HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 442 10 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 enlisted men:
Private ROBERT SUMMERS, US52218667, Infantry, Company "I", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours of 3 July 1953, in the vicinity of Honu-Chon, Korea, a patrol, of which Private SUMMERS was a member, set out from Company "I" on a reconnaissance mission forward of the main line of resistance. As it advanced close to a known minefield, two explosions were heard. Upon investigation, it was learned that another friendly patrol had unknowingly moved into the mined area and, as a result of the explosions, several casualties. Private SUMMERS immediately volunteered to serve as a litter bearer in evacuating the wounded to safety. He courageously moved to the aid of the casualties and assisted in their removal. A series of flares suddenly illuminated the entire area, exposing the evacuation proceedings to the enemy. Immediately, direct concentrations of mortar fire commenced to fall on the friendly forces. Private SUMMERS bravely continued to assist the wounded, despite the heavy bombardment, until the operation was completed. The outstanding heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Private SUMMERS reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Kentucky.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.