Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division
General Orders No. 150 - November 11, 1950
Sergeant First Class Charles A. Richards RA6820369, Infantry, United States Army, while serving as a member of Company M, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, for gallantry in action against the enemy on 6 September 1950 near Sokchong-myon, Korea. During the defense of Hill 518 and while his battalion was being attacked by enemy suicide charges, Sergeant Richards noticed that his comrades were becoming disorganized. With complete disregard for his own safety, Sergeant Richards moved about through heavy enemy fire to reassure the men and direct their fire. Sergeant Richards was killed by an enemy grenade while performing his courageous act. Sergeant Richardsí gallantry reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered federal service from Georgia.