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65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 433  7 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 enlisted men:

Private First Class LESTER L. BRUMFIELD, 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 unkowingly moved into a minefield and detonated some mines, wounding several of the men. Upon learning of the accident, Private BRUMFIELD volunteered to serve as a litter bearer in evacuating the casualties from the hazardous area. Exposing himself to intense artillery, mortar and small arms fire, he immediately went into the minefield and courageously assisted in removing the wounded. With disregard for his personal safety, he made several trips carrying the litters to a safe position. Private BRUMFIELD'S outstanding heroism and dvotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Fedral Service from Ohio.

  Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.

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