..Puerto Rico's ..
65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 198  17 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 :

SERGEANT ANGEL W. MALDONADO, RA30429480,  Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 19 November 1950, in the vicinity of Tasgoni, Korea, Sergeant MALDONADO was attached as an aid man to an infantry company, which was attacked by a large enemy force. Completely disregarding his own safety and exposing himself to strong enemy fire, Sergeant MALDONADO boldly moved forward and administered first aid to several critically wounded comrades. Some time elapsed before the wounded could be evacuated from the area and despite adverse conditions of terrain and weather, he continued to give comfort and alleviate the soldiers' suffering. Sergeant MALDONADO'S display of heroism and outstanding devotion to duty reflect great 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.