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65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star

GENERAL ORDERS # 207 - 7 JUNE 1952

Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES H. KEDERICH, JR., 043556, Infantry, Headquarters
and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division,
United States Army. On 16 February 1952, the 3d Battalion was given the
mission of attacking Hill 153, a strongly held and heavily fortified enemy
position near Chunone, Korea. In order to personally direct the fire of the
supporting weapons of his battalion, Colonel KEDERICH moved across open terrain
under heavy artillery and mortar fire to an exposed position on the forward
slope of Hill 168 to better observe the positions of enemy machine guns which
were retarding the attack. On the way, he spliced a wire while under heavy
mortar fire and restored communication to the left assault platoon. Ground
communication could not be established to the forward position, making it
necessary for Colonel KEDERICH to personally return to his radio, which was in
his original position, to adjust the fire of the supporting weapons. Disregarding
his personal safety, he made three round trips across the fire-swept
terrain, under heavy enemy fire, returning each time to his radio to direct
supporting fire. Later in the day while Company "L" was withdrawing after
having succeeded in their mission, Colonel KEDERICH assisted in evacuating the
wounded under mortar and small arms fire. Colonel KEDERICH'S fearless efforts
under adverse conditions provided an inspiration to his command and are in
keeping with of the highest traditions of 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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