Twelfth Generation


394. Arnold Lee Sardeson was born on 1 May 1928. He died on 1 May 1953 in Korea. He has reference number REFN-1754. SARDESON, ARNOLD L.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Company
Date of Action: May 1, 1953
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to Private Arnold Sardeson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving as a member of a medical company on May 1, 1953, in the vicinity of Mandae-ri, Korea. On the night of May 1, 1953, Private Sardeson was aid man for a United Nations patrol that was forced to withdraw under an intense enemy mortar and artillery barrage. Upon hearing the cries of men wounded in the action, he voluntarily left his bunker and went to their aid. He treated one man and carried him back to the main line. With no thought of his own safety, Private Sardeson returned to forward area, treated a second comrade, and evacuated him to the rear. Noticing a wounded Korean soldier lying completely exposed to the enemy barrage, Private Sardeson again braved the heavy incoming fire and ran to his assistance. While treating the third United Nations soldier Private Sardeson was killed instantly by an enemy mortar round. Through his courageous self-sacrifice and unflinching devotion to duty, he personally saved the lives of two comrades.
HQ Eighth US Army; General Orders No. 900 (October 1, 1953)
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa

Arnold Lee Sardeson and Marianna Katzenberger were married in 1950 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA. Marianna Katzenberger has reference number REFN-1683.

Arnold Lee Sardeson-1754 and Marianna Katzenberger-1683 had the following children:

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Hope Sardeson was born on 5 October 1950 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA. She died on 5 October 1950 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, USA. She has reference number REFN-1758.

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Beverley Lynn Sardeson was born on 11 September 1951. She died on 13 September 1951. She has reference number REFN-1759.