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Resident Awarded the 
Congressional Medal of Honor

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On Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Dan Oropesa, resident of Medicalodges Douglass, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by Congressman Mike Pompeo.  Many veterans, dignitaries, and even a motorcycle honor guard were in attendance for this special event.

Mr. Oropesa is a highly decorated WWII veteran who has achieved the following awards, which were also presented December 16:

-Bronze Star Medal

-Purple Heart

-Army Good Conduct

-American Campaign Medal

-Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Arrowhead Device and two Bronze Service Stars

-World War II Victory Medal

-Combat Infantryman Badge

-Honorable Service Lapel Button-World War II

Much time and research goes into having these awards verified then presented. KHCA/KCAL is proud to recognize all who were involved in this process.

**Pictured above is Congressman Mike Pompeo with Dan Oropesa and his son, Dan.