As a Navy pilot during World War II, Michael S. Alexatos, 90, received four awards for his valor during aerial battle.
David Ortiz, 79, a Korean War veteran who received the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart during his service overseas, walked 400 miles from the Rio Grande Valley to Austin for the Minimum Wage March.
It was the summer of 1966 and hundreds of farm workers took part in the protest for higher wages. Many, including Mr. Ortiz, were beaten by police before the walk even started.
T. Rees Shapiro
June 21, 2010; 8:08 AM ET
Categories: The Daily Goodbye | Tags: Distinguished Flying Cross, immigration
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