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Hunter Statement on Panetta Response for Marine Denied Medal of Honor

Dec 13, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — This morning, Representative Duncan Hunter commented that he was "beyond disappointed" after receiving an official response from Secretary Panetta regarding the decision not to award the Medal of Honor to Marine Corps Sergeant...

Sgt. Peralta Deserves Medal of Honor for his Heroism

Dec 2, 2012 Column

As U.S. Marines entered the city of Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004 to reclaim the insurgent stronghold, Sgt. Rafael Peralta wrote to his brother, telling him, “I’m proud to be a Marine, a U.S. Marine, and to defend and protect the freedom and Constitution...

In the Face of Tragedy, the Brave Rise Up

Sep 11, 2012 Column

It’s been 11 years since Sept. 11, 2001, and America has faced down enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan and stayed on offense in other pockets of the globe where terrorist organizations have attempted to regenerate. The post-Sept. 11 world is still a...

Hunter: Servicemembers who Pay for our Freedom with their Lives Deserve to be Treated with Respect and Handled as the Heroes They Are

Jul 19, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Representative Duncan Hunter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, spoke on the House floor today in support of a colleague who was approached by a reporter calling the...

Bilbray & Hunter Amendment to Stop Funds for Dismantling Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Passes House

Jul 19, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Last night, Representative Brian Bilbray successfully offered an amendment, coauthored by Representative Duncan Hunter, to prohibit the use of federal funding for purposes of dismantling any portion of the Mt. Soledad Veterans...

Hunter Statement on Mt. Soledad Supreme Court Decision

Jun 25, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Today, Congressman Duncan Hunter made the following statement after the Supreme Court decided not to immediately consider the constitutionality of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego: “This ruling by the Court is not a...

Hunter Announces “Defending Our Defenders” San Diego Event

May 31, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —Representative Duncan Hunter announced today that he will be joined by U.S. Representative Randy Forbes (VA-4) in hosting a listening session, entitled “Defending Our Defenders,” at the Shiley Theatre at the University of San Diego...

Military Awards Not a Closed Issue

Mar 29, 2012 Column

Most Americans don’t know about Corp. Jason Dunham, private first class; Ross McGinnis, master at arms second class, Michael Monsoor or Sgt. Rafael Peralta. But they should. These brave Americans are just a few of the nation’s military heroes who...

Hunter Provides Secretary of the Navy New Video of Sgt Rafael Peralta

Mar 15, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —After already providing the Secretary of the Navy (SecNav) evidence related to Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta’s Medal of Honor nomination, Representative Duncan Hunter obtained new video content—taken by a Marine combat...

Hunter Provides SecNav Evidence for Peralta MoH Nomination

Mar 8, 2012 Press Release

Washington, D.C. —After discussing the Navy’s interest in resubmitting Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta’s Medal of Honor (MoH) nomination with Secretary of the Navy (SecNav) Ray Mabus, Representative Duncan Hunter today presented the SecNav with...

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