HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 195 - 16 JUNE 1951
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL. - By direction of the president, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944) and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, and Department of the Army Message W89043, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to the following-named officers and enlisted men:
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (then PRIVATE) PEDRO SALGADO SEPULVEDA, ER30437579, Infantry, Company "F", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 31 March 1951, Private SALGADO SEPULVEDA, platoon scout, was with the leading elements of Company "F" during an attack on Hill 398. While crossing open terrain, he and another enlisted man came under heavy enemy mortar fire but dashed through the fire without seeking cover. Reaching the base of the cliff from which the enemy was hurling down grenades, Private SALGADO SEPULVEDA followed and covered his platoon leader up the cliff until reaching a position where they were able to engage the enemy with rifle and grenade fire. By maintaining the exposed position for two hours and distracting the enemy fire, the other platoon was enabled to take up a position on the enemy flank and assault successfully. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Private SALGADO SEPULVEDA 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.