HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 143 - 23 May 1953
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL - By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to the following named enlisted men:
Corporal GUILLERMO RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ, US50113919, Infantry, Company "C", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 23 February 1953, a patrol of Company "C", of which Corporal RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ was a member, was assigned the mission of destroying an enemy patrol in the vicinity of Chich-on, Korea, and to capture prisoners for intelligence purposes When the patrol was ambushed by a hostile force, the patrol leader was seriously wounded in the initial burst of fire and lay within yards of the enemy positions. After the friendly elements withdrew from the engagement to reorganize, Corporal RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ crawled back into the intense hail of fire to locate the patrol leader and evacuate him to safety. The corporal was subjected to a barrage of enemy grenades and small arms fire at he worked his way forward, accompanied by a fellow soldier, searching for the wounded officer. The intense enemy fire continued as he slowly moved back to the friendly elements, tediously crawling and dragging the patrol leader to safety. Corporal RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ' outstanding gallantry, initiative and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal 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.