CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Mar 29, 2013) - BMO Harris Bank announced today, in partnership with the Chicago Bulls, the recognition of United States Army Sergeant Peter Castro Sandoval and Army Specialist Mathius Carter through the bank's "Military Moments" program.
The two service members were publicly honored at the March 27, 2013 Chicago Bulls game for their military accomplishments and service. The bank's "Military Moments" program recognizes local veterans during the opening ceremony of a Chicago Bulls game. After taking part in the "Honorary Captains meeting" with the referees and the team captains for the Bulls and opposing team, the veterans are featured on the United Center's scoreboard and participate in the singing of the National Anthem.
South Chicago resident Peter Sandoval served in the U.S. Army and the Korean War in the 1950's. He's received two Purple Heart medals, the Bronze Star with a "V" device for valor and heroism in the ground combat and the Korean Service Ribbon with four stars, each representing a major battle. In 2000, he received a "Letter of Appreciation" from Kim Dae-jung, President of the Republic of Korea, for his noble contribution during the Korean War. Sandoval also helped raise money to erect a monument at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, a memorial dedicated to 12 young men killed in the line of duty in Vietnam.
BMO Harris employee and Westchester resident Mathius Carter served in the U.S. Army from 2001-2005 and served in the first wave into Iraq in 2003-2004 while attached to the 5th Corps, 3rd ID and 101st Airborne Division.
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