MASTER SERGEANT RAMON P. MARTINEZ, RA20021249, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 27 April 1951, near Uijongbu, Korea, after a powerful enemy attack implementing an intense volume of fire power had badly pummeled "K" Company's sector of the line, the disorganized unit was forced to make a hasty withdrawal and consolidate positions with the neighboring Company "B". During the vicious firefight, casualties were incurred but due to the strength of the hostile attack and the rapid nature of the forced withdrawal there was no time to effect an evacuation with the result that the wounded faced capture by the charging enemy forces. Sergeant MARTINEZ, seeing their critical situation, determinedly organized a group of litter bearers and, moving forward, led his brave little band into the embattled area to the wounded men's position from where he guided his comrades to complete the successful evacuation. Sergeant MARTINEZ'S gallantry under fire and his selfless concern for the welfare of his stricken comrades reflect the highest 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.