Black People Politics : Obama Honors Minority Veterans - 24 Receive Long Overdue Medal of Honor

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  1. Destee

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    The color of valor: 24 minority veterans receive long overdue Medal of Honor

    The living recipients are:

    —Melvin Morris of Cocoa, Fla., born in Okmulgee, Okla., commended for courageous actions while a staff sergeant during combat operations in the vicinity of Chi Lang, South Vietnam, on Sept. 17, 1969.

    —Spc. 4 Santiago J. Erevia of San Antonio, born in Nordheim, Texas, cited for courage during a search and clear mission near Tam Ky, South Vietnam, on May 21, 1969.

    —Sgt. 1st Class Jose Rodela of San Antonio, born in Corpus Christi, Texas, cited for courage during combat operations in Phuoc Long province, South Vietnam, on Sept. 1, 1969.

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    The posthumous recipients are:

    —Sgt. Candelario Garcia, born in Corsicana, Texas, for courageous actions during combat operations in Lai Khe, South Vietnam, on Dec. 8, 1968.

    —Spc. 4 Leonard L. Alvarado, born in Bakersfield, Calif., died during combat operations in Phuoc Long province, South Vietnam, on Aug. 12, 1969.

    —Staff Sgt. Felix M. Conde-Falcon, born in Juncos, Puerto Rico, killed during combat operations in Ap Tan Hoa, South Vietnam, on April 4, 1969.

    —Spc. 4 Ardie R. Copas of Fort Pierce, Fla. killed during combat operations near Ph Romeas Hek, Cambodia, on May 12, 1970.

    —Spc. 4 Jesus S. Duran of San Bernardino, Calif., for courageous actions during combat operations in South Vietnam on April 10, 1969.

    —Cpl. Joe R. Baldonado, born in Colorado, killed during combat operations in Kangdong, North Korea, on Nov. 25, 1950.

    —Cpl. Victor H. Espinoza of El Paso, Texas, for courageous actions during combat operations in Chorwon, North Korea, on Aug. 1, 1952.

    —Sgt. Eduardo C. Gomez, born in Los Angeles, for courageous actions during combat operations in Tabu-dong, South Korea, on Sept. 3, 1950.

    —Pfc. Leonard M. Kravitz, born in New York City, killed during combat operations in Yangpyong, South Korea, on March 6-7, 1951.

    —Master Sgt. Juan E. Negron of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, for courageous actions during combat operations in Kalma-Eri, North Korea, on April 28, 1951.

    —Master Sgt. Mike C. Pena, born in Newgulf, Texas, killed in action during combat operations in Waegwan, South Korea, on Sept. 4, 1950.

    —Pvt. Demensio Rivera, born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, for courageous actions during combat operations in Changyong-ni, South Korea, on May 23, 1951.

    —Pvt. Miguel A. Vera, born in Puerto Rico, killed during combat operations in Chorwon, North Korea, on Sept. 21, 1952.

    —Sgt. Jack Weinstein of Saint Francis, Kan. for courageous actions during combat operations in Kumsong, South Korea, on Oct. 19, 1951.

    —Pvt. Pedro Cano, born in La Morita, Mexico, for courageous actions during combat operations in Schevenhutte, Germany, on Dec. 3, 1944.

    —Pvt. Joe Gandara, born in Santa Monica, Calif., for courageous actions during combat operations in Amfreville, France, on June 9, 1944.

    —Pfc. Salvador J. Lara, of Riverside, Calif., for courageous actions during combat operations in Aprilia, Italy, May 27-28, 1944.

    —Sgt. William F. Leonard, of Lockport, N.Y., for courageous actions during combat operations near St. Die, France, on Nov. 7, 1944.

    —Staff Sgt. Manuel V. Mendoza, born in Miami, Ariz., for courageous actions during combat operations on Mount Battaglia, Italy, on Oct. 4, 1944.

    —Sgt. Alfred B. Nietzel, born in New York City, for courageous actions during combat operations in Heistern, Germany, on Nov. 18, 1944.

    —1st Lt. Donald K. Schwab, born Hooper, Neb., for courageous actions during combat operations near Lure, France, on Sept. 17, 1944.

    Good Job Obama! :toast:

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    i watched this. very touching.
     
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    As Salaam Alaikum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Not to take anything away from those Bro. who received those medals, but I this another show to get our young people involved in the military ?
     
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    these people died in service to their country and their brothers. let us honor them. please......
     
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    As Salaam Alaikum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    They Died in service that's all, not to there country nor brothers but for those who run the country and want to be the controlling power of the World.

    We can try to sugarcoat it however we may like but we have to deal with Truth.
     
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    you cannot even respect the dead? wow.
     
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    the truth is that these people presented clear and unambiguous proof that they were willing to fight and die for something they believe in: the belief that you should have the freedom to disrespect their efforts, josh.

    a salute to my brothers of the services! and many many Thanks!
     
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    Get the same feelings I got when watching the Butler...

    This thread has similar undertones, and probably should not be avoided.

    Respect the butler for his journey (from slave hand to most honored servant) and what it represented as far as making lemons into lemonade when you can't get the wine, and yet recognize that we all are pawns in some way to this bigger picture that we still cannot completely see or get into focus.

    Trying to figure it out without dis-respecting each others' journey is often tricky as we do not share the same context due to the generation breaks and lack of cultural structure that would represent a larger scope of the fragmented society we consider the "black community".

    Respect
     
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    it doesn't always have to be either/or. sometimes it can be both/and
     
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    As former military "Marine Corps" during that time era, I understand but I ain't feelin it. Muhammad Ali is my example.
     
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