The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dale Duane Crow (RA17277738), Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division. Private Crow distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action against enemy aggressor forces in the vicinity of Sibi-ri, Korea, on 6 September 1950.
On this date, while participating in an attack against a strongly defended enemy position on Hill 285, Private Crow was seriously wounded. While his wound was being dressed by a comrade, an enemy grenade fell nearby. Without hesitation, and with no concern for his own life, Private Crow threw his body over that of his comrade, thereby receiving the full blast of the grenade, which took his life.
Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea:
General Orders No. 203 (December 20, 1950)
Home Town: Perkins, South Dakota