*HENRY, FREDERICK F.
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant,
U.S. Army, Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment. Place and date: Vicinity of
Am-Dong, Korea, 1 September 1950. Entered service at: Clinton, Okla. Birth:
Vian, Okla. G.O. No.: 8, 16 February 1951.
1st Lt. Henry, Company F, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity
above and beyond the call of duty in action. His platoon was holding a strategic ridge
near the town when they were attacked by a superior enemy force, supported by heavy mortar
and artillery fire. Seeing his platoon disorganized by this fanatical assault, he left his
foxhole and moving along the line ordered his men to stay in place and keep firing.
Encouraged by this heroic action the platoon reformed a defensive line and rained
devastating fire on the enemy, checking its advance. Enemy fire had knocked out all
communications and 1st Lt. Henry was unable to determine whether or not the main line of
resistance was altered to this heavy attack. On his own initiative, although severely
wounded, he decided to hold his position as long as possible and ordered the wounded
evacuated and their weapons and ammunition brought to him. Establishing a l-man defensive
position, he ordered the platoon's withdrawal and despite his wound and with complete
disregard for himself remained behind to cover the movement. When last seen he was
single-handedly firing all available weapons so effectively that he caused an estimated 50
enemy casualties. His ammunition was soon expended and his position overrun, but this
intrepid action saved the platoon and halted the enemy's advance until the main line of
resistance was prepared to throw back the attack. 1st Lt. Henry's outstanding gallantry
and noble self-sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty reflect the highest honor on
him and are in keeping with the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.