Episode 2789– Medal of Honor tribute to Army Specialist Leonard Alvarado

Army Specialist Leonard Alvarado, Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne

Army Specialist Leonard Alvarado served in Vietnam with D/2/12th Cav/1st Cav Div.

Episode 2789 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Army Specialist Leonard Alvarado and his Congressional Medal of Honor award honors. The featured story comes from the We are the Mighty website and was titled: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Specialist Leonard Alvarado. It was submitted by Senior Writer Jessica Evans.

Evans has more than a decade of content writing experience and a heart for military stories. Her work focuses on unearthing long-forgotten stories and illuminating unsung heroes. She is a member of the Editorial Freelance Association and volunteers her time with Veterans Writing Project, where she mentors military-connected writers.

Evans reported that Leonard Louis Alvarado was a United States Army Soldier who bravely served his country during the Vietnam War. Born in 1947 in Bakersfield, California, Alvarado joined the Army in 1968. Shortly after, he joined Company D, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

During his service, he demonstrated extraordinary courage and heroism. This earned him the Medal of Honor for his actions during a fierce battle in Phuoc Long Province, Vietnam, on August 12, 1969.

On March 18, 2014, during a special ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama presented Alvarado’s daughter Leonora with his Medal of Honor. Alvarado is also a posthumous recipient of Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, and Purple Heart.

Alvarado repeatedly put himself in danger to rescue members of his unit. His actions resulted in single-handedly destroying an enemy machine-gun emplacement. His selflessness and unwavering dedication to his fellow soldiers serve as a testament to his character and bravery.

Alvarado is a tremendous representative of the great Vietnam Veteran Generation – one as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from our country.

Listen to episode 2789 and discover more about Army Specialist Leonard Alvarado and his Congressional Medal of Honor award honors.

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