LIEUTENANT COLONEL HOWARD B. ST. CLAIR, 022017, Infantry, Headquarters
and Headquarters Company, First Battalion, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division,
United States Army. On 21 November 1950, in the vicinity of Halmjong, Korea,
Company "B" was probing the enemy when attacked by two to three hundred
troops. During the attack many difficulties accrued, and Lieutenant Colonel
St. Clair personally proceeded to the isolated company in order to determine
the extent of the difficulties. With utter disregard for his own safety,
placed himself in a forward position under intense small arms fire and observed
the surrounding conditions. Then he quickly reorganized the company which
enabled another attack by the enemy to be repulsed. Lieutenant Colonel St.
outstanding devotion to duty, leadership, and courage were inspiring to
command. His gallantry under fire exemplifies the highest traditions of
military service. Entered the military service from the State of West Virginia.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.