HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 237 - 29 June 1951
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 EDISON REYES, RA57011152, Infantry, Company "B", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 27 April 1951, near Uijongbu, Korea, Corporal REYES and his comrades were occupying a combat outpost on top of Hill 476, when an enemy force which had surrounded their company area, attacked. Corporal REYES fought a courageous delaying action which allowed the company to break out of the encirclement. Thus, by risking his life and holding his position in the face of the fierce attack, he contributed immeasurably to the accomplishment of his company's mission. Corporal REYES' heroism and perseverance reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Puerto Rico.