HQ, 1st Infantry Brigade, 5th Division (Mech)
			  Camp Red Devil
		     APO San Francisco 96477

GENERAL ORDERS					      31 January 1971

TC 439. The following AWARD is announced,
MAJER, OTTO 251-46-7404 SP4 11B20 Co B, 1st Bn, 61st Inf
(WAN4 SO) APO 96477

Awarded: Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device (First Oak Leaf Cluster)
Date of action: 3 April 1970
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Authority: By direction of the President under provisions of Executive
	Order 13.046, 24 August 1962
Reason: For heroism in connection with ground operations against a hostile
	Force in the Republic of Vietnam: Specialist Four Majer distin-
	guished himself by valorous actions while serving as a sniper for
	Company B, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 61st Infantry, on 3 April
	1970. That day Company B had maneuvered across a hill in northern
	Quang Tri Province and established a defensive position on the 
	hillside when they started to receive rocket and mortar fire.
	Company A was positioned approximately 500 meters to the front of
	Company B and was also receiving hostile mortar fire. Specialist
	Majer scanned the surrounding hills with his sniper scope and 
	Located the enemy mortar tube, some 800 meters away, that was 
	viciously pounding Company A's position. Specialist Majer braved 
	hostile indirect fire to position himself in an exposed area in 
	order to fire into the mortar site. With profound expertise 
	Specialist Majer shot and hit both enemy gunners and knocked the 
	mortar tube over. His timely and efficient action prevented fur-
	ther enemy fire and undoubtedly reduced casualties. Specialist 
	Majer's courage and professionalism is in keeping with the
	highest traditions of the military service and reflect great cre-
	dit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.



					T.H. HOSS
					Major, AGC
					Adjutant General

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