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Floyd C Pelfrey
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1928
Death: Sep. 30, 2010

GROVETOWN, Ga. - Floyd C. Pelfrey, 81, entered into rest on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the Georgia War Veterans Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Floyd retired from the United States Army after 27 years of service and was a proud veteran. During his military career, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, and two Bronze Stars. He was a combat veteran of the Korean War (See Below) and served three tours in Vietnam. Floyd was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family and his country. Floyd also worked for Kroger as the Seafood Manager for 10 years. Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Phyllis Pelfrey of Grovetown, GA, one son, Timothy Scott Pelfrey and wife Nancy Jean of Asheville, NC, one brother, Charles Edward Pelfrey and wife Wilma Ruth of Ashland, KY, four grandchildren, Christopher Pelfrey, Phyllis Sue Costello, Tiffany Carpenter, John Levi Pelfrey, and five great grandchildren. Floyd was preceded in death by his son, John Mack Pelfrey. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia War Veterans Home, 1101 15th St., Augusta, GA, 30901. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at www.plattsfuneralhome.com Platt's Funeral Home 337 N. Belair Rd. Evans, GA 30809 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
The Augusta Chronicle-October 3, 2010

The President of the United States of America, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Floyd C. Pelfrey, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Regimental combat Team, attached to the 24th Infantry Division. Sergeant Pelfrey distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces in the vicinity of Pagdangdong-ni, Korea, on 13 October 1951. On that date, Company B was engaged in an attack against well-fortified enemy positions. As the battle raged, intense enemy fire accounted for several casualties among the friendly troops including the platoon leader of the 2d platoon. Immediately taking charge of the platoon, Sergeant Pelfrey led the men forward until a heavy volume of automatic-weapons fire from a hostile emplacement halted the advance. At this point, with utter disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Pelfrey single-handedly charged the enemy position and destroyed it with hand grenades. Shouting words of encouragement, he led his men forward. Twice more, the platoon was stopped short of their objective by deadly accurate fire from enemy emplacements and both times Sergeant Pelfrey assaulted them in such an aggressive manner that they were successfully neutralized. Sergeant Pelfrey charged forward and his men, inspired by his fearless action, overran the enemy position and inflicted numerous casualties among the hostile troops.
General Orders: Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea: General Orders No. 954 (December 1, 1951)
Action Date: 13-Oct-51
Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant
Company: Company B
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Regiment: 5th Regimental combat Team
Division: 24th Infantry Division 
 
Note: MSGT US Army, Korea
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 59, Site 4137
 
Maintained by: 24th Infantry Division T...
Originally Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Dec 15, 2010
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- 24th Infantry Division TAPS
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During his military career, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, and two Bronze Stars.
- 24th Infantry Division TAPS
 Added: Feb. 26, 2013

- 24th Infantry Division TAPS
 Added: Feb. 26, 2013
 
 
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