Frederick W. Mausert III
Sergeant, United States Marine Corps
|Awarded the Medal
of Honor for sacrificing his life in repated acts of heroism during
the Korean Conflict. The nation's highest decoration for valior was awarded
to the youthful Marine for extraordinary heroism on September 12, 1951
at Songnap-yong, Korea, where he was killed-in-action while leading an
assault on enemy positions. He was the 20th Marine to receive the Medal
while serving in Korea.
Born on May 2, 1930 at Cambridge, New York, he lived in Dresher, Pennsylvania, before enlisting in the Marine Corps, June 21, 1948. Following recruit training at Parris island, South Carolina, he was stationed at Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, before going to Korea, where he participated in campaigns in South and Central Korea.
In addition to the Medal of Honor, he was awarded the Purple Heart, a gold star in lieu of a second Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the Korean Service Medal with one gold star, and the United Nations Service Medal. He was a Sergeant with Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division at the time of his death.
He was subsequently buried in Section 12 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Photo Courtesy of the United States Marine Corps
Photo Courtesy of the Home of Heroes
MAUSERT, FREDERICK W., III
Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.) Place and date: Songnap-yong, Korea, 12 September 1951. Entered service at: Dresher, Pennsylvania. Born: 2 May 1930, Cambridge, New York.
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life
above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a squad leader in Company
B, in action against enemy aggressor forces. With his company pinned down
and suffering heavy
MAUSERT, FREDERICK WILLIAM III
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/02/1931
DATE OF DEATH: 09/12/1951
DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/03/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 12 SITE 5559
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins
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