Peralta was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the U.S. military’s second-highest decoration given for valor in combat.Times of San Diego is a free news website that depends on advertising and your voluntary contributions. If you like what you’re reading, please contribute! The suggested contribution is $10 per year via the secure PayPal system.Bricks in the walkway include the named of local veterans. Student veterans display the American flag, the POW flag and a flag for each branch of the military in the garden each morning, according to the college.
Communities East County Garden named for fallen Marine goes up at Southwestern Karen PearlmanContact Reporter A brick walkway and flag garden named for Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta who died in Iraq is scheduled to be dedicated at noon on Tuesday at Southwestern College.
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