Bookmark and Share

Ivan D. Perez

Date of birth: February 2, 1967
Date of death: December 20, 1989
Home of record: Pawtucket Rhode Island
Status: KIA


Silver Star

See more recipients of this award

Awarded for actions during the Incursion into Panama

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Corporal Ivan D. Perez, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a member of Company B, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana, in Panama on 20 December 1989, in support of Operation JUST CAUSE. While under fire, Corporal Perez stood behind his machine gun to defend his position until he was mortally wounded. His personal bravery and self sacrifice reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 10 (June 20, 1990)

Action Date: December 20, 1989

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company B

Battalion: 4th Battalion

Regiment: 6th Infantry Regiment