The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
Sgt Melvin William “Mel” More

Sgt Melvin William “Mel” More

Birth
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 7 Sep 1952 (aged 21)
North Korea
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 103780806 · View Source
Suggest Edits

US Army
Korean War Veteran

G CO 2 BN 14 INF RGT 25 INF DIV


Sergeant More was a member of the 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 7, 1952.

Distinguished Service Cross Citation

Awarded posthumously for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant Melvin William More (ASN: US-56149735), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as a Section Leader with the Mortar Section, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Sergeant More distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces in the vicinity of Kundung-ni, Korea, on 7 September 1952. In the pre-dawn darkness Sergeant More's company, occupying defensive positions on a hill of great tactical importance, was subjected to an extremely intense enemy mortar and artillery bombardment followed by a fanatical smashing assault by a numerically superior hostile force. With hundreds of incoming hostile rounds exploding in close proximity to his section's position, Sergeant More rallied his men and directed their efforts as they supported the beleaguered riflemen at the top of the hill. Suddenly communication with the section's forward observer was disrupted as essential lines were cut by the intense enemy fire. In order to adjust the fire of his men, Sergeant More, painfully wounded, nevertheless made repeated trips through the intense hostile bombardment to the crest of the hill and back to his section's position. Inspired by his efforts, the section fired with deadly accuracy until its ammunition was exhausted. Suddenly Sergeant More learned that the enemy had secured a foothold on the crest of the hill. Displaying aggressive leadership, he immediately organized his men into an assault force and led them in a charge up the precipitous slope through the murderous fusillade of enemy fire. Well in advance of his comrades, he moved from bunker to bunker, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy troops inside with accurately thrown grenades. As the force led by Sergeant More pushed the foe from the hill, flying shrapnel from an exploding enemy round ended his courageous mission. The extraordinary heroism and completely selfless devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant More on this occasion resulted in the recapture of an important terrain feature.



Family Members

Parents

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103780806
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Melvin William “Mel” More (7 May 1931–7 Sep 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103780806, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Pennsylvania Lady (contributor 39530540) .