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Corozal in Municipio de Corozal, Puerto Rico — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Master Sergeant Juan E. Negrón

Medalla de Honor Congresional

 

— [Congressional Medal of Honor] —

 
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Master Sergeant
Juan E. Negrón Martínez
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Company L, GST Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
April 28, 1951

Por su galanteria e intrepidez conspicua a riesgo de su vida mas allá del llamado del deber.

Sargento Juan E. Negrón se distinguió por sus actos de galantería e intrepidez mientras servía como miembro de la compañía "L" del 65 regimiento de infantería de la tercera división de infantería. Durante operaciones de combate contra fuerzas enemigas armada en Kalmaeri, Corea el día 28 de abril de 1951. Dicha tarde, el sargento Negrón toma la posición más vulnerable en el flanco derecho de su unidad luego que las fuerzas enemigas habían penetrado la línea defensiva. Cuando el sargento Negrón fue notificado que se retirara. El se rehusó y continuó disparando hacia el enemigo, quienes habían penetrado el bloqueo de la carretera. Cuando dichas fuerzas enemigas se acercaron a su posición, el sargento Negrón lanzó varias granadas explosivas a coria distancia de su posición, parando de inmediato el ataque enemigo, el sargento Negrón

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fue relevado y encontraron los cadáveres de quince tropas enemigas alrededor de su posición. El heroísmo y la abnegación extraordinaria, más allá del llamado del deber, del sargento Negrón es indicativo de las tradiciones más altas del servicio militar, el cual se refleja grandemente en el sargento Juan E. Negrón, su unidad y el ejército de los Estados Unidos.

[English translation:]
For his gallantry and conspicuous fearlessness at the risk of his life beyond the call of duty.

Sergeant Juan E. Negrón distinguished himself by his acts of gallantry and fearlessness while serving as a member of Company "L" of the 65th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division. During combat operations against armed enemy forces in Kalmaeri, Korea on April 28, 1951. That afternoon, Sergeant Negron took the most vulnerable position on the right flank of his unit after the enemy forces had penetrated the defensive line. When Sergeant Negron was notified to stand down. He refused and continued firing at the enemy, who had penetrated the roadblock. When said enemy forces approached his position, Sergeant Negron threw several explosive grenades at a distance from his position, immediately stopping the enemy attack. Sergeant Negron was relieved and the bodies of fifteen enemy troops were found around his position. The heroism and extraordinary self-denial, beyond the

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call of duty, of Sergeant Negrón is indicative of the highest traditions of military service, which is greatly reflected in Sergeant Juan E. Negrón, his unit, and the United States Army.
 
Erected 2014 by Honorable Sergio Luis Torres Torres, Alcalde de Corozal (Mayor of Corozal).
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansWar, Korean. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 28, 1951.
 
Location. 18° 20.447′ N, 66° 19.042′ W. Marker is in Corozal in Municipio de Corozal, Puerto Rico. Memorial is at the intersection of Calle Bou and Calle Sixto Febus (State Highway 891), on the left when traveling south on Calle Bou. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Bou 22, Corozal PR 00783, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial (here, next to this marker); Puerto Rico Quincentenary Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossfire (approx. 14.7 miles away); A Never-Ending Challenge (approx. 14.7 miles away); Defending San Juan (approx. 14.7 miles away); Imagine Life Here (approx. 14.7 miles away); The Main Plaza (approx. 15.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corozal.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2021.

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