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
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Medal of Honor Roll Call: George G. McMurtry Jr.
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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.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: William H. Carney
When the color sergeant was shot down, this soldier grasped the flag, led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under fierce fire in which he was twice severely wounded.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: James B. Dozier
“The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Civilian Scout James B. Dozier, a United States Civilian, for gallantry in action and on the march on 5 October 1870, while serving as an Indian Scout at Little Wichita River, Texas.”
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Amos Chapman & William Dixon
En route the six men were attacked along the Washita River by 125 Indians. William Dixon was one of the expeditions two scouts. Throughout the day the four soldiers and two civilian scouts, after taking shelter in a ravine, continued a valiant resistance while defending their wounded. A band of twenty-five Indians succeeded in scattering the detachment’s horses and the men fell back to a small knoll where throughout the day they were attacked from all directions
Medal of Honor Roll Call: William H. Woodall
At Deatonsville (Sailor’s Creek), Virginia, he captured flag of Brigadier General Rufus Barringer’s headquarters brigade.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody
Rank: Civilian Scout. Born: Scott County, Iowa. Organization: 3rd Cavalry U.S. Army. Action date: 26 April 1872. Place: Platte River, Nebraska. Citation: Gallantry in action.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Theodore Roosevelt
Lieutenant Colonel Roosevelt, in total disregard for his personal safety, and accompanied by only four or five men, led a desperate and gallant charge up San Juan Hill, encouraging his troops to continue the assault through withering enemy fire over open countryside.