Biography

Porubsey, Sylvester [1stLt SS1 A27thIR]

Porubsey, Sylvester (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) (posthumous)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 252 - 28 October 1950

First Lieutenant Sylvester Porubsey, 01313302, Infantry, Company A, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  While leading his platoon to attack and seize an important ridge and hill in the vicinity of Haman, Korea on 6 September 1950 First Lieutenant Porubsky deployed and led his men across an open rice paddy to the base of the hill.  As the platoon moved up the hill, Lieutenant Porubsky ranged back and forth in front of his men selecting approaches to the enemy despite the intense volume of enemy small arms and machine gun fire.  Upon reaching the top of the hill Lieutenant Porubsey was mortally wounded while emplacing his squads.  Lieutenant Porubsey's  heroic leadership reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Kansas.