Puerto Rico's 

GENERAL ORDERS # 285 - 16 July 1951

    AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR (POSTHUMOUS). - By direction of the president, under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved 9 July 1918 (WD Bul 43, 1918), and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45. the Silver Star for gallantry in action is awarded posthumously to the following - named enlisted men :

MASTER SERGEANT VICTOR M. IGLESIAS, RA10401041, Infantry, Company "F", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 23 April 1951, in the vicinity of Ognyo-bong, Korea, Company "F" was attacked by a numerically superior enemy force. During the prolonged engagement, the Second platoon reported to the command post that the ammunition supply was dangerously low. Sergeant IGLESIAS immediately organized carrying parties and courageously made repeated trips through withering enemy fire to replenish the unit's supply. Receiving an urgent call for ammunition from a defensive position which was being subjected to concentrated fire, Sergeant IGLESIAS secured the ammunition and, while proceeding to the imperiled position, was mortally wounded by hostile rifle fire. Sergeant IGLESIAS' gallant and aggressive actions enabled the unit to contain the attack and reflect 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.

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