Latino Alliance has learned that the US Navy has announced on Feb. 16th that a new destroyer will be named in honor of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, a US Marine who gave his life for his fellow soldiers in 2004 in Iraq. Rafael was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously in 2008. It also appears that efforts by his comrades, family, and others will result in Rafael being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, soon we hope. See more on this great hero on our Profiles in Courage page!