William Samuel Sitman

William Samuel Sitman

Birth
Bellwood, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Feb 1951 (aged 27)
Burial Bellwood, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 10, Lot 8
Memorial ID 7236337 · View Source
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Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army in Company A, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on February 14, 1951 near Chipyong-ni, Korea. He was killed in action. His citation in part reads "In the ensuing action, the enemy lobbed a grenade into the position and Sfc. Sitman, fully aware of the odds against him, selflessly threw himself on it, absorbing the full force of the explosion with his body. Although mortally wounded in this fearless display of valor, his intrepid act saved five men from death or serious injury, and enabled them to continue inflicting withering fire on the ruthless foe throughout the attack."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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SGT. 1/C CO. M. 23RD INF.
KOREA


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 5 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7236337
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Samuel Sitman (9 Aug 1923–14 Feb 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7236337, citing Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .