Dale E. Wayrynen
Specialist Fourth Class Dale Eugene Wayrynen served in the Army for Company B, a member of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, and the 101st Airborne Division. Wayrynen was awarded the Medal of Honor on October 27, 1969 posthumously. Where on May 18, 1967 he demonstrated outstanding bravery, courage, and self-sacrifice. As while on a rescue mission near Duc Pho, Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam, his unit was ambushed by enemy soldiers, and while dragging a fellow wounded soldier, Wayrynen suddenly thrust himself onto a live grenade to save the lives of his fellow men.
May 18, 1967