|Leonard L. Alvarado|
Army Medal of Honor
|Born||February 13, 1947|
|Died||August 12, 1969(aged 22)|
|Place of birth||Bakersfield, California|
|Place of death||Phuoc Long Province, South Vietnam|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1968 - 1969|
Medal of Honor|
Bronze Star Medal
Leonard Louis Alvarado (born February 13, 1947 - August 12, 1969) 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. 
Honors and awards[edit | edit source]
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.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Find a Grave
- "Specialist 4 Leonard L. Alvarado". Army.mil. http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/valor24/recipients/alvarado/?f=recipient_list. 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.
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