Southwestern College dedicates garden to Sgt. Rafael Peralta, Navy Cross recipient

Southwestern College dedicates garden to Sgt. Rafael Peralta, Navy Cross recipient

Southwestern College on Tuesday dedicated a garden to the memory of Sgt. Rafael Peralta, a Marine who attended the college’s police academy.

The simple garden outside the school’s veterans center is intended to honor the sacrifice Peralta made when his body covered an exploding grenade and he was...