RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT THE LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS RESOLUTION TO AWARD THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR TO SGT. WILLIE ESTRADA
WHEREAS: The American GI Forum, a Hispanic Veterans Organization, recognizes and advocates U.S. military service, veterans rights, education, civil rights and socio economic equal opportunity,
WHEREAS: The American GI Forum, hereby, joins in support, and recognizes the bravery of American soldier or soldier’s, and recognizes the resolution to award such recommended medals and awards from other honorable organizations, which requires the endorsement of other organizations such as the American GI Forum,
WHEREAS: The League of United Latin American Citizens Resolution introduced by Alamogordo, NM Council #8095 and seconded by Las Cruces, NM Council #120, both in good standing, to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to Sgt. Willie Estrada, who was killed in Bongowol, Korea while heroically fighting 1,700 enemy forces. For his heroics, Sgt. Willie Estrada was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross,
WHEREAS: LULAC’s resolution was executed on the 7th day of May 2017, at the 88th Annual State LULAC Convention in Alamogordo, NM,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That the American GI Forum of the United States, at its National Conference in Albuquerque, NM, on July 20-22, 2017, hereby, supports the League of United Latin American Citizens resolution (attached) in requesting to have Sgt. Willie Estrada’s Distinguished Service Cross Medal upgraded to the Congressional Medal of Honor Posthumously.