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HMOH RECIPIENTS

TOTAL: 60
LIVING: 5

 


Current Medal of Honor Nominees:

RAFAEL PERALTA
IRAQ

RAMON RODRIGUEZ
VIETNAM WAR

ISAAC CAMACHO
VIETNAM WAR (POW-ESCAPEE)

GUY GABALDON
WWII

MARCELINO SERNA
WWI

SFC MODESTO CARTAGENA
WWII - KOREA

SGT ANGEL MENDEZ
VIETNAM


HISPANIC CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR NOMINEES

Rafael Peralta
IRAQ

Rafael PeraltaHe served the United States with enthusiam and patriotism. In his parents bedroom walls hung only three items:
(1.) A Copy of the United States Constitution
(2.) A Copy of the Bill of Rights
(3.) A Copy of his Boot Camp Graduate Certificate.

Before he set out to Fallujah, Iraq, he wrote to his brother Ricardo(14yrs.old) "Be proud of me ....and be proud of being an American."

For his heroism and selfless sacrifice, his Marine Corps Commandant recommended Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta for the Medal of Honor. Members of California's congressional delegation, Rep. Duncan Peralta LetterHunter, Senator Diane Feinstein, Senator Barbara Boxer, Rep. Brian B Bilbray, and others, signed a letter to President Bush. (shown at right)

Peralta joined the Marine Corps the day after he received his "Green Card" and became a United States Citizen while in uniform. In Dec. 2004 Congressman Bob Filner introduced legislation to award Sgt. Peralta the Medal of Honor. As of Jan 22, 2008 A Medal of Honor was still awaiting Presidential approval.

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