Governor orders New Mexico flags to half-staff in mourning for Miyamura

Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura, a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Medal of Honor Museum on March 25, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants has died. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced that Miyamura died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at his home in Phoenix. He was 97.
Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura, a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Medal of Honor Museum on March 25, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants has died. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced that Miyamura died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at his home in Phoenix. He was 97.

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday ordered all flags in the state of New Mexico to half-staff from Dec. 8 to 10 in mourning for Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, who died on Tuesday, Nov. 29. .

Miyamura was born in Gallup in 1925 and served in both World War II and the Korean War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953 for his actions during the Korean War. According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Miyamura was the second-to-last living recipient of the honor for the Korean War.

Miyamura, who was 97 when he died, will be buried on Dec. 10 in Gallup.

“The bravery displayed by former Corporal Miyamura during combat in the Korean War to protect his fellow soldiers was the stuff of legends. His efforts not only saved American lives, but went toward the greater cause of preserving our liberty and freedom here at home," Lujan Grisham said.

This article originally appeared on Las Cruces Sun-News: Governor orders New Mexico flags to half-staff in mourning for Miyamura