Loren R. Kaufman


Loren Kaufman served with Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War.  On September 4-5, 1950, Kaufman distinguished himself by gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call  of duty at Yongsan, Korea. While trying to reinforce Company G, his platoon was attacked by an enemy battalion. Kaufman engaged the enemy repeatedly in hand-to-hand combat and with rifle and grenade assaults. His first quick vicious attack so surprised the enemy that they retreated in confusion. In subsequent attacks while his Company was pinned down, he charged the enemy line without hesitation. Following this, he led another assault, destroying a machine gun position. Then, pursuing the hostile troops, he bayoneted two more, and rushed a mortar position, shooting the gunners. When the enemy fled, Kaufman led a patrol into the nearby town and dispersed them.

Kaufman was killed in action on February 10, 1951, before being awarded the Medal of Honor.