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GENERAL ORDERS # 316 - 5 August 1953

Corporal EDWIN L. SLAYSMAN, RA13418700, Infantry, Company "F", 65th Infantry
Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the afternoon of 10 June
1953, Company "F" began to attack enemy held Hill "412" in the vicinity of Sagimak,
Korea. When the assault team attempted to rush positions on the reverse slope, they
were momentarily halted by intense enemy artillery and mortar fire. Two squads from
the support platoon, one of which was under command of Corporal SLAYSMAN, were
quickly ordered into the conflict. When the patrol leader called for volunteers
heavily armed with grenades to lead a renewed assault, Corporal SLAYSMAN immediately
volunteered as a member. Forming a skirmish line, they began to advance towards the
crest of the hill. Upon reaching the skyline, Corporal SLAYSMAN started hurling
grenades at the entrenched enemy, who were but a short distance away. He then pro-
ceeded to move down the reverse slope when suddenly a concussion shell exploded,
enveloping part of the assault team. Although stunned by the air burst, he continued
to move forward until he reached a point directly in front of an enemy position.
There, he threw his remaining grenades, mortally wounding three of the enemy and
rendering two others as casualties. His actions were instrumental in routing the
enemy from their entrenched positions. Corporal SLAYSMAN'S outstanding gallantry
and devotion to duty-reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.
Entered the Federal Service from Delaware.

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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