The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Loren R. Kaufman Memorial
Medal of Honor
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
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 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Congregational Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wasco County Courthouse 1914 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.7 miles away); Foley House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carlisle House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Methodist Parsonage (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civic Auditorium (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bennett House (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Dalles.
Also see . . . In Memory of Medal Of Honor Recipient Loren Kaufman. Website offers information and photos. (Submitted on February 22, 2013.)
Categories. • War, Korean •
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