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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Vietnam War Memorials

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

North Shore
Vietnam Veterans' Monument


'Black Granite'
Ross Street - Downtown


Index of towns and cities
in Allegheny County

Honor Roll

Medal of Honor


"I gave my life for freedom --this I know:
for those who bade me fight had told me so."
                                                    W. N. EWER

   


Index of towns and cities

ALLEGHENY
ALLISON PARK
BELLEVUE
BETHEL PARK
BLYTHEDALE
BRACKENRIDGE
BRADDOCK
BRADFORD WOODS
BRIDGEVILLE  
CARNEGIE
CHESWICK
CLAIRTON
CORAOPOLIS
DUQUESNE
EAST PITTSBURGH
ELIZABETH
GIBSONIA  
GLASSPORT
GLENSHAW
HEIDELBERG
HOMESTEAD
HOMESTEAD PARK
IMPERIAL
LEECHBURG
LEETSDALE
LIBRARY  
LINCOLN
McKEES ROCKS
McKEESPORT
MILLVALE
MONROEVILLE
MOUNT LEBANON
MUNHALL  
NATRONA
NATRONA HEIGHTS
NORTH BRADDOCK
NORTH HILLS
OAKMONT
PITCAIRN
PITTSBURGH
PORT VUE
RURAL RIDGE
RUSSELLTON
SEWICKLEY
SPRINGDALE
TARENTUM
TURTLE CREEK
VERONA
WEST ELIZABETH
WEST HOMESTEAD
WEST MIFFLIN
WEXFORD
WILMERDING

Four
Medal of Honor
recipients
from
Allegheny
County

 

The memorial list is compiled alphabetically;
first by Home of Record, then by Last Name

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Allegheny County
Pennsylvania

   

Honor Roll

  


421 men from Allegheny County
killed in the Vietnam War


Home of Record

Name - Grade - Home - Date of Loss - Branch - Age


ALLEGHENY

HAROLD JOSEPH BRAZEN - E3 - ALLEGHENY - 8/24/65 - M - 21

LEONARD ALEXANDER JONES - E4 - ALLEGHENY - 12/5/65 - A - 22

ALLISON PARK

CHARLES EDWARD RANALLO, JR - E4 - ALLISON PARK - 5/18/67 - A - 21

BELLEVUE

JAMES JOSEPH HEWLETT - E3 - BELLEVUE - 5/21/68 - A - 19

BETHEL PARK

JEFFREY MICHAEL WALSH - E3 - BETHEL PARK - 2/8/68 - M - 19

BLYTHEDALE

DENNIS JOSEPH LORENZINI - E4 - BLYTHEDALE - 2/23/69 - A - 20

BRACKENRIDGE

ROBERT LEWIS RINGLER, JR - E4 - BRACKENRIDGE - 12/17/66 - M - 20

BRADDOCK

JOHN FRANCIS BRENNAN - E3 - BRADDOCK - 11/15/65 - A - 24

BRADFORD WOODS

PAUL HOOVER MELOY - E6 - BRADFORD WOODS 8/10/68 - A - 38

BRIDGEVILLE

JAMES K McALEER, III - W1 - BRIDGEVILLE - 8/22/68 - A - 22

GEORGE THOMAS VERDINEK - E3 - BRIDGEVILLE - 8/8/65 - M - 19

CARNEGIE

ROY JEFFREY BURKE - E4 - CARNEGIE - 12/21/69 - A - 19

CLIFFORD EARL HAYNES, JR - CARNEGIE - 5/26/69 - M - 19

THOMAS STORY JESTER - CARNEGIE - 9/21/68 - A - 19

FREDERICK PETER LANGER - E5 - CARNEGIE - 2/7/66 - A - 30

JAMES LOUIS McCABE, JR - E4 - CARNEGIE - 1/8/70 - A - 23

THOMAS RANDAL SCALISE - E2 - CARNEGIE - 8/29/68 - M - 19

CHESWICK

JAMES JOSEPH KOPRIVNIKAR - E3 - CHESWICK - 12/15/67 - A - 21

RONALD ANDREW MARTIN - E4 - CHESWICK - 10/4/67 - A - 21

DAVID WILLIAM MEISTER - E3 - CHESWICK - 5/8/68 - M - 21

CLAIRTON

TERRY LYLE BOOTH - E2 - CLAIRTON - 10/15/69 - M - 19

WILLIAM NOEL COLE - E3 - CLAIRTON - 6/17/67 - A - 20

ROBERT DOERING - E5 - CLAIRTON - 5/1/70 - A - 21

FREDRICK PAUL GILLEN - E4 - CLAIRTON - 8/12/69 - A - 20

JAMES LLOYD PETTIFORD - E3 - CLAIRTON - 9/21/66 - M - 20

WAYNE A PODLESNIK - E3 - CLAIRTON - 10/15/67 - A - 19

ALBERT EDWIN SMITH - E6 - CLAIRTON - 5/9/68 - A - 34

DAVID LELAND SMITH - E4 - CLAIRTON - 8/18/70 - M - 21

DENNIS MICHAEL WARGO - E3 - CLAIRTON - 5/9/67 - M - 20

CORAOPOLIS

ROBERT ALMASY - E5 - CORAOPOLIS - 5/2/70 - A - 20

BERNARD GERALD BAKER - E3 - CORAOPOLIS - 8/6/68 - M - 20

LOUIS EMIDIO BRIZZOLI - E3 - CORAOPOLIS - 5/16/67 - A - 20

HAROLD PAUL GRAY - E4 - CORAOPOLIS - 2/16/68 - A - 20

CRAIG MARATTA - E2 - CORAOPOLIS - 10/7/70 - A - 23

TERRY MICHAEL REHM - E4 - CORAOPOLIS - 10/8/67 - AF - 24

OLIVER JOHN RIDDLE - E3 - CORAOPOLIS - 12/4/66 - AF - 21

JOSEPH DALE RIGGLE - E3 - CORAOPOLIS - 12/5/65 - A - 24

PAUL HENRY SCHAEFFER - E4 - CORAOPOLIS - 6/19/69 - A - 21

THOMAS FRANK SHANKS - E4 - CORAOPOLIS - 9/12/67 - M - 20

DUQUESNE

JAMES JOSEPH ABRAHAM - E4 - DUQUESNE - 10/12/68 - A - 26

BRUCE JAMES MORAN - E3 - DUQUESNE - 1/5/68 - A - 20

WESLEY ALLEN MOYLE - E2 - DUQUESNE - 12/15/67 - M - 20

EAST PITTSBURGH

WILLIAM GIRARD LACEY - E4 - EAST PITTSBURGH - 3/9/67 - A - 22

ELIZABETH

THOMAS ALAN BURKHARDT - E3 - ELIZABETH - 5/27/67 - M - 21

JOHN VINCENT CHUTIS - E6 - ELIZABETH - 4/30/67 - M - 25

GEORGE WAYNE LARGE - E3 - ELIZABETH - 6/11/68 - A - 22

ALEX DENNIS PYSZ - E4 - ELIZABETH - 10/27/70 - A - 20

CHARLES FRANK SMITH - E6 - ELIZABETH - 8/26/68 - A - 30

LEE DANIEL THOMAS - E4 - ELIZABETH - 3/7/69 - A - 18

GIBSONIA

RICHARD WILLIAM BELL - E4 - GIBSONIA - 10/2/69 - N - 22

CHARLES HILTON DELLINGER - E3 - GIBSONIA - 8/2/68 - N - 20

NEIL EDWARD RILEY - E2 - GIBSONIA - 9/13/66 - M - 20

DAIN VANDERLIN SCOTT - O4 - GIBSONIA - 8/21/67 - N - 32

HERBERT F WELTZ, JR - E5 - GIBSONIA - 3/25/68 - A - 20

GLASSPORT

RICHARD RUDOLPH KAPSHA - E3 - GLASSPORT - 11/6/71 - A - 20

VALENTINE JOHN SYNKOWSKI - E3 - GLASSPORT - 5/15/68 - M - 20

WILLIAM ANTHONY WILL - E6 - GLASSPORT - 7/5/66 - A - 24

GLENSHAW

JOHN MURRAY MARTIN - O5 - GLENSHAW - 11/20/67 - AF - 36

MILTON SOLOMON - E2 - GLENSHAW - 12/5/65 - A - 21

HEIDELBERG

DAVID ALLEN TRINKALA - E5 - HEIDELBERG - 5/11/69 - A - 24

HOMESTEAD

JOHN ELDREW BARRON - E3 - HOMESTEAD - 1/12/68 - A - 19

THEODORE JOHNSON - E3 - HOMESTEAD - 9/21/67 - M - 18

PAUL LAWRENCE VERNON - E6 - HOMESTEAD - 2/24/67 - M - 31

HOMESTEAD PARK

JAMES MUIR McCRACKEN - E7 - HOMESTEAD PARK - 3/31/72 - A - 46

IMPERIAL

HERBERT WILLIAM MOORE, JR - O4 - IMPERIAL - 9/3/67 - AF - 36

RAYMOND FRANCIS QUINN - E5 - IMPERIAL - 4/1/67 - A - 42

ROBERT MICHEAL REYNOLDS - E4 - IMPERIAL - 8/16/68 - A - 20

LEECHBURG

GEORGE MICHAEL LABANISH - E3 - LEECHBURG - 8/23/69 - A - 21

ROBERT DEWAYNE PATTERSON - E3 - LEECHBURG - 4/25/68 - A - 20

LEETSDALE

BRUCE GREGORY GREENE - E2 - LEETSDALE - 2/17/70 - M - 20

LIBRARY

WILLIAM SCOTT - E4 - LIBRARY - 11/12/69 - A - 20

RONALD JOSEPH STILLEY - E6 - LIBRARY - 3/2/68 - A - 29

LINCOLN

VAUGHN PAUL FLIZANES - O1 - LINCOLN - 10/24/67 - A - 20

McKEES ROCKS

ALAN ROBERT GAULT - E4 - McKEES ROCKS - 4/10/68 - A - 20

GEORGE WILLIAM GREGA - W1 - McKEES ROCKS - 11/2/69 - A - 21

ROBERT JOHN KOTIK - E3 - McKEES ROCKS - 4/30/67 - M - 20

JOHN EDWARD METZLER - E2 - McKEES ROCKS - 10/12/68 - M - 19

JOHN PASS, III - E4 - McKEES ROCKS - 2/19/68 - A - 18

KENNETH JAMES PATTON - E6 - McKEES ROCKS - 2/2/68 - A - 24 (MIA?)

ROBERT JOHN ROSENWALD - E3 - McKEES ROCKS - 2/21/68 - A - 21

JOHN STEVEN WOOLHEATER - E4 - McKEES ROCKS - 1/27/67 - N - 22

McKEESPORT

RICHARD MICHAEL ARNOVITZ - O2 - McKEESPORT - 8/30/69 - A - 23

JAMES FRANCIS BROOKS, JR - E3 - McKEESPORT - 5/21/66 - A - 20

TYRONE GREGORY BURSE - E3 - McKEESPORT - 8/5/66 - A - 19

DONALD ROBERT DONALDSON - E8 - McKEESPORT - 3/10/70 - A - 41

VINCENT EDWARD GALKA - E4 - McKEESPORT - 12/26/71 - A - 20

CURTIS TAYLOR GAY - E4 - McKEESPORT - 1/30/68 - A - 20

JOHN ALAN GERMEK, JR - E4 - McKEESPORT - 9/13/68 - A - 21

RAYMOND GIBEL - E7 - McKEESPORT - 7/27/69 - M - 37

LOUIS HOWARD HUFF, II - E2 - McKEESPORT - 3/12/68 - M - 18

NORMAN WALLACE JOHNSON - E3 - McKEESPORT - 12/5/65 - A -22

KENNETH GORDON KLINE - E3 - McKEESPORT - 11/17/69 - A - 20

JAMES ROBERT LONG - E4 - McKEESPORT - 3/27/69 - A - 20

TERRY JACK MARTELL - O2 - McKEESPORT - 7/3/71 - A - 22

PATRICK ROBERT McNELIS - E5 - McKEESPORT - 5/16/69 - N - 22

DAVID LLOYD GEORGE MOSER - E6 - McKEESPORT - 10/6/66 - M - 27

MICHAEL JOSEPH NEMCHICK - E3 - McKEESPORT - 2/22/66 - A - 18

MICHAEL DENNIS PLISKA - E3 - McKEESPORT - 2/28/66 - A - 21

JACK CLARE PLUMB - O3 - McKEESPORT - 9/2/68 - AF - 36

GREGORY FRANCIS POPOWITZ - E3 - McKEESPORT - 1/24/68 - M - 18

TIBOR SOTAK - E3 - McKEESPORT - 4/20/69 - A -22

THOMAS JAMES SWEENEY - E3 - McKEESPORT - 2/26/68 - M - 18

JAMES EDWARD WEST - E2 - McKEESPORT - 9/10/66 - M - 19

THOMAS JOHN WINKELVOSS - E6 - McKEESPORT - 5/26/66 - A - 36

MILLVALE

DAVID JOHN TRBOVICH - E3 - MILLVALE - 10/15/69 - A - 20

MONROEVILLE

ROBERT JAMES BLACK, JR - E2 - MONROEVILLE - 1/19/68 - M - 20

JOHN FRANCIS DANIELS, JR - E4 - MONROEVILLE - 4/2/67 - M - 20

WILLIAM JOSEPH FREY - E4 - MONROEVILLE - 4/3/68 - A - 21

RONALD DEE STEPHENSON - E3 - MONROEVILLE - 1/20/71 - A - 22


MOUNT LEBANON
(NOTE: Other Mt. Lebanon casualties were listed as PITTSBURGH)

Medal of Honor
WILLIAM DAVID MORGAN - E4 - MOUNT LEBANON - 2/25/69 - M - 21


MUNHALL

JOHN RICHARD BOTTESCH - O3 - MUNHALL - 7/19/66 - AF - 31

LAWRENCE LEE KELLY - W1 - MUNHALL - 8/12/71 - A - 27

NATRONA

RAY ERNEST ALWINE - E3 - NATRONA - 2/9/68 - M - 19

STANLEY K RYKACZEWSKI - O2 - NATRONA - 1/17/69 - A - 23

WILLIAM ANDREW SINCHAK - E2 - NATRONA - 6/2/67 - M - 21

JERALD ANTHONY VOKISH - E3 - NATRONA - 5/31/67 - A - 20

NATRONA HEIGHTS

EDWARD F HABBLETT, JR - E6 - NATRONA HEIGHTS - 5/18/70 - N - 30

ROBERT CHARLES OLSON, JR - E2 - NATRONA HEIGHTS - 12/15/67 - M - 18

JOHN BARRY TALIANA - E3 - NATRONA HEIGHTS - 10/29/66 - A - 20

NORTH BRADDOCK

RUDOLPH JOHN BIELEK, JR - E2 - NORTH BRADDOCK - 1/13/68 - M - 18

RAYMOND CLARENCE GALBRAITH - W2 - NORTH BRADDOCK - 6/10/65 - A - 35

EDWARD MICHAEL KACHMAN - E4 - NORTH BRADDOCK - 4/8/69 - A - 21

CARL STEPHEN MIKULA - E4 - NORTH BRADDOCK - 9/2/69 - M - 21

NORTH HILLS

EMMETT RUBEN BROWN - E3 - NORTH HILLS - 5/15/69 - M - 19

EDWARD JOSEPH CORCORAN - E4 - NORTH HILLS - 10/17/66 - M - 20

OAKMONT

JOHN PAUL GRIMENSTEIN, JR - E3 - OAKMONT - 3/1/69 - A - 20

PITCAIRN

JOHN THOMAS CORLE - E4 - PITCAIRN - 12/8/65 - M - 23

DAVID CRAIG, III - E5 - PITCAIRN - 2/7/65 - A - 25

JOHN RANDALL PONTIERE - E4 - PITCAIRN - 6/7/69 - A - 22

PITTSBURGH

BERNARD GEORGE ALBERTSON - O3 - PITTSBURGH - 4/17/71 - A - 24

DENNIS DEE ANDREWS - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 7/14/68 - M - 24

ROBERT FRANCIS BAHL, JR - W1 - PITTSBURGH - 1/7/68 - A - 20

JOSEPH WRIGHT BAKER - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 10/8/67 - A - 18

FREDERICK WILLIAM BALDAUF - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 1/6/71 - M - 20

PHILIP SEAN BANCROFT - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 9/30/68 - M - 19

ANTHONY ADAMS BARBARINO - E7 - PITTSBURGH - 2/4/69 - A - 43

ROBERT CHARLES BARR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 11/11/69 - M - 19

JAMES ALLEN BARRETT - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 10/12/66 - M - 21

HARRY ROBERT BARTHOLOMEW - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 1/3/68 - A - 21

RICHARD JAMES BECK - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 8/4/68 - A - 22

NORMAN FLORIAN BENEDIK - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 11/13/69 - A - 21

WILLIAM DONAVAN BENNING - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 5/11/65 - A - 23

THOMAS ARNOLD BIRD, JR - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 3/21/66 - M - 23

KENNETH BLACKWELL - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 5/2/68 - M - 21

FRANK HUFFORD BLANK - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 8/18/65 - M - 23

EDWARD JOSEPH BLOTZER - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 10/9/67 - A - 23

JEFFREY LOUIS BOBULA - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 11/13/69 - M - 21

JAMES ROBERT BODISH - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 9/16/70 - A - 19

CHARLES JOSEPH BONGARTZ - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 4/27/68 - A - 22

GARY O BRENNAN - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 1/18/67 - A - 21

JOHN RICHARD BROOKS - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 4/19/68 - A - 21

SHERRILL VANCE BROWN - O3 - PITTSBURGH - 7/10/66 - A - 27

THEODORE BROWN, JR - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 1/21/68 - M - 19

DAVID CHARLES BRUGGEMAN - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 4/1/72 - M - 25

RICHARD GARY BUCCILLE - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 12/20/69 - A - 22

ALLEN LEROY BUTLER - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 2/12/67 - M - 21

EUGENE CABBAGESTALK - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 1/11/67 - A - 20

KEVIN GEORGE CANNON - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 4/4/68 - A - 20

JOHN PATRICK JOSEPH CAREY - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 8/26/67 - A - 19

DENNIS ROBERT CARR - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 3/16/68 - A - 21

NATHANIEL CHATMAN - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 11/13/67 - A - 22

THOMAS LEE CLARK, JR - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 8/7/69 - M - 20

CHARLES FREDRICK CLYDESDALE - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 3/15/65 - N - 25

EDWARD AUBREY COFFEY - E8 - PITTSBURGH - 8/11/67 - A - 33

JOEL DANIEL COLEMAN - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 5/5/66 - A - 21

ALBERT V COLLETTO, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 8/12/69 - A - 20

JAMES GILBERT COLLINS - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 5/11/68 - A - 20

WILLIAM CLARE COLTMAN - O6 - PITTSBURGH - 9/29/72 - AF - 46

GERALD DONALD CONLEY - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 5/28/68 - M - 20

ANTHONY NOAH CONTI - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 7/15/68 - A - 19

DAVID LEE COX, JR - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 7/14/66 - A - 30

JAMES PERRY CRYSTER, III - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 11/14/67 - A - 20

LEROY BUDDY DANIELS - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 2/2/69 - M - 21

ROBERT HARRY DARLING - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 11/6/67 - A - 27

REGIS PETER DEBOLD - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 10/12/66 - M - 21

CHRISTOPHER L DELLAPINA - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 3/30/69 - A - 20

WILLIAM ROY DENNIS - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 4/19/68 - A - 28

FRANCIS STANLEY DEVINE, JR - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 5/2/68 - M - 20

WILLIAM EDWARD DICK, JR - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 9/19/68 - A - 21

GUY DOUGLAS DICKIE - E1 - PITTSBURGH - 2/8/68 - M - 19

JOHN HARRY DILMORE - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 4/2/70 - A - 19

JAMES CORNELIUS DOLOUGHTY - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 7/9/69 - A - 20

EDWARD THOMAS DOMIAN, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 1/29/66 - A - 21

TIMOTHY CHARLES DONAVAN - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 5/12/69 - A - 19

WILLIAM CALDWELL DONICS - W1 - PITTSBURGH - 5/15/69 - A - 22

RICHARD STEPHEN DORSCH - E1 - PITTSBURGH - 2/7/68 - M - 18

CHARLES ROBERT DOWNEY, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 5/17/67 - A - 19

ROBERT DRAK - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 6/6/69 - M - 18

LARRY BLAINE DURST - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 10/30/68 - A - 20

JOSEPH FRANCIS DYER, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 11/18/67 - A - 20

DAVID STEARNS EASTON - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 5/8/68 - A - 24

CHARLES DANDRIDGE EBERT - O3 - PITTSBURGH - 7/19/68 - A - 27

BERNARD W EDWARDS, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 6/13/68 - M - 20

JAMES FRANCIS ENGELMEIER - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 6/12/69 - A - 21

WALTER C EVANS - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 10/13/67 - A - 19

PATRICK MARTIN FALLON - O6 - PITTSBURGH - 7/4/69 - AF - 57

DAVID ALLEN FERRARO - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 6/30/66 - A - 19

MARK FERRELL, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 3/19/66 - A - 21

WAYNE JAMES FIELDING - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 3/26/68 - N - 22

DAVID GARTH FINNEGAN - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 5/18/69 - A - 21

JOHN RICHARD FISCHER - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 9/9/66 - M - 25

JAMES KENNETH FLANNERY - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 4/16/70 - A - 23

DONALD O FONZI - E7 - PITTSBURGH - 10/9/69 - AF - 47

HAROLD ANDREW FORD - O1 - PITTSBURGH - 5/22/67 - A - 23

GARY WAYNE FOX - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 4/30/67 - A - 18

GEORGE EDWARD FREELAND - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 12/26/66 - A - 22

MARCELLUS GARLAND, JR - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 7/20/68 - M - 18

JAMES JEFFREY GARRITY - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 9/4/67 - M - 20

STANLEY STEPHEN GASTON - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 1/9/69 - A - 21

DONALD LEE GEARHART - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 3/24/68 - A - 28

LAWRENCE JOSEPH GILBERT - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 7/29/67 - N - 19

JON JOSEPH GIORGIANNI - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 9/2/67 - M - 20

RALPH LEWIS GLOVER - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 1/25/69 - A - 18

RONALD FRANK GOLEBIEWSKI - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 3/13/68 - A - 25

JAMES MARTIN GONANO - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 3/9/69 - M - 18

CLEVELAND WILLIAM GORDON - O3 - PITTSBURGH - 1/7/64 - AF - 41

DENNIS ANTHONY GREELEY - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 11/28/69 - A - 22

STANLEY COLVILLE GROVE - E1 - PITTSBURGH - 2/16/68 - M - 18

THOMAS VENCENT HAAS - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 12/24/69 - M - 19

WAYNE DAVID HAMILTON - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 12/8/68 - M - 18

KEITH TAIT HAMMOND - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 5/5/69 - A - 24

RUSSELL EARL HAMMOND - E7 - PITTSBURGH - 11/5/65 - A - 33

THOMAS FRED HANKINS - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 10/11/68 - M - 20

FRANK A HARAH - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 8/3/68 - A - 21

WAYNE R HAWKINS - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 6/3/68 - A - 18

ROBERT EMMETT HAYNES - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 11/11/67 - A - 20

JAMES WILLIAM HEAGY - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 12/6/68 - M - 19

DAVID WILLIAM HENSEL - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 5/16/70 - A - 22

NORBERT PAUL HOLZAPFEL - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 2/9/68 - A - 31

DAVID LEE HOPKINS - O1 - PITTSBURGH - 8/1/68 - M - 22

AUSTIN ALBERT HORNE - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 12/6/67 - A - 23

WILLIAM FRANCIS HORVATH - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 4/13/67 - A - 19

FREDRICK JOSEPH HUGHES - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 11/14/70 - A - 20

JOHN EDWARD D HUGHES, JR - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 8/5/69 - M - 19

EDWIN ORRIN IVES - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 3/17/68 - M - 20

HARRY FRANCIS JEDRZEJEWSKI - E7 - PITTSBURGH - 11/17/65 - A - 37

JOHN L JEMISON - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 8/18/65 - M - 20

EMMETT JERMANY, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 5/26/67 - A - 19

CLIFFORD ALVIN JOHNSON - E7 - PITTSBURGH - 5/18/67 - A - 32

CLEMENT B JOHNSTON, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 4/28/66 - M - 18

DAVID LAWRENCE JONES - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 5/16/70 - A - 23

WAYMON LOUIS JONES, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 3/14/69 - A - 22

CHARLES WRAY KAELIN - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 1/20/67 - A 27

JAMES MICHAEL KARRAS - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 8/19/68 - A - 23

DAVID GEORGE KEARNEY - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 3/11/67 - N - 24

LEO JOHN KELLY, III - O1 - PITTSBURGH - 5/19/67 - M - 23

ROBERT BARD KERCHNER - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 4/6/68 - A - 21

RICHARD ALLEN KERR - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 1/31/68 - M - 39

WILLIAM ARTHUR KINDER - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 3/26/71 - A - 27

GEORGE PAUL KLEIN - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 4/22/68 - A - 25

CLAUDE ARTHUR KNIGHT - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 1/3/70 - A - 20

FERDINAND J KORNICK, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 1/24/68 - A - 21

WALTER NORMAN KOSLOSKY - W1 - PITTSBURGH - 1/6/69 - A - 23

ROBERT LEE KRAUS - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 12/31/65 - A - 23

STACY KRESHO - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 12/2/69 - A - 20

JAMES JOSEPH KROLIKOWSKI - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 8/10/69 - A - 20

ANDREW JOSEPH KUKURUDA - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 3/14/69 - M - 18

RICHARD STANLEY KULWICKI - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 2/7/71 - A - 20

ROBERT J KUZMANKO - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 8/24/65 - M - 20

RICHARD JOSEPH LACEY - E7 - PITTSBURGH - 1/31/68 - A - 21

WILLIAM GIRARD LACEY - E4 - (EAST) PITTSBURGH - 3/9/67 - A - 22

ANTHONY JOSEPH LEDERER - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 1/10/68 - A - 20

JOSEPH MARION LIGHT - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 9/16/66 - M - 21

RONALD JOSEPH LOERLEIN - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 11/25/65 - A - 26

PAUL MICHAEL LONG - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 7/1/66 - A - 23

EDWARD RICHARD LUFF, JR - E1 - PITTSBURGH - 4/29/66 - M - 23

RALPH JOSEPH LYDON, JR - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 5/13/68 - M - 19

ALAN DAVID LYLE - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 6/12/68 - A - 21

DOMINICK JOSEPH MADONNA - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 8/22/69 - A - 21

ROY WAYNE MARLATT - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 7/29/70 - A - 21

WILLIAM STANLEY MASTER - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 2/7/67 - A - 22

KERMIT LESLIE MATTHEWS - W2 - PITTSBURGH - 12/4/70 - A - 32

PICARDO RAMONLZY MAYS - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 5/17/66 - A - 29

THOMAS JOSEPH McATEER - O3 - PITTSBURGH - 11/10/66 - N - 30

JACK WILLIAM McCANN - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 12/27/70 - A - 21

WILLIAM W McCARRICK - W1 - PITTSBURGH - 10/3/67 - A - 29

GEORGE PATRICK McCLINTIC - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 10/14/69 - M - 19

KENNETH JAMES McCLUSKEY - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 9/26/69 - M - 22

RICHARD H McCORMICK, JR - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 5/12/69 - A - 22

WILLIAM EARL McDONALD, JR - O4 - PITTSBURGH - 12/28/68 - A - 33

MICHAEL GREGORY McGILL - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 8/25/69 - M - 19

HARRY F McGINNIS, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 3/24/67 - M - 20

PETER FRANCIS McLAUGHLIN - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 7/10/69 - A - 20

JOHN JACOB McLAY, JR - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 12/31/68 - M - 20

KENNETH CHARLES McTIER - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 1/16/70 - A - 19

RICHARD WAYNE McVAY - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 12/9/66 - M - 21

HARRY DEWITT McWHINNEY, JR - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 10/25/71 - A - 21

DAVID HOWARD MEALY - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 3/17/68 - M - 19

JOHN SARGENT MERRIMAN - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 5/8/69 - A - 23

DANA J MICOLA - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 4/16/66 - A - 18

CHARLES EMIL MILLER - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 10/28/69 - A - 19

DANIEL AUGUST MILLER - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 10/6/68 - M - 21

THOMAS VICTOR MITCHELL - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 4/7/69 - A - 21

CLARENCE WILLI MONTGOMERY - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 3/25/67 - M - 25

FRANK HARRIS MOORE - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 12/8/67 - A - 24

EDGAR C MORAN, II - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 5/13/75 - AF - 19

JOHN WILLIAM MORAN - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 5/4/68 - A - 20

EUGENE JOSEPH MORSE - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 10/10/69 - A - 31

GILBERT GREGORY MULLEN - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 5/17/66 - A - 23

WILLIAM MURPHY - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 3/18/68 - M - 19

FRANK JOSEPH NADANY, JR - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 10/31/65 - A - 46

ROBERT WAYNE NAPIER - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 9/18/70 - A - 21

CHARLES DAVID NEWMAN - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 12/18/69 - M - 22

DAVID LAMPREY NICHOLAS - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 10/17/69 - N - 25

LEWIS RAYMOND NICKERSON - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 5/4/67 - A - 18

JOHN LAWRENCE O’BRIEN - O3 - PITTSBURGH - 11/10/66 - AF - 35

PETER JOSEPH O’TOOLE - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 9/19/68 - A - 19

CHARLES G OBERLE - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 11/15/66 - A - 40

JOSEPH HOWARD OBMAN - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 12/9/69 - A - 23

BRUCE GORDON OCKEY - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 6/30/67 - A - 20

RAYMOND DENNIS OLZAK - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 12/17/66 - A - 19

JOSEPH LYNN OSTIFIN - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 2/12/68 - A - 21

RAYMOND JOSEPH PALANDRO - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 7/21/69 - A - 20

DONALD DAVID PANNO - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 11/30/68 - A - 18

ROBERT EDWARD PASEKOFF - O5 - PITTSBURGH - 10/9/73 - AF - 43

WILLIAM JAMES PASSANANTE - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 10/16/68 - A - 20

CLARK EDMUND PEDEN - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 9/26/68 - M - 20

RAYMOND BISHOP PENN, JR - O5 - PITTSBURGH - 12/1/70 - A - 42

JAMES DOUGLAS PENTLAND - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 2/19/68 - A - 25

JAMES JODY POCKEY - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 3/17/72 - A - 20

JAMES FRANCIS POLUSNEY - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 11/17/69 - A - 25

HYRUM BARRY PORT - W1 - PITTSBURGH - 3/7/71 - A - 23

RAYMOND JAMES PORTER - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 8/25/69 - M - 20

TIMOTHY MICHAEL PORTER - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 10/24/68 - A - 20

WILLIAM ROBERT PORTER, JR - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 1/11/69 - A - 25

DAVID GRAY PRENTICE - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 6/14/70 - A - 24


Medal of Honor
WILLIAM RAYMOND PROM - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 2/9/69 - M - 20


BARRY IVAN RABINOVITZ - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 6/28/69 - A - 19

CHARLES LEROY RAIFORD, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 1/1/67 - A - 22

VERNON LEMAR RAMEY - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 9/24/66 - M - 29

HERMAN RICHARDSON, JR - E9 - PITTSBURGH - 8/26/69 - A - 42

JAMES ALLEN ROBERTS - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 10/28/69 - A - 21

ROBERT GLENN ROBERTSON - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 1/27/67 - A - 26

KENNETH LEE ROGERS - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 2/1/68 - A - 20

BRUCE LEE ROTHHAAR - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 5/13/67 - M - 19

JOHN WILLIAM ROUSE - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 5/30/68 - M - 20

JOSEPH BLAIS RUSS - E7 - PITTSBURGH - 5/6/66 - M - 36

RALPH DENNIS SALERNO - E1 - PITTSBURGH - 5/16/67 - M - 18

ROBERT W SATTERFIELD - W1 - PITTSBURGH - 4/16/69 - A - 27

RUFFIN J SATTERWHITE, JR - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 2/27/68 - A - 19

GERALD SAUERS - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 11/8/69 - A - 19

HERMAN WILLIAM SCHERMANN - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 8/5/68 - A - 20

THOMAS ANTHONY SCHROEFFEL - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 2/18/66 - N - 23

THOMAS RUSSELL SCHULTZ - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 7/22/70 - A - 20

VINTURE SCIARRETTI - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 4/1/70 - A - 21

ROBERT L SCOTT - W1 - PITTSBURGH - 8/25/67 - A - 19

WILLIAM ROBERT SEIBERT - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 2/19/68 - A - 22

JAMES GAYLORD SHRADER - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 5/12/70 - A - 29

WAYNE KEITH SIPPEY - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 2/26/67 - A - 19

BOOKER SMITH, JR - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 9/29/66 - M - 37

FREDERICK JOSEPH SMITH - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 9/22/70 - M - 22

STANLEY RICHARD SMITH - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 7/17/66 - M - 19

WILLIAM ROBERT SMITH - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 5/14/68 - A - 22

GENE WALLACE STOCKMAN - E7 - PITTSBURGH - 10/29/71 - A - 28

JOSEPH CHARLES STONE - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 5/20/69 - A - 22

PATRICK J SUGHRUE - W1 - PITTSBURGH - 10/22/67 - A - 20

JOHN BERNARD SULLIVAN, III - O4 - PITTSBURGH - 6/21/66 - AF - 37

RICHARD HENRY TAYLOR - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 7/29/67 - M - 20

JOHN HENRY THOMAS, JR - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 10/14/70 - M - 20

DAVID MATHEW THOMPSON - O3 - PITTSBURGH - 8/13/72 - N - 26

LOUIS JOSEPH TONER - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 3/6/68 - N - 20

JOSEPH PATRICK TOOMEY - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 8/8/68 - M - 19

STUART KING TWEEDY - O1 - PITTSBURGH - 12/18/65 - A - 23

JOSEPH HERMAN URMANN - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 6/14/67 - A - 24

DONALD SYLVESTER VAUGHAN - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 2/28/67 - A - 21

FRANK T VERLIHAY, JR - O2 - PITTSBURGH - 5/23/70 - A - 23

SCOTT MITCHELL VERNER - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 8/30/69 - A - 26

STEPHEN MICHAEL VUGA - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 12/26/67 - A - 20

BRUCE DAVID WAGNER - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 8/14/70 - A - 19

WILLIAM JOHN WAGNER, JR - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 10/28/67 - M - 18

JAMES RICHARD WALKER - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 2/21/67 - M - 20

DAVID BRANIARD WARREN - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 3/4/66 - A - 35

JEROME PAUL WEBER - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 11/21/67 - M - 20

DANIEL JOSEPH WEIXEL - E5 - PITTSBURGH - 5/29/68 - AF - 48

GARY EUGENE WHIPPLE - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 4/8/67 - A - 20

ROBERT ALLYN WILSON - O3 - PITTSBURGH - 5/6/68 - A - 31

THEODORE ALAN WINOWITCH - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 12/30/64 - A - 21

JAMES DAVID WISE - E3 - PITTSBURGH - 9/16/67 - A - 20

ROBERT ANTHONY WOJTYNA - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 4/6/69 - A - 21

JAMES CHARLES WONN - O1 - PITTSBURGH - 2/17/68 - N - 23

GREGORY WAYNE WOODS - E6 - PITTSBURGH - 5/5/67 - A - 23

ROBERT WILLIAM YOUNG - E2 - PITTSBURGH - 6/29/68 - M - 19

JOHN MALCOM ZELENICK - E4 - PITTSBURGH - 2/25/67 - A - 19

PORT VUE

DENNIS JAMES MINKUS - E3 - PORT VUE - 1/13/69 - A - 19

RURAL RIDGE

JACK HENRY SHOOP, JR - E4 - RURAL RIDGE - 11/19/67 - A - 19

RUSSELLTON

DAVID N VALERIO - E4 - RUSSELLTON - 2/20/68 - A - 19

SEWICKLEY

LYNN ARTHUR HOFFMAN - 02 - SEWICKLEY - 7/22/68 - AF - 25

JOHN JAY MICHELS - E4 - SEWICKLEY - 7/11/68 - N - 21

SPRINGDALE

ROBERT RAYMOND ECKER - E4 - SPRINGDALE - 2/5/67 - A - 21

DAVID ALAN SIEMON - E4 - SPRINGDALE - 3/30/67 - M - 21

TARENTUM

ROBERT LELAND ADAMS - E5 - TARENTUM - 4/24/66 - A - 21

SCOTT MC CLELLAND BURKETT - O3 - TARENTUM - 10/8/67 - AF - 26

JAMES GRANT CALLEN - E4 - TARENTUM - 1/15/67 - M - 20

PATRICK JAMES DUGAN - E4 - TARENTUM - 2/17/69 - A - 20

WILLIAM HENRY MARTZ, JR - E4 - TARENTUM - 4/13/69 - A - 20

GERALD NEAL REMPER - E3 - TARENTUM - 6/26/68 - A - 23

TURTLE CREEK

LAWRENCE JAMES BROWN - E3 - TURTLE CREEK - 12/7/68 - A - 20


Medal of Honor
MICHAEL JOHN ESTOCIN - O5 - TURTLE CREEK - 4/26/67 - N - 46


LOUIS ARTHUR FRYE - E7 - TURTLE CREEK - 10/27/68 - A - 49

CURTIS CHARLES KASTLER - E4 - TURTLE CREEK - 8/26/71 - A - 23

KENNETH WILLIAM RUBBO - E2 - TURTLE CREEK - 12/7/68 - M - 19

VERONA

EDWARD W COLLINS, III - O1 - VERONA - 5/6/68 - A - 23

CHARLES F DANIELSON, JR - W1 - VERONA - 11/1/69 - A - 22

RAYMOND JAMES DI SANTI - E3 - VERONA - 5/13/70 - A - 20

EDWARD ROBERT GUEST - E3 - VERONA - 8/24/67 - M - 20

MARTIN ROBERT ROBINSON - E2 - VERONA - 4/27/66 - M - 20

KENNETH ALLAN STANCIU - E3 - VERONA - 3/6/68 - M - 20

WILLIAM JAMES SUGDEN - E4 - VERONA - 12/11/68 - A - 19

WEST ELIZABETH

JAMES CRAIG DEWAR - E3 - WEST ELIZABETH - 5/10/69 - A - 19

WEST HOMESTEAD

LEO RICHARD SCHOFF - O1 - WEST HOMESTEAD - 11/1/67 - M - 23

WEST MIFFLIN

SAMUEL DONALD AMANTEA - E4 - WEST MIFFLIN - 10/8/67 - A - 22

ROBERT JOSEPH CHALLENER - E4 - WEST MIFFLIN - 1/5/69 - M - 21

PATRICK KEITH HANNON - E2 - WEST MIFFLIN - 6/16/68 - M - 18

RONALD LEE HARRIS - E3 - WEST MIFFLIN - 1/19/69 - A - 20

ROBERT THOMAS KISER - E4 - WEST MIFFLIN - 3/10/71 - A - 20

LEROY BERNARD MUDD - E3 - WEST MIFFLIN - 6/29/70 - N - 19

WEXFORD

PAUL DAVID GROSICK - E3 - WEXFORD - 9/24/68 - AF - 21

GARY FRANCIS JOHNSTON - O2 - WEXFORD - 9/17/68 - A - 22

THOMAS RUSSELL KISNER - E6 - WEXFORD - 12/21/67 - A - 36


WILMERDING

HAROLD RICHARD SCHULER - E3 - WILMERDING - 2/12/70 - M - 20

  

Vietnam War
Medal of Honor
   
Four recipients from Allegheny County


MICHAEL J. ESTOCIN

WILLIAM D. MORGAN

MICHAEL J. NOVOSEL
WILLIAM R. PROM

The Medal of Honor

Note: This medal is often mistakenly called "The Congressional Medal of Honor" but the correct term is "Medal of Honor."

The Medal of Honor is awarded by the President, in the name of Congress, to a person who, while a member of the Army, distinguishes himself or herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The deed performed must have been one of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his or her comrades and must have involved risk of life. Incontestable proof of the performance of the service will be exacted and each recommendation for the award of this decoration will be considered on the standard of extraordinary merit.


 
MICHAEL J. ESTOCIN    Turtle Creek, PA    

Rank and organization: Captain (then Lt. Cmdr.), U.S. Navy, Attack Squadron 192, USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14).
Place and date: Haiphong, North Vietnam, 20 and 26 April 1967.
Entered service at: Akron Ohio, 2 July 1954.
Born: 27 April 1931, Turtle Creek, Pa.
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 20 and 26 April 1967 as a pilot in Attack Squadron 192, embarked in USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14). Leading a 3-plane group of aircraft in support of a coordinated strike against two thermal power plants in Haiphong, North Vietnam, on 20 April 1967, Capt. Estocin provided continuous warnings to the strike group leaders of the surface-to-air missile (SAM) threats, and personally neutralized 3 SAM sites. Although his aircraft was severely damaged by an exploding missile, he reentered the target area and relentlessly prosecuted a SHRIKE attack in the face of intense antiaircraft fire. With less than 5 minutes of fuel remaining he departed the target area and commenced in-flight refueling which continued for over 100 miles. Three miles aft of Ticonderoga, and without enough fuel for a second approach, he disengaged from the tanker and executed a precise approach to a fiery arrested landing. On 26 April 1967, in support of a coordinated strike against the vital fuel facilities in Haiphong, he led an attack on a threatening SAM site, during which his aircraft was seriously damaged by an exploding SAM; nevertheless, he regained control of his burning aircraft and courageously launched his SHRIKE missiles before departing the area. By his inspiring courage and unswerving devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger, Captain Estocin upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.
  


WILLIAM D. MORGAN    Mt. Lebanon  (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Company H, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division.
Place and date: Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, 25 February 1969.
Entered service at: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Born: 17 September 1947, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a squad leader with Company H, in operations against the enemy. While participating in Operation DEWEY CANYON southeast of Vandergrift Combat Base, 1 of the squads of Cpl. Morgan's platoon was temporarily pinned down and sustained several casualties while attacking a North Vietnamese Army force occupying a heavily fortified bunker complex. Observing that 2 of the wounded marines had fallen in a position dangerously exposed to the enemy fire and that all attempts to evacuate them were halted by a heavy volume of automatic weapons fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Cpl. Morgan unhesitatingly maneuvered through the dense jungle undergrowth to a road that passed in front of a hostile emplacement which was the principal source of enemy fire. Fully aware of the possible consequences of his valiant action, but thinking only of the welfare of his injured companions, Cpl. Morgan shouted words of encouragement to them as he initiated an aggressive assault against the hostile bunker. While charging across the open road, he was clearly visible to the hostile soldiers who turned their fire in his direction and mortally wounded him, but his diversionary tactic enabled the remainder of his squad to retrieve their casualties and overrun the North Vietnamese Army position. His heroic and determined actions saved the lives of 2 fellow marines and were instrumental in the subsequent defeat of the enemy. Cpl. Morgan's indomitable courage, inspiring initiative and selfless devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the U.S. Naval Services. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
  


MICHAEL J. NOVOSEL    Etna, PA

Rank and organization: Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army, 82d Medical Detachment, 45th Medical Company, 68th Medical Group.
Place and date: Kien Tuong Province, Republic of Vietnam, 2 October 1969.
Entered service at: Kenner, La.
Born: 3 September 1922, Etna, Pa.
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. CWO Novosel, 82d Medical Detachment, distinguished himself while serving as commander of a medical evacuation helicopter. He unhesitatingly maneuvered his helicopter into a heavily fortified and defended enemy training area where a group of wounded Vietnamese soldiers were pinned down by a large enemy force. Flying without gunship or other cover and exposed to intense machinegun fire, CWO Novosel was able to locate and rescue a wounded soldier. Since all communications with the beleaguered troops had been lost, he repeatedly circled the battle area, flying at low level under continuous heavy fire, to attract the attention of the scattered friendly troops. This display of courage visibly raised their morale, as they recognized this as a signal to assemble for evacuation. On 6 occasions he and his crew were forced out of the battle area by the intense enemy fire, only to circle and return from another direction to land and extract additional troops. Near the end of the mission, a wounded soldier was spotted close to an enemy bunker. Fully realizing that he would attract a hail of enemy fire, CWO Novosel nevertheless attempted the extraction by hovering the helicopter backward. As the man was pulled on aboard, enemy automatic weapons opened fire at close range, damaged the aircraft and wounded CWO Novosel. He momentarily lost control of the aircraft, but quickly recovered and departed under the withering enemy fire. In all, 15 extremely hazardous extractions were performed in order to remove wounded personnel. As a direct result of his selfless conduct, the lives of 29 soldiers were saved. The extraordinary heroism displayed by CWO Novosel was an inspiration to his comrades in arms and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
  

Excerpts from his son's obituary
Michael Novosel Jr.

December 12, 2009
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

As an Army medical evacuation helicopter pilot, he and his father rescued more than 8,800 wounded soldiers from the jungles of Vietnam. His father, an Etna native, won the Medal of Honor for rescuing 29 soldiers in one day.

On Wednesday, Mr. Novosel received his father's Medal of Honor flag during a ceremony at his Shalimar, Fla., home. He had received numerous awards on behalf of Michael Novosel Sr., who died in 2006, including September's unveiling of a bust honoring him at Soldiers & Sailors Military Museum and Memorial in Oakland.

Mr. Novosel enlisted in the Army in 1968, trained to become a helicopter pilot and asked to serve in Vietnam alongside his father. His father was a pilot in World War II and the Korean War before re-enlisting with the Army to fly helicopters.

The father and son served together 10 months, including one week in 1970 when a helicopter piloted by Novosel went down and his father rescued him. A week later, the son returned the favor when his father's helicopter was shot down.

  
Bridge Dedication Ceremony
October 2, 2010

CWO Novosel bridge dedication ceremony

Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Novosel Memorial Bridge

  


WILLIAM R. PROM    Pittsburgh, PA

Rank and organization: Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, Company I, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein), FMF.
Place and date: Near An Hoa, Republic of Vietnam. 9 February 1969.
Entered service at: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Born: 17 November 1948, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a machinegun squad leader with Company I, in action against the enemy. While returning from a reconnaissance operation during Operation TAYLOR COMMON, 2 platoons of Company I came under an intense automatic weapons fire and grenade attack from a well concealed North Vietnamese Army force in fortified positions. The leading. element of the platoon was isolated and several marines were wounded. L/Cpl. Prom immediately assumed control of one of his machineguns and began to deliver return fire. Disregarding his safety he advanced to a position from which he could more effectively deliver covering fire while first aid was administered to the wounded men. Realizing that the enemy would have to be destroyed before the injured marines could be evacuated, L/Cpl. Prom again moved forward and delivered a heavy volume of fire with such accuracy that he was instrumental in routing the enemy, thus permitting his men to regroup and resume their march. Shortly thereafter, the platoon again came under heavy fire in which one man was critically wounded. Reacting instantly, L/Cpl. Prom moved forward to protect his injured comrade. Unable to continue his fire because of his severe wounds, he continued to advance to within a few yards to the enemy positions. There, standing in full view of the enemy, he accurately directed the fire of his support elements until he was mortally wounded. Inspired by his heroic actions, the marines launched an assault that destroyed the enemy. L/Cpl. Prom's indomitable courage, inspiring initiative and selfless devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
  

This page is dedicated to
all the men and women
who served in the
Vietnam War

In memory of:
LTC Raymond B. Penn, Jr.
Battalion Commander
7th Battalion, 15th Field Artillery

December 1, 1970
Fighting 15th

 

Comments

The largest percentage of these men are shown with "Pittsburgh" as their home of record, even though their homes were probably outside the Pittsburgh city limits. Most men with a mailing address of "Pittsburgh" and a ZIP-code with the first three digits of 152 _ _ were considered to be from Pittsburgh, even though their actual home could have been 10 miles outside the Pittsburgh city limits.

Please note: This web page includes only those military personnel who:
1) died in the war zone during the Vietnam War  and
2) listed a location in Allegheny County as their 'Home of Record' at that time.
Any corrections should be sent to the Post 764 webmaster
.

The Ross Street Memorial lists a different number of names than you will find here, due to a difference in parameters. Some discrepancies relate to what county a city or town is actually located in, and when the casualty occurred. Some towns have confusing names... for example, there are two Leechburgs close to Pittsburgh, one inside Allegheny County and the other just north in Armstrong County. 

Our research indicates Stowe is outside of Philadelphia, not the local Stowe Rocks. Also, there is no Allegheny, but there is an Allegheny Acres in Allegheny County. You get the idea.... it is very difficult, if not impossible, to create an accurate list. Even though the war ended almost 30 years ago, this history is still being recorded.
   

3 names on the Ross Street memorial that we don't have listed above

12 names we have listed above that don't appear in the 412 names on Ross Street

PITTSBURGH BLYTHEDALE

Thomas Calvert Finn (died 1999)

Dennis Joseph Lorenzini

STOWE (near Philadelphia) CLAIRTON
Ronald M. Neuman

Frederick Paul Gillen

Robert Joseph Nevel

GLENSHAW
  Milton Solomon

 

HEIDELBERG

 

David Allen Trinkala

 

LEECHBURG

 

George Michael Labanish

 

Robert Dewayne Patterson

 

LEETSDALE

 

Bruce Gregory Greene

 

LINCOLN

 

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