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65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 358  24 Aug 1953

    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:

Second Lieutenant CARL L. GERWICK, 01934917, Infantry, Company "E", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 14 June 1953, Company "E" made a raid on Hill 412, a strongly fortified enemy outpost in the vicinity of Sagimak, Korea. Lieutenant GERWICK was platoon leader of the Weapons Platoon, forming a section of the support element. As the force approached the objective, Lieutenant GERWICK and his platoon became the object of intense machine gun fire, suffering heavy casualties. When the support element reached its position he directed a base of fire on the hill despite heavy enemy shelling concentrated on his area. Although wounded by the enemy fire, he refused to be evacuated until the more seriously wounded were removed and remained on position, directing his men. Lieutenant GERWICK'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Nebraska.

 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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