MASTER SERGEANT PEDRO RODRIGUEZ, RA6674697, Infantry,
Company "F", 65th
Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army.
On 31 March 1951, near
Choksong-myon, Korea, Company "F" was attacking Hill
398, defended by a firmly
entrenched enemy supported by mortars. At some distance
from the top of the
hill, the lead platoon was halted by intense machine
gun fire and fragmentation
grenades, suffering several casualties. When Sergeant
RODRIGUEZ received the
order to move his platoon to assist the stalled unit,
he ran forward and led
his troops in a furious assault, causing the enemy
to retreat hastily, thereby
relieving the besieged lead platoon. Continuing his
charge, Sergeant Rodriguez
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders
Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
pursued the fleeing enemy and covered by friendly machine gun fire, he personally searched the area to rout any enemy troops which might have been left behind. The aggressive leadership and personal gallantry exhibited by Sergeant Rodriguez 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.