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Corporal Sam Boggs, Jr. Class of 2013

Silver Star Medal

United States Army

Silver Star Medal

Corporal Sam Boggs, Jr., Armor, Heavy Tank Company, 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Army, On 29 June 1951 in the vicinity of Segok, Korea, the Second Platoon was supporting an infantry unit on an infantry-tank patrol in quest of knowledge on disposition and strength of enemy positions. Word was received that vital information concerning hostile installations on Hill 717 was in the possession of a wounded Republic of Korea soldier in the village. Corporal Boggs, volunteering to locate the soldier, left the cover of his tank and moved forward to the village under a heavy artillery and mortar barrage. After a prolonged search among the ruins, he finally found the soldier and, placing the wounded man on his shoulder, carried him over open terrain amid the continued lethal enemy fire to the safety of his tank. This dauntless action resulted in the acquisition of valuable information in addition to saving the life of the wounded soldier. Corporal Boggs' striking gallantry and devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Ohio.


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