SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — An Army veteran who lives in southern Arizona has
finally received a military decoration he was awarded during the Vietnam War.
The Sierra Vista Herald reported that retired Staff
Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales, 80, received his Army Commendation Medal with Valor during a ceremony at Fort Huachuca this
week. An oversight delayed his receiving the medal.
Gonzales was awarded the medal for his actions when a barracks was hit by
rockets during an attack on a base in 1967. He went into the burning
building and led fellow soldiers through the flames to safety.