"PFC FERNANDO B. VALDEZ"
Three Winds of Death
Bennett M. Guthrie
Pfc. Fernando B. Valdez,
Infantry, United States Army. For gallantry in action on Corregidor,
Philippine Islands, (text illegible)...on 18 February
1945...(text illegible)..(paraphrase continues)
...on the "I" Company
sector... Pfc. Valdez was leading a patrol when he thwarted an enemy
ambush. He killed six of the enemy in rapid succession and wounded two
others. An exploding land mine killed one trooper* and wounded two
others. Pfc. Valdez remained in his precarious position, firing at the
enemy, until the dead and wounded could be evacuated. For his daring...
* Pfc. Vincent P. "Peetsy"
Stislow was the only other I Co. Trooper killed on 18 Feb., and thus may
be the trooper referred to.