Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, Company G, 3d Battalion,
5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.).
and date: Seoul,
Korea, 26 September 1950.
Los Angeles, Calif.
November 1930, Los Angeles, Calif.
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life
above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Company G,
in action against enemy aggressor forces. While serving as an ammunition
carrier of a machinegun squad in a marine rifle company which was
temporarily pinned down by hostile fire, Pfc. Obregon observed a
fellow marine fall wounded in the line of fire. Armed only with
a pistol, he unhesitating
dashed from his covered
position to the side of the casualty. Firing his pistol with 1 hand
as he ran, he grasped his comrade by the arm with his other hand
and, despite the great peril to himself dragged him to the side
of the road. Still under enemy fire, he was bandaging the man's
wounds when hostile troops of approximately platoon strength began
advancing toward his position. Quickly seizing the wounded marine's
carbine, he placed his own body as a shield in front of him and
lay there firing accurately and effectively into the hostile group
until he himself was fatally wounded by enemy machinegun fire. By
his courageous fighting spirit, fortitude, and loyal devotion to
duty, Pfc. Obregon enabled his fellow marines to rescue the wounded
man and aided essentially in repelling the attack, thereby sustaining
and enhancing the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.
He gallantly gave his life for his country.