Biography

Williams, Ernest M. [1stLt SS H24thIR]

Williams, Ernest M.

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 255 - 28 October 1950

First Lieutenant Ernest M. Williams, 01310328, Infantry, Company H, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  Receiving word at his observation post that a section of his machine gun platoon in the vicinity of Haman, Korea was being attacked by enemy forces early in the morning of 19 August 1950, Lieutenant Williams immediately joined his men just as they were about to withdraw.  Joining in the fire fight he killed three enemy with his carbine, then manning a machine gun, fired into the oncoming horde until seriously wounded.  Seeing Lieutenant Williams' cool display of courage, his men returned to their positions and repelled the attack.  Lieutenant Williams' courageous leadership is in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army.  Entered the military service from California.