HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 21 - 26 JANUARY 1951
Master Sergeant Manuel Acevedo Jr. RA6674870, Infantry, Company "E",
65th Infantry, 3d infantry Division, United States Army. On 16 December
1950, near Hamhung, Korea Sergeant Acevedo, a platoon leader of his unit,
was assigned a mission in the left flank of his unit on the outpost line of
resistance. His platoon came under heavy enemy fire from their left rear
position. Sergeant Acevedo without regard for his personal safety exposed
himself continuously to heavy enemy fire while trying to reach the left
flank of his platoon, and while supervising the evacuation of the wounded.
His courageous and determined efforts resulted in his platoon holding
their positions until ordered to withdraw. Sergeant Acevedo's courage
and fearless leadership reflect great credit upon himself and the military
service. Entered the military service from Puerto Rico.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.