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GENERAL ORDERS # 204 - 24 June 1953

   Second Lieutenant ERNEST J. HOUSE, JR., 01925514, Infantry, Company "G", 65th
Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morn-
ing hours of 16 May 1953, Lieutenant HOUSE was in command of a platoon of Company
"G", occupying Outpost "Harry", in the vicinity of Songnae-dong, Korea. The outpost
came under intense artillery and mortar fire followed by a numerically superior enemy
attack. Lieutenant HOUSE, knowing that the heavy shelling would be followed by an
enemy attack, immediately began checking his men to insure that everyone was in
position to repel the foe. Completely disregarding his personal safety, he moved
through the devastated area, contacting every man to reassure them and to point out
sectors of likely enemy approach. When the main attack came, the platoon was pre-
pared to effectively drive off the foe. Lieutenant HOUSE continued to expose him-
self throughout the attack to locate groups of enemy soldiers and direct the pla-
toon's fire on them. His actions were instrumental in repulsing the attack and
securing the outpost. Lieutenant HOUSE"S outstanding gallantry 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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