Monday, November 10, 2014

Miranda Advocates for World War II Veteran to Receive Medal of Honor


Miranda Advocates for World War II Veteran to Receive Medal of Honor
PFC Ignacio Servin risked his life for the sake of his peers and his love for this country

 
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Sixty years ago, it was proclaimed that today would be a day to commemorate those individuals that fought for our country. At an early age, Senator-Elect Catherine Miranda learned the values of celebrating our veterans through the service that her father, Robert Hernandez did during the Korean War. She would also marry a Vietnam War veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, former State Representative Ben Miranda. “It is imperative that we offer our veterans the respect that they deserve. We need to make sure that our resources are available to them at all times.”

Last year, Miranda presented a resolution at the Legislature that recognized the heroic service of PFC Ignacio Servin, a World War II Veteran. PFC Servin had risked his life by setting off explosives that destroyed the ammunition of their enemy. The very battle that Servin fought in has been considered by Senator McCain as the worst battle of the war in his book, Why Courage Matters. “I have been advocating for PFC Servin’s Medal of Honor because his heroic actions are deserving of it” Miranda stated. “He selflessly put his life on the line for the sake of his peers and his love for this country.” Servin at 92 years of age is a Silver Star recipient of which Senator-Elect Miranda is advocating that it be upgraded to the Medal of Honor.   

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