SERGEANT FIRST CLASS JOSE R. GOTAY, RA30402756, Infantry,
Company "B", 65th
Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 27 April 1951, near
Uijongbu, Korea, while attempting to hold blocking positions against an enemy
force, Company "B" was finally surrounded. Near dawn the enemy launched a fierce
assault on the friendly outpost near the crest of Hill 476. Sergeant GOTAY,
who was in command of the defense position, continually encouraged his comrades
to increase their volume of fire. Inspired by his exemplary leadership, the
friendly troops fired round after round into the attacker's ranks, enabling the
company to break out of the encirclement and withdraw to more tenable positions.
Sergeant GOTAY'S gallantry under fire reflects great credit upon himself and
is in keeping with the high traditions of 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.