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Medal of Honor recipient tosses coin for West Point/Louisiana Tech game

A referee checks which side is up on a coin tossed by Medal of Honor recipient Rodolfo P. Hernandez (standing, center) while the team captains of the Army Black Knights and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look on, at the start of their 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, Medal of Honor recipient tosses coin for West Point/Louisiana Tech game [Image 23 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:1028156

VIRIN:130929-A-ZU930-006

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:2.5 MB

Location:DALLAS, TX, USGlobe

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