Rafael Peralta

United States Marine recommended for the Medal of Honor for his actions in Iraq

Rafael Peralta (7 April 197915 November 2004), assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, was a United States Marine killed in combat during Second Battle of Fallujah in the city of Fallujah, Iraq. In September 2008 his family was notified that he was awarded the Navy Cross, the second-highest award a U.S. Marine can receive.

Be proud of me, bro...and be proud of being an American.



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