Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 245 - 26 October 1950
Corporal (then Private First Class) Nolan J. Coleman, RA19296430, Infantry, Company H, 24th Infantry, United States Army. When the company to which his machine gun section was attached was subjected to an intense attack by numerically superior enemy forces near Haman, Korea on 6 September 1950, Corporal Coleman remained at his machine gun and continued to fire at the onrushing enemy despite having suffered a wound himself during the initial phase of the attack. His effective fire greatly assisted the company to defeat the attackers. Corporal Coleman's courageous devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army. Entered the military service from California.