After his first tour of duty, Corporal Jung Myung Seok was awarded the Citation of Distinguished Service in War (dated 1967 October 13) by the Commander of the ROK Army Forces in Vietnam and Chief of Staff of the ROK Army, General Chae Myung Shin.
CITATION OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN WAR
보병 제 9사단 28연대
ROK 9th Infantry Division, 28th Regiment
육군 상병 정 명 석
ROK Army Corporal, Jung Myung Seok
우자는 1966년 8월 주월한국군의 일원으로 보직됨이래 제반 난관과 위험을 무릅쓰고 맡은 바 임무를 훌륭히 수행함으로써 월남공화국의 평정과업을 지원하고 방공전선의 일익을 담당하는 한국군임무를 성공적으로 수행케 하였을 뿐만 아니라 한월 양국간의 유대 강화와 국위 선양에 기여한 공이 지대함.
The aforementioned person above, since being assigned as a member of the ROK Armed Forces in Vietnam in August 1966, has carried out his assigned mission through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. He has aided in the pacification of the Republic of Vietnam and succeeded in accomplishing the objective of the ROK Army that was in charge of a key part of the defensive line against the spread of communism. The service of his contribution on the strengthening of the bond between both countries, Korea and Vietnam, and the enhancement of national prestige is immense.
이는 평소 왕성한 군인정신과 투철한 방공이념의 발로로서 타 장병의 귀감이 되므로 그 공을 높이 찬양하여 이에 표창함.
As a manifestation of the exuberant mentality of a solider and as a clear symbol against the spread of communism, his service has become exemplary to other soldiers. Therefore, we highly praise his merits and honor him.
1967년 10월 13일
October 13, 1967
Commander of the ROK Army Forces in Vietnam
Chief of Staff of the ROK Army, Chae Myung Shin