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First Name: Jerome

Last Name: Sudut

Birthplace: Wausau, WI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: WI
Middle Name: Aubrey

Date of Birth: 20 October 1930

Date of Death: 12 September 1951

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Years Served: 1946 - 1951
Jerome Aubrey Sudut

•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Jerome Aubrey Sudut
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Medal of Honor Recipient
Korean War

Jerome Aubrey Sudut was born on 20 October 1930, at Wausau, WI. He was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 12 September 1951.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company B, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division

Place and date: Near Kumhwa, Korea, 12 September 1951

Entered service at: Wisconsin

G.O. No.: 31, 21 March 1952


2d Lt. Sudut distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. His platoon, attacking heavily fortified and strategically located hostile emplacements, had been stopped by intense fire from a large bunker containing several firing posts. Armed with submachinegun, pistol, and grenades, 2d Lt. Sudut charged the emplacement alone through vicious hostile fire, killing 3 of the occupants and dispersing the remainder. Painfully wounded, he returned to reorganize his platoon, refused evacuation and led his men in a renewed attack. The enemy had returned to the bunker by means of connecting trenches from other emplacements and the platoon was again halted by devastating fire. Accompanied by an automatic-rifleman 2d Lt. Sudut again charged into close-range fire to eliminate the position. When the rifleman was wounded, 2d Lt. Sudut seized his weapon and continued alone, killing 3 of the 4 remaining occupants. Though mortally wounded and his ammunition exhausted, he jumped into the emplacement and killed the remaining enemy soldier with his trench knife. His single-handed assaults so inspired his comrades that they continued the attack and drove the enemy from the hill, securing the objective. 2d Lt. Sudut's consummate fighting spirit, outstanding leadership, and gallant self-sacrifice are in keeping with the finest traditions of the infantry and the U.S. Army.

Other Medals

In addition to the Medal of Honor, Sudut was awarded the Purple Heart.

Death and Burial

Second Lieutenant Jerome Aubrey Sudut was killed in action on 12 September 1951. He is buried at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau, Marathon County, WI.

Honoree ID: 1244   Created by: MHOH




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