Donn F. Porter

Korean War
Service #13376470
RankSergeant U.S. Army
Date of DeathSeptember 7 1952
Combat Infantryman Badge
Korean Service Medal
Medal of Honor (Army)
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
For his leadership and great valor, Sergeant Porter was awarded the Medal of Honor, 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 Porter was a member of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. On September 7, 1952, while manning an outpost near Mundung-ri, North Korea, two enemy platoons attacked his outpost killing two of his three man crew. He remained and fought valiantly, killing 15 enemy soldiers and dispersing the rest. As the enemy made a second attack, he jumped from his position with bayonet fixed, fought the enemy hand to hand killing 6 and routed the rest. When he returned to his position, he was killed by enemy artillery fire.