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Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 317  27 July 1951

    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 named officers and enlisted men :

FIRST LIEUTENANT RAYMOND W. KING, 01540868, Infantry, Company "K", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 5 June 1951, near Chailli, Korea, while moving across muddy terrain in an attack on firmly entrenched enemy positions, Company "K" received intense small arms, mortar, and artillery fire from commanding hostile emplacements to the front and west flank. Repeatedly exposing himself, Lieutenant KING moved about the area to control and disperse his men. Although subjected to intense fire, he maintained his position throughout the night; and, during the early morning hours, Lieutenant KING launched a vigorous assault, successfully gaining the high ground to the immediate front and rendering the enemy's flanking positions untenable. Lieutenant KING'S outstanding heroism, superior leadership, and untiring devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Colorado.

 Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.