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1LT Dee Robert Yancey

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1LT Dee Robert Yancey

Birth
El Paso, White County, Arkansas, USA
Death
22 Nov 1953 (aged 38)
North Korea
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot
SECTION 8 SITE 5338RH
Memorial ID
20638596 View Source

US Marine Corps Veteran

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Below cortesy of chuck cummins 47514473
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SILVER STAR CITATION:

Yancey, Dee R.

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Commissioned Warrant Officer Dee R. Yancey (MCSN: 0-39868), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Assistant Division Ordnance Officer of the First Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 28 and 29 November 1950. Seriously wounded in the chest by enemy fire when the vehicle convoy to which he was attached was subjected to attack by an overwhelming hostile force during the advance from Hagaru-ri to Koto-ri, Commissioned Warrant Officer Yancey expertly directed the collection of medical supplies and bandages for other casualties. Further exposing himself to the intense shellfire despite his own suffering, he organized a group of Republic of Korea soldiers, as well as United States Army and Marine personnel, and established a defense perimeter which successfully repulsed several attacks throughout the night. By his daring and aggressive leadership, indomitable fighting spirit and cool courage, Commissioned Warrant Officer Yancey served as an inspiration to all who observed him and his heroic actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

US Marine Corps Veteran

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Below cortesy of chuck cummins 47514473
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SILVER STAR CITATION:

Yancey, Dee R.

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Commissioned Warrant Officer Dee R. Yancey (MCSN: 0-39868), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Assistant Division Ordnance Officer of the First Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 28 and 29 November 1950. Seriously wounded in the chest by enemy fire when the vehicle convoy to which he was attached was subjected to attack by an overwhelming hostile force during the advance from Hagaru-ri to Koto-ri, Commissioned Warrant Officer Yancey expertly directed the collection of medical supplies and bandages for other casualties. Further exposing himself to the intense shellfire despite his own suffering, he organized a group of Republic of Korea soldiers, as well as United States Army and Marine personnel, and established a defense perimeter which successfully repulsed several attacks throughout the night. By his daring and aggressive leadership, indomitable fighting spirit and cool courage, Commissioned Warrant Officer Yancey served as an inspiration to all who observed him and his heroic actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


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