Frankie Larenston Rivers Posthumously Awarded the Bronze Star
Posthumously, the Bronze Star was awarded to a Special Forces soldier who was killed in action in Mosul, Iraq. The soldier was a member the 334th Signal Company, 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team. He was born in Washington state and grew up in Newark, N.J., before moving to Woodbridge, Va., where he went to school. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army. His younger brother Lemar, who is stationed in Germany, is also a soldier in Army.
Frankie Larenston Rivers was born June 11, 1951 in San Mateo, Ca. He was a 1970 graduate of San Mateo High School and later worked for the California State Department of Corrections for 24 years. He accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age, and he attended Pilgrim Baptist Church in San Mateo. His wife Alberta and their daughter Deviks are his survivors. He will be laid into rest on Friday.