Sgt. Tony Cortez

After Vietnam, Tony stayed in the military and went on to fight in Panama, Grenada and the first Gulf War before retiring as a Command Sergeant Major. He received a Silver Star for his meritorious actions during a vicious firefight to save an ambushed Ranger team… twenty years later. The team rallied to his support after a high ranking officer refused to write up any awards unless he received a Silver Star himself. He did not.