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Name
Date/Place of Birth
Date Of Action
Military Unit
Presentation
Date of Death
Entered Service At:
Place of Action
Place of Burial

Corporal
Joseph H. Decastro
U.S. Army

Nov 14, 1844
Boston, MA

Jul 03, 1863
Gettysburg, PA

Company I
19th Massachusetts Infantry

Dec 01, 1864

May 08, 1892
Fairmount Cemetery
Newark, NJ

Boston, MA

Seaman
John Ortega
U.S. Navy

1840
Spain

Date Not Given
off the Coast of GA

USS "Saratoga"

Dec 31, 1864 Unknown
Pennsylvania

Ordinary Seaman
Philip Bazar
U.S. Navy

Chile

Jan 15, 1865
Fort Fisher, NC

USS "Santiago de Cuba"

Jun 22, 1865 Unknown
New Bedford, MA

Private
France Silva
U.S. Marine Corps

May 08, 1876
Hayward, CA

Jun 28 - Aug 17, 1900
Peking, China

USS "Newark"

Jul 19, 1901

Apr 10, 1951
Sunset Hill Cemetery
Corning, CA

San Francisco, CA

Private
David B. Barkeley
    aka: David Bennes Barkley
U.S. Army

Mar 31, 1899
Laredo, TX

Nov 09, 1918
Pouilly, France

Co A, 356th Infantry
89th Division

1919
Presented to his mother at her home in San Antonio, TX

Nov 09, 1918
San Antonio National
San Antonio , TX

San Antonio, TX

Private
Joseph Pantillion Martinez
U.S. Army

Jul 27, 1920
Taos, NM

May 26, 1943
Attu Island, Aleutian Islands
Alaska

Co K, 32d Infantry
7th Infantry Division

Nov 11, 1943
Presented to his family at Ault, CO by BGen Frank Culin, Jr.

May 26, 1943
Ault Cemetery
Ault, CO

Ault, CO
Staff Sergeant
Rudolph B. Davila
U.S. Army
May 28, 1944
Artena, Italy
Co H, 7th Infantry June 21, 2000
Presented at the White House by President William Clinton

Jan 26, 2002

Staff Sergeant
Lucian Adams
U.S. Army

Oct 26, 1922
Port Arthur, TX

Oct 28, 1944
St. Die, France

Co I, 3d Bn, 30th Infantry
3rd Infantry Division

Apr 23, 1945
Presented at Zepman Stadium, Nuremberg, Germany by LtGen Alexander M. Patch, III

Living

Port Arthur, TX

Staff Sergeant
Macario Garcia
U.S. Army

Jan 02, 1920
Villa De Castano, Mexico

Nov 27, 1944
Grosshau, Germany

Co B, 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division

Aug 23, 1945
Presented at the White House by President Harry S Truman

Dec 24, 1972
Houston National
Houston, TX

Sugar Land, TX

Sergeant
Jose Mendoze Lopez
U.S. Army

Jun 01, 1912
Mission, TX

Dec 17, 1944
Krinkelt, Belgium

Co M, 3d Bn, 23d Infantry
2d Infantry Division

Jun 18, 1945
Presented at Zepman Stadium, Nuremberg, Germany by MGen James Van Fleet, III
Living
Brownsville, TX

Private First Class
Jose F. Valdez
U.S. Army

Jan 03, 1925
Governador, NM

Jan 25, 1945
Rosenkrantz, France

Co B, 7th Infantry
3d Infantry Division

Feb 08, 1946

Feb 17, 1945
Santa Fe National
Santa Fe, NM

Pleasant Grove, UT

Technical Sergeant
Cleto L. Rodriguez
U.S. Army

Apr 26, 1923
San Marcos, TX

Feb 09, 1945
Paco Railroad Station
Manila, Philippine Is.

Co B, 148th Infantry
37th Infantry Division

Oct 12, 1945
Presented at the White House by President Harry S Truman

Dec 07, 1990
Fort Sam Houston National
San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

Private First Class
Manuel Perez, Jr.
U.S. Army

Mar 03, 1923
Oklahoma City, OK

Feb 13, 1945
Ft William McKinley,
Luzon, Philippine Is.

Co A, 511th Parachute Inf.
11th Airborne Division

Dec 27, 1945

Mar 14, 1945
Fairlawn Cemetery
Oklahoma City, OK

Chicago, IL

Private First Class
Silvestre Santana Herrera
U.S. Army

Jul 17, 1917
El Paso, TX

Mar 15, 1945
Merzwiller, France

Co E, 2d Bn, 142d Infantry
36th Infantry Division

Aug 23, 1945
Presented at the White House by President Harry S Truman

Living

Phoenix, AZ

Staff Sergeant
Ysmael R. Villegas
U.S. Army

Mar 21, 1924
Casa Blanca, CA

Mar 20, 1945
Villa Verde Trail,
Luzon, Philippine Is.

Co F, 127th Infantry
32d Infantry Division

Oct 19, 1945

Mar 20, 1945
Riverside National
Riverside, CA

Casa Blanca, CA

Private First Class
Harold Gonsalves
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Jan 28, 1926
Alameda, CA

Apr 15, 1945
Okinawa Shima,
Ryukyu Islands

Battery L, 4th Bn, 15th Marines
6th Marine Division

.

Apr 15, 1945
Golden Gate National
San Bruno, CA

California

Private First Class
David M. Gonzales
U.S. Army

Jun 09, 1923
Pacoima, CA

Apr 25, 1945
Hill 507, Villa Verde,
Luzon, Philippine Is.

Co A, 127th Infantry
32d Infantry Division

Dec 08, 1945

Apr 25, 1945
Calvary Cemetery
Los Angeles, CA

Pacoima, CA

Private First Class
Alejandro Renteria Ruiz
U.S. Army

Jun 26, 1924
Loving, NM

Apr 28, 1945
Okinawa,
Ryukyu Islands

Co A, 1st Bn, 165th Infantry
27th Infantry Division

Jun 14, 1946
Presented at the White House by President Harry S Truman

Living

Carlsbad, NM

First Lieutenant
Baldomero Lopez
U.S. Marine Corps

Aug 23, 1925
Tampa, FL

Sep 15, 1950
Inchon, Korea

Co A, 1st Bn, 5th Marines
1st Marine Division

Aug 30, 1951
Presented to his parents at the Pentagon by Secretary of the Navy Dan A. Kimball

Sep 15, 1950
Centre Adorim Memorial Park
Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL

Private First Class
Eugene Arnold Obregon
U.S. Marine Corps

Nov 12, 1930
Los Angeles, CA

Sep 26, 1950
Seoul, Korea

Co G, 3d Bn, 5th Marines
1st Marine Division

Aug 30, 1951
Presented to his parents at the Pentagon by Secretary of the Navy Dan A. Kimball

Sep 26, 1950
Calvary Cemetery
East Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Sergeant
Joseph Charles Rodriguez
U.S. Army

Nov 14, 1928
San Bernardino, CA

May 21, 1951
Munye-ri, Korea

Co F, 2d Bn, 17th Inf. Reg.
7th Infantry Division

Jan 29, 1952
Presented at the White House by President Harry S Truman

Living

San Bernardino, CA

Corporal
Rodolfo Perez Hernandez
U.S. Army

Apr 14, 1931
Colton, CA

May 31, 1951
Wontong-ni, Korea

Co G, 2d Bn..
187th Airborne Combat Team
Apr 12, 1952
Presented at the White House by President Harry S Truman

Living

Fowler, CA

Private First Class
Edward Gomez
U.S. Marine Corps

Aug 10, 1932
Omaha, NE

Sep 14, 1951
Hill 749, Korea

Co E, 2d Bn, 1st Marines
1st Marine Division (Rein.)

.

Sep 14, 1951
St. Mary's Cemetery
Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE

Private First Class
Fernando Luis Garcia
U.S. Marine Corps

Oct 14, 1929
Utuado, Puerto Rico

Sep 05, 1952
Korea

Co I, 3d Bn, 5th Marines
1st Marine Division (Rein.)

Oct 25, 1953
Presented to his parents at the City Hall in Utuado, Puerto Rico

Sep 05, 1952
Puerto Rico National**
Bayamon, P Rico

San Jaun, Puerto Rico

Corporal
Benito Martinez
U.S. Army

Apr 21, 1932
Fort Hancock, TX

Sep 06, 1952
Satae-ri, Korea

Co A, 1st Bn, 27th Infantry
25th Infantry Division

Dec 16, 1953

Sep 06, 1952
Fort Bliss National
Fort Bliss, TX

Fort Hancock, TX

Staff Sergeant
Ambrosio Guillen
U.S. Marine Corps

Dec 07, 1929
La Junta, CO

Jul 25, 1953
Songuch-on, Korea

Co F, 2d Bn, 7th Marines
1st Marine Division (Rein.)

.

Jul 25, 1953
Fort Bliss National
Fort Bliss, TX

El Paso, TX
Captain
Humbert Roque Versace
U.S. Army
Jul 2, 1937
Albuquerque, NM
Oct 29, 1963 toSep 26, 1965
Zn Xuyen Province, Vietnam
Detachment A-23, 5th Special Forces Group Jan 8, 2002
Presented to his family at the White House by President George W. Bush
Sep 26, 1965
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Norfolk, VA

Specialist Fourth Class
Daniel Fernandez
U.S. Army

Jun 30, 1944
Albuquerque, NM

Feb 18, 1966
Cu Chi, Hau Nghia Province
Republic of Vietnam

Co C, 1st Bn, 5th Inf (Mech)
25th Infantry Division

Apr 6, 1967
Presented to his family at the White House by President Lyndon B. Johnson

Feb 18, 1966
Santa Fe National
Santa Fe, NM

Albuquerque, NM
Medic
Alfred Rascon
U.S. Army
1945
Mexico
Mar 16, 1966
Long Khanh Province
Republic of Vietnam
HQ Co, 1st Bn, 503d Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade Feb 8, 2000
Presented at the White House by President William Clinton.
Still Living
Oxnard, CA

Captain
Euripides Rubio
U.S. Army

Mar 01, 1938
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Nov 08, 1966
Tay Ninh Province
Republic of Vietnam

HQ Co, 1st Bn, 28th Infantry
1st Infantry Division

Jul 11, 1968
Presented to his family at the Pentagon by Secretary of the Army Stanley R. Resor.

Nov 08, 1966
Puerto Rico National
Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Ft Buchanan, Puerto Rico

First Sergeant
Maximo Yabes
U.S. Army

Jan 29, 1932
Lodi, CA

Feb 26, 1967
Phu Hoa Dong
Republic of Vietnam

Co A, 4th Bn, 9th Infantry
25th Infantry Division

Oct 31, 1968
Presented to his family at the Pentagon by Secretary of the Army Stanley R. Resor.

Feb 26, 1967
Fort Logan National
Denver, CO

Eugene, OR

Private First Class
Carlos James Lozada
U.S. Army

Sep 06, 1946
Caguas, Puerto Rico

Nov 20, 1967
Hill 875, Dak To, Kontum Prov.
Republic of Vietnam

Co A, 2d Bn, 503d Infantry
173d Airborne Brigade

Nov 18, 1969
Presented to his family at the White House by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew

Nov 20, 1967
Long Island National
Farmingdale, NY

New York, NY

Sergeant
Alfredo "Freddy" Gonzalez
U.S. Marine Corps

May 23, 1946
Edinburg, TX

Feb 04, 1968
Thua Thien
Republic of Vietnam

Co A, 1st Bn, 1st Marines
1st Marine Division (Rein) FMF

Oct 31, 1969
Presented to his family at the White House by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew

Feb 04, 1968
Hillcrest Cemetery
Edenburg, TX

San Antonio, TX

Major
Jay R. Vargas
U.S. Marine Corps

Jul 29, 1937
Winslow, AZ

Apr 30-May 2, 1968
Dai Do, Quang Tri Province
Republic of Vietnam

Co G, 2d Bn, 4th Marines
9th Marine Amphibious Bde

May 14, 1970
Presented at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon

Living

Winslow, AZ

Master Sergeant
Roy Perez Benavidez
U.S. Army

Aug 05, 1935
Cuero, TX

May 02, 1968
Loc Ninh, Cambodia

Det B-56
5th S.F.  Group (Airborne)
1st Special Forces

Feb 21, 1981
Presented at the Pentagon by President Ronald Reagan
Nov 29, 1998
Houston, TX

Specialist Fourth Class
Hector Santiago-Colon
U.S. Army

Dec 20, 1942
Salinas, Puerto Rico

Jun 28, 1968
Quang Tri Province
Republic of Vietnam

Co B, 5th Bn, 7th Cavalry
1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)

Apr 7, 1970
Presented to his family at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon

Jun 28, 1968
Salinas Municipal
Salinas, Puerto Rico

New York, NY

Lance Corporal
Jose Francisco Jimenez
U.S. Marine Corps

Mar 20, 1946
Mexico City, Mexico

Aug 28, 1969
Da Nang, Quang Nam Province
Republic of Vietnam

Co K, 3d Bn, 7th Marines
1st Marine Division (Rein) FMF

Aug 06, 1970
Presented to his family at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon

Aug 28, 1969
Panteon Municipal
Morelia, Mexico

Phoenix, AZ

Private First Class
Ralph Ellis Dias
U.S. Marine Corps

Jul 15, 1950
Shelocta, PA

Nov 12, 1969
Que Son Mountains
Republic of Vietnam

Co D, 1st Bn, 7th Marines
1st Marine Division (Rein) FMF

Jul 17, 1974
Presented to his family at Blair House, Washington DC by Vice President Gerald R. Ford

Nov 12, 1969
Oakdale Cemetery
Leetonia, OH

Pittsburgh, PA
Specialist Fourth Class
John P. Baca.
U.S. Army
Jan 10, 1949
Providence, RI
Feb 10, 1970
Quan Loi, 
Republic of Vietnam
Co D, 1st BN, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division Jun 15, 1971
Presented at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon

Living

Ft. Ord, CA

Lance Corporal
Emilio Albert DeLaGarza, Jr.
U.S. Marine Corps

Jun 23, 1949
East Chicago, IL

Apr 11, 1970
Da Nang
Republic of Vietnam

Co E, 2d Bn, 1st Marines
1st Marine Division (Rein) FMF

Sep 09, 1971
Presented to his family at the White House by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew

Apr 11, 1970
Saint Johns Cemetery
Hammond, IN

Chicago, IL

Lance Corporal
Miguel Keith
U.S. Marine Corps

Jun 02, 1951
San Antonio, TX

May 08, 1970
Quang Ngai Province
Republic of Vietnam

Combined Action Plt 1-3-2
III Marine Amphibious Force

Sep 15, 1971
Presented to his family at the White House by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew

May 08, 1970
Forrest Lawn Cemetery
Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE

Warrant Officer
Louis Richard Rocco
U.S. Army

Nov 19, 1938
Albuquerque, NM

May 24, 1970
Katum
Republic of Vietnam

Advisory Team 162
US Military Assistance Cmd

Dec 12, 1974
Presented at the White House by President Gerald R. Ford

Oct 31, 2002
Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio, TX

Los Angeles, CA

 

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