HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 97 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:
SERGEANT FIRST CLASS ANGEL OCASIO, RA10403238, Infantry, Company "F", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. In the vicinity of Kuchon, Korea, on 13 February 1951, Sergeant OCASIO'S platoon was ordered on a reconnaissance patrol of enemy positions when one of the squads was fired on. Sergeant OCASIO in the absence of the platoon leader and the rest of the platoon, led the squad in attack until they were within fifty yards of an enemy machine gun nest. Sergeant OCASIO, with complete disregard for his personal safety and in complete view of the enemy, went up and down the firing line, directing the fire of his men and encouraging his men during the attack. When the enemy threatened to envelop his men and he was ordered to withdraw, Sergeant OCASIO went through the line making sure that all his men withdrew. During the withdrawal, he also assisted in carrying a wounded man to safety. When the machine gunner was too exhausted, Sergeant OCASIO assisted in carrying the machine gun. His personal courage, devotion to duty, and leadership served as an inspiration to the rest of the men and 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.