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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to

CORPORAL WILLIAM C. JUNG
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

for service as set forth in the following CITATION:

For heroic achievement in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam while serving as a Squad Leader with Company K, Third Battalion, Twenty-Seventh Marines, First Marine Division. On the afternoon of 24 May 1968, during Operation Allen Brook southwest of Da Nang, elements of Company K suddenly came under a heavy volume of small arms and automatic weapons fire from a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Corporal JUNG unhesitatingly commenced maneuvering his squad forward in order to assist the lead elements of his unit. Undaunted by the hostile rounds impacting near him, he skilifilly maneuvered his squad through dense foliage, shouting words of encouragement to his men and directing their fire upon the enemy emplacements. Although painflilly wounded, he fearlessly continued moving forward, boldly exposing himself to the enemy fire while throwing hand grenades. Upon reaching the besieged unit, he ably supervised the evacuation of casualties and skillfully deployed his men to cover the withdrawal of the other Marines. His bold initiative and resolute determination were an inspiration to all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplislunent of his unit's mission. Corporal JUNG's courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty at great personal risk were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.

Corporal JUNG is authorized to wear the Combat "V".