Lieutenant Michael E. Thornton; Native American. Michael Thornton was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 15, 1973. He is the first person in more than a century to receive that honor for saving the life of another Medal of Honor recipient.
Worth the long pin. We need more men with hero's hearts, and less boys with "swag". All Americans---look to this man. Never leave a man behind. What a hero and great soldier! Thank you sir for your duty!