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Pfc. Bryant Womack

Date of Award: January 12, 1953
Conflict: Korean War
Branch: U.S. Army

Pfc. Bryant Womack portraitWomack and his company, the 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division near Sokso-ri, were overwhelmed with a barrage of enemy fire while on combat patrol on March 12, 1952. As the only medic for his regiment, Womack fearlessly tended to the wounded amid the intense fighting; however he lost his arm as a result of a mortar attack during the battle. Never slowing down, Womack refused treatment and continued to direct other troops how to care for and move the wounded to safety. He later died as a result of his immense blood loss.

Womack was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his dedication to service and going above and beyond the call of duty. In recognition of Pfc. Bryant Womack, the Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg was dedicated in his name in 1958.

Citation: “The last man to withdraw, he walked until he collapsed from loss of blood, and died a few minutes later while being carried by his comrades. The extraordinary heroism, outstanding courage, and unswerving devotion to his duties displayed by Pfc. Womack reflect the utmost distinction upon himself and uphold the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.”

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