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is honored on Panel 45E, Line 20 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 5/10/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 Edward De Vore,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman and the Medal of Honor. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Medal of Honor

    Posted on 3/18/17 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Edward Allen Devore , Jr.
    Date of birth: June 15, 1947
    Date of death: DOW March 18, 1968
    Burial location: San Pedro, California
    Place of Birth: California, Torrance
    Home of record: Harbor City California
    Status: KIA


    Medal of Honor

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class Edward Allen Devore, Jr. (ASN: 56708983), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a machine gunner with Company B, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy aggressor forces in the Republic of Vietnam, on 17 March 1968, on a reconnaissance-in-force mission approximately five kilometers south of Saigon. Specialist Fourth Class DeVore's platoon, the company's lead element, abruptly came under intense fire from automatic weapons, Claymore mines, rockets and grenades from well-concealed bunkers in a nipa palm swamp. One man was killed and three wounded about 20 meters from the bunker complex. Specialist Fourth Class DeVore raced through a hail of fire to provide a base of fire with his machinegun, enabling the point element to move the wounded back to friendly lines. After supporting artillery, gunships and air strikes had been employed on the enemy positions, a squad was sent forward to retrieve their fallen comrades. Intense enemy frontal and enfilading automatic weapons fire pinned down this element in the kill zone. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Specialist Fourth Class DeVore assaulted the enemy positions. Hit in the shoulder and knocked down about 35 meters short of his objectives, Specialist Fourth Class DeVore, ignoring his pain and the warnings of his fellow soldiers, jumped to his feet and continued his assault under intense hostile fire. Although mortally wounded during this advance, he continued to place highly accurate suppressive fire upon the entrenched insurgents. By drawing the enemy fire upon himself, Specialist Fourth Class DeVore enabled the trapped squad to rejoin the platoon in safety. Specialist Fourth Class DeVore's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty in close combat were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 39th Infantry, and the United States Army.

    General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 16 (April 23, 1970)

    Action Date: March 17, 1968

    Service: Army

    Rank: Specialist Fourth Class

    Company: Company B

    Battalion: 4th Battalion

    Regiment: 39th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 9th Infantry Division
  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 3/8/16 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Ed.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/21/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Edward Allen De Vore Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/5/11 - by Robert Sage
    Ed is buried at Green Hills Memorial Park, San Pedro,CA. MOH PH
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