GENERAL ORDERS # 340 - 15 August 1953
Sergeant Steve C. Lara, RA38341988, Infantry, Company "E", 65th Infantry
ment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 14 June
the early morning hours of 15 June 1953, Company "E" had the mission of
enemy held Hill "412" in the vicinity of Sagimak, Korea. Enemy artillery
fire began falling in the area, causing numerous casualties. Sergeant LARA,
of a section attached to the support element, placed his assistant in command
rushed toward the objective under intense enemy automatic weapons fire,
trips between the objective and friendly lines, evacuating the wounded men.
exhausted from these actions, Sergeant LARA found a wounded comrade and
him to friendly lines. Sergeant LARA'S outstanding gallantry and devotion
reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the
Service from Texas.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders
Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College