUS AWARD    
All awards for heroism except where noted by (ACHVMNT) - extraordinary or meritorious achievement    
     
Last Update: March 31, 2013    
Compiled By:  Allen Hathaway,  11thcav1966@comcast.net