Moore, Ned Dalton [Col SS CO 19thIR]

Moore, Ned Dalton (2nd award)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry  Division
General Orders No. 157 - 3 October 1950
Amended by General Orders No. 177 - 1950

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star to Colonel (Infantry) Ned Dalton Moore (ASN: 0-18212), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Commanding Officer, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, in action against the enemy near Chingam-ni, Korea, on 1 August 1950. The enemy, attacking extended defensive positions of the 1st Battalion, had penetrated both flanks and established positions to the rear. Seeing that the battalion was being disorganized he determined to counterattack. Rallying elements of Company C he directed the assault and the company, inspired by his gallant example, overran the enemy's positions. Remaining exposed during the remainder of the day he directed the employment of heavy weapons and small arms of the rifle companies until the enemy attack was completely repulsed with heavy losses. His gallant actions and devotion to duty reflect the greatest credit on himself and the United States Infantry. Born: Iowa. Home Town: Guthrie Center, Iowa. Death: October 8, 1982.