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Loren R. Kaufman
Birth: Jul. 27, 1923
The Dalles
Wasco County
Oregon, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1951, South Korea

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Kaufman served as a Sergeant First Class, United States Army, Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded his medal for service Near Yongsan, Korea, on September 4-5, 1950. His citation reads-Sfc. Kaufman distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action. On the night of 4 September the company was in a defensive position on 2 adjoining hills. His platoon was occupying a strong point 2 miles away protecting the battalion flank. Early on 5 September the company was attacked by an enemy battalion and his platoon was ordered to reinforce the company. As his unit moved along a ridge it encountered a hostile encircling force. Sfc. Kaufman, running forward, bayoneted the lead scout and engaged the column in a rifle and grenade assault. His quick Vicious attack so surprised the enemy that they retreated in confusion. When his platoon joined the company he discovered that the enemy had taken commanding ground and pinned the company down in a draw. Without hesitation Sfc. Kaufman charged the enemy lines firing his rifle and throwing grenades. During the action, he bayoneted 2 enemy and seizing an unmanned machinegun, delivered deadly fire on the defenders. Following this encounter the company regrouped and resumed the attack. Leading the assault he reached the ridge, destroyed a hostile machinegun position, and routed the remaining enemy. Pursuing the hostile troops he bayoneted 2 more and then rushed a mortar position shooting the gunners. Remnants of the enemy fled to a village and Sfc. Kaufman led a patrol into the town, dispersed them, and burned the buildings. The dauntless courage and resolute intrepid leadership of Sfc. Kaufman were directly responsible for the success of his company in regaining its positions, reflecting distinct credit upon himself and upholding the esteemed traditions of the military service. (bio by: K) 
 
Burial:
Willamette National Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section H, 3622-N
GPS (lat/lon): 45.46187, -122.5405
 
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Record added: Sep 10, 2003
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