Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta. That name should sound familiar because numerous stories have been written, including at least half-a-dozen by this author, about this Marine's heroism.
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"After a 93-year quest," Johnson's supporters believe they have finally built an "ironclad case" to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Sgt. Henry Johnson, an African-American hero who "fought with uncommon bravery in World War I."
Sgt. Rafael Peralta was recommended for the Medal of Honor by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Instead he received the Navy Cross. There has been a huge outcry at this injustice.
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