Corporal Jake Allex - At a critical point in the action, when all the officers with his platoon had become casualties, Corporal Allex took command of the platoon and led it forward until the advance was stopped by fire from a machinegun nest. He then advanced alone for about 30 yards in the face of intense fire and attacked the nest. With his bayonet he killed 5 of the enemy, and when it was broken, used the butt of his rifle, capturing 15 prisoners. August 9, 1918
Corporal Thomas Pope - His company was advancing behind the tanks when it was halted by hostile machinegun fire. Going forward alone, he rushed a machinegun nest, killed several of the crew with his bayonet, and, standing astride his gun, held off the others until reinforcements arrived and captured them. July 4, 1918
Sergeant Willie Sandlin - He advanced alone directly on a machinegun nest which was holding up the line with its fire. He killed the crew with a grenade and enabled the line to advance. Later in the day he attacked alone and put out of action 2 other machinegun nests. September 26, 1918
Peter Strasser (1 April 1876 – 6 August 1918) was chief commander of German Imperial Navy Zeppelins during World War I, the main force operating bombing campaigns from 1915 to 1917. He was killed when flying the war's last airship raid over Great Britain.
In August 1968, near Tam Ky, Sgt. Nick Bacon’s squad came under fire. Bacon first led an assault to destroy a hostile bunker with grenades. Other soldiers, including his platoon leader, were wounded by a machine gun. Bacon took over and attacked the gun, killing its crew. When another platoon leader was wounded Bacon took charge of that platoon and continued fighting. He killed 4 more enemy soldiers. He kept fighting from the exposed deck of a tank until the wounded were evacuated.
Cpl. Charles Abrell was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on June 10, 1951 at Hwachon, Korea. While advancing against enemy hill positions, his platoon under heavy fire, and after being wounded twice during a single-handed assault against an enemy bunker, he pulled the pin from a hand grenade and hurled himself into the bunker, killing the enemy gun crew and himself in the explosion.
When murderous machinegun fire at a range of 50 yards had made it impossible for his platoon to advance, and had caused the platoon to take cover Sgt. Joseph Adkinson, alone, rushed across the 50 yards of open ground directly into the face of the hostile machinegun kicked the gun from the parapet into the enemy trench, and at the point of the bayonet captured the 3 men manning the gun. The gallantry and quick decision of this soldier enabled the platoon to resume its advance.
While serving as a Second Lieutenant in Company I, John Adams was one of 18 Union soldiers who received the Medal of Honor for valor at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Adams recovered the regimental and national colors after a corporal and a lieutenant carrying them fell mortally wounded. With a flag in each hand he advanced, and the regiment was reformed on him.