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Exhibit to honor Latino US Medal of Honor recipients

November 05, 2018 - 7:27 am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new exhibit recognizing the six Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor recipients with New Mexico connections is set to open.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center on Thursday will hold an opening reception at the History and Literary Arts building to kick off the tribute to the Latinos who have received the highest honor that the U.S. government bestows for acts of valor and heroism.

The exhibition of will feature photographs and narratives.

The tribute honors World War II veterans Private Joseph Martínez, Private José Valdez and Master Sgt. Alejandro Ruíz. It also honors Vietnam War veterans Daniel Fernandez and Louis Rocco, and Leroy Petry of Operation Enduring Freedom.