HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 350 18 Aug 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 FRANK D. LINO, US52198648, Infantry, Company "F", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the afternoon of 10 June 1953, Company "F" attacked enemy held Hill "412" in the vicinity of Sagimak, Korea. Private LINO, a wireman, left the friendly lines with the assault team. As the assault party advanced to its objective, the enemy laid down lethal barrages of mortar fire which materially hindered the attack and destroyed the wire communications. Unable to repair the wire lines, Private LINO immediately volunteered to join the assault team and offer his fire power in its attack on the hill. He took part in the assault by hurling hand grenades into the enemy emplacements, thereby neutralizing some of the enemy fire. When the friendly force moved back to regroup Private LINO volunteered to go back to the friendly support group's position which was under constant enemy fire and obtain a resupply of grenades. Having obtained the grenades, he returned again under enemy fire and distributed the grenades among the members of the assault team in preparation for their new attack. They again assaulted the enemy trenches under intense grenade, automatic weapons and small arms fire. Private LINO braved the fire in this attack and continued to neutralize many of the enemy's positions. On a third assault, however, Private LINO was wounded as he hurled his grenades affectively on the enemy emplacements. Private LINO'S outstanding heroism 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.