First Lieutenant GERALD R. MARCUS, 02208661, Infantry, Company "G", 65th Infan-
try Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 13 June
and during the early morning hours of 14 June 1953, in the vicinity of Sagimak,
Korea, Lieutenant MARCUS led Company "G" in an attack on an enemy outpost known as
Hill "412". During the assault, his company was subjected to extremely heavy enemy
artillery, mortar, grenade, and small arms fire. Lieutenant MARCUS moved through
the barrage, constantly encouraging his men and, by his personal actions, inspiring
his company. Upon reaching their objective and inflicting heavy casualties upon the
foe, his company was subjected to heavy enemy artillery and mortar concentrations.
After effecting an orderly reorganization, two more assaults were made under
increasing enemy fire. Although wounded, when ordered to return to friendly lines,
he refused to leave until the last man had been evacuated. His display of superior
leadership under intense fire and his determination and eagerness to accomplish his
mission with complete disregard for his personal safety, inspired the men about him
and accounted for many enemy casualties. Lieutenant MARCUS' outstanding gallantry
and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
Entered the Federal Service from Connecticut.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.