HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 297 22 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 :
LIEUTENANT COLONEL GEORGE W. CHILDS, 020294, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 1 February 1951, near Suwon, Korea, Colonel CHILDS, constantly exposing himself to the intense enemy small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire, moved along the steep, narrow ridges of Hill 582 encouraging and reorganizing the troops of the 3d Battalion, who had for three days fought on the icy slopes in the face of heavy enemy fire from commanding terrain. His calm and aggressive determination instilled confidence in his men, inspiring them to greater efforts. The exemplary heroism and leadership displayed by colonal CHILDS reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from the State of Nebraska.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.