William R. Jecelin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


William R. Jecelin

United States Army Medal of Honor recipient

Date of Birth: 26-May-1930

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Date of Death: 19-Sep-1950

Profession: military personnel

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About William R. Jecelin

  • William R.
  • Jecelin (May 6, 1930 – September 19, 1950) was a soldier in the United States Army who posthumously received the United States military's highest decoration for bravery, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Korean War.
  • He was born and joined the Army from Baltimore, Maryland and was sent as a Sergeant to fight in the Korean War.
  • While there he was fighting with Company C, 35th Infantry Regiment during the Pusan Perimeter Offensive when a grenade was thrown at them Jecelin sacrificed himself to save the other soldiers in his unit.
  • He covered the grenade with his body and was killed.
  • His body was returned to the US and buried in his hometown of Baltimore.

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