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 GENERAL ORDERS # 215 - 22 June 1951

CAPTAIN EDWARD A. KONEK, 01304913, Infantry, Company "K", 65th Infantry,
3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 2 March 1951, near Sokto, Korea,
a patrol from Captain KONEK'S company was brought under withering enemy fire
while in an assault boat attempting to cross to the north bank of the Han
River. Captain KONEK, on the south bank with a squad of men, set up and directed
a base of fire to cover the withdrawal of his patrol. As the boat neared the
south bank, the enemy placed heavy mortar fire on the landing site and the
reserve squad, but Captain KONEK, completely disregarding the enemy fire, walked
among his men reassuring them and directing their fire. As the patrol was
unloading, a man was wounded and Captain KONEK immediately went to his aid
and, assisted by an enlisted man, carried the wounded man to a place of
comparative safety. Unable to make radio contact and realizing that he must
have supporting fire in order to withdraw the squad with any degree of safety,
he preceeded across the open terrain to the battalion observation post and
requested tank support. Returning to his men, he supervised the withdrawal
and assisted in evacuating the wounded man. The selfless gallantry and exemplary
conduct displayed by Captain KONEK reflect great credit upon himself and the
military service. Entered the military service from the State of Maryland.

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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