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.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Adelbert Ames
Remained upon the field in command of a section of Griffin’s Battery, directing its fire after being severely wounded and refusing to leave the field until too weak to sit upon the caisson where he had been placed by men of his command.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Salvatore A. Giunta
The team continued forward and upon reaching the wounded soldiers, Specialist Giunta realized that another soldier was still separated from the element. Specialist Giunta then advanced forward on his own initiative.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: J. Robert Kerrey
Most people know Bob Kerrey as the Democratic governor and senator from Nebraska, who dated Debra Winger. But, when he was a 25-year-old Navy SEAL in Vietnam, he was one of the great heroes of our war there. Make the | Read More »
Medal of Roll Call: Richard I. Bong
Though assigned to duty as gunnery instructor and neither required nor expected to perform combat duty, Maj. Bong voluntarily and at his own urgent request engaged in repeated combat missions, including unusually hazardous sorties over Balikpapan, Borneo, and in the Leyte area of the Philippines.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: John Basilone
Moving an extra gun into position, he placed it in action, then, under continual fire, repaired another and personally manned it, gallantly holding his line until replacements arrived.
Medal of Honor Roll: Daniel Inouye
Despite the intense pain, he refused evacuation and continued to direct his platoon until enemy resistance was broken and his men were again deployed in defensive positions. In the attack, 25 enemy soldiers were killed and eight others captured.
Medal of Roll Call: Marine Sgt. Maj. Daniel Joseph “Dan” Daly
Reader, Without ANY doubt, I received the most recommendations for this week’s article from current and former serving Marines “suggesting,” as one Gunnery Sergeant put it, “that having once worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor yourself, it might be ‘the | Read More »
Medal of Honor Roll Call: George G. McMurtry Jr.
Dear readers, Over the next few months we will be taking a look at a few of our ‘favorite’ awardees. I’ll start this out with one of my own personal favorites and open it up to you, dear readers. Send | Read More »
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Earl D. Gregory
Advancing still farther from the machinegun nest, he captured a 7.5-centimeter mountain howitzer and, entering a dugout in the immediate vicinity, single-handedly captured 19 of the enemy.