SSG Robert W. Schultz
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES ARMY
VIETNAM
APO SAN FRANCISCO 96375
GENERAL ORDERS
NUMBER 1599
9 April 1968
AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
CROSS
1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced
posthumously.
SCHULTZ, ROBERT W RA 17631005  STAFF
SERGEANT E 6 United States Army, Headquarters
and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 47th
Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, APO 96370
Awarded: Distinguished Service Cross
Date Action: 31 January 1968
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For extraordinary heroism in connection
with military operations involving conflict with an
armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.
Staff Sergeant Schultz distinguished himself by
exceptionally valorous actions on 31 January 1968
as squad leader of a mechanized infantry platoon
on a combat mission in the village of Ho Nai. His
squad and other members of the platoon became
isolated and encircled by a numerically superior
force firing recoilless rifles, machine guns, and
automatic weapons. The troops on the ground
were immediately pinned down by the savage
fusillade and Sergeant Schultz' armored personnel
carrier was forced to halt. To relive the pressure
on his comrades he leaped from the vehicle and
assaulted an enemy machine gun nest, single-
handedly destroying it and its occupants. Although
seriously wounded, he again disregarded his safety
and unleashed another personal attack on a
second machine gun position. Hurling grenades as
he charged through a curtain of hostile fire,
Sergeant Schultz killed the entire gun crew. He
was mortally wounded while gallantly defending
his fellow soldiers in the heat of battle. Staff
Sergeant Schultz' extraordinary heroism and
devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in
keeping with the highest traditions of the military
service and reflect great credit upon himself, his
unit, and the United States Army.
Authority: By direction of the President under
provisions of the Act of Congress, approved 25
July 1963.
First Lieutenant Brice H. Barnes
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES ARMY
VIETNAM
APO SAN FRANCISCO 96375
GENERAL ORDERS
NUMBER 2034
3 May 1968
AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
CROSS
1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced.
BARNES, BRICE H. 02326319  FIRST LIEUTENANT
INFANTRY United States Army, Headquarters and
Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 47th Infantry,
9th Infantry Division, APO 96370
Awarded: Distinguished Service Cross
Date Action: 31 January 1968
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For extraordinary heroism in connection
with military operations involving conflict with an
armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. First
Lieutenant Barnes distinguished himself by
exceptionally valorous actions on 31 January 1968 as
a scout platoon leader while defending against the
communists Lunar New year offensive. Enemy
forces gained control of Widow's Village and
entrenched themselves in its northeast sector.
Lieutenant Barnes took command of all friendly
forces in the town and launched a fierce assault on
the insurgents. Repeatedly disregarding his safety,
he braved withering fire to direct civilians in the
battle area to safety. Bullets struck all around hi,
but he refused to take cover and led a house to
house sweep, personally destroying a recoilless rifle
and an automatic weapon position. His platoon's
aggressive assault and relentless fire forced the Viet
Cong to withdraw. Later in the day his unit was sent
to the nearby village of Ho Nai. His platoon was
quickly engaged by a hostile force firing machine
guns, recoilless rifles and automatic weapons.
Caught in the murderous crossfire, Lieutenant
barnes dismounted his personnel carrier and moved
among his men to direct their counterfire on the
enemy. part of his platoon became isolated and
pinned down by the intense Viet Cong barrage, and
he exposed himself to a hail of bullets and shrapnel
to direct gun ship strikes on the enemy positions
surrounding the beleaguered element. His fearless
leadership and heroic actions inspired his men to
fight furiously and inflict a decisive defeat on the
numerically superior and determined Viet Cong
forces, resulting in seventy-seven enemy killed and
ten captured. First Lieutenant Barnes' 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 Sates Army.
Authority: By direction of the President under
provisions of the Act of Congress, approved 25 July
1963.