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65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 525  20 December 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 man:

Sergeant (then Corporal) MELVIN V. SHERMAN, RA1233411, Infantry, Company "B", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the morning and afternoon of 17 July 1953, in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, a reconnaissance group from Company "B" was pinned down near enemy lines by intense machinegun, artillery and mortar fire. Learning of the situation, Sergeant SHERMAN immediatelly volunteered to accompany a relief force in an attempt to evacuate casualties and guide the patrol members to safety. He courageously advance up the slope under fire to the trapped unit. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he repeatedly moved through the impact area, carrying the wounded to a position where aid could be administered and, after the bombardment had decreased in intensity, assisting in the evacuation of patrol members to friendly lines. Sergeant SHERMAN'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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