Mother of fallen Marine hero: Reporter tried to play Latino ‘race card’

Icela Peralta Donald, sister of fallen Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, still fights for MoH for her hero brother.
Icela Peralta Donald, sister of fallen Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, still fights for MoH for her hero brother.

The All-American mother takes a brave stand against racism…

The family of a fallen Marine hero is accusing a reporter for The Washington Post of attempting to play the Latino race card by trying to trick the family into stating that the combat hero’s Mexican heritage was a factor in him being denied the Medal of Honor, as reported by The Washington Times on Feb. 27, 2014.

Rosa Peralta, mother of the recipient of the Navy Cross Sgt. Rafael Peralta, as well as her youngest son L/Cpl Ricardo Peralta, USMC, are hammering Washington Post reporter Ernesto Londono for repeatedly attempting to get family members to accuse the military hierarchy of denying the Medal of Honor to the Marine Corps martyr because of his Latino lineage.

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Hagel again denies combat killed hero Medal of Honor: Not enough ‘proof’

“You should be proud of being an American…”

Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense hasn’t exactly had a very good past few day. Most recently proposing the Armed Forces be cut back to pre-WWII troops strengths, as well as earlier drawing the anger of many active duty and former Marines for shooting down any further discussion of awarding the Medal of Honor to a Marine killed in Iraq who many of his comrades claim he saved their lives, as reported by Fox News on Feb. 24, 2014, both the Jacksonville (NC) Daily News and The Daily Mail (London, UK) on Feb. 23, 2014, and The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2014.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that he’s chosen not to re-open the case of upgrading Sgt. Rafael Peralta’s Navy Cross (second highest award for personal valor in combat) to the Medal of Honor after “the totality of the evidence does not meet the ‘proof beyond a reasonable doubt’ Medal of Honor award standard.”

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