and organization: Lance
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, Company K, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines,
1st Marine Division.
and date: Quang
Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam, 28 August 1969.
20 March 1946, Mexico City, Mex.
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life
above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a fire team leader
with Company K, in operations against the enemy. L/Cpl. Jimenez'
unit came under heavy attack by North Vietnamese soldiers concealed
in well camouflaged emplacements. L/Cpl. Jimenez reacted by seizing
the initiative and
plunging forward toward the enemy positions. He personally destroyed
several enemy personnel and silenced an antiaircraft weapon. Shouting
encouragement to his companions, L/Cpl. Jimenez continued his aggressive
forward movement. He slowly maneuvered to within 10 feet of hostile
soldiers who were firing automatic weapons from a trench and, in
the face of vicious enemy fire, destroyed the position. Although
he was by now the target of concentrated fire from hostile gunners
intent upon halting his assault, L/Cpl. Jimenez continued to press
forward. As he moved to attack another enemy soldier, he was mortally
wounded. L/Cpl. Jimenez' indomitable courage, aggressive fighting
spirit and unfaltering devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions
of the Marine Corps and of the U.S. Naval Service.