HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 92 11 April 1951
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 officers and enlisted men:
MASTER SERGEANT JUAN CORDERO, RA20022783, Infantry, Company "B", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of 29 January 1951, Company "B" was holding hill 270 (Korea) which it had captured the previous afternoon. As the enemy attacked, blowing whistles and bugles, it found a gap in the defense. Immediately the enemy began infiltrating. Sergeant CORDERO took instant action by organizing a group of soldiers and leading them in repelling the enemy with hand grenades and closing the gap in the defense. He then deployed the men to defensive positions to prevent further enemy counterattacks from infiltrating. The leadership and courage under fire displayed by Sergeant CORDERO 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.