Samuel J. Shepard
Korean War Soldier

Sergeant Samuel J. Shepard was inducted into the army in 1950. He was sent to Korea and fought in the 5th Regimental Combat Team, 24th Inf. Division. He received the Presidential Unit Citation. He received this for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy. He accomplished his mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions. He received a Korean Service Medal and the Korean Service United Nation Medal with 4 bronze fivepointed Service Stars representing participation in campaigns. He was in the tank division. He served in Korea for ten months and ten days. He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably dicharged from the army in 1952.
He will always be his families Hero.

Submitted by  Gail Black

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