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This file photo shows Sgt. Rafael Peralta. The Navy will posthumously award a Navy Cross to the Marine killed in Iraq, after years of appeals by his family asking the Pentagon to approve the Marine Corps’ nomination for the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military heroism. The family of Sgt. Peralta will accept the nation’s second-highest award at a ceremony Monday, June 8, 2015, at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego. (AP Photo/File)

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This Nov. 19, 2004, file photo shows Rosa Maria Peralta sitting on her son's bed in his bedroom ash she reflects back on her memories with her son, Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta, in San Diego, Calif. (Nelvin Cepeda/U-T San Diego via AP, File)

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This undated photo released by the U.S. Marines, shows Sgt. Rafael Peralta, 25. Peralta is being considered for a posthumous Medal of Honor, the United States' highest military award. Peralta was shot during a house-to-house search in Fallujah. Lying wounded on the floor of a home, he grabbed a grenade that had been lobbed in by an insurgent. The blast killed him. "If he wouldn't have scooped up the grenade, the other three of us in the room that day would have been killed," said former Cpl. Robert Reynolds, who was in Peralta's squad. (AP Photo/U.S. Marines)

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Marine Sgt.Rafael Peralta