HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 22 - 27 JANUARY 1951
Private Luis Felipe Rivera, RA10406211, Infantry, Company "A", 65th
Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 22 December 1950,
near Hungnam, Korea, Private Rivera was with three comrades on a listening
post when the post became untenable. While returning to his company, he
and his comrades came upon enemy troops who were setting up a heavy
machine gun. Realizing the necessity for safeguarding the company's
positions, he and his comrades rushed the enemy, killed them with their
rifle butts, rendered the machine gun useless, and then reported back to
the company. The bold and fearless action of Private Rivera materially
aided in the later successful defense of his company. The heroism of
Private Rivera 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.