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GENERAL ORDERS # 422 - 25 September 1953

Sergeant First Class (then Sergeant) GEORGE T. KOKOLIADIS, RA11184063, Infantry Company "E", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 14 June 1953, in the vicinity of Sagimak, Korea, Company "E" launched a assault on enemy held Hill "412". Sergeant KOKOLIADIS was the leader of a squad forming a section of the assault element. As they approached the objective, the men came under intense enemy mortar, artillery and small arms fire and suffered several casualties. Although wounded in the action, he refused to be evacuated but, through words and actions, created a high spirit of aggressiveness and morale in the remainng members of his depleted squad. As his comrades fell wounded, he directed their evacuation to places of comparative safety. When his platoon leader was rendered a casualty, Sergeant KOKOLIADIS moved to his aid. Weakened from his wounds, he was unable to evacuate the officer, but remained there and administered aid and comfort to him until assistance arrived. While guarding the Lieutenant, he mortally wounded four enemy soldiers who attempted to close in on them. Shortly afterwards, friendly troops arrived and Sergeant KOKOLIADIS helped in the evacuation of his wounded leader. Sergeant KOKOLIADIS' outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Massachusetts.

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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