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Rafel Toro

Death: Jul 25, 1927

Birthplace: Humacao

Nationality: United States

Rafel Toro

Date of Death : Jul 25, 1927
Birth Place : Humacao

Private Rafel Toro was a United States Marine Corps private who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his "extraordinary heroism in battle" while fighting in Nicaragua during the second Nicaragua campaign in 1927. Toro was part of the U.S. Marine Corps occupation force in Nicaragua. On July 25, 1927, Private Toro was on advance guard duty into Nueva Segovia. As he rode into town, he was attacked; returning fire, he was able to hold back the enemy until reinforcements arrived. He was mortally wounded in this action for which he was posthumuously awarded the Navy Cross.

Also known as


  • Rafael Toro
  • Private Rafel Toro
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