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Edward A. DeVore, Jr.

 
 
Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Marker-Front image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
1. Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Marker-Front
Inscription.
Front
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.

Back
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

Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Marker-Back image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
2. Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Marker-Back
the enemy positions, a squad was sent forward to retrieve their fallen comrades. Intense enemy frontal and enfilading automatic weapons fire pinned down this element in the kill zone. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Sp4c. DeVore assaulted the enemy positions. Hit in the shoulder and knocked down about 35 meters short of his objectives, Sp4c. DeVore, ignoring his pain and the warnings of his fellow soldiers, jumped to his feet and continued his assault under intense hostile fire. Although mortally wounded during this advance, he continued to place highly accurate suppressive fire upon the entrenched insurgents. By drawing the enemy fire upon himself, Sp4c. DeVore enabled the trapped squad to rejoin the platoon in safety. Sp4c. DeVore's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty in close combat were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 39th Infantry, and the U.S. Army.
 
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
Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Marker-Distant shot image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
3. Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Marker-Distant shot
in the Ocean View Section, Lot 513H. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27501 South Western Ave (cemetery entrance), Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275, United States of America.
 
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. 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); U.S.S. Los Angeles (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
4. Edward A. DeVore, Jr. Grave Marker
He is buried in Green Hills Memorial Park in the Ocean Section, Lot 513H.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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