Youngest Medal of Honor recipient meets oldest living recipient. Five Congressional Medal of Honor recipients marched in New York City's annual Veterans Day Parade. They include Marine Corps veteran Dakota Meyer and 94-year-old Nicholas Oresko, the nation's oldest living honoree.
Audie Murphy (1924–1971), World War II hero, actor, Medal of Honor Recipient
Graduation day at Tuskegee Army Airfield, Ala. The school produced 992 pilots during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Famous World War II Photo 1945 and 2005 Edith Shain, age 91, visited veterans at the San Francisco VA Medical Center in April, 2010. Shain recognized herself in the 1945 photo of a V-J Day celebration in August, 1945, from the photographer Alfred Eisenstadt -- a photo which she holds in this 2010 image.
Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.
Lillian Yonally, who was 17 when war broke out, joined the WASPS and trained at the Sweetwater Army Field in Texas flying B25 bombers. She served in the seventh class of the Women’s Flying Training Detachment in which women pilots lead training exercises for male pilots including aircraft tracking both during the night and at high altitude, along with acting as targets for combat training. 38 WASPS were killed during WWII.
Jack “Jackie” Robinson (1919-1972) 2nd Lt. Tank Cmdr, USA, 1942-44 WW II. Drafted as private. Applied for OCS and commissioned. Assigned 761st Black Panthers Tank Bn. In 1944 an Army bus driver ordered him to sit “at the back of the bus” and he refused. MPs arrested him. He was falsely accused of drunkenness (he did not drink), was court-martialed and though acquitted it ended his military career. He saw no action during WW II. 2nd Base. Brooklyn Dodgers 47-56. Baseball Hall of Fame 1962.