Recipient Detail



Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company G
Division: 21st U.S. Infantry
Born: October 18, 1928, Lamar, MO
Departed: Yes (04/20/2006)
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Date of Issue: 03/18/2014
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Place / Date: October 19, 1951, Kumson, Korea


Weinstein is being recognized for his exceptionally valorous actions on Oct. 19, 1951, in the vicinity of Kumson, Korea, when his platoon came under enemy attack. He volunteered to stay back and provide cover while his men withdrew from their positions. Weinstein killed six enemy combatants and, after running out of ammunition, used enemy grenades around him to keep the enemy forces back. Weinstein held his position until friendly forces moved back in and pushed the enemy back.