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

Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 272  25 July 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 with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded posthumously to the following named enlisted men:

Sergeant FLOR CINTRON SANTIAGO, RA30416919, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. During the early morning hours of 11 June 1953, Company "B", occupying a sector of the main line of resistance in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, was subjected to intense hostile artillery and mortar fire followed by an enemy reinforced company sized attack. As the battle progressed and hand-to-hand fighting ensued in the trenches, numerous casualties were inflicted upon the friendly elements. The casualties began arriving at the aid station where Sergeant CINTRON SANTIAGO, as assistant platoon sergeant, received the wounded men. While under continual hostile artillery and mortar fire, he processed the wounded, determining the extent of their injuries and administering the vitally needed first aid. Moving among the wounded, he administered medical aid to them and did much to alleviate their condition. Working under the severest handicaps of limited field facilities and blackout restrictions, he competently performed his services throughout the attack, contributing immeasureably to the successful evacuation of the casualties. Sergeant CINTRON SANTIAGO'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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