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Ribbon Group of Captain Raul B. Perez


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The Theater Made Ribbon Group of Captain Raul Brown Perez.


Born in 1925 to a distinguished naval family, Raul B. Perez began his service after graduating from Coronado High School in 1943 and enrolling in the University of Texas’ NROTC program. While in college, Perez became a star athlete on the University’s Varsity Football team and played under the direction of famed Coach Dana X. Bible, and alongside future NFL Hall of Fame running back Bobby Lane. After graduating early in 1945 with a degree in Political Science, he earned a commission as a Lieutenant in the US Navy, seeing limited service in the Pacific Theater during the end of WWII.


Five years later during the Korean War, Perez would gain his first command over USS Lincoln County, which saw extensive action during the conflict which included the famed landing at Inchon.


After the conclusion of the Korean War, Perez would go on to command: USS Ampere and USS Surfbird, before seeing action again aboard USS Colonial and USS Henrico during the Vietnam War. After attaining the permanent rank of Captain, Perez was placed in command of the Navy’s Amphibious Base in his hometown of Coronado, CA, and later served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.


After distinguishing himself to his superiors in this role, Perez was selected for the honor of serving as Naval Attaché to the US Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, and later in the same role at various US Embassies in Peru and Ecuador before finally retiring from the Navy in 1976.


He would later pass away by his Wife’s side at the age of 76 in 2001.


His awards include:

The Legion of Merit (with V), Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation (with 2 Stars), Meritorious Unit Commendation (with 2 Stars), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, China Service Medal, Navy Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with Star), Korean Service Medal (with 4 Campaign Stars), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (with 2 Stars), UN Korea Medal, the Peruvian Navy Cross, the Portuguese Order of Prince Henry the Navigator, the Portuguese Order of Military Merit, the Portuguese Naval Commendation Medal, the Ecuadorian Order of Abdon Calderon, the South Vietnamese Naval Distinguished Service Order, the South Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and the South Vietnamese Campaign Medal.





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