Sergeant JAMES M. SIMS, RA10104906, Infantry, Company "F", 65th Infantry Regi-
ment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the afternoon of 10 June 1953,
Company "F" commenced to attack enemy held Hill "412" in the vicinity of Sagimak,
Korea. An eleven man assault team was the first unit to leave the line of departure
shortly afterwards, the support element, commanded by Sergeant SIMS, moved along the
eastern ridge to a predetermined position where they set up in support of the assault
group. When the platoon leader in charge of the initial assault unit was wounded,
Sergeant SIMS, without regard for his personal safety, armed himself with grenades
and moved over the crest of the hill to locate the source of the enemy fire. Finding the enemy
in entrenched positions a short distance down the reverse slope, he started the rush
towards them. He reached a point within yards of the enemy before he threw his
grenades. His courageous action resulted in neutralizing the position, mortally
wounding many of the enemy and rendering others as casualties. With the enemy's fire
reduced, he was then able to reorganize the assault squad in an orderly fashion.
Sergeant SIM'S outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon
himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Hawaii.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.