RIP Cpl. Hernandez.
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Fayetteville, N.C. — Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient retired Cpl. Rodolfo (Rudy) Hernandez, who was the grand marshal of this year’s Fayetteville Veteran’s Day Parade, passed away on Saturday. He was 82.
Ken Ray, representative of Fayetteville’s 187th Airborne veterans group, said Hernandez died at Womack Army Medical Center after battling cancer.
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RIP Cpl. Hernandez.
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God bless him, and thank you to a true American hero. We are all better off thanks to men like him.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.
The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.
People come, and people go. Selfless acts of service last forever. RIP Cpl. Hernandez.
He was a heck of a soldier. RIP Cpl.Rodolfo P. Hernandez
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company G, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team
Place and date: Near Wontong-ni, Korea, May 31, 1951
Entered service at: Fowler, California
Born: April 14, 1931, Colton, California
G.O. No.: 40, April 12, 1952
Cpl. Hernandez, a member of Company G, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy.
His platoon, in defensive positions on Hill 420, came under ruthless attack by a numerically superior and fanatical hostile force, accompanied by heavy artillery, mortar, and machinegun fire which inflicted numerous casualties on the platoon.
His comrades were forced to withdraw due to lack of ammunition but Cpl. Hernandez, although wounded in an exchange of grenades, continued to deliver deadly fire into the ranks of the onrushing assailants until a ruptured cartridge rendered his rifle inoperative.
Immediately leaving his position, Cpl. Hernandez rushed the enemy armed only with rifle and bayonet.
Fearlessly engaging the foe, he killed 6 of the enemy before falling unconscious from grenade, bayonet, and bullet wounds but his heroic action momentarily halted the enemy advance and enabled his unit to counterattack and retake the lost ground.
The indomitable fighting spirit, outstanding courage, and tenacious devotion to duty clearly demonstrated by Cpl. Hernandez reflect the highest credit upon himself, the infantry, and the U.S. Army.
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R.I.P American Hero !
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May he RIP and never be forgotten.
The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".
An amazing story. RIP, Corporal Hernandez.
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