Edward A. DeVore, Jr.
Medal of Honor Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Specialist Four, United States Army, June 15, 1947-March 18, 1968. Dedicated to the memory and honor of Specialist DeVore and all who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our Country.
The President of the United States of America, authorized by act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of The Congress the Medal of Honor posthumously to Specialist Four Edward A. DeVore, Jr. United States Army: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. DeVore, distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on the afternoon of 17 March 1968, while serving as a machine gunner with Company B, on a reconnaissance-in-force mission approximately 5 kilometers south of Saigon. Sp4c. DeVore's platoon, the company's lead element, abruptly came under intense fire from automatic weapons, Claymore mines, rockets and grenades from well-concealed bunkers in a nipa palm swamp. One man was killed and 3 wounded about 20 meters from the bunker complex. Sp4c. DeVore raced through a hail of fire to provide a base of fire with his machine gun, enabling the point element to move the wounded back to friendly lines. After supporting artillery, gunships and air strikes had been employed on the enemy positions,
Erected 1990 by Green Hills Memorial Park.
Location. 33° 46.384′ N, 118° 18.704′ W. Marker is in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Memorial Terrace Drive. Touch for map. The monument is located in Green Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. Edward A DeVore, Jr is buried there in the Ocean View
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brian "Cody" Prosser (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); S.S. Catalina (was approx. 2.7 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); S.S. Lane Victory (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Warner Grand Theatre (approx. 2.8 miles away); Liberty Hill (approx. 2.9 miles away); USS Iowa (BB-61) (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fishing Industry Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Harry Bridges Memorial (approx. 3 miles away).
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
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