Doerr, Charles William, HN Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Hospitalman
Last Primary Designator/NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Last Duty Station
1952-1952, HM-0000, US Marine Corps (USMC)/7th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/7)
Service Years
1950 - 1952
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1930
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Ebensburg, PA
Last Address
Ebensburg, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 06, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War*
Location of Interment
Lloyd Cemetery - Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section: B Lot No. 43

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 Duty Stations
US Marine Corps (USMC)/7th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/7)
  1952-1952, HM-0000, US Marine Corps (USMC)/7th Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/7)
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Last Known Activity
Volunteering to accompany a rifle squad on a mission to reinforce an infantry platoon during an attack on a strongly defended enemy outpost, Hospitalman Doerr unhesitatingly exposed himself to an intense mortar and artillery barrage to administer first aid to the numerous casualties struck down by the initial burst of fire. Mortally wounded by fragments from a bursting enemy shell while attending a wounded Marine
   
Comments/Citation

 
Name of Award
Silver Star

Year Awarded
1950
 
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Hospitalman Charles William Doerr (NSN: 3655505), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Corpsman attached to Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, on 6 October 1952. Volunteering to accompany a rifle squad on a mission to reinforce an infantry platoon during an attack on a strongly defended enemy outpost, Hospitalman Doerr unhesitatingly exposed himself to an intense mortar and artillery barrage to administer first aid to the numerous casualties struck down by the initial burst of fire. Mortally wounded by fragments from a bursting enemy shell while attending a wounded Marine, Hospitalman Doerr, by his outstanding courage, daring initiative and selfless efforts in behalf of his comrades, served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

General Orders: Authority: Board of Awards: Serial 15 (January 12, 1953)
Action Date: 6-Oct-52
Service: Navy
Rank: Hospitalman
Company: Corpsman (Attached), Company A
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Regiment: 7th Marines
Division: 1st Marine Division
   
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