CORPORAL CATALINO ARUZ PEREZ, RA30413623, Infantry, Company "C", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 13 October 1950, in the vicinity of Hwanggan, Korea, Corporal Aruz Perez was a member of a combat patrol which came under intense enemy machine gun and small arms fire. The patrol was pinned down and unable to return fire. Corporal Aruz Perez, with complete disregard for a murderous hail of fire directed against him, ran and crawled across an open field to a position from which he could fire his automatic rifle. He delivered a steady stream of fire destroying an enemy machine gun nest and enabling his patrol to withdraw to a more advantageous position. The courage and initiative displayed by Corporal Aruz Perez 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.