..Puerto Rico's ..
65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star

Sergeant Antonio Torres Berrios, ER12269896, Infantry, Company "A", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 31 January 1951, near Kalgok, Korea, in the course of an attack on an enemy held hill his platoon came under intense small arms and mortar fire causing a great deal of confusion within the platoon area. Sergeant Torres Berrios took the initiative reorganized the platoon, and disregarding the enemy fire, rallied his squad and the rest of the platoon to continue the attack. Upon spotting a number of the enemy, he threw hand grenades and fired his automatic weapon into their midst. The enemy became so surprised and bewildered that they retreated from their positions. Sergeant Torres Berrios was the first member of his platoon to arrive at the objective. His aggressive leadership was a strong factor in the success of the attack. The extraordinary heroism of Sergeant Torres Berrios reflects great credit on himself and is 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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