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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

 

ISAAC CAMACHO
VIETNAM WAR (POW-ESCAPEE)

Isaac ComachoWOUNDED IN ACTION BY A BUTTSTROKE TO THE HEAD – LINED UP FOR
EXECUTION DURING A 150KM MARCH TO THE POW CAMP – CAGED AND
CHAINED FOR 20+ MONTHS – INTERROGATED BY NORTH VIETNAMESE
OFFICIALS, A CUBAN INTERROGATION TEAM - EVEN AN AUSTRALIAN
JOURNALIST – ISAAC CAMACHO NEVER WAVERED IN HIS QUEST TO ESCAPE.
HE FOLLOWED STRICTLY - THE MILITARY CODE OF CONDUCT – ENCOURAGING
OTHER POWs TO JOIN WITH HIM. HAVING LOST 60 POUNDS, DEATHLY SICK WITH MALARIA, BERIBERI, AND HEPATITIS, ISAAC CAMACHO ESCAPED HIS POW CAGE ALONE ON 9 JULY 1965...

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