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Someone You Should Know: Sgt. Rafael Peralta

Someone You Should Know: Sgt. Rafael Peralta

Bruce McQuain from QandO joined us for another edition of Someone You Should Know. The Someone You Should Know radio collaboration began as an extension of Matt Burden’s series at Blackfive. Thanks to Matt, Bruce is now on board and we are lucky to have him as part of the show.

Tonight, Bruce told us about Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who has been recommended for only the fourth Medal of Honor since 9/11.

"Said Cpl. Brannon Dyer, "He saved half my fire team,". And Lance Cpl. Rob Rogers said, "It's stuff you hear about in boot camp, about World War II and Tarawa Marines who won the Medal of Honor.".

Peralta was so proud of being an American citizen and a Marine that he proudly wore a military tattoo on his arm, and hung medals, commendations and plaques with the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence around his bed at his family's home in the San Diego. He is what being an American is all about. He was also a Marine’s Marine. And that is why Sgt. Rafael Peralta, immigrant, infant