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Leonard L. Alvarado
Army Medal of Honor
Born February 13, 1947
Died August 12, 1969(1969-08-12) (aged 22)
Place of birth Bakersfield, California
Place of death Phuoc Long Province, South Vietnam
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1968 - 1969
Rank Specialist 4
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Medal of Honor
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
Air Medal

Leonard Louis Alvarado[1] (born February 13, 1947 - August 12, 1969)[2] is a recipient of the Medal of Honor. He will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a March 18, 2014 ceremony in the White House. The award comes through the Defense Authorization Act which called for a review of Jewish American and Hispanic American veterans from WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to ensure that no prejudice was shown to those deserving the Medal of Honor. [3]

Honors and awards

Alvarado received the Medal of Honor, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with "60" Device, Valorous Unit Award, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm Device, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal Unit Citation First Class, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Expert Marksmanship Badge with Rifle, Auto Rifle and Machine-Gun Bars.[2]

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