Charles William Kellison

Korean War
Service #16234515
RankSergeant U.S. Army
Date of DeathJuly 27 1951
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Silver Star
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
For his leadership and valor, Sergeant Kellison was awarded the Silver Star, 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 Kellison was an assistant platoon leader from Company B, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. On July 27, 1951, Company B was pinned down by enemy fire while attacking a hill near Taeusan, North Korea. He directed a squad to flank the enemy position, while he exposed himself to enemy fire divert attention to himself. He was fatally wounded but enabled Company B to achieve its objective.