HISPANIC-AMERICAN MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

 





The President of the United States in the name of the Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to:

 

ADAMS, Lucian Adams. World War II, Staff Sergeant, United States Army, United States of America USA 30th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division. Was awarded the Medal of  Honor. Entered Service and Place of Birth: PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, USA.

BACA, John P. Vietnam,United States Army, Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, Company D, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Received the Medal of Honor Entered service at: Fort Ord, California. Place of Birth: PROVIDENCE, R.l.

BARKLEY, David. World War I, United States Army USA, Born 1899 in Laredo, Texas. David Barkley was awarded the Medal of Honor and years later was recognized as the Armys' first Hispanic Medal of Honor recipient. His Hispanic background came to light 71 years after he gallantly gave his life for his country. Place of Birth: LAREDO, TEXAS.

BAZAAR, Philip. Civil War USA, Ordinary Seaman, United States Navy, United States of America, on board the USS Santiago de Cuba. Was Awarded the Medal of Honor. Place of Birth: CHILI, SOUTH AMERICA.

BENAVIDEZ, Roy P., Vietnam Era, Master Sergeant, United States Army, United States of America, Detachment B-56, 5th Special Forces was awarded the Medal of Honor. Raised in El Campo. Born CEURO, TEXAS.

DIAS, Ralph E., Vietnam Era, Private First Class, United States Marine Corps USA, 3d  Platoon, Company D, 1st Marine Division. Was awarded the Medal of  Honor. Entered Service: PITTSBURG. Place of Birth: SHELOCTA, PENNSYLVANIA.

FERNANDEZ, Daniel, Vietnam Era, Specialist Fourth Class, United States Army USA, Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry (Mechanized) 25th Infantry Divsion. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service at: ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, USA.

GARCIA, Fernando, Luis, Korea, Private First Class, United States, USA Marine Corps, Company I, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service at: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. Place of Birth: UTUADO, PUERTO RICO.

GARCIA, Marcario. World War II, Staff Sergeant, United States Army USA, Company B, 22d Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service at: Sugerland, Texas. Place of Birth: VILLA de CASTANO, MEXICO.

DE LA GARZA, Emilio A. Vietnam Era, Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps USA, Company E, 2d Battalion, 1st Marine Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service at: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

GOMEZ, Edward. Korea, Private First Class, United States Marine Corps USA, Reserve, Company E, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service and Place of Birth: OMAHA, NEBRASKA.

GONSALVES, Harold. World War II, Private First Class, United States Marine Corps Reserve, 4th Battalion, 15th Marines, 6th Marine Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Place of Birth: ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA.

GONZALEZ, Alfredo. Vietnam, Sergeant, Platoon Commander, U.S. Marine Corps, Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Vietnam. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered service at: San Antonio, Texas Born: 23 May 1946, EDINBURG, TEXAS.

GONZALES, David M. World War II, Private First Class, United States Army, Company A, 127th Infantry, 32 Infantry Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service and Place of Birth: PACOMA, CALIFORNIA.

GUILLEN, Ambrosio. Korea, Staff Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, Company F, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Divsion. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service: EL PASO, TEXAS. Place of Birth: LA JUNTA, COLORADO

HERNANDEZ, Rodolfo P., Korea, Corporal, United States Army, United States of America, Company G, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Place of Birth: COLTON, CALIFORNIA.

HERRERA, Silvestre S. World War II, Private First Class, United States Army, Company E, 142d Infantry, 36th Infantry Divsion. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Place of birth: EL PASO, TEXAS Entered service at: PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

JIMENEZ, Jose Francisco. Vietnam, Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps USA, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Born: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO. Entered service: PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

KEITH, Miguel. Vietnam, Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps Combined Action Platoon 1-3-2, III Marine Amphibious Force. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Born: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Entered service: OMAHA, NEBRASKA.

LOPEZ, Baldomero. Korea, 1st Lieutenant, United Stats Marine Corps, United States of America, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered service: TAMPA, FLORIDA.

LOPEZ, Jose M. World War II, Sergeant, United States Army, United States of American, 2d Infantry Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Place of  Birth: MISSION, TEXAS.
Entered Service: BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS.

LOZADA, Carlos James. Vietnam, Private First Class, United States Army
USA, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 502d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Born: CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO. Entered Service: NEW YORK, NEW YORK.

MARTINEZ, Benito. Korea, Corporal, United States Army, United States of America, Company A, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Place of Birth: FORT HANCOCK, TEXAS.

Martinez, World War II- Aleutians, Private, United States Army, Company K, 32d Infantry, 7th Infantry Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered service at: Ault, Colorado. Birth: Taos, NEW MEXICO.

OBREGON, Eugene Arnold. Korea, Private First Class, United States Marine Corps USA, Company G, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Place of Birth: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

ORTEGA, John. United States Civil War, Seaman, United States Navy, United States of American, USS Saratoga USA. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Born in the year 1840. Place of  Birth: SPAIN.

Perez, Manuel, Jr. World War II -Philippines, Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company A 511th Parachute Infantry, 11th Airborne Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered service at Chicago, Illinois Born: 3 March 1923, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

ROCCO, Louis R. Vietnam Era, Warrant Officer, United States Army USA, Advisory Team 162, United States Military Assistance Command. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Place of Birth: ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO USA.

RODRIGUEZ, Cleto. World War II, Technical Army, Company B, 148th Infantry, 37th Division. United States of America. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. Place of Birth: MARCOS, TEXAS.

RODRIGUEZ, Joseph C. Korea, Sergeant, United States Army USA, Company F, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. Was awarded the Medal of Honor.  Place of Birth: SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA.

RUBIO, Euripides. Vietnam Era, Captain, United States Army United States of America, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, RVN. Was awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service at: Fort Buchanan, PUERTO RICO.
Born: PONCE, PUERTO RICO.

RUIZ, Alejandro R. World War II, Private First Class, United States Army USA, 165th Infantry, 27th Infantry Division. Was awared the Medal of Honor Entered Service at: CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO USA. Place of Birth: LOVING, NEW MEXICO, USA.

SANTIAGO-COLON, Hector. Vietnam Era, Specialist Fourth Class, United States Army USA, Company B, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (airmobile). Awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service at: New York, New York. Place of Birth: SALINAS, PUERTO RICO.

SILVA, France. Year was 1901, The Boxer Rebellion, Private, United States Marine Corps United States of America. Was Awarded the Medal of Honor. Place of Birth: HAYWARDS, CALIFORNIA. Born on: May 8, 1876.

VALDEZ, Jose F. World War II, Private First Class, United States Army USA, Company B, 7th Infantry Division. Awarded the Medal of Honor. Entered Service at: Pleasant Grove, Utah. Place of Birth: GOVERNADOR, NEW MEXICO.

VARGAS, Jay R., Jr. Vietnam Era, Major, United States Marine Corps USA, Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade. Awarded the Medal of Honor. Place of Birth: WINSLOW, ARIZONA.

VILLEGAS, Ysmael R. World War II, Staff Sergeant, United States Army USA, Company F, 127th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division. Awarded the Medal of Honor. Place of Birth: CASA BLANCA, CALIFORNIA.

YABES, Maximo. Vietnam Era, First Sergeant, United States Army USA, Company A, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Awarded the Medal of  Honor. Entered Service at: Eugene, Oregon. Place of Birth: LODI, CALIFORNIA.



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