FIRST LIEUTENANT ROBERT C. SANDERS, 059272, Infantry,
Company "B", 65th
Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 27 April 1951, near
Uijongbu, Korea, a furious bayonet charge opened a gap in the enemy troops
which had surrounded Company "B", on Hill 476. When Lieutenant SANDERS was
ordered to move his platoon through the breach in the enemy lines, he directed
his platoon sergeant to lead the unit, while he remained behind to cover the
withdrawal. After his troops had made their way out of the encirclement,
Lieutenant SANDERS, under vicious enemy fire, began to follow the route of
withdrawal, when he discovered a seriously wounded soldier who could not walk.
Unable to obtain a litter, Lieutenant Sanders lifted the man and carried him
through the embattled area to where first aid could be administered. The gal-
lantry and selfless concern for the safety of a fellow soldier displayed by
Lieutenant SANDERS reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military
service. Entered the military service from the State of North Carolina.