Fernando Luis Garcia-Ledesma-Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 18° 24.654 W 066° 10.140
19Q E 799093 N 2037981
Quick Description: Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient for action in Korea on September 5, 1952. He was killed in action and his remains were never recovered. He has a cenotaph marker in Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in Section MB-3.
Location: Puerto Rico
Date Posted: 12/31/2017 12:56:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMXDT6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
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Long Description:
He was born on October 14, 1929 in Utuado, Puerto Rico and died on September 5, 1952. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: *GARCIA-LEDESMA, FERNANDO LUIS
• Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, Company I, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.).
• Place and date: Korea, 5 September 1952.
• Entered service at: San Juan, P.R.
Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a member of Company I, in action against enemy aggressor forces. While participating in the defense of a combat outpost located more than 1 mile forward of the main line of resistance during a savage night attack by a fanatical enemy force employing grenades, mortars, and artillery, Pfc. Garcia, although suffering painful wounds, moved through the intense hail of hostile fire to a supply point to secure more handgrenades. Quick to act when a hostile grenade landed nearby, endangering the life of another marine, as well as his own, he unhesitatingly chose to sacrifice himself and immediately threw his body upon the deadly missile, receiving the full impact of the explosion. His great personal valor and cool decision in the face of almost certain death sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Armed Service: Marines

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