The President of the United States,
in the name of The Congress takes pride in presenting
the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to:
STAFF SERGEANT WILLIAM E. SHUCK, JR.
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
for service as set forth in the following
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Squad Leader of Company G,
Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced) in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 3 July 1952. When his
platoon was subjected to a devastating barrage of enemy small-arms, grenade, artillery and mortar fire during an assault against strongly fortified
hill positions well forward to the main line of resistance, Staff Sergeant Shuck although painfully wounded, refused medical attention and continued
to lead his machine-gun squad in the attack. Unhesitatingly assuming command of a rifle squad when the leader became a casualty, he skillfully
organized the two squads into an attacking force and led two more daring assaults upon the hostile positions. Wounded a second time, he
steadfastly refused evacuation and remained in the foremost position under heavy fire until assured that all dead and wounded were evacuated.
Mortally wounded by and enemy sniper bullet while voluntarily assisting in the removal of the last casualty, Staff Sergeant Shuck, by his fortitude
and great personal valor in the face of overwhelming odd, served to inspire all who observed him. His unyielding courage throughout reflects the
highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
/S/DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER