Puerto Rico's 

GENERAL ORDERS # 80 - 27 March 1951

 SERGEANT FIRST CLASS JULIO MARTINEZ, RA10403720, Infantry, Company "B",
65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 14 December 1950,
near Oro-ri, Korea, Sergeant Martinez was in charge of a listening post situated
approximately one mile in front of his company's positions. During the night
he observed a strong enemy force moving toward the company area. Immediately
he calmly notified the company and instead of withdrawing he remained at the
listening post until the fire fight began. Then, of his own volition and initiative,
he led his men in attacking the rear of the enemy. By this bold and
fearless action he caused the enemy to become so disorganized and confused as
to allow the company time to strengthen its flanks. Sergeant Martinez's movement
was repelled by heavy enemy automatic weapons fire forcing his small
group to withdraw to more covered positions. From the new positions he and his
men continued to harass the enemy's rear. Not until the situation became unbearable
did he withdraw to friendly lines, and while withdrawing he again risked his
life in caring for a wounded comrade. The daring leadership and courage
displayed by Sergeant Martinez on this occasion reflect great credit upon
himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of 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.

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