Sgt. Rafael Peralta, American hero

Saturday at 7 PM Eastern Time, the History Channel (as well as History Channel en Español) will be premiering a documentary on Sgt. Rafael Peralta, a hero of the Battle of  Fallujah in 2004.  Sgt. Peralta gave his life in the noblest fashion imaginable: sacrificing himself to save his fellow Soldiers. I learned of the program and more about Sgt. Peralta from the Hispanic media blog Clemenseando, from which the following information comes.Entering a house in Fallujah as the first Soldier of his platoon, Sgt. Peralta was immediately shot and wounded. As his comrades followed, a grenade was tossed. Despite being wounded, Sgt. Peralta grabbed the grenade and put it under his body, allowing it to explode without seriously harming the others, but paying the ultimate price.I find it hard to even think about Sgt. Peralta without tears coming to my eyes, and expect that when I watch the documentary tomorrow I may need a box of tissues. For this heroism Sgt. Peralta...(Read Full Post)

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