This photo is of Michael R. Blanchfield. He received the Medal of Honor posthumously after serving as a specialist four in the army. He fought at Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam during July 3, 1969. He was killed because he smothered a grenade to protect others lives.
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Pfc. Hector Cafferata of Venice, Fla. is pictured with the Medal of Honor. He will tell you he was no hero; he was just saving his backside when he killed over 100 enemy soldiers in the battle for “Fox Hill” during the early months of the Korean War. Double click to read the entire story.
Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Boatswain's Mate First Class James Elliot Williams, US Navy. Also received Navy Cross, Silver Star (2), Legion of Merit, Navy & Marine Corps Medal (2), Bronze Star (3), and Purple Heart (3).
Fact 887: On September 17, 1951, 22 year old Herbert Pililaau found himself fighting for his life against the North Korean army on what would become known as Heartbreak Ridge. His squad was tasked with covering a retreat. When it was time, Pililaau ultimately volunteered to cover the retreat of his squad, telling his commanding officer to go on without him. U.S. soldiers watching from far above then witnessed Pililaau first exhausting his ammunition, then expending all his hand grenades, at…
Captain Humbert Roque “Rocky” Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was awarded the United States’ highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions while a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War.
Put up such a fight in captivity, Viet Cong executed him out of frustration. He was last heard singing "God Bless America". He was later awarded the Medal of Honor
First Lieutenant John Robert Fox was killed in action when he deliberately called for artillery fire on his own position, after his position was overrun, in order to defeat a German attack in the vicinity of Sommocolonia, northern Italy during World War II. . Fox was only 29 years old when he called artillery fire on his own position the day after Christmas in 1944, . More than fifty years after his death, Fox was awarded the Medal of Honor.
I always liked this statue.....John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.