CAPTAIN LEO D. ANDERSON, 02018631, Infantry, Headquarters
Company, 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States
Army. On 27 April 1951, enemy forces in the vicinity of Uijongbu, Korea,
launched a powerful attack against the 1st and 3d Battalions of the 65th Infantry.
Penetrating the sector of the line held by these two units, these hostile forces
succeeded in isolating one company from its battalion. Captain ANDERSON, who
was in the battalion observation post, realizing the seriousness of the
situation and the possibility of a general breakthrough, moved forward to collect
and assemble remnants of two companies, into a defensive perimeter to block
the existing gap. With complete disregard for his own safety, he crossed the
open bullet-swept terrain and organized elements of the two companies fusing
them into an effective defensive force. Captain ANDERSON then formed squad
patrols to go forward, and, under his personal supervision, they evacuated the
wounded. Captain ANDERSON'S conspicuous gallantry and courageous demeanor
reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the
military service from the State of Colorado.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.