By Direction

of the

President of the United States

The

Distinguished Service Cross

Is Awarded

To

Julius I Bartley

 

 

Rank and Unit:  Specialist Four, Company C, 3d Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4 Infantry Division

Date and Place:  6 May 1970,  Republic of Vietnam

Reason:  For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: Specialist Four Bartley distinguished himself while serving as medical aidman during combat operations in Cambodia on 6 May 1970.  On this date, Specialist Bartley and his company were inserted into a landing zone and immediately came under fire from a large, well concealed enemy force which inflicted many allied casualties.  Ignoring the intense enemy fire, Specialist Bartley moved throughout the contact area to treat wounded comrades.  After stabilizing the condition of several casualties, he removed them to rear positions and prepared them for heicopter evacuation.  Seeing his platoon leader struck by enemy sniper fire, the specialist immediately went to his assistance and administered first aid to the wounded soldier.  Then, the specialist carried the injured officer approximately two hundred meters through intense enemy fire to the company's perimeter.  His determined actions served as a constant inspiration to his comrades and contributed immeasurably to the successful defense of the position.  Specialist Four Bartley's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

 

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