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Seaman Philip Bazaar , born in Chile, South America, was a Navy seaman who was awarded the United States' highest military decoration for valor in combat — the Medal of Honor — for having...

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Corporal Joseph H. De Castro (November 14, 1844 – May 8, 1892), was the first Hispanic-American to be awarded the United States' highest military decoration for valor in combat — the Meda...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

John Ortega, Seaman (USA) MP (1840 - d.)

Seaman John Ortega (born in 1840 in Spain), was the first Hispanic sailor to be awarded the United States' highest military decoration for valor in combat — the Medal of Honor — for havin...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

France Silva, PVT MP (1876 - 1951)

Private France Silva (May 8, 1876–April 10, 1951) born in Hayward, California, was the first Marine of Mexican-American and Hispanic heritage to receive the Medal of Honor. He received the Medal...

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David Bennes Barkley, PVT MP (1899 - 1819)

David Bennes Barkley (March 31, 1899 – November 9, 1918), often spelled Barkeley, was a United States Army private who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during Worl...

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SSG Lucian Adams MP (1922 - 2003)

Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams (October 22, 1922 – March 31, 2003) was a United States Army soldier during World War II who received the Medal of Honor for single-handedly destroying enemy machine ...

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Rudolph B Davila, SSG MP (1916 - 2002)

Rudolph B. Davila (April 27, 1916 – January 26, 2002), born in El Paso, Texas, was a United States Army officer, of Spanish-Filipino descent, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in I...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

Marcario Garcia, SSG MP (1920 - 1972)

Staff Sergeant Marcario Garcia or Macario Garcia (January 20, 1920-December 24, 1972) born in Villa de Castaño, Mexico, was the first Mexican immigrant to receive the Medal of Honor, the United ...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

Harold Gonsalves, PFC MP (1928 - 1945)

Private First Class Harold Gonsalves (January 28, 1926-April 15, 1945) was a United States Marine who sacrificed his life to save fellow Marines in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. For his he...

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David M Gonzales, PFC MP (1923 - 1945)

Private First Class David M. Gonzales (June 9, 1923–April 25, 1945) was a United States Army soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor — the United States' highest military dec...

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Silvestre Santana Herrera (July 17, 1917 – November 26, 2007) was a member of the United States Army of Hispanic heritage who received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during World War ...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

Jose Mendoza Lopez, SGT MP (1910 - 2005)

Jose Mendoza Lopez (July 10, 1910 – May 16, 2005) was a United States Army soldier who was awarded the United States' highest military decoration for valor in combat — the Medal of Honor ...

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Private Joe P. Martinez (July 27, 1920–May 26, 1943) born in Taos, New Mexico, was a United States Army soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor — the United States' highest m...

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Manuel Perez, JR, PFC MP (1923 - 1945)

Private First Class Manuel Perez, Jr. (March 3, 1923–February 13, 1945) born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was a United States Army soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor, the United...

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Cleto L Rodriguez, PVT MP (1923 - 1990)

Cleto L. Rodriguez (April 26, 1923 – December 7, 1990) was an American who served in both the U.S. Army and in the U.S. Air Force and received the Medal of Honor for actions in Manila, Philippin...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

Alejando R Ruiz, SGT MP (1923 - 2009)

Sergeant Alejandro R. Ruiz (June 26, 1923 – November 20, 2009) was a former United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor, the United States' highest military decoration, for his ac...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

Jose F Valdez, PFC MP (1925 - 1945)

Private First Class Jose F. Valdez (January 3, 1925-February 17, 1945) was a United States Army soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor — the United States' highest military decorat...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

Ysmael R Villegas, SSG MP (1924 - 1945)

Staff Sergeant Ysmael R. Villegas (March 21, 1924 born in Casa Blanca, California, died March 20, 1945 in Luzon, Philippines), was a United States Army soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Ho...

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Fernando Luis Garcia, PFC MP (1929 - 1951)

Private First Class Fernando Luis García (October 14, 1929 – September 5, 1952), a member of the United States Marines, was the first Puerto Rican, from a total of five, to be awarded the...

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Edward Gomez, PFC MP (1952 - 1951)

Private First Class Edward Gomez (August 10, 1932 – September 14, 1951) was a United States Marine from Omaha, Nebraska who posthumously received the Medal of Honor — the United States' h...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

Ambrosio Guillen, SSG MP (1929 - 1953)

Staff Sergeant Ambrosio Guillen (December 7, 1929–July 25, 1953) was a United States Marine who was posthumously award the Medal of Honor — the United States' highest military honor ...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

Rodolfo "Rudy" P Hernandez, CPL MP

"Rudy"

Fayetteville, NC, USA

Fayetteville, NC, USA

Rodolfo Perez "Rudy" Hernandez (born April 14, 1931) is a former United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor — America's highest military decoration — for his actions in th...

7/9/2011 7/9/2011

Baldomero Lopez, 1LT MP (1925 - 1950)

Baldomero Lopez (August 23, 1925 – September 15, 1950) was a first lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for smothering ...

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Benito Martinez, CPL MP (1932 - 1952)

Corporal Benito Martinez (April 21, 1932-September 6, 1952) was a United States Army soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor — the United States' highest military decoration —...

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Eugene Arnold Obregon, PFC MP (1930 - 1950)

Eugene Arnold Obregon (November 12, 1930 – September 26, 1950) was a United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the United States' highest military decoration for valor — the Medal...

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Joseph C Rodriguez, COL MP (1928 - 2005)

Colonel Joseph C. Rodriguez (November 14, 1928 – November 1, 2005) born in San Bernardino, California, was a United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor - the United States' highe...

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John Philip Baca, SP4 MP (1949 - d.)

John Philip Baca (born January 10, 1949) is a former United States Army soldier and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Vietnam War. He rec...

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Raul (Roy) Perez Benavidez, MSG MP (1935 - 1998)

"Raul Perez Benavidez"

Raul (Roy) Perez Benavidez (August 5, 1935 – November 29, 1998) was a member of the Studies and Observations Group of the United States Army. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions in co...

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Emilio Albert De La Garza, Jr. was born on June 23, 1949, in East Chicago, Indiana. He graduated from E.C. Washington High School in 1968. He was married and employed by Inland Steel Company in East Ch...

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Ralph Ellis Dias, PFC MP (1950 - 1969)

Private First Class Ralph Ellis Dias (July 15, 1950–November 11, 1969) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam in November 1969. Medal of...

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Daniel D Fernandez, SP4 MP (1944 - 1966)

Daniel D. Fernandez (June 30, 1944 – February 18, 1966) was a United States Army soldier in the Vietnam War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Fernandez was...

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SGT Alfredo Cantu "Freddy" Gonzalez MP (1946 - 1968)

"Freddy Gonzalez"

Alfredo Cantu "Freddy" Gonzalez (May 23, 1946–February 4, 1968) was a United States Marine Corps sergeant who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for service in the Battle of Huế dur...

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Jose Francisco Jimenez, LCPL MP (1946 - 1969)

Jose Francisco Jimenez (March 20, 1946 – August 28, 1969) was a United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism in the Vietnam War in August 19...

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Sergeant First Class Elmelindo Rodrigues Smith (July 27, 1935 – February 16, 1967) born in Wahiawa, Hawaii, was a United States Army soldier, of Hispanic-Asian descent, who was posthumously awar...

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Rudolph B. Davila (April 27, 1916 – January 26, 2002), born in El Paso, Texas, was a United States Army officer, of Spanish-Filipino descent, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in I...

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