Puerto Rico's 
GENERAL ORDERS # 347 - 17 August 1953

Sergeant First Class RUSSELL F. HINTZE, US52125493, Infantry, Company "E",
65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of
14 June 1953, Company "E" launched an assault on enemy held Hill "412" in the vicinity
of Sagimak, Korea. Sergeant HINTZE was the platoon sergeant of a platoon,
forming a section of the assault element. As they approached the objective, the
platoon came under intense enemy mortar, artillery and small arms fire, and suffered
numerous casualties. Sergeant HINTZE immediately organized several groups of men to
evacuate the seriously wounded personnel to places of comparative safety. He aroused
a high spirit of aggressiveness in the remaining members of the depleted platoon and
encouraged them forward to meet the enemy in a close fire fight. On one occasion,
when it was believed that the platoon entered a mine field, Sergeant HINTZE, with
complete disregard for his personal safety, volunteered to search for a safe lane
through which the force could advance in its mission. Sergeant HINTZE'S outstanding
gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military
service. Entered the Federal Service from Maryland.

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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