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65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 528  22 December 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 oficers and enlisted men:

Second Lieutenant GEORGE W. BAIRD, JR., 01926822, Infantry, Company "B", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the morning and afternoon of 17 July 1953, in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, Lieutenant BAIRD was the leader of a company patrol attacking enemy-held Hill "433". He bravely guided his men up the slope, despite the heavy defensive fire, and effectively deployed them in fighting positions. In the ensuing firefight, Lieutenant BAIRD was wounded but refused evacuation and courageously continued to direct his men. Repeatedly moving about the terrain under fire, he maintained the aggressive spirit and close coordination of his men. Only after all other wounded personnel had been removed from the scene of action did he permit himself to be evacuated. Lieutenant BAIRD'S sound judgement and inspiring leadership contributed materially to the success of the unit in this engagement. Lieutenant BAIRD'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from New York. **

**The citation clearly states that Second Lieutenant George W. Baird, Jr. was wounded in this action, however this is another casualty that is not listed in the Korean War Casualty file.

  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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