Sergeant First Class ( then Private First Class ) DARIO RODRIGUEZ SEPULVEDA,
US50110568, Infantry, Company "F", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the morning of 19 September 1952, Sergeant RODRIGUEZ SEPULVEDA, a squad leader of Company "F", volunteered to return to positions which the company had occupied on "Kelly Hill", in the vicinity of Koyuandoc, Korea, and search for wounded friendly soldiers. Knowing the hill was occupied by hostile forces, he nevertheless advanced over the open terrain and infiltrated the enemytrenches. His search revealed a seriously wounded sergeant. The sergeant informed Sergeant RODRIGUEZ SEPULVEDA to leave the hill as the enemy had placed a mine beneath him and to move him would mean death. Using extreme caution, he skillfully removed the wounded man from the mine. Exposed to enemy fire, he again moved over the open terrain and brought the wounded man to the safety of friendly lines. Sergeant RODRIGUEZ SEPULVEDA'S outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Puerto Rico.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
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