Private first class Bryant Homer Womack was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950 and sent to Korea with the Medical Company of the 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
During a firefight on March 12, 1952, near Sokso-ri, his unit began taking heavy casualties. In an act of selfless bravery, Womack aided and treated wounded Soldiers, taking on enemy fire. Even after he was wounded he refused medical treatment and continued to give aid to others. He was the last soldier to withdraw from the engagement and ultimately died from his injuries.
He was posthumously issued the Medal of Honor on Jan. 12, 1953. His Medal of Honor citation states:
Pfc. Womack distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. Pfc. Womack was the only medical aid man attached to a night combat patrol when sudden contact with a numerically superior enemy produced numerous casualties. Pfc. Womack went immediately to their aid, although this necessitated exposing himself to a devastating hail of enemy fire, during which he was seriously wounded. Refusing medical aid for himself, he continued moving among his comrades to administer aid. While he was aiding 1 man, he was again struck by enemy mortar fire, this time suffering the loss of his right arm. Although he knew the consequences should immediate aid not be administered, he still refused aid and insisted that all efforts be made for the benefit of others that were wounded. Although unable to perform the task himself, he remained on the scene and directed others in first aid techniques. The last man to withdraw, he walked until he collapsed from loss of blood, and died a few minutes later while being carried by his comrades. The extraordinary heroism, outstanding courage, and unswerving devotion to his duties displayed by Pfc. Womack reflect the utmost distinction upon himself and uphold the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.