Sypniewski, Stanley Leonard, HM

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1952-1952, HM-0000, 7th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/7)
Service Years
1950 - 1952
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Camp Pendleton, CA.

Casualty Date
Aug 13, 1952
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Burial Unknown

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 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryKorean War Fallen
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, Korean War Fallen

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1950, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)Field Medical Training Battalion (Cadre) Camp Pendleton, CA7th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/7)
  1951-1952, HM-0000, Naval Hospital Long Island, NY (St. Albans)
  1952-1952, HM-0000, Field Medical Training Battalion (Cadre) Camp Pendleton, CA
  1952-1952, HM-0000, 7th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/7)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)/Battle of Bunker Hill
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified

Awarded posthumously for actions during the Korean War
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Hospitalman Stanley Leonard Sypniewski (NSN: 3034019), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Corpsman attached to Company G, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 13 August 1952. With his company defending a strategic sector of "Bunker Hill" in the face of a heavy enemy bombardment, Hospitalman Sypniewski bravely exposed himself to hostile mortar and artillery fire to treat the wounded and to ensure their prompt evacuation. Refusing to seek cover, he constantly moved across the fire-swept terrain to administer aid to the casualties in other areas. Mortally wounded by enemy shell fragments while attempting to reach a stricken Marine, Hospitalman Sypniewski, 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.
Action Date: 13-Aug-52
Service: Navy
Rank: Hospitalman
Company: Corpsman (Attached), Company G
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Regiment: 7th Marines
Division: 1st Marine Division

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