Biography

Hulsey, Thomas J. [Sgt SS A25thAAAB]

Hulsey, Thomas J. (posthumous)

25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 286 - 3 November 1950

Award of the Silver Star (posthumous).  By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 9 July 1918 (WD Bul 43 1918) and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, the Silver Star for gallantry in action is posthumously awarded to the following enlisted man:

Sergeant Thomas J. Hulsey, RA44212041, Artillery, Battery A, 25th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion, United States Army. On 6 September 1950 when his battery near Chiriwon-ni, Korea was attacked by a numerically superior hostile force, Sergeant Hulsey remained in his exposed position on top of a M-16 multiple gun despite the intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire directed at the position, he continued to direct the fire of his men until mortally wounded.  By his calm and courageous leadership, he was instrumental in repelling the attack. Sergeant Hulsey's gallant action reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Mississippi.