PRIVATE FIRST CLASS MIGUEL L. BECERRIL SAAVEDRA, RA30451639,
Company "C", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On
19 April 1951, when the First Platoon of Company "C" was ordered to attack
and seize the high ground near Hwanchan-dong, Korea, Private BECERRIL
SAAVEDRA, an acting squad leader, and his men were leading the advance.
Upon coming under intense enemy small arms and mortar fire, Private
BECERRIL SAAVEDRA, with no thought for his personal safety, completely
exposed himself in order to direct the fire and movement of his squad
by arm and oral commands. After a long fire fight with the enemy, he led
his squad in a bayonet assault which resulted in the death of five enemy
soldiers, the capture of an enemy mortar and the seizure of the objective.
The gallantry and exceptional leadership displayed by Private BECERRIL
SAVEDRA 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.