First Lieutenant JERIMIAH V. HAYHURST, 01918966, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours of 16 May 1953, Company "G", holding a defensive position on Outpost "Harry", in the vicinity of Surang-Ni, Korea, was subjected to an intense enemy artillery and mortar barrage followed by an attack by a large enemy force. Despite the imminent danger from enemy fire, Lieutenant HAYHURST entered an ammunition storage point to retrieve a wounded comrade. While advancing through the devastated area to aid the wounded man. Lieutenant HAYHURST was subjected to constant enemy shell fire. Though at times his path came within close proximity of the falling enemy rounds, he continued until he reached the wounded comrade and brought him to safety. Lieutenant HAYHURST then moved to the forward slope of the shell-ridden area, giving first aid to the wounded and offering them encouragement. Lieutenant HAYHURST'S outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from California.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.