The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the

Silver Star Medal



United States Army

(Subsequently Hospitalman 2d Class in 1956 with 3/3)

"The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal Brent Chichester, United States Army, for gallantry in action as a member of the Medical Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, in action against an armed enemy on 26 November 1950 in the vicinity of Somin-dong, Korea. On that date he was attached as a Medical Aid Man to a heavy mortar company. The company's outposts on a hill position were attacked and the troops were forced to withdraw. Corporal Chichester voluntarily accompanied a squad which was sent to re-take the hill. Under intense hostile fire, he made his way up the hill three times to aid and evacuate the wounded. Later that night the defensive positions of the company and a supporting field artillery battery were attacked by a numerically superior enemy force. Again moving through the cover of enemy fire he rendered first aid to the wounded of both units. In order to evacuate the wounded he placed them in his jeep and proceeded to an aid station. With complete disregard for his personal safety he drove through an area which was constantly raked by hostile machine gun and small arms fire until he delivered all the wounded to the aid station. He continued his treatment of the wounded throughout the night until all of them had been evacuated. The gallantry and devotion to his comrades displayed by Corporal Chichester reflect the highest credit upon himself are in keeping with the fine traditions of the military service."