Juan E. Negron-Martinez-Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 18° 24.816 W 066° 09.996
19Q E 799342 N 2038284
Quick Description: Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient for action in Kalma-Eri, Korea on April 28, 1951. He is buried in Puerto Rico National Cemetery, Bayamon, Puerto, Rico in Section J, Site 3180.
Location: Puerto Rico
Date Posted: 1/7/2018 3:37:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMXFVJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
• He was born on September 26, 1929 in Corozal, Puerto Rico and died on March 29, 1996 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: *NEGRON, JUAN E. Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army.
• Place and date: April 28, 1951, Kalma-Eri, Korea.
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:
Sergeant Juan E. Negron distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a member of Company L, 65th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kalma-Eri, Korea on April 28, 1951. That afternoon, Sergeant Negron took up the most vulnerable position on his company’s exposed right flank after an enemy force had overrun a section of the line. When notified that elements of his company were withdrawing, Sergeant Negron refused to leave his exposed position, instead delivering withering fire at hostile troops who had broken through a road block. When the hostile troops approached his position, Sergeant Negron accurately hurled hand grenades at short range, halting their attack. Sergeant Negron held the position throughout the night while friendly forces organized and launched a counterattack. The next morning, after the enemy had been repulsed, friendly forces relieved Sergeant Negron and found the bodies of fifteen enemy soldiers surrounding his position. Sergeant Negron’s extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Armed Service: Army

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