US Army (Ret)
Colonel Manuel F. Siverio
US Army (Ret.)
Upon arrival at the University of Maryland for registration, in September 1946, he discovered there were about thirty other first year students from Puerto Rico at the university. Most of them were seventeen and eighteen year-old. He also met some of their parents who, after learning that he was a recently discharged army officer, asked him to look out for their children, most of whom had never been away from home before.
Col. Manuel F. Siverio Sr.
This book is not just about Colonel Siverio’s heroism. It’s not just about his military service; it is much broader than that. This book is a success story; a leadership story. . . I am very happy that Colonel Siverio has decided to write this book and share his life story with all of us. I know the collective Puerto Rican chest is swelled with pride for one of their own. Mannie is an inspiration to all who know him personally and the reader of this book will feel some of that same inspiration.
Dr. Barney Stoutamire
University of West Florida, Retired