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:
Sergeant First Class RAYMOND CLIPPER, RA17242505, Infantry, Company "G" 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the late afternoon of 16 July 1953, in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, a friendly patrol unknowingly entered an antipersonnel mine field, detonated some of the mines and sustained several casualties. When a call of assistance was made, Sergeant Clipperimmediately volunteered to lead a group of litter bearers into the mine field. Exposing himself to intense enemy artillery and small arms fire which was then landing in the area, he guided the group through a safe lane in the hazardous area. He then sided in carefully placing the casualties on litters and assisted in their removal from the disaster area by guiding the litter bearers to safety. He made several trips, guiding and assisting the litter bearers, while constantly subjected to enemy fire. Sergeant CLIPPER'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Kansas.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.