HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 403 15 Sept 1953
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL - By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to the following named officers and enlisted men:
First Lieutenant AMBROSE H. CLEMENT, 02097878, Medical Corps, Medical Company, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the evening of 16 July 1953, in the vicinity of Sinmok-tong, Korea, the 2d Battalion Aid Station dispatched a litter truck carrying Lieutenant CLEMENT, the Battalion Surgeon and two other men to evacuate two friendly cassualties from a draw forward of the main line of resistance. They soon found the first casualty and Lieutenant CLEMENT quickly administered first aid. He was told by the wounded man where the other casualty was located and, having summoned their truck, they succeeded in reaching the second soldier. When the enemy spotted the activity and began to shell the area Lieutenant CLEMENT ordered the others to place the wounded man on the truck and take cover. In the ensuing acction, he was wounded in the foot by a shell fragment. Disregarding his wound, he courageously returned to the first casualty. The barrage then subsided and they were able to evacuate the men. He gave further medical care to the wounded at the aid station and then had them removed to the collecting station. Only then did he permit treatment of his own wound. Lieutenant CLEMENT'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Ohio. **
First Lieutenant AMBROSE N. CLEMENT is documented in this citation as being wounded but does not show up in the Korean War Casualty file as a casualty.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.