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A photo of Timothy T S Eum About Timothy Tai Sun Eum: Silver Star Citation for Timothy Eum, from the 8th US Army's General Order Number 340: GENERAL ORDERS 24 May 1951 NUMBER 340 Section Silver Star ( ... show more

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Silver Star Citation for Timothy Eum, from the 8th US Army's General Order Number 340: GENERAL ORDERS 24 May 1951 NUMBER 340 Section Silver Star (Posthumous)—Award I I. AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR (POSTHUMOUS) By direction of the President, under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved 9 July 1918, WD Bul 43, 1918), and pursuant to authority contained in AR 600-45, the Silver Star for gallantry in action is awarded posthumously to the following-named officer: First Lieutenant TIMOTHY T. S. EUM, 0951841, Artillery, United States Army. Lieutenant EUM, while a member of Battery A, 674th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion, distinguished himself by gallantry in action against the enemy in the vicinity of Samdung, Korea. On 1 December 1950, Lieutenant EUM was given the mission of establishing an observation post with one squad of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon of the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team for the purpose of adjusting artillery fire on enemy occupied positions. When the patrol had progressed approximately 2,000 yards, enemy-sniper fire was received from all sides and an estimates 20 enemy troops armed with automatic weapons launched an attack against the squad. Lieutenant EUM immediately adjusted artillery fire on the enemy and the patrol withdrew under cover of the artillery without a casualty. In addition to casualties inflicted by the artillery, the patrol killed an estimated five enemy with small-arms fire. As the patrol withdrew, it encountered fire from a group of enemy entrenched on a near-by hill. Leading an assault on the hill, Lieutenant EUM shot and wounded one enemy soldier, taking him prisoner. The prisoner later gave valuable information regarding the location and concentration of enemy troops in the area. The fearless leadership and outstanding courage of Lieutenant EUM enabled him to accomplish his mission of adjusting artillery fire on the enemy and to lead his ambushed- squad back to friendly lines without the loss of a single man. The gallantry displayed by Lieutenant EUM reflected great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the federal service from the Territory of Hawaii. ...more about Timothy Tai Sun Eum

Joseph Parker This is 1LT Timothy T.S. Eum, circa 1948, about 2 years before he was Killed in Action in Korea.
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