April 25, 1951
A Korean War battle took place near Tongmang-ni for which Charles Leon Gilliland, a member of Company I, Seventh Infantry Regiment, Third Infantry Division, was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. According to the medal citation, Gilliland displayed “conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty” during an enemy assault against Gilliland’s company. Gilliland’s body was never recovered, and he was declared dead in 1954. The Medal of Honor was presented to his family during a ceremony at the Pentagon.