Jenson, Lloyd K. [Maj XO SS2 Hq2ndBn23rdIT]

Jenson, Lloyd K. (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 69 - 1951

The Silver Star is awarded to Major Lloyd K. Jenson, Infantry, U.S. Army, a member of Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, who displayed gallantry in action against an armed enemy on 18 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. On that date he voluntarily led a task force, composed of infantry, tanks and antiaircraft firing vehicles, with the mission of driving the enemy from Hill 174. Approximately 400 yards from the objective, the task force encountered an enemy outpost and, under Major Jensonís direction, inflicted heavy casualties upon the enemy and forced them to withdraw. He realized, at this time, that it would be impossible to take the objective and decided to hold a ridge nearby to be used as a line of departure for a larger force. As a result of his initiative and complete disregard for his personal safety, the task force insured the success of the attack launched on the following day and enabled the assault elements to complete the mission with a minimum of casualties. The gallantry displayed by Major Jenson reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Hometown: Sidney, MT.