The Defense Department and the nation celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
It's a time to reflect on the contributions and sacrifices Hispanics have made to the United States, not just in the military, but in all walks of life.
A significant number of Hispanics have served in all of the nation's wars beginning with the Revolutionary War.
Sixty-one service members of Hispanic or Latino heritage have been awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest medal for valor. Two were sailors, 13 Marines and 46 soldiers.
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