GENERAL ORDERS # 338 - 15 August 1953
Second Lieutenant HANS G. Olsen, 01925827, Infantry, Company "E", 65th Infantry
Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 14 June
Company "E" made a raid on Hill "412" in the vicinity of Sagimak, Korea.
OLSEN was platoon leader of the support element as the company made their
the heavy enemy artillery towards their objective. When the support element
its position, he directed a base of fire on the hill despite heavy enemy
consentrated on his area. Although wounded by the enemy fire, he remained
directing protective fire. After three assaults on the enemy outpost, the
was ordered to return to friendly lines. After returning to the main line
resistance, Lieutenant OLSEN discovered several men were still missing. He
diately organized a patrol to search the battle area for the missing men.
extremely dangerous conditions, he searched the entire area and evacuated
wounded men. Only after assured that no one remained on the hill did he
himself to be given first aid for his wounds. Lieutenant OLSEN'S outstanding
lantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military
vice. Entered the Federal Service from Minnesota.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders
Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College