Company B, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division
Republic of Vietnam
By the direction of the
Secretary of the Army The Army Commendation Medal
was presented to him on the 30th day of October in the year of God 1969 for meritorious service
in support of allied counterinsurgency operations in the Republic of Vietnam.
The citation for his ARCOM reads:
surmounted extremely adverse conditions to obtain consistently
superior results. Through diligence
and determination he invariably accomplished every task with dispatch and efficiency. His unrelenting loyalty,
initiative and perseverance brought him wide acclaim and inspired others to strive for maximum achievement.
Selflessly working long and arduous hours, he has contributed significantly to the success of the allied effort.
His commendable performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflects
distinct credit upon himself and the United States Army.
He was also awarded with the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal,
Marksman (Rifle), Two Overseas Service Medals, Combat Infantry Badge
Efrain Berrios Rivera was honorably discharged from the United States Army on the 1st day of June of 1974.
The certificate was awarded as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service.
Efrain is my brother.
He will live in my heart forever.
I love you, Frankie.
Your sister, Zory
Posted on the Vietnam Veterans website
Berrios Rivera on left,
LZ Bass, Vietnam 1969
Photo courtesy of Antonio Adorno
He liked to
be called SPEC 3 Berrios instead of PFC. Of course he made up
that rank for himself.
He was a very funny guy. He was from the mountains of Puerto Rico. He once invited me to his home
to eat a good home cooked meal and not the Crap I cooked. (as he would say)
I am now saddened I won't have the opportunity to enjoy a good meal and laugh.
RIP Mi Hermano !
Antonio Adorno HHC 1/22 Infantry 1969-70
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