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First Name: Joseph

Last Name: Brady

Birthplace: Oakdale, LA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Ponder, TX
Middle Name: Clinton

Date of Birth: 30 August 1932

Date of Death: 13 December 1965

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Joseph Clinton Brady

•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)
•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Joseph Clinton Brady

Private 1st Class, U. S. Army

Navy Cross

Commanding General, 1st Marine Division: Serial 1180 (January 12, 1953)
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Hospital Corpsman Joseph Clinton Brady (NSN: 2289691), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as a Corpsman attached to the FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in the Republic of Korea on 13 September 1952. Hospitalman Brady displayed unparalleled courage and devotion to his fellow men. He accompanied a patrol forward of the main line of resistance to a position where they established a combat outpost. Shortly after their arrival, the outpost was attacked on several sides by enemy ground forces. Although painfully wounded early in the action, he disregarded his personal safety and moved about administering aid to the wounded men. Exposing himself to the intense fire, he crawled forward and dragged a wounded Marine to a position of comparative safety and treated him. During this act, he received a second wound but in an effort to protect the man whom he was treating, he disregarded his personal comfort, picked up a sub machinegun and delivered accurate, killing fire on the approaching enemy. He succeeded in killing al least four of the hostile troops and repelled the assault in that sector. Later, after all other casualties had been evacuated, he permitted himself to be removed to the rear. Hospitalman Brady's heroic actions and calmness under fire served as an inspiration to all who observed him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Joseph Brady served in the Marine, Navy and Air Force before going to Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Army. He died of Malaria on December 13, 1965, while serving in Vietnam.

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Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 235992   Created by: MHOH




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