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"Private First Class Melvin L. Brown, D Company, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, became the thirteenth Korean War Medal of Honor recipient. While his platoon was securing the Walled City (Hill 755) near Kasan, PFC Brown used his position on a fifty foot high wall to deliver heavy rifle fire on an enemy counterattack. Wounded and out of ammunition, he stayed in position, throwing grenades. His and his buddies’ grenades expended, he drew his entrenching tool and knocked a dozen of the enemy from the wall as they climbed up, one by one, until he was ultimately overrun and killed."