Warning: Illegal string offset 'cp_id' in /home/cmohs/cmohs.org/FRAMEWORK.php on line 31
CMOHS.org - Master Sergeant PENA, MIKE C., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

PENA, MIKE C.

Rank: Master Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company F, 2d Battalion
Division: 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division
Born: November 6, 1924, Newgulf, TX
Departed: Yes (09/05/1950)
Entered Service At: El Paso, TX
G.O. Number:
Date of Issue: 03/18/2014
Accredited To:
Place / Date: September 4, 1950, Waegwan, Korea
 
 


PENA, MIKE C. Photo
 
Citation

Pena is being recognized for his actions on the evening of Sept. 4, 1950, near Waegwan, Korea, when his unit was fiercely attacked. During the course of the counter-attack, Pena realized that their ammunition was running out, and ordered his unit to retreat. Pena then manned a machine-gun to cover their withdrawal. He single-handedly held back the enemy until morning when his position was overrun, and he was killed.