AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR. - By direction of the President under the Act of Congress approved 9 July 1918 (WD Bulletin 43, 1918) the Silver Star for gallantry in action is awarded to the following enlisted men:
CORPORAL ANTONIO SANTOS, RA10401718, Infantry, Company "D", 65th Infantry,3d Infantry Division. United States Army. On 22 December 1950, near Tong-ni,Korea, Corporal Santos. a machine gunner on the Hungnam defense perimeter, opened fire on a company size, enemy column when it was approximately one-hundred yards from his position. The enemy concentrated their fire on his position firing mortars, automatic weapons, and small arms. While engaged in the fire fight Corporal Santos' machine gun failed, and he , with utter disregard for his personal safety, remained, calmly repaired the gun, and continued carrying out his duties in an outstanding manner. When enemy mortar fire forced him to quit his position, he moved the machine gun into the open field and carried on his mission. Due to Corporal Santos' heroic actions, the enemy was forced to with-draw leaving behind many casualties. Corporal Santos' intrepid heroism on this occasion 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.