HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 19 - 26 JANUARY 1951
Corporal Hermogemes Alverio, RA10400752, Infantry,
65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 16 December
1950, at Songhung-ni, Korea, when a strong, determined enemy force
attacked positions held by Company "M" and elements of Company "I",
a break occurred in the line necessitating the withdrawal of the Company
"I" command post. Communications ceased. The situation became serious.
Corporal Alverio volunteered with other members of his units command
post to attempt to close the break in the line. He moved forward
through enemy infiltrated area and successfully assisted in reestablishing
the line at the point of the break through. In the course of the action
several wounded were discovered and evacuated by Corporal Alvario and
the volunteer group. The entire action was conducted under fire from
small arms and grenades while in an area infested with small enemy groups.
The heroism under fire displayed by Corporal Alverio reflects great
credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military
service from Puerto Rico.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.