Friday, May 18, 2007

Sgt Rafael Peralta: Act of Honor

This Saturday, May 19, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. EST (4 pm PST), the History Channel is airing its one hour documentary Act of Honor about the hero Sgt. Rafael Peralta.

The History Channel's summary:

On November 15, 2004, Sgt. Rafael Peralta died while fighting to secure a key insurgent stronghold in Iraq. Peralta and fellow Marines were ambushed by guerillas who then lobbed a grenade at them. Already seriously wounded, Peralta shielded his companions by covering the explosive device with his body, saving their lives and sacrificing his own. Watch Peralta's extraordinary journey from Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego to the streets of Iraq. Included are interviews with his widowed mother and three siblings in San Diego.

I urge you to watch and learn about a true hero, a Marine, an American.
For more information see my posts which include many comments by Sgt. Rafael Peralta's family and friends:


This post is from Don at the Danz Family


Wade Huntsinger said...

Thanks for the heads up. I will plan on watching this. Also, I loved the link. I also served in the 10th mountain division (Sappers). This guy has a great blog and you can tell his heart goes out to these guys and gals. Thanks again

Dorian de Wind said...

I have written and posted at The Moderate Voice ( an article on Sgt. Rafael Peralta, "Stolen valor at the Highest Levels--The Case of Sgt. Rafael Peralta."

Please feel free to use it.


Major Dorian de Wind, USAF Retired