Biography

Sager, Perry A. [Capt SS1 CO E23rdIR]

Sager, Perry A. (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 69

Captain Perry A. Sager, 01299477, Infantry, Army of the United States, Commanding Officer of Company E, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, displayed gallantry in action against an armed enemy on 5 September 1950 near Changnyong, Korea.  On the night of that date his company was suddenly subjected to a fierce enemy attack.  With complete disregard for his personal safety, Captain Sager left the company command post and dashed through the intense hostile fire to personally direct the fire of his men.  During the two hour assault he remained in an exposed position and, on one occasion, killed three of six enemy who were charging a machine gun position.  Throughout the engagement, he was a source of great inspiration to all of his men and his forceful leadership was a major factor in their ultimate success in repelling the enemy onslaught.  The gallantry and skilled leadership displayed by Captain Sager reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Virginia.