|Unit||L CO 8 REGT 1 CAV DIV|
|Rank||Sergeant U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||November 2 1950|
Courts of the Missing
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Sergeant Espey was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Sergeant Espey was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was declared as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 2, 1950 and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His remains were recovered on November 30, 1993 and identified on November 13, 2008. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.