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65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 253 12 July 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 posthumously to the following named officers and enlisted men:

Private First Class CHARLIE AU, US51143338, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours of 11 June 1953, Company "B", occupying a sector of the 1st Battalion's front, was subjected to an intense artillary and mortar assault prior to a hostile force company sized attack in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea. In the ensuing fire fight, numerous friendly casualties resulted from the fighting that occurred in their trenches. As assistant litter truck driver, Private AU immediately left the 1st Battalion aid station when the report of casualties came in and successfully reached the forward receiving station, although exposed to the mortar barrage which was falling all around him. Upon arriving, wounded were being received for evacuation to rear areas. He assisted in preparations for their evacuation and caring for their wounds and comfort at all times. During the remainder of the night, he made frequent trips to the forward aid station and , disregarding his personal safety, successfully carried out his assigned missions. His prompt actions assured the wounded of immediate and professional medical treatment. Private AU'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from New York.

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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