Medal of Honor Roll Call: John L. Levitow
Unable to grasp the rolling flare with his hands, he threw himself bodily upon the burning flare. Hugging the deadly device to his body, he dragged himself back to the rear of the aircraft and hurled the flare through the open cargo door.
Medal of Honor: Marcellus H. Chiles
When his battalion, of which he had just taken command, was halted by machinegun fire from the front and left flank, he picked up the rifle of a dead soldier and, calling on his men to follow led the advance across a stream, waist deep, in the face of the machinegun fire.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: George F. Henrechon
Instantly enemy Moros opened point-blank fire on the exposed men and approximately 20 Moros rushed the small group from inside the huts and from other concealed positions. Henrechon, responding to the calls for help, was one of the first on the scene.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Nicky D. Bacon
Without hesitation S/Sgt. Bacon took charge of the additional platoon and continued the fight. In the ensuing action he personally killed 4 more enemy soldiers and silenced an antitank weapon.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Maurice L. Britt
Despite his wounds, for which he refused to accept medical attention until ordered to do so by his battalion commander following the battle, he personally killed 5 and wounded an unknown number of Germans, wiped out one enemy machinegun crew, fired 5 clips of carbine and an undetermined amount of Ml rifle ammunition, and threw 32 fragmentation grenades.
Medal of Honor: Ola Lee Mize
When enemy onslaughts ceased he took his few men and moved from bunker to bunker, firing through apertures and throwing grenades at the foe, neutralizing their positions. When an enemy soldier stepped out behind a comrade, prepared to fire, M/Sgt. Mize killed him, saving the life of his fellow soldier.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Archie van Winkle
Realizing that the left flank squad was isolated from the rest of the unit, he rushed through 40 yards of fierce enemy fire to reunite his troops despite an elbow wound which rendered 1 of his arms totally useless.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Father Emil J. Kapaun
What is interesting about Kapaun’s Medal of Honor is that the Catholic Diocese of Wachita is advocating for the Vatican to recognize him as a saint.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Alonza H. Cushing
Wisconsin hero of Pickett’s Charge at the Battle Gettysburg was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2010.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Hanneken, Button heroism in Haiti
For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in actual conflict with the enemy near Grande Riviere, Republic of Haiti, on the night of 31 October-1 November 1919, resulting in the death of Charlemagne Peralte.