AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR. - 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 to the following-named officer and enlisted men:
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS SANTIAGO PEREZ GARCIA, US50102344, Infantry, Company "I", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 30 September 1951, the Third Platoon of Company "I", while attacking an enemy held hill near Chorwon, Korea, encountered overwhelming fire from enemy machine guns in heavy wooden bunkers. Although the platoon was halted and two advance scouts were wounded, Private PEREZ GARCIA volunteered to go forward and wipe out the emplacements. Despite the intense fire spraying the area, he fearlessly advanced and, with grenades, successfully knocked out the hostile machine gun nests. This action proved decisive, permitting a central penetration of enemy defenses which forced them completely from the hill, leaving the original objective secure in friendly hands. The inspiring gallantry and courageous devotion to duty displayed by Private PEREZ GARCIA reflect high 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.