HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 323 7 Aug 1953
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL - By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to the following named enlisted men:
Corporal MARION D. NEWBERRY, RA17357826, Infantry, Company "B", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours of 11 June 1953, Company "B", occupying a strategically important and exposed sector of the line of resistance in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, was subjected to an artillery and mortar barrage prior to an enemy company size attack. Corporal NEWBERRY, as a machine gunner, was assigned the task of securing a squad's perimeter of defense. With forward elements of the platoons making contact with the enemy, he immediately advanced to a position affording better observation of the enemy's strength and movements. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he summoned flares to illuminate the area and in so doing exposed himself to the hail of enemy fire. Once assured of the certainty of his information, he returned to his gun position and reported his findings to the commanding officer who was now more able to cope with the situation. When the enemy started attacking his position, he directed intense fire into the onrushing foe, inflicting heavy casualties to their assault element. Throughout the attack, he maintained vital communications with the company command post, reporting locations of wounded personnel who were in need of medical attention. Corporal NEWBERRY'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Missouri.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.