HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 387 8 Sept 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 GERALD H. KEATING, 01931010, Armor, Tank Company, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the evening of 21 July 1953, in the vicinity of Kundong-Myon, Korea, Lieutenant KEATING was commanding a task force from Tank Company which was returning from a combat mission in enemy held territory. Although under constant fire, he remained exposed in the tank commander's hatch to direct his force most effectively along the perilous route. He observed two friendly soldiers lying wounded in a nearby field. Immediately halting his tanks, Lieutenant KEATING dismounted and, despite the enemy fire, courageously ran across the field to the wounded soldiers. He quickly prepared the men for removal and placed them aboard his tank. He then successfully led his force to the safety of friendly lines, where the casualties were given medical treatment and evacuated. Lieutenant KEATING'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Utah.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.