LIEUTENANT COLONEL EDWARD G. ALLEN, 031878, Infantry, Commanding Officer,
3d Battalion, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 31
January 1951, near Nubongdong-ni, Korea, Colonel Allen's battalion was with-
drawing to more favorable terrain to establish a defensive perimeter for the
night when it was attacked by a strong enemy force. This attack was executed
by the enemy in such a manner that the supporting weapons of the battalion
were in the open and exposed to enemy machine gun and small arms fire. Colonel
Allen, realiqing the gravity of the situation, personally supervised the
organization of the supporting weapons to tbat back the enemy attack. In
doing this, he continually exposed himself to heavy fire. The coolness under
fire, personal courage, and professional skill displayed by Colonel Allen
were instrumental in defeating the enemy atack and reflect great credit upon
himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the
State of Vermont.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.