HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 402 15 Sept 1953
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL - By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to the following named enlisted men:
Private First Class ANDREW J. LINTEAU, RA11231801, Infantry, Company "C", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 16 July 1953, in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, a combat patrol from Company "C" left the friendly lines and advanced on Hill "326" in front of enemy lines. Private LINTEAU was a rifleman in this force as it approached the hill. The enemy dropped heavy mortar and artillery fire in the area, but the patrol bypassed the barrage and continued up the hill. As they were deploying, approximately thirty enemy troops attacked them. Private LINTEAU immediately began firing his weapon into the enemy's ranks, his rapid and accurate fire greatly aiding the patrol in repelling the attack. After the patrol had moved a short distance to more effective positions the platoon sergeant discovered that two men were still on the hill. Private LINTEAU courageously volunteered to return in an attempt to find them. Despite the inense fire, he successfully aided in locating and evacuating the casualties. Private LINTEAU'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from New Hamphire.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.