HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 386 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 enlisted men:
Corporal (then Private First Class) CHARLES R. GARVIN, US52223214, Infantry, Company "D", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours of 11 June 1953, in the vicinity of Chungmoksil, Korea, a mumerically superior enemy force, supported by intense artillery and mortar fire, was attacking positions held by the 2d platoon of Company "B". Coroporal GARVIN, a member of a recoilless rifle section attached to the company, fired the weapon with accuracy from his position forward of the main trenchline, and effectively slowed the enemy advance. He remained at his position until the weapon's ammunition supply was exhausted. Then, despite the intense enemy barrage, Corporal GARVIN moved back through the trenches to the supply point and courageously returned to his firin position with the ammunition. A short time later he was wounded, but refused medical attention and would not move back until the enemy attack was repelled. Corporal GARVIN'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from West Virginia.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.