Carson, Eugene J. [Maj XO 1stBn24thIR]


September 5, 1950

The enemy was driven off at dawn, but Maj. Eugene J. Carson, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry executive officer, then discovered that he had on position with him only 30 men, 7 of them wounded. Looking back down the hill, Carson saw approximately 40 men get up out of the rice paddies and go over to a tank at a roadblock position. These men reported to the regiment that they had been driven off the hill. Three tanks near the command post helped clear the town of North Koreans. [24-65]