HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 22- 27 JANUARY 1951
Private First Class Mariano C. Perez , RA30429877, Infantry, Company
"I", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 15
December 1950, at Songhung-ni, Korea, Private Perez volunteered with
members of the company command post to attempt to close a serious break
which had occurred in the line when an assault by a numerically superior
enemy had forced elements of Company "M" and Company "I" to withdraw.
Private Perez advanced with the volunteer group and as a result of the
action which followed, the line was closed. Private Perez assisted in
evacuating many wounded from the area. The entire action was conducted
in the face of small arms fire and in an area where the enemy had
infiltrated. The gallantry in action displayed by Private Perez reflects
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.