SERGEANT FIRST CLASS FERNANDO DIAZ, RA30432468, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United StatesArmy. On 18 December 1950, near Hamhung, Korea, during a night engagement with the enemy, Sergeant DIAZ braved enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire tore-establish communications between Regimental Headquarters and one of the battalions. When some of the members of his crew seemed reluctant to advance into the face of enemy fire, Sergeant DIAZ unhesitatingly moved alone and examined approximately 200 yards of wire until the break was discovered. Still subjected to intense hostile fire, he calmly repaired the damage and placed test calls to the regimental and battalion switchboards before returning to the safetyof the friendly lines. Sergeant DIAZ'S gallant devotion to duty ensured the success of the unit's mission and reflects the highest 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.