Sergeant Victor G. Colon-Mateo, RA30408867, Medical Corps, Medical
Company, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On
the night of 29 January 1951, Company "B", 65th Infantry, was defending
hill 270 in Korea, under attack by an estimated three hundred enemy troops.
Sergeant Colon Mateo, an aid man attached to Company "B", displayed extreme
courage during a severe fire fight as he exposed himself to enemy fire to
give first aid to the wounded. Heavy enemy mortar fire wounded several men
in a draw. Immediately Sergeant Colon Mateo went to the wounded and
administered first aid in the midst of the heavy mortar barrage. Then he
assisted in evacuating the wounded through intense enemy action to safety.
The devotion to duty and courage displayed by Sergeant Colon Mateo reflect
great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military
service from Puerto Rico.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders
Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.