Espinoza, Victor H.
|Birthname||Victor Hugo Espinoza|
|born on||25 July 1928 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||El Paso, Texas, 31n46, 106w29|
|Timezone||MST h7w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||02°33' 15°27 Asc. 27°08'|
United States Army veteran of the Korean War and a recipient of the Medal of Honor, posthumously recognizing his actions on 1 August 1952 at Chorwon, Korea. While spearheading an attack to secure "Old Baldy," Espinoza’s unit was pinned down by withering fire from fortified enemy positions. In daring succession, Espinoza single-handedly silenced a machine-gun and its crew, discovered and destroyed a covert enemy tunnel, and wiped out two bunkers. His actions inspired his unit and enabled them to secure the strong-point against great odds.
Victor Hugo Espinoza died on 17 April 1986, aged 57, in El Paso, Texas.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate stating "12 PM." Same birth date in United States Social Security Death Index. Wikipedia has "July 15, 1929" in error.
- Family : Childhood : Other Childhood (Orphaned)
- Vocation : Military : Combat (Korean War)
- Vocation : Military : Honors (Medal of Honor)