The 24th Infantry Division Association

Founded August 1945 on a Philippine Island beach



Rank/Organization: Sergeant, Company G, 21st Infantry Regiment.

Place and date: Near Kumsong, Korea, 19 October 1951 

October 18, 1928 Lamar, Missouri Died April 20, 2006 (aged 77)

Medal of Honor Citation
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by
act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (posthumously) to:
JACK WEINSTEIN, United States Army
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:
Sergeant Jack Weinstein distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the
call of duty while leading 1st Platoon, Company G, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division in
Kumsong, Korea on October 19, 1951. That afternoon, thirty enemy troops counterattacked Sergeant
Weinstein’s platoon. Most of the platoon’s members had been wounded in the previous action and
withdrew under the heavy fire. Sergeant Weinstein, however, remained in his position and continued to
fight off the onrushing enemy, killing at least six with his M-1 rifle before running out of ammunition.
Although under extremely heavy enemy fire, Sergeant Weinstein refused to withdraw and continued
fighting by throwing enemy hand grenades found lying near his position. He again halted the enemy’s
progress and inflicted numerous casualties. Alone and unaided, he held the ground which his platoon
had fought tenaciously to take and held out against overwhelming odds until another platoon was able
to relieve him and drive back the enemy. Sergeant Weinstein’s leg had been broken by an enemy
grenade and old wounds suffered in previous battles had reopened, but he refused to withdraw and
successfully bought time for his wounded comrades to reach friendly lines. Sergeant Weinstein’s
extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the
highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United
States Army.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Weinstein_(Medal_of_Honor)