69th Infantry Leaders Honor World War II Veterans Memory
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Kevin Abbott, New York Army National Guard
YOUNTVILLE VETERANS HOME, CA--Lt. Col. John Andonie, commander of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry and Command Sgt Major Jorge Vasquez honor Medal of Honor Winner Alejandro Ruiz, a member of the regiment during World War II during a short ceremony on Jan. 25. Ruiz, who died in November 2009, won the Medal of Honor while serving with the "Fighting 69th " on Okinawa.
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