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Melvin W. More by Diane Rebard Watson
Class of 1950
Mel was a member of the class ol l949. He was the Capt. of the baseball team and winning guard of the Sentinel champion basketball team. He served as Boy's League President. After completion of two years at El Camino College he was drafted to serve in the Korean War. Quickly promoted to Sergeant he was deployed to Japan where he volunteered to go to Korea. As leader of a Mortar Platoon he faced combat north of the 38th parallel. During particularly heavy fighting,outnumbered and subjected to a fanatical smashing assault, Sgt More rallied his men and led an assault to retake the ridge, Though painfully wounded Sgt. More moved from bunker to bunker, well in advance of his comrades, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy troops inside with accurately thrown grenades. Flying shrapnel from an exploding enemy round ended his courageous mission. Sgt. More was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously.