First Lieutenant (then Second Lieutenant) Henry A. Brown, JR.,
try, Company "G", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army.
On the night of 27 October 1952, Lieutenant BROWN and his platoon were occupying a
sector of Outpost "Jackson Heights", in the vicinity of Chorwon, Korea, when a
heavy enemy artillery concentration began. Lieutenant Brown unhesitatingly ran from
his bunker to organize his platooon for the attack. The enemy followed its artillery
and mortar barrage with a battalion attack coming from three sides of the outpost.
Lieutenant BROWN, while moving through his now depleted platoon, was seriously
wounded and temporarily blinded. He ordered the platoon to reorganize in a small
perimeter with the rest of the company. He then put his platoon sergeant in command,
but refused to move to a place of comparative safety. He crawled about the ground
feeling for grenades and passing them to those who could see to throw them. Later,
when the company was ordered to return to friendly lines, Lieutenant BROWN insisted
on being in the rear guard. Unable to see, he was guided to the main line of resistance
where he was evacuated. Lieutenant Brown's outstanding gallantry and devotion to
duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal
service from South Carolina.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.