HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 444 11 October 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 officer and enlisted men:
Private First Class GEORGE E. KNOFF, RA12370430, Infantry, Company "G", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the late afternoon of 16 July 1953, in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, a friendly patrol unknowingly entered a minefield and detonated some mines, wounding several of the men. Upon learning of the accident, Private KNOPF volunteered to serve as a litter bearer in evacuating the casualties. Exposing himself to intense artillery, mortar and small arms fire, he immediately ran to the mined area and courageously began placing the casualties on the litters. He then helped remove the wounded from the scene of action. Private KNOPF repeatedly moved through the terrain under fire, bravely carrying the casualties to protected positions. Private KNOPF'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military sevice. Entered the Federal Service from New York.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.