FIRST LIEUTENANT RUDOLPH F.L. GIGLIO, 063399, Infantry,
65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 18 September 1951,
the 3d Battalion, 65th Infantry was heavily engaged with the enemy in the
vicinity of Chorwon, Korea. During the course of this action Company "M"
was subjected to extremely heavy artillery, mortar and small-arms fire, result-
ing in numerous friendly casualties. The Company Commander had been wounded
and was evacuated, where upon Lieutenant GIGLIO assumed command of the Company.
The intensity of the hostile barrage forced the friendly forces to withdraw
and while moving to new positions many of the men became confused and
disorganized. Quickly realizing the seriousness of the situation, Lieutenant
GIGLIO moved about the embattled area, directing the men into new positions
from where they could continue their support to the Battalion. After his
unit was reorganized and again firing at the hostile forces, he continued to
expose himself to the lethal enemy fire as he personally supervised the
evacuation of the wounded and the recovery of equipment that had been left
behind. When the order to withdraw was received, Lieutenant GIGLIO stayed
behind to make sure that all wounded and equipment had been loaded on tanks,
although by this time the enemy bombardment had increased. His courageous
determination and untiring devotion to duty saved the lives of many of his
comrades and prevented much valuable equipment from falling into the hands
of the enemy. Lieutenant GIGLIO'S gallantry reflects the highest credit
upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.