Medal of Honor Roll Call: Alvin C. York
After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Edward V. Rickenbacker
While on a voluntary patrol over the lines, 1st Lt. Rickenbacker attacked 7 enemy planes (5 type Fokker, protecting two type Halberstadt). Disregarding the odds against him, he dived on them and shot down one of the Fokkers out of control.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: George Dilboy
From a standing position on the railroad track, fully exposed to view, he opened fire at once, but failing to silence the gun, rushed forward with his bayonet fixed, through a wheat field toward the gun emplacement, falling within 25 yards of the gun with his right leg nearly severed above the knee and with several bullet holes in his body.
Medal of Honor Roll Call: John H. Pruitt
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, 78th Company, 6th Regiment, 2d Division. Place and date: At Blanc Mont Ridge, France, 3 October 1918. Entered service at: Phoenix, Ariz. Born: 4 October 1896, Fayettesville, Ark. G.O. No.: 62, W.D., | Read More »
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Louis Cukea
This week is another ‘Double’, though different than the one from a previous week this month. This week we honor another who received the medal twice. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Cukela Make the most of your day! –RKL CUKELA, | Read More »
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Paul R. Smith
Paul R. Smith Rank and Organization: Sergeant First Class, United States Army For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty:Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith distinguished himself by acts of | Read More »
Medal of Honor Roll Call: Button and Hanneken
This week is another double – though some might take a different view of the action. Whatever view you take, the heroism still stands.
Medal of Honor Rollcall: Marine Orderly Sgt. Christopher Nugent
Reconnoitering on the Crystal River on this date and in charge of a boat from the Fort Henry, Orderly Sgt. Nugent ordered an assault upon a rebel breastwork fortification.
Medal of Honor citation: Thomas Custer
This week we visit an awardee of the MoH who seemingly got lost in his more famous brothers shadow – even though our man was decorated with the award TWICE. I hope his story inspires each of you to greater | Read More »
Medal of Honor citation: Jose B. Nisperos
This week – Action against Philippine Outlaws, 1911. Our recipient became the first Asian/Filipino to be awarded the MoH. I have included his back story as well, due to the obscurity of the man and the action he was involved | Read More »