Blank, Howard [Lt A5thMR]



Lieutenant Howard Blank combined his Able Company mortars with those of the defenders and immediately followed up the artillery and 81-mm. fire which had blunted the attack. These final concentrations of 60-mm. mortar fire on Obong-ni  and Finger Ridge and the forward slopes of Hill 125 ended the enemy attack. The surviving Reds withdrew to Tugok.