O'Donnell, Terrence William, HN

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Last Rank
Hospitalman
Last Primary NEC
HN-0000-Hospitalman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospitalman
Primary Unit
1952-1952, HN-0000, 1st Marine Division
Service Years
1951 - 1952
HN-Hospitalman

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago, IL
Last Address
Chicago, IL

Casualty Date
Jun 24, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - Alsip, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2018, Korean War Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1950, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
1st Marine Division
  1952-1952, HN-0000, 1st Marine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)/Battle of Bunker Hill
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  Feb 20, 1951, Enlistment Date and Serial Number 3040513
  Jun 24, 2019, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Hospitalman O'Donnell was a member of the U.S. Navy serving with the 1st Marine Division. He was Killed in Action while tending his wounded comrades on June 24, 1952. Hospitalman O'Donnell, serving with a rifle platoon on a combat outpost forward of the main line of resistance, displayed exceptional courage and devotion to duty when the position was attacked and overrun by a numerically superior enemy force. Although seriously wounded, he continued to expose himself to heavy enemy small arms and artillery fire, moving about the trench line from bunker to bunker giving aid where needed and personally carrying wounded men to cover until he collapsed and died of his wounds, gallantly giving his life for his country. His heroic actions were directly responsible for the saving of the lives of several Marines.
   
Comments/Citation

 
Name of Award
Navy Cross
Year Awarded
1952
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the Korean War
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Hospital Corpsman Terrance William O'Donnell (NSN: 3040513), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with a Marine infantry company of the FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in Korea on 25 June 1952. Hospitalman O'Donnell, serving with a rifle platoon on a combat outpost forward of the main line of resistance, displayed exceptional courage and devotion to duty when the position was attacked and overrun by a numerically superior enemy force. Although seriously wounded, he continued to expose himself to heavy enemy small arms and artillery fire, moving about the trench line from bunker to bunker giving aid where needed and personally carrying wounded men to cover until he collapsed and died of his wounds, gallantly giving his life for his country. His heroic actions were directly responsible for the saving of the lives of several Marines. Hospitalman O'Donnell's display of outstanding courage and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: 25 June 1952
Service: Navy
Rank: Hospitalman
Regiment: 5th Marines
Division: 1st Marine Division
 
   
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