HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 429 3 October 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 officer and enlisted men:
Corporal RICHARD P. De PASQUALE, RA12414018, Infantry, Medical Company, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 16 July 1953, in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, a combat patrol from Company "C" left friendly lines to meet and destroy an enemy force near Hill "326". As the patrol moved towards the hill, it was subjected to heavy enemy mortar and artillery fire and sustained several casualties. Corporal De PASQUALE, a medical aidman attached to the patrol, immediately administered aid to the wounded and then moved up the hill with the main body of the unit. As the group was deploying in defensive positions, it was attacked by approximately thirty enemy troops. In the ensuing fire fight, Corporal De PASQUALE was rendered a casualty but, disregarding his wounds, courageously moved among other casualties administering medical aid. He continued to assist and give treatment to the wounded until rendered unconscious as a result of his wounds. Corporal De PASQUALE'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from New York.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.