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Resident Awarded the 
Congressional Medal of Honor












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.