Colonel Manuel F. Siverio

 US Army (Ret.)

Against the 
Contra Vien​to y Marea

Col. Manuel F. Siverio Sr.



 US Army (R​et)

​​​​​​Headwind

KOREA

Almost immediately upon arrival in Korea, Captain Siverio learned that he would assume command of Company E, 65th Infantry Regiment… the very same company he had first enlisted in as a private 12 years earlier. The 65th Infantry was one of the Regiments of the famous 3rd U.S. Army Division.
​An even bigger surprise occurred when he scanned the company personal roster and discovered that Manuel Acevedo, an old friend he had enlisted with as a private on the same day in 1939, was one of his platoon sergeants. ​Still another surprise was waiting when he reported to his company area and was greeted by college classmate, José Munoz, serving with Company E as a private. After graduating from college Jose was inducted into military service through his local Selective Service Board in Puerto Ricoand eventually assigned to Company E.