Latinos Among Medal of Freedom Award Recipients

In the statement, the Cuba-born Sandoval is described as a “celebrated jazz trumpeter, pianist, and composer.” Earlier in his career, Sandoval became a protégé of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie and throughout his career, he’s been awarded nine Grammy Awards. Sandoval is now 63.

As for Molina, the 70-year-old was described as a “visionary chemist” – he earned the Nobel Prize in Chemistry back in 1995 for discovering how chlorofluorocarbons deplete the ozone layer.   

Congrats to both Sandoval and Molina – and the rest of the Medal of Freedom recipients!