Major ALBERT C. DAVIES, 038916, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 19 July 1952, Company "C" was assigned the mission of assaulting and securing Hill 167 near Chokko-Ri, Korea. They had completed their mission and began occupying their newly acquired positions when the area was suddenly subjected to an intense enemy artillery and mortar barrage, causing several friendly casualties and disorganizing the friendly soldiers. Realizing the gravity of the situation the order was given to withdraw. Fearlessly, Major DAVIES, the battalion commander, left his position of comparative safety to direct the withdrawal of the friendly force and to aid in the evacuation of the wounded. With complete disregard for his personal safety, and completely oblivious to the lethal barrage, Major DAVIES continued exposing himself until he was assured of the withdrawal of all friendly troops and the safe evacuation of the wounded. Major DAVIES outstanding heroism and selfless actions reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Virginia.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.