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Hispanic American Medal of Honor Recipients

Thirty-nine Hispanic-Americans are among the more than 3,400 Medal of Honor recipients to be awarded this decoration from the President, in the name of Congress, since its creation in 1861.

The U.S. Army Center of Military History reports that in 1973, the U.S. Senate ordered the citations for these brave acts be compiled and reprinted in a volume published by the Government Printing Office.

The following narratives describe the heroic efforts of the 39 Hispanic-American Medal of Honor recipients, as they appear in the Congressional compilation. Any misspellings or other mistakes can be attributed to the original narrative.

List of recipients


ADAMS, LUCIAN

BACA, JOHN P.

BARKELEY, DAVID B.

BAZAAR, PHILIP

BENAVIDEZ, ROY P.

DE LA GARZA, EMILIO A., JR.

DIAS, RALPH E.

FERNANDEZ, DANIEL

GARCIA, FERNANDO LUIS

GARCIA, MARCARIO

GOMEZ, EDWARD

GONSALVES, HAROLD


GONZALEZ, ALFREDO


GONZALES, DAVID M.

GUILLEN, AMBROSIO


HERNANDEZ, RODOLFO P.

HERRERA, SILVESTRE S.

JIMENEZ, JOSE
FRANCISCO


KEITH, MIGUEL

LOPEZ, BALDOMERO

LOPEZ, JOSE M.

LOZADA, CARLOS JAMES

MARTINEZ, BENITO

MARTINEZ, JOE P.

OBREGON, EUGENE ARNOLD


ORTEGA, JOHN

PEREZ, MANUEL, JR.

RASCON, ALFRED

ROCCO, LOUIS R.

RODRIGUEZ, CLETO

RODRIGUEZ, JOSEPH C.

RUBIO, EURIPIDES

RUIZ, ALEJANDRO R.
RENTERIA


SANTIAGO-COLON,
HECTOR


SILVA, FRANCE

VALDEZ, JOSE F.

VARGAS, M. SANDO, JR.

VILLEGAS, YSMAEL R.

YABES, MAXIMO

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