HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 378 - 17 December 1952
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL - By direction of the President, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944), and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to the following named enlisted men:
Corporal ABISAI GONZALEZ CAMACHO, US51112236, Infantry, Company "B", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the afternoon of 26 September 1952, a platoon from Company "B" was assigned the mission of retaking an outpost known as "Big Nori" in the vicinity of Suukai, Korea. In order to reach its destination it was necessary for the friendly unit to cross the Imjin River, which was under enemy observation. The first squad of men had successfully crossed the river, and returned the boat for the second squad. Suddenly the foe subjected the river crossing and the men waiting to cross to the opposite shore to an intense barrage of artillery fire. Corporal GONZALEZ CAMACHO, the platoon sergeant, refusing to take cover, moved about the shell-torn area, shouted words of encouragement to the waiting men and persuaded them to continue on with their mission. The men of the second squad, inspired by his actions, quickly boarded the boat and crossed the river while Corporal GONZALEZ CAMACHO, remaining ashore exposed to the increasing volume of enemy artillery, continued to encourage them. Remaining in his precarious position, he ignored the aggressive hostile fire, supervising the crossing of the remaining men, and then crossed the river in the last boat. Corporal GONZALEZ CAMACHO'S outstanding bravery and heroism enabled the friendly unit to remain organized during its mission and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from New York.