Today was the day. The day when Bob Nietzel, a campus supervisor at San Juan Hills, stood in for his cousin to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in World War II.
Alfred B. Nietzel,ordered his men to a safer locale while remaining in a forward position with a machine gun, holding off the German advance. He was killed in 1944 by a German hand grenade.
Brittany Christensen, editor of The Express student newspaper of San Juan Hills High School, contributed to this report.