Naimo ran to their aid, exposing himself to withering enemy mortar, artillery and machine gun fire sweeping his company’s position: Hill 1052, near what would be called “The Punchbowl,” north of the 38th Parallel.
It was Friday, Sept. 14, 1951.
Naimo saw that the two Marines were severely wounded. They needed far more care than he could offer. Their only chance would be if he could get them to an aid station on the reverse slope of Hill 1052.