HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 384 8 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 JOSEPH L. BINGAMON, ER35978620, 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" commenced an attack on enemy held Hill "250". The assault platoon overran the first two sectors of the hill, and as it entered the third sector, came under intense automatic weapons fire. Private BINGAMON, a rifleman in the 1st squad, immediately moved forward towards the entrenched enemy. Alternately throwing hand grenades and firing his weapon, he inflicted extensive damage upon the enemy positions. When ordered to leave the hill, he courageously remained behind to assist in the evacuation of the wounded. Despite the intense enemy artillery and mortar fire, he succeeded in removing several friendly casualties to safety. He then supported a wounded comrade in the return to friendly lines. Private BINGAMON'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.