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65th Infantry Regiment

Bronze Star


GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 374 - 22 December 1952

    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 JULIO FIGUEROA, RA29031335, Infantry, Company "B", 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On the afternoon of 16 August 1952, Company "B" was occupying defensive positions near Umjichon, Korea, when a road near their position was subjected to an intense barrage of enemy artillery fire. Sergeant FIGUEROA, when informed that two men had been severely wounded while traveling in a vehicle on the stricken road, immediately volunteered to assist in their evacuation. Unhesitatingly, with complete disregard for his personal safety, he left his position of safety and advanced into the shrapnel-torn area in search of the casualties. While crawling through the lethal hostile fire and as he approached one of the wounded men, his immediate area was brought under devastating enemy fire Unflinchingly, and again disregarding his personal safety, he continued to move towards the casualty until he received wounds of a mortal nature. The outstanding heroism and selfless actions displayed by Sergeant FIGUEROA and his extreme devotion to his fellow soldiers reflect the highest credit upon himself and military service. Entered the Federal service from Hawaii.

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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