CAPTAIN GEORGE E. ARMSTRONG, # 0 - 1290526, Infantry, Company "B", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 15 December 1950, at Oro-ri, Korea, Captain Armstrong's company was attacked by an estimated three hundred enemy troops which broke through sections of the line after an intensive fire fight. After the break through, approximately fifty of the enemy attacked the unit's command post, and Captain Armstrong was seriously wounded. Although wounded and in the midst of an overwhelming enemy, he tenaciously refused to be evacuated but proceeded to reorganize his command post on higher ground and gathered elements of his company at the new position. There he personally organized the defense and assisted in carrying other wounded to safety while exposed to enemy fire. He remained at the command post directing the successful defense against a renewed enemy attack until daybreak when the enemy withdrew. The gallantry and exemplary leadership of Captain Armstrong, while seriously wounded and under fire, reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Illinois.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.