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Loren R. Kaufman Memorial

Medal of Honor

 
 
Loren R. Kaufman Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 5, 2006
1. Loren R. Kaufman Memorial Marker
Inscription.
The President of the United States, in the name of Congress, has awarded the Medal of Honor
Posthumously
to
Loren R. Kaufman
Sergeant First Class, US Army

Born: July 27, 1923 at The Dalles, Oregon * Entered Service: The Dalles, Oregon * Rank and Organization: Sergeant First Class, US Army, Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, Second Infantry Division. * Date and Place of Action: September 4 & 5, 1950. * Yongsan, Korea.
Presentation: Presented to his father at the Pentagon by General Omar N. Bradley on June 21, 1951.
Date of Death: February 10, 1951 (killed in action). * Buried at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

Citation: 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
Loren R. Kaufman Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 5, 2006
2. Loren R. Kaufman Memorial Marker
The marker is visible at the far left.
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 machine gun, 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 machine gun 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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 45° 35.532′ N, 121° 11.562′ W. Marker is in The Dalles, Oregon, in Wasco County. Marker is on West Scenic Drive west of Sorosis Street, on
View of the Ground Beneath the Bluff image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 5, 2006
3. View of the Ground Beneath the Bluff
the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located in Sorosis Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 West Scenic Drive, The Dalles OR 97058, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  In Memory of Medal Of Honor Recipient Loren Kaufman. Website offers information and photos. (Submitted on February 22, 2013.) 
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
Loren R. Kaufman Grave Site at Williamette National Cemetery, Portland image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 4, 2006
4. Loren R. Kaufman Grave Site at Williamette National Cemetery, Portland
Section H,Site 3622-N
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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