Félix Conde Falcón
|Félix Modesto Conde Falcón|
Picture of Félix Conde Falcón wearing his military uniform
February 28, 1938|
Juncos, Puerto Rico
|Died||April 4, 1969
Ap Tan Hoa, Republic of Vietnam
|Buried||Rogers Cemetery, in Rogers, Texas|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1963–1969|
|Unit||82nd Airborne Division, 505th Infantry Regiment 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion|
|Battles/wars||Vietnam War †|
|Awards||Medal of Honor
Félix Modesto Conde Falcón[a] (February 28, 1938 – April 4, 1969) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. Born in Juncos, Puerto Rico, he joined the United States Army in April 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. He was killed during combat operations in Ap Tan Hoa, South Vietnam, on April 4, 1969. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a March 18, 2014 ceremony in the White House. The award comes through the Defense Authorization Act which called for a review of Jewish American and Hispanic American veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to ensure that no prejudice was shown to those deserving the Medal of Honor.
Conde Falcón's military decorations include the following:
- Combat Infantryman Badge
- Expert Marksmanship Badge with rifle bar.
- Marksmanship Badge
- Drill Sergeant Identification Badge
- 1 Overseas Service Bar
Medal of Honor citation
- List of Puerto Ricans
- List of Puerto Rican military personnel
- List of Puerto Rican recipients of the Medal of Honor
- List of Hispanic Medal of Honor recipients
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War
- Puerto Ricans in the Vietnam War
- "Staff Sergeant Felix M. Conde-Falcon | Valor 24 | Medal of Honor | The United States Army". army.mil. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
- Daniel Rothberg (2014-02-21). "Obama will award Medal of Honor to 24 overlooked Army veterans". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
- "Obama to Award Medal of Honor to 24 Army Veterans – ABC News". abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
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