U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released 160422-M-NF984-137.JPG
Apr 22, 2016
Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green (left), Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, and Master Gunnery Sgt. Leonard Spain (right), funeral director, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., render honors as the Body Bearers from Bravo Co. conduct a casket transfer during the funeral for Medal of Honor Recipient, Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata at Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, April 22, 2016. According to Cafferata's Medal of Honor award citation, on Nov. 28, 1950 while serving as a rifleman with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Cafferata's fortitude, great personal valor, and dauntless perseverance in the face of almost certain death, saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines and contributed essentially to the success achieved by his company in maintaining its defensive position against tremendous odds. Cafferata passed away, April 12, 2016 at the age of 86.
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