HEADQUARTERS 3D INFANTRY DIVISION
GENERAL ORDERS - NUMBER 130 - 3 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, 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 named enlisted men:
CAPTAIN MANUEL F. SIVERIO, 0462238, Infantry, Company "E", 65th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army. On 11-12 December 1951, elements of Company "E" were assigned the mission of attacking hostile positions near Toyon-ni, Korea, and securing prisoners for intelligence purposes. As the assault units began their attack they were subjected to a intense enemy mortar, automatic weapons, and small-arms fire. Seeing that the forward observer and his radio operator had been wounded, Captain SIVERIO, the Company Commander, unhesitatingly braved the vicious fire and made his way to the wounded men. After rendering first aid to these men, he accurately directed friendly artillery on a strategically located machine-gun section, effectively silencing it and enabling the battered friendly platoons to withdraw and reorganize for another assault. Skillfully deploying his men and weapons he directed such devastating fire on the hostile position that the foe was forced to retreat to their secondary positions. His courage, skill, and exemplary leadership contributed materially to the successful accomplishment of the units mission. Captain SIVERIO'S heroism reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the Federal service from Maryland.
Source: Record Group 338: General Orders 3rd Infantry Division, Boxes 129 to 131 -National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
6 JAN 1952 - DURING CEREMONIES AT THE 3RD BN CP, COL JULIAN LINDSAY, CO
65TH INF REGT, 3RD US INF DIV, PRESENTS THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL TO CAPT MAUEL P SIVERIO* (ARECIBO, PR) CO, "e" COMPANY. - US ARMY PHOTO BY CPL FRED KRACHTUS (YA) 3RD SIG CO
TYPO IN PHOTO DESCRIPTION - NAME SHOULD BE MANUEL F SIVERIO *
* Captain Siverio of Arecibo, Puerto Rico was the recipient of two Bronze Stars for Valor while commanding Company E in Korea. In the other citation he is shown as having entered the Federal service in Indiana.
The following newspaper clip is about another action that Captain Manuel F. Siverio participated in while commanding Company "E". The clipping was submitted to this site by a relative of Captain Manuel F. Siverio.