Captain

Frederick F. Henry

Army
Inducted 2013


Medal of Honor Recipient

Medal of Honor Recipient

Frederick F. Henry

First Lieutenant Frederick F. Henry U. S. Army was born in Vian, Oklahoma 23 September 1919. He enlisted into the U. S. Army from Clinton, Oklahoma 16 September 1940. He served in World War II and the Korea war. On September 1950 he was serving in Korea as a First Lieutenant Platoon Leader in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. On that day, near Andong, Korea, his platoon was attacked by a numerically superior enemy force.

Although severely wounded he ordered the platoon's withdrawal and despite his wound and complete disregard for his safety, remained behind to cover the movement. When last seen he was single-handedly firing all available weapons so effectively that he caused 50 enemy casualties. His ammunition was soon expended and his position overrun. For his acts of intrepidity and gallantry in action his unit was able throw back the enemy attack. He was posthumously promoted to Captain and awarded the Medal of Honor, two Bronze Star Medals and two Purple Hearts.