MASTER SERGEANT PEDRO RODRIGUEZ, RA6674697, Infantry,
Company "F", 65th
Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army.
On 24 March 1951, near
Kopi-Dong, Korea, Sergeant RODRIGUEZ, acting as platoon
leader in the absence
of a commissioned officer, was leading his unit to
secure Hill 476, when the
enemy opened fire from a well camouflaged machine
gun nest. Although he did
not know the exact location of the gun, Sergeant RODRIGUEZ
ordered one squad
to fix bayonets and assault the general area from
which the fire was coming.
After the enemy weapon fired again, Sergeant RODRIGUEZ
charged the position,
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders
Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
yelling and shooting his rifle demoralizing the enemy and causing him to flee in haste, taking his gun with him, but leaving ammunition and rations behind. The gallantry and extreme devotion to duty displayed by Sergeant RODRIGUEZ 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.