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Cambridge in Washington County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert, III

B-1-7
United States Marine Corps

 

Medal of Honor

 
Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 20, 2019
1. Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert III Marker
Inscription.  For conspicuous gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as squad leader in the 1st Marine Division in action in Korea 12 September, 1951 with his company pinned down under murderous fire, Sergeant Mausert left his covered position and ran through a fire-swept area to bring two critically wounded Marines to safety. Refusing evacuation despite a head wound sustained during the rescue, and his company ordered into the assault; he took the point and led his men in a furious charge against a series of bunkers. Knocked to the ground, he regained his feet, personally silencing one machine gun and leading his men in eliminating several more emplacements in the area. Reorganizing his unit for the fight to the final objective, Sergeant Mausert boldly advanced alone into the face of machine gun fire. Again severly wounded, he still refused aid and continued the assault. He destroyed another machine gun before being mortally wounded by a hail of fire. Sergeant Mausert, by his great personal valor and extraordinary heroism, inspired his men to secure the objective. His unyielding courage reflects the highest credit
Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 20, 2019
2. Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert III Marker
upon himself and the United States Naval Service. He gave his life gallantly for his country.

Presented to the Village of Cambridge, New York by the 1st Marine Division Association, May 25, 1991.
 
Erected 1991 by The 1st Marine Division Association.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 43° 1.681′ N, 73° 23.034′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, New York, in Washington County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Main Street (New York State Route 372) and Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Marker is in the War Memorials in front of the library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 W Main St, Cambridge NY 12816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cambridge War Memorials (here, next to this marker); Old White Church Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Continental Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Great Northern War Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Church in Cambridge Patent (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Turnpike (approx. 0.9 miles away); Checkered House
Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert III MOH Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 1, 1999
3. Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert III MOH Grave Marker
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Section 12, Site 5559. The grave GPS coordinates are N38.8771 W77.0674
(approx. 2 miles away); Site of Skirmish (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Regarding Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert, III. Sgt. Mausert was killed at the the Battle of the Punchbowl in Korea. It was an operation meant to straighten and shorten U.N. lines after movement creased in the Korean War. He was 31 years old.

The citation on the marker is considerably abridged from the actual citation.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sgt. Frederick Mausert. (Submitted on April 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Battle of the Punchbowl. (Submitted on April 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, April 20, 2019
4. Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert III Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   3. submitted on April 25, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on April 21, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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