Alfred Rascon, US Army Medic

On March 16, 1966, Alfred Rascon, a Latino US Army medic, distinguished himself by a series of extraordinarily courageous acts.  Rascon was assigned as a medic to the 503rd Infantry in the Vietnam War (1955-1975).  During a deadly barrage of enemy gunfire and grenades, he rescued and aided his fellow soldiers.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, which was belatedly bestowed on him by President Bill Clinton.