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"First Lieutenant Frederick F. Henry, F Company, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, became the Korean War’s seventh Medal of Honor recipient. Lieutenant Henry’s unit was holding a strategic ridge near Amdong when a superior enemy force attacked it. Seeing his platoon disorganized by the initial assault, he left his foxhole led them in reforming a defensive line, checking the enemy’s advance. Without communication to the rear, he ignored his severe wounds and determined to hold his position as long as possible after ordering the wounded evacuated and their weapons and ammunition brought to him. Ordering his platoon to withdraw, he remained behind to cover their movement. When last seen alive he was firing all available weapons until his ammunition was expended and his position overrun. His one man stand accounted for fifty of the enemy and bought time for the main line of resistance to throw back the attack."