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West Point Cadet Spirit Bandmembers salute Medal of Honor recipient

Members of the U.S. Military Academy Cadet Spirit Band salute as Medal of Honor recipient Rodolfo P. Hernandez (sitting in the golf cart, wearing a white shirt) is escorted off the field after conducting the coin toss before Army/Louisiana Tech game at Cotton Bowl Stadium, Sept. 29, 2013. Hernandez - then an Army Cpl. with Company G, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team - earned America's highest military decoration in Korea on May 31, 1951, during a battle on Hill 420, near Wonton-ni. After his rifle ruptured, he continued attacking the enemy with his bayonet, enabling his comrades to regroup and take back the hill. He suffering grenade, bayonet and bullet wounds in the battle. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)



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This work, West Point Cadet Spirit Bandmembers salute Medal of Honor recipient [Image 26 of 28], by SGT Ken Scar, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.29.2013

Date Posted:09.30.2013 16:55

Photo ID:1028153

VIRIN:130929-A-ZU930-002

Resolution:2954x1839

Size:1.34 MB

Location:DALLAS, TX, USGlobe

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