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Fred B. Stevenson: Bronze Star Medal for Valor in WWII
The late Fred B. Stevenson was born in Ardmore, Tennessee but lived the majority of his life in Huntsville, Alabama until his passing in the summer of 2010.
He served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and later served in Korea during the Korean War as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.
Fred was a community and church leader having started the first community watch program in Huntsville and he served as a Deacon in his local church. Fred was an avid angler and was known for his custom rod and fly making talents.
Among his numerous awards, Fred received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the South-Eastern Council, Federation of Fly Fishers. From February to April 1945, then Sergeant Fred B. Stevenson distinguished himself by heroic conduct while serving behind enemy lines on Luzon in the Philippine Islands. Although under frequent enemy fire, he maintained radio communications between the air and assault forces and was solely responsible for directing close air support missions against enemy forces. For his heroic actions, Fred B. Stevenson was award the Bronze Star Medal.
His daughter Patty Baldwin, accepted the induction into the Hall of Heroes on his behalf.