Lawrence Stewart

Korean War
Service #52071947
RankPrivate, U.S. Army
UnitI CO 31 INF 7 DIV
Place of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of DeathJune 3, 1951

Private Stewart was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On June 3, 1951, he was crossing the Pukhong-Gang River near Chichun-ni, North Korea when the boat capsized in the swift current and he drowned.

National Defense Service Medal

The National Defense Service Medal was established by Executive Order on 22 April 1953, as amended on 11 January 1966, 18 October 1991 and 28 March 2003. It is awarded for honorable active service in the United States Armed Forces for any period between 27 June 1950 and 27 July 1954, 1 January 1961 and 14 August 1974, 2 August 1990 and 30 November 1995 or 11 September 2001 through a date to be determined. Broadly recognizing honorable active service during a period of national emergency, the award does not apply to members of the National Guard or Reserve temporarily on duty for training only, temporary duty on boards or commissions, or temporary duty to take a physical examination.

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation has been awarded by the Republic of Korea to those United States military units and those units of other nations who fought as their allies during the Korean War (1950 - 1953). The award has also been authorized to other units of the United States Army that served in Korea between 1950 and 1954. An individual can only wear one such award, even if he or she served in multiple units.

Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The Republic of Korea War Service Medal was established by the Republic of Korea and offered to United States Armed Forces on 15 November 1951. It was accepted by the United States Department of Defense on 20 August 1999. It is awarded to veterans of the United States Armed Forces who served in Korea and its adjacent waters between 25 June 1950 and 27 July 1953. The service must have been as a result of permanent assignment, while on temporary duty for 30 consecutive or 60 nonconsecutive days, or while aircraft crew members in flight participating in combat operations or in support of combat operations.

Combat Infantryman Badge

The Combat Infantryman Badge was approved by the Secretary of the Army on 7 October 1943, and guidance with respect it amended on 8 February 1952, 1 December 1967, 11 February 2005 and 24 June 2008. It is awarded to infantrymen (infantry or Special Forces military occupational specialties) who since 6 December 1941, while assigned to an infantry unit of brigade size or less, have actively participated in ground combat in which their unit has been engaged. The infantryman must have been personally present, under hostile fire, serving in an assigned infantry or Special Forces duty, and must have fulfilled that duty satisfactorily. Service members of other U.S. Armed Forces or foreign forces assigned or attached to a U.S. infantry unit and fulfilling these requirements may be eligible.

Private Stewart was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, the National Defense Service Medal. the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.