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GENERAL ORDERS # 317 - 5 August 1953
  Chaplain (First Lieutenant) HENRY F. JONAS, 01119072, Chaplains Corps, Headquar-
ters and Headquarters Company, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United
States Army. On the night of 14 June and during the early morning hours of 15 June
1953, in the vicinity of Sagimak, Korea, Company "E" attacked an enemy held outpost
known as Hill "412". During the attack, the objective and all approaches were sub-
jected to intense artillery, rocket and mortar and small arms concentrations. As
casualties began returning to the lines, Chaplain JONAS, with complete disregard for
his personal well-being, moved down the safe lane to meet and guide them to safety
and medical aid. He moved about, giving comfort and encouragement to the wounded
and guided blinded men to safety. Observing indigenous litter bearers wandering
about in confusion, he organized them into efficient litter teams and led them to
the casualties. One walking wounded had lost his steel helmet and Chaplain JONAS
immediately gave his own helmet to the wounded man, continuing through the fire
without this protection. When the wounded asked for water, he appeared with a supply
and saw that each man had some, depending on the nature of the wounds. When casual-
ties could not be evacuated by litter teams, he personally carried several men to
the comparative safety of the lines. Chaplain JONAS' 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.

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