The SILVER STAR is awarded to MAJOR KENNETH L BOULLION, 01284089, (then Captain), Artillery, Army of the United States, a member of Headquarters, (then Battery B), 82d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, who displayed gallantry in action against an armed enemy on 2 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. On that date he was an artillery liaison officer attached to a rifle battalion. The battalion’s command post was subjected to heavy enemy mortar and small arms fire directed from a ridge to its immediate front. During this intense concentration of hostile fire he took command of an antiaircraft firing vehicle and directed its crew into a position from where it could return the enemy fire. Constantly exposing himself to withering enemy fire, he was able to direct such devastating fire upon the enemy-held ridge that approximately 30 enemy soldiers were killed and the remainder routed. His heroic and quick thinking action undoubtedly prevented many casualties to the personnel of the command post. The gallantry displayed by Major Boullion on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota. GO 40, 14 Feb 51.
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