MASTER SERGEANT (then SERGEANT FIRST CLASS) VICTOR
Infantry, Company "E", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry
Division, United States Army,
On 22 April 1951, Company "E" attacked and captured
a hill near Onsu-Dong,
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders
Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
Korea; during the engagement which lasted approximately three hours, Sergeant CARTAGENA constantly exposed himself in order to point out and fire on enemy targets. That night, hostile forces attacked and subjected the platoon command post, held by Sergeant CARTAGENA and a few others, to severe fire. The enemy, of estimated battalion stringth, continued to attack until daylight; and, while a slight withdrawal of friendly troops was necessary, Sergeant CARTAGENA personally silenced an enemy machine gun, organized defeses at great risk to him- self and, with various weapons, inflected such heavy casualties on the enemy that they withdrew leaving a greater part of the objective in friendly hands. The gallantry and superb courage displayed by Sergeant CARTAGENA 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.