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    Another MOH recipient passes.

    Fayetteville Medal of Honor recipient passes away

    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.
    Fayetteville Medal of Honor recipient passes away :: WRAL.com

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    RIP Cpl. Hernandez.
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    RIP to a real hero!

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    RIP we have lost a national treasure.

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    RIP Sir and a Thank You .
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exacto View Post
    We are all better off thanks to men like him.
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    People come, and people go. Selfless acts of service last forever. RIP Cpl. Hernandez.

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    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.
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    An amazing story. RIP, Corporal Hernandez.
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