DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY|
HEADQUARTERS, 25TH INFANRY DIVISION
APO San Francisco 96225
4 October 1968
AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR
1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.
SHOFIELD, ALFRED V. O5346343 (SSAN: 010-36-0732)
First Lieutenant Infantry United States Army
Company C, 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry, 25th Infantry Division
Awarded: Silver Star
Date Action: 16 September 1968
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For gallantry in action:
First Lieutenant Schofield distinguished himself by heroic actions on 16 September 1968, while serving as a platoon leader with Company C, 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry in the Republic of Vietnam. His unit was escorting a convoy on a road security mission when they came under heavy enemy fire. The lead vehicle was disabled and Lieutenant Schofield's armored personnel carrier was trapped in the killing zone. The initial burst of enemy fire killed or wounded several members of his platoon. Hearing a plea from one of the wounded men, Lieutenant Schofield, with complete disregard for his personal safety, braved the devastating enemy fire as he treated the ailing man. While carrying his comrades to the rear Lieutenant Schofield was fatally wounded by an enemy rocket. His valorous actions were responsible for saving several lives and the successful completion of the mission. Lieutenant Schofield's personal bravery, aggressiveness, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Authority: By direction of the President under the provisions of an Act of Congress approved 9 July 1918, and USARV message 16695, 1 July 1966.
FOR THE COMMANDER:
GORDON SUMNER JR.
Chief of Staff
W. F. FAUGHT