Recipient of the Purple Heart medalDied when: 88 years 224 days (1063 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Sergeant First Class Modesto Cartagena (July 21, 1921 – March 2, 2010) was a member of the United States Army who served in the 65th Infantry Regiment, a military regiment consisting of Puerto Rican enlisted soldiers and officers from the continental United States also known as "The Borinqueneers," during World War II and the Korean War, becoming the most decorated Hispanic soldier in that war.
He was the most decorated Puerto Rican soldier in history.
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