Corporal ROBERT P. FARMER, US52166884, Infantry, Company "K", 65th InfantryRegiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours
of 6 July 1953,Company "K" commenced to attack enemy held Hill "250" in the vicinityof Honu-chon, Korea. In the ensuing action, the first two sectors of the hill
were quickly overrun. As the attacking force began advancing up the third slope
of the hill, they came under a hail of fire from a large enemy machine gun bunker
and supporting automatic rifle positions. Without regard for his personal safety,
Corporal FARMER, a rifleman, started to rush the enemy position, firing his rifle
as he moved forward. Shortly thereafter, he succeeded in climbing upon the roofof the bunker. Corporal FARMER then proceeded to hurl two grenades into the aperture.
His accurate placement of grenades completely destroyed the enemy position. As he
stood up to fire his rifle on other enemy positions, Corporal FARMER was critically
wounded by enemy artillery fire. Corporal FARMER'S outstanding gallantry and
devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Ohio.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.