HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 20 - 26 JANUARY 1951
Sergeant First Class Gregorio De Jesus, RA10401929, Infantry, Company "I", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 16 December, 1950, near Songhung-ni, Korea, Sergeant De Jesus was a member of a volunteer group whose mission was to protect and restore a serious break in the unit's lines, and participate in an attack upon enemy positions. Under heavy small arms, automatic weapons, and grenade fire, Sergeant De Jesus repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire and was instrumental in assisting the volunteer group in forcing the enemy withdrawal and restoring the broken lines. During this action several wounded men were discovered, placed on recovered vehicles, and evacuated to safety by Sergeant De Jesus and hiscomrades while exposed to enemy fire. The heroism and gallantry displayed by Sergeant De Jesus 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.