Private First Class OSCAR ROMAN LUGO, US50114547, Infantry, Company "C",
65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the night of
23 February 1953, a patrol of Company "C", of which Private ROMAN LUGO was a
member, was assigned the mission of destroying an enemy patrol in the vicinity
of Chich-on, Korea, and to capture prisoners for intelligence purposes. When the
patrol was ambushed by a hostile force, the patrol leader was seriously wounded
in the initial burst of fire and lay within yards of the enemy position. After
the friendly elements withdrew from the engagement to reorganize, Private ROMAN
LUGO volunteered to accompany another member of the patrol to search for the
wounded officer. He was subjected to intense hostile fire, but continued in the
search until the wounded officer was located. Private ROMAN LUGO then assisted
the other volunteer in dragging him back through the enemy fire to safety.
Private ROMAN LUGO"S outstanding gallantry, initiative and devotion to duty
reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal
service from Puerto Rico.