Medal of Honor Citation

Sergeant Frederick W. Mausert III, 21, earned the Medal of Honor in Korea for sacrificing his life after repeated acts of heroism. The nation’s highest decoration for valor was awarded the young Marine for extraordinary heroism on 12 September 1951, at Songnap-yong, where he was killed while leading an assault on enemy positions. He was the 20th Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Korean conflict.

Frederick William Mausert, III was born 2 May 1930 in Cambridge, New York. He went to elementary school in Brooklyn, New York, but attended high school in Monson, Massachusetts, where he played baseball, track, and basketball. He lived in Dresher, Pennsylvania, before his enlistment in the Marine Corps on 21 June 1948. He was employed by Glenside Hardware, Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Following recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina, he was stationed at Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, before going to Korea, where he participated in campaigns in South and Central Korea.

In addition to the Medal of Honor, Sgt Mausert has been awarded the Purple Heart with a gold star in lieu of a second award, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal with one bronze star, and the United Nations Service Medal.

Korean War Medal of Honor

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