RANGERS 2 Hall, Glenn M.

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  • SURNAME
Hall
  • FORENAME
Glenn M.
  • UNIT
1 Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne)
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
19325774
  • DATE OF DEATH
19th May 1951
  • AGE
21
  • GRAVESITE
Fort Jones Cemetery,Fort Jones,Siskiyou County,California
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Siskiyou County,California
born 11.5.1930
Native American
WIA 15.2.1951 South Korea
returned to duty 6.4.1951
attached 23 Infantry Regiment
award D.S.C.
KIA near Chaun-ni,South Korea
Korean War Veterans Memorial, Wall of Remembrance, Washington, D.C. Panel 56
 

DATE OF DEATH:

19-May-1951

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/hall-glenn-m.40651/

CITATION:

Distinguished Service Cross : The President of the United States of America, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Glenn M. Hall (ASN: RA-19325774), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as a light machine-gunner with 1st Ranger Company (Airborne), 2d Infantry Division. Corporal Hall distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces near Chipyong-ni, Korea, on 15 February 1951. At approximately 0300 hours on the morning of 15 February 1951, the 1st platoon of the Company, of which Corporal Hall was a member, was given the mission of attacking and securing a hill from which friendly forces had been drive by the enemy. As the attack commenced, he emplaced his weapon in an exposed position from which he furnished covering fire for the attack until his machine-gun jammed. Then, taking his carbine, Corporal Hall moved up the hill under intense enemy fire to join his comrades and aid them in the assault. When the platoon reached the crest of the hill, he was instructed to contact the unit on the flank of the platoon. Moving out under heavy enemy mortar and small arms fire, he proceeded to the knoll supposedly held by the adjacent friendly unit and found it occupied by enemy troops entrenched in foxholes. Assaulting one of the foxholes, he succeeded in killing the enemy occupying it, then used the position as cover against enemy grenade and rifle fire. In the course of fighting at this position, Corporal Hall was wounded by an enemy grenade; however, he tenaciously held the position, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy, forcing them to fall back and single-handedly secured the flank of his platoon.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/7400
https://koreanwarvetsmemorial.org/namesearch/glenn-m-hall/

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27746002/glenn-m-hall
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