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Pvt Bryant Homer Womack

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Pvt Bryant Homer Womack

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Serving as a Private First Class, U.S. Army, Medical Company, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, he received the CMOH for his actions near Sokso-ri, Korea on March 12, 1952. His citation reads: "Pfc. Womack distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. Pfc. Womack was the only medical aid man attached to a night combat patrol when sudden contact with a numerically superior enemy produced numerous casualties. Pfc. Womack went immediately to their aid, although this necessitated exposing himself to a devastating hail of enemy fire, during which he was seriously wounded. Refusing medical aid for himself, he continued moving among his comrades to administer aid. While he was aiding 1 man, he was again struck by enemy mortar fire, this time suffering the loss of his right arm. Although he knew the consequences should immediate aid not be administered, he still refused aid and insisted that all efforts be made for the benefit of others that were wounded. Although unable to perform the task himself, he remained on the scene and directed others in first aid techniques. The last man to withdraw, he walked until he collapsed from loss of blood, and died a few minutes later while being carried by his comrades. The extraordinary heroism, outstanding courage, and unswerving devotion to his duties displayed by Pfc. Womack reflect the utmost distinction upon himself and uphold the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army". Pfc. Womack was awarded his Medal of Honor posthumously and it was accredited to the state of North Carolina. On August 3, 1958 Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg was dedicated and named in his honor.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Bryant Homer Womack (12 May 1931–12 Mar 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7664491, citing Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery, Mill Spring, Polk County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .