First Lieutenant EVERETT J. YACKER, 059153, Infantry, Company "F", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the morning and afternoon of 30 January 1951, in the vicinity of Tolwol-Li, Korea, Lieutenant YACKER was a platoon leader with the mission of occupying commanding ground near enemy-held Hill "262". As Lieutenant YACKER led his men toward the objective, the platoon was subjected to sporadic small arms and automatic weapons fire which steadily increased in intensity. Courageously climbing the steep slope, the force then began receiving heavy enemy mortar fire concentrations and sustained many casualties. Disregarding the intense bombardment, Lieutenant YACKER immediately supervised the treatment of casualties and then, with a force of 10 men, continued the attack. As he moved up the hill, he called in accurate artillery fire on the enemy positions and skillfully led the remaining platoon members to the objective. Lieutenant YACKER'S aggressive leadership and sound judgment in securing this vital position enabled his company to successfully flank, assault and overrun the strategically valuable Hill "262". Lieutenant YACKER'S outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from the District of Columbia.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.