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Pvt. Michael A. Dworshak - Fallen

Silver Star
Flasher, ND
County: Morton
Korea - Fallen
Date of Loss: July 25, 1950
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Company B, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division

Seeing an enemy machine gun nest to the rear, Private Dworshak, displaying great presence of mind, swung his automatic rifle around and, at the same time, shoved one man off the tank to keep him from getting hit by the machine gun's fire. With utter disregard for his life, Private Dworshak stood fully exposed and exchanged fire with the enemy machine gun until he killed every enemy crewman manning the machine gun. 

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Michael A. Dworshak (ASN: RA-37548030), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as a member of Company B, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, in action against the enemy on 24 July 1950 near Yongdong, Korea. Private Dworshak was one of a group of men riding on tanks which were going forward into intense enemy mortar and small arms fire to break up a roadblock. Seeing an enemy machine gun nest to the rear, Private Dworshak, displaying great presence of mind, swung his automatic rifle around and, at the same time, shoved one man off the tank to keep him from getting hit by the machine gun's fire. With utter disregard for his life, Private Dworshak stood fully exposed and exchanged fire with the enemy machine gun until he killed every enemy crewman manning the machine gun. Private Dworshak's gallantry saved the lives of his comrades riding on top of the tanks and reflected great credit upon himself and the military service.

General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, General Orders No. 151 (November 11, 1950)

Burial:
Sunset Hills Cemetery 
Bozeman
Gallatin County
Montana, USA