HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 135 14 May 1951
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL (FIRST BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER) - 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 enlisted men :
SERGEANT FIRST CLASS LORENZO CARTAGENA SOLIVAN, RA10404150, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 6 February 1951, near B'an gyo-ni, Korea, Sergeant CARTAGENA SOLIVAN'S squad was pinned down by intense enemy small arms fire. In order to permit his squad to withdraw Sergeant CARTAGENA SOLIVAN, with complete disregard for his safety, repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire in order to draw the enemy's attention away from the beleaguered squad. The intrepid action of Sergeant CARTAGENA SOLIVAN enabled the squad to withdraw without casualty and reflects 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.