Donald Raymond Moyer
Born April 15, 1930 Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Service Number 16263096
Killed in Action
Died May 20, 1951 in Korea Sergeant First Class Moyer was an assistant platoon leader with Company E, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded in South Korea on January 3, 1951 and returned to duty on March 21, 1951. On May 20, 1951, his platoon attacked a well fortified enemy position near Seoul, South Korea. When the attack bogged down, he rushed to the head of the platoon and assumed command. As he reached the top of the hill, an enemy grenade fell in their midst. He unhesitatingly fell on the grenade to protect his comrades. For his leadership and great valor, SFC Moyer was awarded the Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
Source: Korean War Honor Roll, American Battle Monuments Commission