Puerto Rico's 
GENERAL ORDERS # 347 - 17 August 1953

Lieutenant Colonel LAURENCE E. CHLOUPEK, 044094, Infantry, Headquarters and
Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division,
United States Army. On the night of 14 June 1953, in the vicinity of Sagimak,
Korea, Company "E" made an assault on enemy held Hill "412". Colonel CHLOUPEK had
been directing the progress of the mission and controlling supporting fires by means
of radio communications from an advantageous position in the command post on the
main line of resistance. When increasing enemy fire disrupted communications,
Colonel CHLOUPEK made his way to the safe lane and forward of the main line where
he came upon returning casualties. While under continuous and intense shelling by
enemy mortar and artillery, he organized litter teams and directed the work while
personally evacuating several of the more seriously wounded. Displaying an out-
standing command ability in an area raked by fire, he effectively directed the
resupply of ammunition to attacking troops on Hill "412". In the course of the
action, Colonel CHLOUPEK was wounded, but continued his actions until the assault
element again returned to the safety of friendly lines. Colonel CHLOUPEK'S out-
standing gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the
military service. Entered the Federal Service from Minnesota.

Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.

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