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President Barack H. Obama, background, presents a Medal of Honor to former U.S. Army Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia during a ceremony March 18, 2014, in the White House in Washington, D.C. Erevia received the award for 140318-A-KH856-004
Erevia being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in March 2014

Santiago Jesus Erevia (December 15, 1946 – March 22, 2016) was an American U.S. Army-veteran. He was born in Nordheim, Texas. Erevia served in the Vietnam War starting at the age of 22.

In 1970, Erevia left active service with a two-year reserve obligation. In 1972 he joined the Texas National Guard and went on to serve 17 years. Erevia worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 2002 after thirty-two years of service.

Erevia was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a March 18, 2014 ceremony at the White House.

Erevia died on March 22, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 70.

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