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Lara, an Army staff sergeant from Riverside, was a private first class May 27, 1944, in Aprilia, Italy, when he aggressively led his rifle squad in neutralizing multiple enemy strong points and inflicting large numbers of casualties on the enemy, according to the Pentagon news release.
military records of Jewish and Hispanic veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam be reviewed to determine whether their valor was under valued because of discrimination.
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The White House announced Friday that President Barack Obama will award the nation TMs highest military honor for valor to the Army veterans. Twenty one of the recipients, including both of those from Riverside, will receive the award posthumously.
Brigandi said Duran, who was born in Juarez, Mexico July 26, 1948 and was stabbed to death in a Riverside bar in 1977, never complained of discrimination, but we were used to it.
several wounded Americans while serving as a machine gunner with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) on a search and clear mission in Vietnam on April 10, 1969.
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Duran TMs son, Chuy Duran, 40, of Pasadena, said his father was born in Mexico and I don TMt think that favored him.
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He was in a gun battle. He was hunkered down, Chuy Duran said. He had an M 60 (machine gun). His platoon was in a fight and a lot of guys were killed. He thought he was going to be left for dead, so he decided to take the M 60 and unload. He started going to town, shooting up the place.
He said Duran originally received the Silver Star, the nation TMs third highest combat award, and that was upgraded a few years later to the Distinguished Service Cross.
2 local men to receive Medal of Honor
The Medals of Honor, upgraded from the Army TMs second highest combat honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, were announced 12 years after Congress ordered the White Adidas Sweater Men
The next morning, as his company returned the attack, Lara sustained a severe leg wound, but did not stop to receive first aid, the release said, until he captured his objective.
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