President Harry S Truman awards Congressional Medals of Honor at the White House in Washington DC. A gathering at the White House. Officials and awardees with their families. The recipients are Marine Captain Carl Sitter (standing left of the President when all three men are together) and Reginald Myers (standing right of the President). The President awards the Medal of Honor to each of the two officers. The officers shake hands and pose with the President. Officers with their families after receiving the Medals. Sitter holding his son and pictured with his wife. Myers' wife, Margaret, and daughter, Susan, and son, Scott. Myers holding his son, Scott. Major Myers was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor while serving as Executive Officer, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, in the vicinity of HAGARU-RI, KOREA, November 29, 1950, while commanding a group of 80 men who were stragglers and missing from other units. Major Myers' makeshift unit successfully denied the Chinese Communists the possession of EAST HILL, which dominated the key crossroads in the withdrawal -- attack in another direction -- by U.S. Marines and Army units from the Chosin Reservoir. Captain Sitter's unit relieved Major Myers' unit in the same battle. Sitter received e medal for his actions as a commanding officer during a two-day battle at Hagaru-Ki, Korea in November 1950. The fighting lasted 36 hours, and Sitter endured grenade burns to his face, arms and chest. He refused to evacuate as the fight continued. More than half of his company was killed, wounded or captured, but a successful defense of the area was mounted by U.S. soldiers.
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