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Peralta may be awarded Medal of Honor

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Peralta was killed saving comrades in Fallujah.

Peralta may be awarded Medal of Honor
By William Cole - The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted : Friday Jan 25, 2008 15:21:11 EST

For the better part of three years, the refrain from grunts in the Marine Corps has been, "What about Peralta?"

More specifically, the question they have is about Sgt. Rafael Peralta's Medal of Honor recommendation, and where it stands.

Finally, there may be some good news.

Rosa Peralta, his mother, received a call just before Christmas from an assistant secretary of the Navy saying the recommendation had been approved by the Pentagon, and needs the president's final OK, a family representative said.

"Based on what he told her, which is what she told me, it's already passed the military chain of command," said California lawyer George Sabga, a retired Marine who acts as a go-between for the family.

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