All told and known there have been 51 members of the U.S. Medical Corps who
have won our nations greatest military honor, the Congressional Medal of Honor.  
During Vietnam this organizations members were honored 16 times.
          VIETNAM

Sgt. Gary B. Beikirch
Cpl Thompas W Bennett*
Maj Patrick H Brady
Sp/4 Donald W Evan, Jr.*
Spo/5 Charles C Hagemeister
Sp/5 Lawrence Joel
Pfc Kenneth M Kays
Sp/4 Joseph G LaPointe, Jr*
Sp/4 Thomas J McMahon*
Sp/5 Edgar L McWethy, Jr.*
Pfc James H Monroe*
CWO Michael J Novosel
Sp/4 Alfred V Rascon
WO1 Louis R Rocco
Sp/5 Clarence E Sasser
Pfc Daniel J Shea*
Pfc David F Winder*
* Posthumous Award
Sp/5 Clarence Sasser, HHC, 3/60th Infantry,
9th Infantry Division
Ding Tuong Province, RVN, 10 January 1968
CITATION:

For conspicous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his own
life above and  beyond the call of duty.  Sp/5 Sasser distinguished
himself while assigned to HHC,    3/60th Infantry.  He was serving as
a medical aidman with Company A, 3rd Battalion,  on a
reconnaissance in force operation.  His company was making an air
assault when suddenly it was taken under heavy small arms,
recoilless rifle, machinegun and rocket fire from well fortified enemy
positions on 3 sides of the landing zone.  During the first few minutes,
over 30 casualties were sustained.  Without hesitation, Sp/5 Sasser
ran across an open rice paddy through a hail of fire to assist the
wounded.  After helping 1 man to safety, was painfully wounded in the
left shoulder by fragments of an exploding rocket.  Refusing medical
attention, he ran through a barrage of rocket and automatic weapons
fire to aid casualties of the initial attack and, after giving them
urgently needed treatment, continued to search for other wounded.
Despite 2 additional wounds immobilizing his legs, he dragged himself
through the mud toward another soldier 100 meters away.  Although
in agonizing pain and faint from loss of blood, Sp/5 Sasser reached the
man, treated him, and proceeded on to encourage another group of
soldiers to crawl 200 meters to relative safety.  There he attended
their wounds for 5 hours until they were evacuated.  Sp/5 Sasser's
extraordinary heroism is in keeping with the highest traditions of the
military service and reflects great credit upon hiself, his unit, and the
U. S. Army.
May 14,2004, Ft. Sam Houston, TX.
I had the honor to meet and speak with this medic hero.  Clarence is a very
down-to-earth, tell it like it is, kind of gentleman who was gracious enough to
spend a few moments with me.   He is one of my heroes.
DOC PARDUE'S
RICE PADDY STEW & SAIGON TEA
U.S. ARMY MEDICAL PERSONNEL
RECEIVING THE MEDAL OF HONOR