Juan Dominguez and his bride at his wedding
Latino Soldier Gets Dream Wedding
By Amaris Castillo | 05/22/2013 - 11:26

A Marine who suffered severe injuries in Afghanistan was treated to a beautiful wedding by his adopted Californian hometown.

After Juan Dominguez lost both his legs and right arm from an explosive device in Afghanistan, he met aspiring graphic designer Alexis while he was an outpatient at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in San Diego.


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WATCH: Latino Medal of Honor Winner Sgt. Petry on 'The Daily Show'
WATCH: Latino Medal of Honor Winner Sgt. Petry on 'The Daily Show'
By Amaris Castillo | 07/15/2011 - 11:05

Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry, the Latino soldier who was awarded a Medal of Honor by President Obama this past Tuesday for saving the lives of two fellow Army Rangers, spoke to Jon Stewart in an exclusive interview yesterday.  Petry, whose mother is Mexican American, was shot in both legs and lost a hand during a daytime mission in Afghanistan in 2006. He now wears a high-tech, metal prosthetic hand.


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Latino Soldier Receives Medal of Honor
Latino Soldier Receives Medal of Honor
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/12/2011 - 22:30

When President Obama walked into the East Room at the White House shortly after 2 p.m., beside him was the Latino who today became only the second living Medal of Honor awardee since the Vietnam War.

Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry, 31, was honored for saving the lives of two fellow Rangers despite being shot in both legs and losing a hand during a daring daytime mission in Afghanistan in 2006.

“Where does courage like that come from?” Obama asked in a speech praising Petry during the ceremony, going on to name the soldier’s family as his foundation.


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