Texas’ Historical Milestones On This Day April 26th

April 26th in 1923. Rodriguez, a native of San Marcos, went on to become the first Mexican American GI to win the Medal of Honor in the South Pacific during World War II. His heroism and sacrifices have not been forgotten, and his memory lives on in the hearts of Texans everywhere.

Another hero from Texas is PFC Milton Lee, who earned the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the Vietnam War. Lee valiantly overran enemy positions and provided covering fire for his platoon, ultimately losing his life from the wounds he suffered that day. President Nixon posthumously presented the medal to Lee’s grandmother on April 7, 1970, honoring his incredible act of courage.