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Lieut Baldomero Lopez
Birth: Aug. 23, 1925
Tampa
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1950
Incheon
Incheon Metropolitan City, South Korea

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Lieutenant (Rifle Platoon Commander) in the United States Marines Corps in Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Inchon, Korea on September 15, 1950, where he was killed in action. His citation reads in part "Exposing himself to hostile fire, he moved forward alongside a bunker and prepared to throw a hand grenade into the next pillbox whose fire was pinning down that sector of the beach. Taken under fire by an enemy automatic weapon and hit in the right shoulder and chest as he lifted his arm to throw, he fell backward and dropped the deadly missile. After a moment, he turned and dragged his body forward in an effort to retrieve the grenade and throw it. In critical condition from pain and loss of blood, and unable to grasp the hand grenade firmly enough to hurl it, he chose to sacrifice himself rather than endanger the lives of his men and, with a sweeping motion of his wounded right arm, cradled the grenade under him and absorbed the full impact of the explosion." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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  Frances Lopez (1898 - 1985)*
 
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Burial:
Centro Asturiano Memorial Park Cemetery
Tampa
Hillsborough County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section 57, Lot 1
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7137386
Lieut Baldomero Lopez
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Lieut Baldomero Lopez
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Lieut Baldomero Lopez
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