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65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 258  6 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 LAWRENCE S. BRICE, 060867, Armor, Heavy Tank Company, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 27 January 1951, near Wonch'on-ni, Korea, as Lieutenant BRICE was leading a task force in an attack on a heavily fortified enemy roadblock, the infantry attached to his tank-led force became pinned down by intense enemy small arms and machine gun fire. Unable to overrun the roadblock with his tanks due to the steepness of the terrain and unable to determine the exact location of the well-concealed enemy, Lieutenant Brice completely exposed himself in an effort to draw the hostile fire and reveal the enemy positions. His selfless action enabled his force to destroy the disclosed enemy positions and to neutralize the road block. The courageous initiative and heroism displayed by Lieutenant BRICE reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Maryland.

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