Sgt. Dakota Meyer. He rescued 36 Marines, soldiers, and Afghan soldiers during six hours of combat. He was eventually wounded but was able to recover the bodies of his four teammates/friends. He is the first living Marine to receive the MOH since the Vietnam War.
Staff Sgt. Walter Ehlers, a Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions during World War II, died Thursday at the age of 92. He was the last living Medal of Honor recipient who stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day. Ehlers joined the armed forces in 1940. He earned his Medal of Honor "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty" on June 9 and 10, 1944, according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.
Hispanic American Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Staff Sgt. Ysmael R. Villegas Riverside, California, South Pacific WW II In 1997 the Marine Corps honored the nation's 39 Latino Medal of Honor recipients, 13 of whom were Marines. No ethnic group in the United States has been awarded more Medals of Honor per capita, according to a Marine statement at the the time. "The sacrifice and contributions of Mexican Americans in wartime are often
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR: Corporal Charles Abrell, USMC, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean conflict. Serving with Company E, 2nd Battalion, on June 10, 1951, his unit pinned down by enemy fire he rushed the enemy bunker. Despite being wounded twice he continued his assault on dove into the bunker with a live gernade.
The Devil's Chair in Cassadaga, Cemetery, Florida is a graveside bench. Local legend depicts the devil as a good-ol'-boy. If you sit in the chair, you run the chance of having a heart-to-heart with the Lord of Darkness, who is rumored to show up to anyone who dares to wait for him there.
David H. McNerney, a Medal of Honor recipient whose Vietnam War heroics later became the subject of a documentary, died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 79. I attended his funeral in Crosby, Texas and the ceremony at Fort Carson where he donated his Medal of Honor.
Private First Class James Anderson, Jr (January 22, 1947 - February 28, 1967) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism while serving in Vietnam in February 1967. When his Medal of Honor was awarded on August 21, 1968, he became the first African-American U.S. Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor... .