FIRST LIEUTENANT NORBERT E. BRODOWSKI, 01318644, Infantry,
65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 4 June 1951, Com-
pany "B" was attacking a ridge near Songbong-ni, Korea, held by an enemy force
with such intense fire power that the company was prevented from immediately
reaching its objective. While the unit was pinned down, the enemy, having
secured reinforcements and utilizing a heavy volume of fire, launched a counter-
attack. The initial strength of the hostile assault caused several casualties
and confused the unit, so that when Lieutenant BRODOWSKI gave the order to move
forward to take up appointed positions, the dazed men began to fall back. Lieu-
tenant BRODOWSKI, faced with a grave emergency, moved out, heedless of the enemy
fire, to regroup the company and going from man to man, personally located them
in advantageous firing positions, encouraging them to repel the enemy assault.
As a result of Lieutenant BRODOWSKI'S resolute actions the company steadfastly
held its ground, and eventually completed the assigned mission. The gallant
courage and forceful leadership exhibited by Lieutenant BRODOWSKI reflect the
highest credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military
service from the State of New Jersey.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.