Fred B. Stevens Sr.
Rank: Sergeant First Class
War or Conflict: Korean War
Years of Service: 4
Sgt. First Class Fred Stevens was wounded in action in Korea in October of 1951. He was leading his squad up a hill when a mortar shell exploded behind him. Eleven pieces of shrapnel were embedded in his back - one remains there to this day. He received the Purple Heart for his wounds. Now 86, he suffers from Alzheimer's. His recent memory is gone, but he still remembers his time in the Army and Korea.
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