Puerto Rico's 
GENERAL ORDERS # 245 - 11 July 1953

Private CARL L. GRAVES, RA16424475, Infantry, Company "E", 65th Infantry Regi-
ment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the day of 9 June 1953,
Private GRAVES returned from a reconnaissance of Hill "412" in the vicinity of
Sagimak, Korea, where he had gathered vital intelligence information by advancing
to within close proximity of enemy held positions, under heavy concentrations of
hostile mortar fire. He then immediately volunteered as a member of an assault
patrol. The patrol carried the action into the enemy trenches and closed with the
foe in intense hand to hand combat. Private GRAVES repeatedly exposed himself to
enemy fire to inflict casualties upon the foe. On one occasion he charged directly
into the face of hostile fire and mortally wounded three enemy soldiers who were
attempting to drag off a wounded member of the patrol. As a result of his recon-
naissance, the friendly attack was well planned and coordinated. His aggressive part
in the assault, contributing materially to the success of the operation, was instru-
mental in preventing an enemy attempt to capture a wounded member of the patrol.
Private GRAVES' outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon
himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from Michigan.

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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