MASTER SERGEANT MANUEL ACEVEDO, JR., RA6674870, Infantry, Company "E", 65thInfantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 1 February 1951, nearSuwon, Korea, Sergeant ACEVEDO led his platoon in an assault on Hill 297. In spite of the heavy enemy machine gun and small arms fire being directed at him, he stormed the enemy positions and neutralized them with hand grenades. Owing to the intrepid action of Sergeant ACEVEDO the hill was taken and many of the enemy killed or captured. The gallantry and devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant ACVEDO 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.