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 George F. O'BRIEN, RA12421391, Infantry, Company "K", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours of 6 July 1953, in the vicinity of Honu-chon, Korea, Company "K" began an attack on enemy held Hill "250". Private O'BRIEN was the radioman for the assault platoon leader. In the early stages of the action, he kept close contact with the company commander and relayed all information pertaining to the attack. Later, the platoon leader was seriously wounded and Private O'BRIEN quickly contacted the company commander for instructions. The order was given for all units to return to friendly lines. Since the other radios in the assault force had been disabled, he courageously went from one exposed position to another, informing all personnel of the order. He remained on the hill, despite the heavy fire, until all of the squads had been notified. He then assisted in the evacuation of the wounded. Private O'BRIEN'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. 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.