SILVER STAR CITATION: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers) George W. Schreiner, Jr. (ASN: 0-2014716), United States Army, for gallantry in action as a member of Company C, 3d Engineer Combat Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, in action near Taejon, Korea, on 20 July 1950. During the withdrawal under intense enemy fire, Lieutenant Schreiner repeatedly stopped his jeep to lead wounded soldiers seeking transportation to safety. Fired on from an enemy road block cutting off the approach to a bridge, his jeep received a direct hit, killing the occupants of the back seat and forcing the vehicle off the road into a creek bed. Enemy machine gun fire soon swept the creek bottom killing those wounded remaining on the hood of the damaged vehicle. Braving the intense fire, Lieutenant Schreiner carried a wounded officer and enlisted man to the shelter of the bridge foundation to render necessary first aid. Although the enemy machine gunners were soon disposed of, a fire fight developed between his party and three ammunition bearers. In the ensuing exchange of fire, the officer and enlisted man were killed. Lieutenant Schreiner's accurate carbine fire, however, eliminated all three of the enemy. Stopping a friendly vehicle, he loaded the wounded aboard and continued on to the safety of friendly lines. Although many of the bridges en route had been prepared for demolition, he personally removed the charges before allowing the vehicle to cross. His gallantry, unhesitant devotion to duty and complete disregard for his own safety won the admiration of his men and reflect the greatest credit on himself and the United States Army.
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Jean Matthews Schreiner
Beleitha D Schreiner
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