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FDNY American Legion Fire Dept. Post 930

Mark M. Wohlfeld Memorial Medal

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The Mark M. Wohlfeld Memorial Medal is awarded for valorous acts of bravery in the New York City Fire Department biennial by the FDNY American Legion Post 930. The medal is awarded on every odd year, first award in 1979 and the most current being awarded on June 7th, 2023 at FDNY Medal Day in Queens, NY.

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Mark M. Wohlfeld 

American Legion Fire Department Post 930/ Mark M. Wohlfeld Memorial Medal. Endowed by American Legion Post 930, this medal is in memory of Mark M . Wohlfeld, a lifelong member of the Fire Department Post, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Army Reserves and a retired FDNY Firefighter. The history of this intrepid warrior’s exploits is related graphically in the second and third issues of WNYF (1945). After his retirement from the FDNY, he continued to serve his country and his fellow man by working for the Veterans Administration . He died on May 24, 1978, and is interred in Arlington National Cemetery . The medal was first awarded in 1979.

FDNY ASSIGNMENTS:
- Engine Co. 34 / Fireman 1st Grade: 1940-1946
- Ladder Co. 7 / 3rd Division: 1948
- Detailed to Headquarters due to medical issues suffered in WW2, Philippines: 1949 
- Ladder Co. 129: 1953
- Fireman Mark M. Wohlfeld retired on August 16, 1953.

MILITARY ASSIGNEMENTS:
- U.S. Army Reserve, Cavalry Officer - Lieutenant
- Called into Active Service, Army Air Corps - Aerial Gunnery Instructor: April 1941
- 27th Bombardier Group, Army Air Corps - Administrative Officer - Lieutenant: 1 Nov 1941 to 8 Dec 1941 - Ft. Mickenly, Outskirt of Manila.

- 27th Bombardier Group, Army Air Corps - Tactical Officer - Lieutenant: 8 Dec 1941 - 12 Dec 1941 - Ft. Santiago, Manila.
- 27th Bombardier Group, Army Air Corps - Executive Officer - Captain: 12 Dec 1941 - 9 Apr 1942 - Philippines
- 2nd Provisional Infantry Battalion - Executive Officer - Captain:
 12 Dec 1941 - 9 Apr 1942 - Philippines
- Prisoner of War - Captain: 9 Apr 1942 - 27 Mar 1944 - Escaped from captivity - Davao Penal Colony - Japanese Military Prison #2.
- Philippine Army (Philippine Guerillas) - Captain: 27 Mar 1944 - Jun 1944
- 107th Division, (Philippine Guerillas) Tactical Advisor - Captain: Jun 1944 - Nov 1944 - Mindanao, Talcoban, Philippines.
- 4th Replacement Depot, U.S. Army - Captain: Nov 1944 - 16 Dec 1944) - Talcoban, Philippines.
- 7th Cavalry Regt, 1st Cavalry Division - Special Service Officer - Captain: 16 Dec 1944 - 17 Jan 1945 - Tunaga, Philippines.

- 7th Cavalry Regt, 1st Cavalry Division - Assistant Provost Marshal - Captain: 17 Jan 1945 - 31 Jan 1945 - Manila, Philippines.
- C Troop, 7th Cavalry Regt, 1st Cavalry Division - Captain: 31 Jan 1945 - 7 Feb 1945 - Manila, Philippines.
- G Troop, 7th Cavalry Regt, 1st Cavalry Division - Commander - Captain: 7 Feb 1945 - 7 Feb 1945 - Bataan, Manila, Philippines.
- G Troop, 7th Cavalry Regt, 1st Cavalry Division - Commander - Captain: 7 Feb 1945 - 30 Jun 1945 - Balara Filters, Philippines& 90 days leave in United States.
- Cavalry Recruit Training Center: 1 Jul 1945
- Officers Refresher Course:   - 8 Sep 1945 - Fort Riley, Kansas.
- Command & General Staff School: 8 Sep 1945 -    - Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
- 1st Cavalry Division - Occupational Duty - Tokyo, Japan - 1946
- Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (LTC): 1946?

- Occupational Duty - Korea - 1947
- U.S. Army Reserve - Lieutenant Colonel: 1955

AWARDS & DECORATIONS: (Missing some awards)

  1. Combat Infantryman Badge

  2. Silver Star

  3. Purple Heart

  4. Prisoner of War Medal

  5. American Defense Service Medal

  6. American Campaign Medal

  7. Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal W/ (2) Campaign Stars

  8. WW II Victory Medal

  9. Occupation Medal (Japan Clasp)

  10. National Defense Service Medal

  11. Defense Medal (Philippines)

  12. Liberation Medal (Philippines) w/ (2) Campaign Stars

  13. Presidential Unit Citation (Army)

  14. Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines)
     

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Recipients 

Firefighter Christian D. Wellinger  (2023)

Ladder Company 16

Citation Info: November 5, 2022, 1020 hours,

Box 33-0877, Manhattan

Lieutenant George Diaz   (2021)

Ladder Company 50

Citation Info: September 5, 2020, 1840 hours,

Box 75-1670, Manhattan

Firefighter Andrew P. Mussler   (2019)

Ladder Company 142

Citation Info: April 8, 2018, 0747 hours,

Box 6018, Queens

Firefighter Gregory G. Santangelo   (2017)

Ladder Company 153

Citation Info: May 2, 2016, 0126 hours,

Box 33-3286, Brooklyn

Firefighter Michael R. Ober  (2015)

Ladder Company 124

Citation Info: March 3, 2014, 1029 hours,

Box 75-4039, Queens

Firefighter Kevin H. McGookin   (2013)

Ladder Company 27

Citation Info: June 23, 2012, 2321 hours,

Box 75-2953, Bronx

Firefighter Nicholas S. Marchese   (2011)

Ladder Company 58

Citation Info: September 15, 2010, 1815 hours,

Box 22-3070, 418 Bronx Park Avenue, Bronx

Lieutenant Timothy K. Grant  (2009)

Squad Company 41

Citation Info: October22, 2008, 1919 hours,

Box 75-1448, 9 West 122nd Street, Manhattan

Lieutenant Stephen E. McNally   (2007)

Ladder Company 35

Citation Info: March 8, 2006, 1509 hours,

Box 1024, 235 West End Avenue, Manhattan

Firefighter Jonathan Hoffman   (2005)

Ladder Company 144

Citation Info: November 5, 2004, 1527 hours,

Box 22-4628, 162-30 Powells Cove Boulevard, Queens

Firefighter   (2003)

Company 

Citation Info:

Firefighter Thomas M. Ryan   (2002)

Ladder Company 155

Citation Info: February 15, 2002.

Firefighter    (1999)

Company

Citation Info:

Firefighter    (1997)

Company

Citation Info:

Firefighter Patrick D. Murphy   (1997)

Ladder Company 153

Citation Info: April 15, 1997

Lieutenant Francis R. Shanagan   (1995)

Engine Company 274

Citation Info: April 18, 1995.

Firefighter James R. Curran   (1994)

Ladder Company 30

Citation Info: October 28, 1994

Firefighter John V. Picciano   (1993)

Ladder Company 79

Citation Info: July 21, 1993

Lieutenant Brendan G. Sheehy   (1992)

Engine Company 96

Citation Info: December 1, 1992.

Lieutenant Stephen J. Geraghty   (1991)

Engine Company 41

Citation Info: March 2, 1991.

Firefighter Leonard L. Johnson    (1990)

Ladder Company 132

Citation Info: February 13, 1990

Firefighter Robert R. Maynes   (1989)

Ladder Company 155

Citation Info: April 13, 1989

Lieutenant John K. Corcoran    (1988)

Ladder Company 26

Citation Info: June 1, 1988

Firefighter Frederick H. Lawrence   (1987)

Squad Company 1

Citation Info: May 26, 1987.

Firefighter Thomas D. Rossi   (1986)

Engine Company 264

Citation Info: October 16, 1986.

Firefighter Robert M. Marcoux   (1985)

Ladder Company 23

Citation Info: October 29, 1985

Firefighter Roman Ducalo   (1984)

Engine Company 250

Citation Info: April 4, 1984 / Off-Duty.

Lieutenant Peter G. Rice    (1982)

Ladder Company 33

Citation Info: October 11, 1982

Lieutenant Neal M. McKenna   (1982)

Engine Company 219

Citation Info: June 7, 1982

Firefighter Norman L. Newkirk    (1981)

Rescue Company 1

Citation Info: February 9, 1981.

Lieutenant Dennis P. Martin    (1980)

Ladder Company 29

Citation Info: March 16, 1980

Firefighter Robert L. Scheriff    (1979)

Ladder Company 120

Citation Info: Fire & Emergency on Interboro Parkway

Box 4580, 0005hrs, December 22, 1979. / Off-Duty

Lieutenant Timothy F. Dowling    (1978)

Engine Company 96

Citation Info: October 13, 1978

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