Master Sergeant LAMAR E. HOFFMAN, NG3445337, Infantry, Company "F", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the afternoon of 10 June 1953, in the vicinity of Sagimak, Korea, Company "F" attacked enemy held Hill "412". After the leading assault platoon had taken the crest of the hill, it attacked the reverse slope and was forced back by intense enemy fire. The platoon leader was wounded and there was danger of the troops becoming disorganized. Realizing the urgent need for leadership, Sergeant HOFFMAN left the support platoon and went forward to the assault platoon despite the intense enemy machine gun fire. Upon assuming command, he organized the men and prepared them for a new assault. He courageously led one squad after another in attacks on the reverse slope. When the enemy counterattacked, he remained in an exposed position to better direct automatic weapons fire on the attacking force. Sergeant HOFFMAN'S outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Ohio.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.