Biography

Hodges, Wesley L. [SFC SS K8thCR]

Hodges, Wesley L.

Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 104 - 9 June 1951

Sergeant First Class Wesley L. Hodges, RA34765596, Infantry, United States Army, Company K, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for gallantry in action against the enemy on 5 September 1950 near Tabu-dong, Korea.  When Sergeant Hodges was advancing up the hill with his squad toward the platoon's objective, the enemy suddenly opened fire from a well entrenched position with automatic weapons and small arms, causing the attack to bog down.  Sergeant Hodges, in spite of the heavy fire, moved forward until he came abreast of the automatic weapons and killed four enemy soldiers.  Sergeant Hodges' heroic action materially aided the platoon in reaching their objective and reflects great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered federal service from Georgia.