Sergeant First Class Melvin L. Jones, RA33507413, Infantry, Heavy Tank
Company, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 7 February
1951, near Pangyori, Korea, Sergeant Jones noticed an abandoned tank protected
by enemy riflemen and mortars. With complete disregard for his personal safety
he left the cover of his tank and made his way through dense enemy small arms
and mortar fire to the abandoned tank. He tossed a grenade into the open
turret, waited until it exploded, and then tossed another grenade into the
fighting compartment completely destroying the controls of the tank. The
heroic action of rendering the tank useless while under fire reflects great
credit upon Sergeant Jones and the military service. Entered the military
service from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders
Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.