HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 104 14 April 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 officers and enlisted men :
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VICTOR M. PEREZ, ER30408649, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 17 December 1950, in the vicinity of Tong-Ni, Korea, Private PEREZ, without regard for his personal safety, volunteered to evacuate a wounded soldier from the 3d Platoon of "E" Company, which was under attack by an unknown number of the enemy. With two comrades, Private PEREZ, preceeded forward in a litter jeep across a small river which seperated the 3d platoon from the rest of the company. The jeep was fired on by the enemy and Private PEREZ was wounded in the right shoulder. One of his comrades was also wounded and Private PEREZ without regard for his own personal safety went to his assistance. He then helped his wounded comrade back through the water to the command post of "E" Company. The heroic actions of Private PEREZ reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. ENtered the military service from Puerto Rico. **
** The citation mentions that PFC Victor M. Perez was wounded in action however his name does not show up in the Korean War Casualty File.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.