Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Rafael Peralta

San Diego, California

November 15, 2004

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
25 Marine Sgt

1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force

 Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Died as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
From Jay Hundley 05/25/06:

Sgt. Peralta truly was a hero. During a house to house search, Sgt Peralta was shot several times, but was still able to throw his wounded body upon an enemy grenade thus saving other members of his squad. Oh, and by the way, Sgt. Peralta was a Mexican immigrant who so loved this country and what it had given his family that he joined the Marines and volunteered for service in Iraq. Try finding any of this in a newspaper.

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