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65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star

GENERAL ORDERS # 205 - 24  JUNE 1953

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 (First Bronze Oak-Leaf Cluster) with Letter "V" for heroic achievement in connection ith military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to the following named enlisted men:


Corporal (then Private First Class) LUIS G. CARAMBOT ROMERO, US50115856, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early evening of 14 February 1953, a friendly truck was struck ay an enemy mortar round while proceeding up a road directly behind the Company "F" sector of the main line of resistance in the vicinity of Songdong-ni, Korea. The two men riding in the truck were critically wounded as a result of receiving the direct hit. Having observeed the entire incident, Corporal CARAMBOT ROMERO, a medical aidman attached to Company "F", left the comparative safety of his bunker and set out for the wounded men in a litter truck. After stopping several times to avoid being hit by enemy fire, he succeded in reaching the wounded men and began to administer first aid to them. He then placed the men on litters and put them into the truck. The increasing mortar fire forced him to place the truck under cover. Realizing that the delay in evacuating the men to the rear placed the lives of the wounded in further jeapardy, he braved the hail of fire and started down the road leading to the 2nd Battalion Aid Station. He arrived safely there and delivered the casualties to the surgeon. As a result of his actions, the lives of two critically wounded friendly soldiers were saved. Corporal CARMBOT ROMERO'S outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal 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.

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