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Four from 1st Cavalry Division among Medal of Honor recipients

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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:00 am

Four former 1st Cavalry soldiers are among those set to receive the Medal of Honor in March. They are:

Sgt. Eduardo C. Gomez will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions while serving with India Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Tabu-dong, Korea, on Sept. 3, 1950.

Master Sgt. Mike C. Pena will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions while serving as a member of Foxtrot Company, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Waegwan, Korea, on Sept. 4, 1950.

Spc. Jesus S. Duran will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions while serving as an acting M-60 machine gunner in Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), during combat operations against an armed enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 10, 1969.

Spc. Leonard L. Alvarado will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his courageous actions while serving as a rifleman with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), during combat operations against an armed enemy in Phuoc Long Province, Republic of Vietnam, on Aug. 12, 1969.

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