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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Korean War Medal of Honor Winner Passes Away

David Bleak
A Korean War medic who received the Medal of Honor for rescuing a comrade amid hand-to-hand combat in 1952, has died. David Bleak was 74.

According to Army records, Bleak was a 20-year-old sergeant in a medical company when he volunteered to go with a reconnaissance patrol.
The Army's description of his actions said Bleak killed two of the enemy with his bare hands and a third with his trench knife, and then shielded a comrade from the impact of a grenade.
Another hero gone. God rest his soul.