Captain ANGEL L. TORRES, 0968116, Infantry, Company "B", 65th Infantry
3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours
of 11 June
1953, Company "b" was subjected to a heavy barrage of enemy artillery and
fire prior to a reinforced company raid on friendly positions in the vicinity
Kumhwa, Korea. With word of enemy contact with the forward elements of the
platoon, Captain TORRES, company commander, immediately proceeded to the
positions where he could better direct and observe defensive operations.
Upon arriving, he assumed complete command of the situation, effecting intense
counter fire measures. Moving among the widely dispersed fortifications,
a high degree of confidence in the men with his words of encouragement,
directions and notably active participation in the fierce fire fight. Never
seeking the safety of shelter, he organized a searching patrol to recover
friendly casualties in their removal to rear areas. Captain TORRES, with
disregard for his personal safety, led his small band of volunteers into
the rain of
enemy artillery and mortar fire and successfully evacuated friendly casualties in addition to collecting valuable intelligence data. Captain TORRES' outstanding gallantry 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.