HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 142 - 11 April 1952
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL. - By direction of the president, under the provisions of Executive Order 9419, 4 February 1944 (Sec II, WD Bul 3, 1944) and pursuant to authority in AR 600-45, and Department of the Army Message W89043, the Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States is awarded to the following enlisted men:
SERGEANT SERGIO RIVERA HERNANDEZ, US50103000, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 3 December 1951, Sergeant RIVERA HERNANDEZ, a surgical technician, accompanied the Battalion Surgeon to Company "C" positions near Chokeri, Korea. During the Surgeon's lecture to the troops, an intense barrage of hostile artillery and mortar fire began to fall in the area, with the initial blasts seriously wounding two men. While the Surgeon treated one of the wounded men, Sergeant RIVERA HERNANDEZ HERNANDEZ completely disregarded his own safety as he ran across 150 yards of the fire-swept terrain to get to the side of the other wounded man. Even though enemy artillery shells continued to explode all around him, he calmly administered first aid and safely removed his injured comrade to a defilade position. Sergeant RIVERA HERNANDEZ inspirational heroism and outstanding devotion to duty wee instrumental in saving the life of a fellow soldier and reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal 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.
Korea - Sergio Rivera Hernandez 1st Div Aid Station
Bronze Star list