Second Lieutenant BRUCE D. JACKSON, 01925078, Infantry, Company "I", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours of 30 May 1953, in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, Lieutenant JACKSON led a reconnaissance patrol forward of the main line of resistance on a mission to enemy held Hill "412". Nearing the objective, Lieutenant JACKSON dispersed his men in a perimeter to frustrate enemy ambush attempts and bravely advanced forward of the patrol to personally reconnoiter the immediate area. Moving approximately 75 yards up the slope, he was suddenly subjected to intense barrages of enemy automatic weapons and small arms fire and fell, mortally wounded. In this courageous move, he received the force of the enemy ambush and enabled his men to prepare for and repel the ensuing enemy attack. Lieutenant JACKSON'S outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Florida.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.