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Private First Class Donald V. Flowers Class of 2007

					Distinguished Flying Cross

United States Army

Distinguished Service Cross

Private First Class Donald V. Flowers, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company G, 9th Infantry, 24th Infantry Division, is cited for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy near Taajon, Korea, on 20 July 1950. On this day, Private Flowers was in combat position with his platoon when it came under heavy enemy fire from small arms, automatic weapons, mortars and artillery. Men of the unit were pinned down by the intense fire, when an automatic rifleman was killed and his assistant wounded in attempting to return the fire. Private Flowers without regard for his own safety seized the weapon placing himself in an exposed position in order to obtain a field of fire and killed several enemy riflemen, remaining in position; he reloaded the automatic weapon and silenced an enemy machinegun, which was traversing the platoon area with heavy fire. Private Flowers continued his courageous performance until out of ammunition and ordered to withdraw. The extraordinary heroism employed by Private Flowers on this occasion protected the lives of men in his adjacent and reflects sterling credit on himself and the military service.

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