Puerto Rico's 

 GENERAL ORDERS # 24 - 27 January 1951

FIRST LIEUTENANT ELMO L. BUNDREN, 01825586, Infantry, Company "I", 65thInfantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 16 December 1950, adetermined attack was made by a large enemy force on the 65th Infantry linenear Yonghung-ni, Korea. Lieutenant Bundren volunteered to go forward and reorganize the platoons which had been forced from their positions. Prior to reaching the platoons Lieutenant Bundren came under intense small arms and grenade fire. After Lieutenant Bundren had reorganized the platoons, the enemy attacked them from the rear. Lieutenant Bundren, realizing the danger, organized two squads and personally lead them against the enemy. He conducted an attack with such intensity that the enemy was forced to withdraw, abandoning their machine guns, and were forced back against the reserve company which captured them. Lieutenant Bundren's determination, personal courage, and disregard for his own safety reflect great credit upon himself and the military
service. Entered the military service from the State of Oklahoma.

Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -

National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.


Colonel William W. Harris, CO, 65th Infantry RGT, erd Infantry Division (left), presents the silver

Star to 1st Lt. Elmo L. Bundreu of Oklahoma City, Okla., 3rd Battalion, 65th Infantry RGT, for

gallantry in action against the Communist forces near Yonghung-ni, Korea, on 16 Dec 1950, during

ceremonies in Korea. - 12 Feb 1951


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