The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
*SUDUT, JEROME A.
Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant,
U.S. Army, Company B, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Place and date:
Near Kumhwa, Korea, 12 September 1951. Entered service at: Wisconsin. Birth:
Wausau, Wis. G.O. No.: 31, 21 March 1952.
2d Lt. Sudut distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of
duty in action against the enemy. His platoon, attacking heavily fortified and
strategically located hostile emplacements, had been stopped by intense fire from a large
bunker containing several firing posts. Armed with submachinegun, pistol, and grenades, 2d
Lt. Sudut charged the emplacement alone through vicious hostile fire, killing 3 of the
occupants and dispersing the remainder. Painfully wounded, he returned to reorganize his
platoon, refused evacuation and led his men in a renewed attack. The enemy had returned to
the bunker by means of connecting trenches from other emplacements and the platoon was
again halted by devastating fire. Accompanied by an automatic-rifleman 2d Lt. Sudut again
charged into close-range fire to eliminate the position. When the rifleman was wounded, 2d
Lt. Sudut seized his weapon and continued alone, killing 3 of the 4 remaining occupants.
Though mortally wounded and his ammunition exhausted, he jumped into the emplacement and
killed the remaining enemy soldier with his trench knife. His single-handed assaults so
inspired his comrades that they continued the attack and drove the enemy from the hill,
securing the objective. 2d Lt. Sudut's consummate fighting spirit, outstanding leadership,
and gallant self-sacrifice are in keeping with the finest traditions of the infantry and
the U.S. Army.