His service in World War II was exemplary. Harvey landed at Normandy a week after D-Day with the 79th Infantry Division. For his leadership, courage, and wounds suffered he received the Distinguished Service Cross, two Silver Star medals, and two Purple Hearts. At the end of World War II, Harvey was demobilized to reserve status.
He returned to active duty in 1948, and was thrust back into war in Korea with the 7th Infantry Division in 1950. Captain Harvey, commanding Company C, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, showed beyond any shadow of a doubt that a leader of men in combat can only do so from the front and by example on this day in 1951. For his heroism, he was awarded our Nation's highest honor.
From Medal of Honor Citations for the Korean War: