AWARD OF THE
RA23313269 Specialist Four E4United .
Reason: For Heroism: While conducting search and destroy operations in Loc Ninh Province near the Cambodian border, his unit was attacked by a numerically superior insurgent force armed with automatic weapons, small arms, grenades, rocket launchers and mortars.
During this action, he displayed outstanding valour and exemplary courage while inflicting heavy casualties upon the Viet Cong. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he repeatedly exposed himself to intense hostile fire in order to place highly effective fire upon insurgent positions.
During the entire engagement, the only concern of this outstanding soldier was for the successful completion of his mission. The rapidity and aggressiveness which he followed the orders of his superiors were in large measure responsible for his company's achievement.
In repelling the repeated insurgent's assaults, he gave material aid to the overwhelming success with which the 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry accomplished its mission. Specialist Four Devine's action are in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Authority: By direction of the secretary of the Army, under the provisions of AR 672-5-1.
FOR THE COMMANDER
W.M. Glasgow Jr Colonel, GS
Chief of Staff
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