The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
*WOMACK, BRYANT E.
Rank and organization: Private First
Class, U.S. Army, Medical Company, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Place
and date: Near Sokso-ri, Korea, 12 March 1952. Entered service at: Mill
Springs, N.C. Birth: Mill Springs, N.C. G.O. No.: 5, 12 January 1953.
Pfc. Womack distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of
duty in action against the enemy. Pfc. Womack was the only medical aid man attached to a
night combat patrol when sudden contact with a numerically superior enemy produced
numerous casualties. Pfc. Womack went immediately to their aid, although this necessitated
exposing himself to a devastating hail of enemy fire, during which he was seriously
wounded. Refusing medical aid for himself, he continued moving among his comrades to
administer aid. While he was aiding 1 man, he was again struck by enemy mortar fire, this
time suffering the loss of his right arm. Although he knew the consequences should
immediate aid not be administered, he still refused aid and insisted that all efforts be
made for the benefit of others that were wounded. Although unable to perform the task
himself, he remained on the scene and directed others in first aid techniques. The last
man to withdraw, he walked until he collapsed from loss of blood, and died a few minutes
later while being carried by his comrades. The extraordinary heroism, outstanding courage,
and unswerving devotion to his duties displayed by Pfc. Womack reflect the utmost
distinction upon himself and uphold the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.