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Hector Cafferata, Medal of Honor recipient passes away at 86

22 Apr 2016 9:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hector Cafferata, Medal of Honor recipient passes away at 86

Hector Cafferata

Hector Cafferata, who received the Medal of Honor after waging a lone battle – in ankle-deep snow and in his stocking feet – against enemy forces during the Korean War's storied Chosin Reservoir battle, died April 12 at a hospice Venice, Fla. He was 86.

Mr. Cafferata, a burly 6-foot-2 semipro football player, joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1948. Activated for the Korean War in 1950, he was a private assigned to the 1st Marine Division. His unit was charged with protecting an escape route for other Marines in a mountainous region near the Chosin Reservoir in modern-day North Korea.  Click here for story.


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