HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 101 12 April 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, 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 RAFAEL FERRAN PAZ, ER30426771, Company "D", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 14 February 1951, while companies of the first battalion were attacking a concentration of enemy on a hill near Noha-dong, Korea, about fifty enemy were climbing up a slope toward the position where the battalion command group had established an observation post in an attempt to over-run the position. At this time Private FERRAN PAZ was radio operator at the battalion observation post. When Private Ferran Paz noticed the enemy movement, he left his radio, entered the fire fight and, without regard to his personal safety, charged into the enemy force. This action inspired his comrades and was an important factor in causing the disorderly retreat of the entire enemy platoon. Private FERRAN PAZ'S courage and aggresiveness 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.