Category Archives: Soldier Spotlight

Soldier Spotlight: SGT Kyle J. White

Soldier Spotlight: SGT Kyle J. White

Today, the Medal of Honor will be awarded to SGT Kyle J. White, who will accept it in honor of the five Soldiers and one Marine “who gave their lives in the defense of freedom and the American way of life.” “On May 13th, when I’m awarded the Medal of Honor, I will tell their stories… Continue Reading

Soldier Spotlight: Sergeant Jack Weinstein

Biography Medal of Honor nominee Jack Weinstein was born in Lamar, Mo., Oct. 18, 1928. He was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1950. Weinstein is being recognized for his exceptionally valorous actions on Oct. 19, 1951, in the vicinity of Kumson, Korea, when his platoon came under enemy attack. He volunteered to stay back… Continue Reading

Soldier Spotlight: Private Miguel A. Vera

Biography Medal of Honor nominee Miguel Armando “Nando” Vera was born in Puerto Rico. Vera joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 years old. Vera is being recognized for his heroic actions at Chorwon, Korea, Sept. 21, 1952. While Vera’s unit attempted to retake the right sector of “Old Baldy”, they came under heavy… Continue Reading

Soldier Spotlight: First Lieutenant Donald K. Schwab

Biography Medal of Honor nominee Donald K. Schwab was born, Dec. 6, 1918, in Hooper, Neb. He joined the U.S. Army upon graduation from high school. Schwab distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on Sept. 17, 1944. His courage and determination resulted in the dismantling of a strong German position and he would take one… Continue Reading

Soldier Spotlight: Master Sergeant Jose Rodela

Biography Medal of Honor nominee Jose Rodela was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, June 15, 1937. He entered the U.S. Army in September 1955, at the age of 17. Rodela is being recognized for his valorous actions on Sept. 1, 1969, while serving as the company commander in Phuoc Long Province, Vietnam. Rodela commanded his… Continue Reading

Soldier Spotlight: Private First Class Demensio Rivera

Biography Medal of Honor nominee Demensio Rivera, was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, April 29, 1933. He joined the U.S. Army, Sept. 26, 1950, in New York. Then-Pvt. Demensio Rivera is being recognized for his actions at Changyongni, Korea, May 22-23, 1951. When the outpost area occupied by his platoon was assaulted during the… Continue Reading

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