FIRST LIEUTENANT MAYNARD E. WEIDMANN, 01540879, Infantry,
65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 27 April 1951,
while acting as a blocking force near Hongbok, Korea, Company "K" was cut
off from the battalion by a numerically superior enemy. Lieutenant WEIDMANN,
First Platoon Leader, was given the mission of delivering a flank attack
coordinated with a frontal assault by the remainder of the company. Ordering
his men to fix bayonets Lieutenant WEIDMANN courageously led the attack.
Inspired by his leadership, the platoon struck the enemy with such fierceness
that the breakthrough was effected and the enemy routed. Having broken through the
hostile encirclement, he returned to search the sector for wounded. the
gallantry and aggressive leadership displayed by Lieutenant WEIDMANN reflect
the highest credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military
service from the State of Alabama.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.