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L.A. NOWOn the 10th anniversary of the start of U.S.-led operations in Iraq, a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington submitted a resolution calling for the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, killed......
L.A. NOWRep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is renewing his efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine from San Diego killed in combat in Iraq. In 2008, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ruled the actions of Sgt. Rafael Peralta......
L.A. NOWIn rejecting a recommendation that Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the evidence in the case falls short of the standards for the nation's highest medal for combat bravery.......
L.A. NOWThe secretary of Defense has decided not to overrule his predecessor and posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) announced Wednesday. The decision by Defense Secretary Leon E....
L.A. NOWDefense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's announcement that the Pentagon was ending the ban on women serving in combat met with praise in some quarters. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Veronica “Ronne” Froman said she was overjoyed and pleasantly surprised...
L.A. NOWEight years ago this week, Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego was killed in Iraq during the battle for Fallouja, the bloodiest house-to-house fighting involving Marines since Vietnam....
L.A. NOWFearing that the two-decade legal fight to save the cross atop Mt. Soledad is nearing an end, two San Diego congressmen have attached an amendment to the defense budget that would bar any federal funds from being used for "dismantling any portion" of...
Nation NowThe name USNS Cesar Chavez doesn't sit well with some senators. The Senate wants the Navy to explain how it selects names for new ships in the wake of controversy over the naming of a supply ship after labor leader Cesar Chavez....
Nation NowA defense bill expected to clear Congress today deals with Jewish American World War I heroes, sailors killed in Tripoli in 1804 and Navy policies for naming ships....
Nation NowThe House on Tuesday approved a measure that seeks to permit religious symbols in war memorials, a response to a court ruling declaring unconstitutional a cross atop a San Diego war memorial....
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