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GENERAL ORDERS # 280 - 26 July 1953

Corporal JOSEPH J. VISCUSO, US51135707, Infantry, Company "F", 65th Infantry
Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the afternoon of 10 June
1953, in the vicinity of Sagimak, Korea, Company "F", of which Corporal VISCUSO was
a member, had been assigned the mission of attacking enemy positions on Hill "412".
When the company made contact with the enemy, Corporal VISCUSO, as squad leader, led
his men in an assault against the hostile force which were entrenched on the reverse
slope of the hill. As they advanced, they were subjected to a hail of fire from the
enemy and the order was given to return to friendly lines. Corporal VISCUSO, how-
ever, observing on of his comrades fall wounded, with complete disregard for his
personal well-being, braved intense automatic small arms and grenade fire to return
his wounded comrade to comparative safety. As he approached the wounded soldier, he
came under the fire of an enemy machine gun which was spraying the immediate area.
Nevertheless, he successfully accomplished his mission. Corporal VISCUSO'S outstand-
ing heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military
service. Entered the Federal Service from New Jersey.

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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