.....Puerto Rico's .....
65th Infantry Regiment


PRIVATE RAMON TORRES MARRERO, ER30425477, Infantry, Company "A", 65th
Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 28 May 1951, near
Taegaein-ni, Korea, Company "A" was marching in single file over a narrow log
bridge crossing a turbulent, boulder-filled mountain stream. Due to recent
heavy rains, the logs were wet and slippery, making the bridge highly danger-
ous; and, during the passing over, a heavily laden ammunition bearer lost his
footing and fell into the water below. Buffeted about by the turbulent water
and dashed against the rocks, the hapless soldier was in danger of being swept
downstream, when Private TORRES MARRERO plunged into the water to attempt a
rescue. Fighting his way against the current, he reached his comrade, who was
by this time unconscious, and, although beset by the swiftly rushing water,
carried him to safety. Once on shore, Private TORRES MARRERO immediately ap-
plied artificial respiration until the soldier revived. The heroic regard for
the life of a fellow soldier exhibited by Private TORRES MARRERO reflects high
credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the 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.