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Peralta Again Denied Medal Of Honor

The office of Rep. Duncan Hunter has told U-T San Diego that the Department of Defense will not reconsider awarding San Diego Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta the Medal of Honor.

Hunter spokesman Joe Kasper told the U-T that general counsel for the DoD, Jehcq Johnson, informed Hunter's office of the decision:

“The message from Mr. Johnson, in addition to questioning the eyewitness accounts, was that the forensic review conducted ...

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Rafael Peralta Medal Of Honor Case To Get Full Review, Says Congressman

Rep. Duncan Hunter says he has spoken with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who has assured him the Medal of Honor denial of Sgt. Rafael Peralta will get a thorough review.

Hunter told the North County Times he talked with Panetta about Peralta's case, and the conversation left him feeling positive:

"I have not said previously that I am encouraged. I am encouraged now."

At issue is whether or not ...

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Navy Secretary Will Reopen Sgt. Rafael Peralta Case

The Marine Corps Times is reporting on its Facebook page that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will reopen Sgt. Rafael Peralta's Medal of Honor case.

On March 1st,Rep. Duncan Hunter and other members of Congress sent a letter to Mabus, saying new evidence had come to light that should make Peralta eligible for the Medal of Honor.

As Home Post reported earlier, Sgt. Peralta covered a grenade ...

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Sgt. Rafael Peralta Case Gets Second Look (Video)

There isn't much that Democrats and Republicans agree on these days, but today several bipartisan members of California's Congressional delegation came together to ask the Secretary of the Navy to give the case of Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta a second look.

A letter sent by Rep. Duncan Hunter and other members of Congress claims new evidence has come to light that should make Peralta, a San Diego native ...

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