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LTC Roger Whiting was CO of 2nd BN. 7th Inf, 3 ID.  Below is his citation from HQ 3rd ID General Orders # 252, dated 7 July, 1953 for his 3rd Oakleaf Cluster to the Silver Star for his actions during 14 June, 1953 in support of "F" Company.
"Lieutenant Colonel (then Major) ROGER WHITING, 032577, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 14 June 1953, it was learned through intelligence sources that the enemy was preparing to attack the 2d Battalion front in the vicinity of Chat-Kol, Korea. In spite of the fact that the enemy was bombarding the entire area with heavy mortar and artillery fire, preparatory to the attack, Colonel WHITING 2d Battalion Commander, disregarding his safety, traveled over the zeroed in road to Company "F:", which according to his calculations would bear the brunt of the attack. He remained in the Company "F" area for about an hour, informing the men of the anticipated attack and inspiring them with his presence of mind and military bearing during the intense enemy shelling. After leaving the company, he returned to the Battalion command post from which he followed the action. The Battalion was attacked by a numerically superior enemy force. He immediately alerted his reserve companies despite the heavy artillery and mortar fire which blanketed the command post area. Refusing to obtain the protection afforded by the command post bunker, he spent most of the time in the open communication trench from which he could send and receive messages with maximum efficiency. Before the final outcome of the battle was definite, he went to the company "F" area, inspected it and observing the necessity for quick treatment of the wounded, he ordered the Battalion Aid Station moved to the company. His courageous actions throughout the period, which lasted till the early morning hours, enabled the Battalion to resist the numerically superior enemy, insured an adequate supply of vital equipment, and alleviated the suffering of the wounded. Colonel WHITING'S outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal Service from New York."
 

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Mike Sumrell
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