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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 021-00
February 07, 2000

Rascon Ceremony

The Army will induct Alfred Rascon, the most recent recipient of the Medal of Honor, into the Hall of Heroes in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Pentagon.

Rascon will be inducted into the Hall of Heroes after receiving the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony earlier in the day. He is the 38th Hispanic American to receive the Medal of Honor.

Rascon is a Vietnam veteran who showed great courage and self-sacrifice during an action in the Long Khanh Province in 1966.

Interested media should contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 697-7550.

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