Santiago J. Erevia

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Erevia being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in March 2014

Santiago Jesus Erevia[1] (December 15, 1946 – March 22, 2016) was an American U.S. Army-veteran. He was born in Nordheim, Texas. Erevia served in the Vietnam War starting at the age of 22.

In 1970, Erevia left active service with a two-year reserve obligation. In 1972 he joined the Texas National Guard and went on to serve 17 years.[2] Erevia worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 2002 after thirty-two years of service.[2][3]

Erevia was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a March 18, 2014 ceremony at the White House.[2]

Erevia died on March 22, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 70.[4]

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  1. "Hall of Valor". Archived from the original on 2014-03-23. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Sergeant Santiago J. Erevia | Valor 24 | Medal of Honor | The United States Army". army.mil. Retrieved 2014-03-31. Click "Biography" and "Citation" tabs.
  3. Simon, Richard (2014-03-14). "A Medal of Honor, long delayed". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  4. Christenson, Sig (March 22, 2016). "Medal of Honor recipient Everia dies in San Antonio". San Antonio Express. Retrieved March 22, 2016.