George Dennis Keathley - Olney, TX, Texas A & M: (March 10, 1917–September 14, 1944) was a staff sergeant in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II.Keathley was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on March 29, 1945. Keathley's Medal of Honor is on display at Texas A Sanders Corps of Cadets Center. The medal was donated to the museum by his family on July 17, 2009. Also at Texas A & M is the Keathley Hall dormitory, named in his honor
After Wounded Knee the Army awarded 20 Medals of Honor. Native American activists have urged the medals be withdrawn, as they say they were "Medals of Dishonor". "The Medal of Honor is meant to reward soldiers who act heroically. But at Wounded Knee, they didn't show heroism; they showed cruelty," said Lakota William Thunder Hawk. In 2001, the National Congress of American Indians passed two resolutions that condemned the Medals of Honor awards and called on the U.S. Gov. to rescind them.
Thomas Weldon Fowler (October 31, 1921 – June 3, 1944) - Wichita Falls, TX,Texas A: a United States Army officer, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II. On May 23, 1944 he led the 191st Tank Battalion in a combined armor-infantry attack near Carano in the Anzio Beachhead Italy. Eleven days later, Lieutenant Fowler was killed in action. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on October 28, 1944, for his actions during the battle near Carano.
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Photo #: 80-G-44115 :: Chief Water Tender Oscar Verner Peterson, USN Photographed circa the later 1930s. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in attempting to save USS Neosho (AO-23) after she was bombed during the Battle of Coral Sea, 7 May 1942. USS Peterson (DE-152) was named in his honor. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives.