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65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 440  9 October 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 officers and enlisted men:

Sergeant LLOYD L. BONECK, RA16361612, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 14 June 1953, In the vicinity of Sagimak, Korea, Company "E" attacked enemy held Hill "412". As the force departed the assembly area, it was subjected to heavy enemy artillery fire which seriously wounded several men. Sergeant BONECK, a medical aidman attached to an adjacent company, courageously ran into the impact area to assist the casualties. Disregarding his personal safety, he repeatedly exposed himself to the intense barrage in administering vitally needed medical aid to the wounded. Following this, he helped prepare them for evacuation to a rear aid station. Sergeant BONECK'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Wisconsin.

  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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