Army Medal of Honor
|Born||April 25, 1924|
|Died||June 9, 1944(aged 20)|
|Place of birth||Santa Monica, California|
|Place of death||Amfreville, France|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1943 - 1944|
|Unit||2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Medal of Honor|
Bronze Star Medal
Joe Gandara (April 25, 1924 - June 9, 1944) 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. 
Gandara joined the Army from Los Angeles in February 1943.
Honors and awardsEdit
Gandara received the Medal of Honor, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star and Bronze Arrowhead Device, Presidential Unit Citation, French Fourragere, Combat Infantryman Badge and Parachutist Badge-Basic with one Bronze Service Star.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for World War II
- Valor 24 Medal of Honor recipients
- List of Hispanic Medal of Honor recipients
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Private Joe Gandara". Army.mil. http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/valor24/recipients/gandara/?f=recipients&l=name. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
- ↑ Daniel Rothberg (2014-02-21). "Obama will award Medal of Honor to 24 overlooked Army veterans". The Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-obama-medal-of-honors-veterans-20140221,0,5919747.story#axzz2u0hD4kAA. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
- ↑ WWII Army Enlistment Records
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