Jose F Valdez

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Birthday
3, 1925
Birthplace
New Mexico
Death Date
Feb 17, 1945 (20)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1925
Birthplace
New Mexico
Death Date
Feb 17, 1945 (20)

About

United States Army Private and recipient of the Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor for his World War II heroism.

Before Fame

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in Utah in 1944 and began his assignment with the 3rd Infantry Division.

Trivia

He acted with great bravery in holding off the enemy in the Battle of Colmar Pocket despite being severely wounded; he died three weeks later from his injuries.

Family Life

He was born to a Mexican-American family in Gobernador, New Mexico.

Associated With

He and Marritt Edison both received the Medal of Honor-the most prestigious U.S. military award-for their actions during World War II.