HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 481 16 November 1953
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL (FIRST BRONZE OAK-LEAF CLUSTER).- 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 man:
Sergeant CARL J. FYFFE, US52203112, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the afternoon of 17 July 1953, in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, the Infantry unit to which Sergeant FYFFE was attached commenced a raid on enemy held Hill "433". In the action, several United Nations soldiers unknowingly moved into a minefield. Among them were casualties who were being evacuated. Learning of the situation, Sergeant FYFFE courageously entered the hazardous area to assist in guiding the trapped men to safety. While doing this, Sergeant FYFFE stepped on a land mine, exploding it and receiving serious wounds. Ignoring these wounds, he bravely continued to direct the operation and refused medical treatment until all troops had been removed from the minefield. Sergeant FYFFE'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Kentucky.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.