For excellent service in the line of his profession while serving with a Marine artillery battalion in KOREA on 7 April 1951. Corporal HART, serving as a radio operator in an artillery forward observer team, displayed outstanding skill, courage, and confidence in the performance of his duties. When the tank-infantry patrol to which the artillery forward observer team was attached was brought under an intense enemy mortar barrage, he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire, without regard for his personal safety, in order that he might better relay the orders for friendly counterbattery tire from the forward observer to the supporting artillery. As a result of his intrepid actions, the enemy mortars were silenced and the tank-infantry patrol was able to continue on to its objective. His devotion to duty, coolness under fire, and high degree of professional competence, were an inspiration to all who observed him and contributed materially to the success of the tank-infantry patrol. Corporal HART’s conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.”
Commendation Ribbon with Combat “V” authorized.
On 17 May 1951, Corporal Hart was wounded while attached to H Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division as a radio operator in forward observer team.
We honor you, Henry Hart.