Medal of Honor Recipients

 Chris’ List
 Chris’ List

This afternoon, President Obama is taking a step to right old wrongs. The President will present the Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. These men were previously overlooked because they were Hispanic, Jewish or African American. Only three are still living, and are expected at this afternoon's ceremony. Here is the full list.

World War II

  • Pvt. Pedro Cano
  • Pvt. Joe Gandara
  • Staff Sgt. Salvador J. Lara
  • Staff Sgt. William F. Leonard
  • Master Sgt. Manuel V. Mendoza
  • Sgt. Alfred B. Nietzel
  • 1st Lt. Donald K. Schwab

Korean War

  • Cpl. Joe R. Baldonado
  • Sgt. Victor H. Espinoza
  • Sgt. 1st Class Eduardo Corral Gomez
  • Pfc. Leonard M. Kravitz
  • Master Sgt. Juan E. Negron
  • Master Sgt. Mike C. Pena
  • Pfc. Demensio Rivera
  • Pvt. Miguel A. Vera
  • Sgt. Jack Weinstein

Vietnam War

  • Spc. 4 Leonard L. Alvarado
  • Staff Sgt. Felix M. Conde-Falcon
  • Sgt. Ardie R. Copas
  • Sgt. Jesus S. Duran
  • Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia
  • Sgt. Candelario Garcia
  • Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris
  • Master Sgt. Jose Rodela