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The Medal of Honor

Former U.S. Army Cpl. Rodolfo P. Hernandez wears his Medal of Honor, earned in Korea in 1951, while waiting to perform the coin toss at the start of the West Point/Louisiana Tech football 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. He is the last living Mexican-American recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Korean war, and one of only four living Mexican-American recipients of the award. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)



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This work, The Medal of Honor [Image 8 of 28], by SGT Ken Scar, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.28.2013

Date Posted:09.30.2013 16:56

Photo ID:1028171

VIRIN:130929-A-ZU930-021

Resolution:1547x2320

Size:2.6 MB

Location:DALLAS, TX, USGlobe

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