HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 405 16 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:
Private First Class EARL F. FERGUSON, US55268722, Infantry, Company "I", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours of 30 May 1953, in the vicinity of Sagimak, Korea, Private FERGUSON and three other volunteers were nearing Hill "412" in search of a platoon leader reported missing in action after an encounter with the enemy in that area. As they approached the hill, they were subjected to heavy enemy mortar, artillery and long range machingun fire. Private FERGUSON continually exposed himself to this fire and courageously continued in the search for the missing officer. A short while later the man was found and evacuated to friendly lines. Private FERGUSON'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Indiana.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.