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Eli Lamar Whiteley - Georgetown, TX , Texas A: (December 10, 1913 – December 2, 1986) was a Captain in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Sigolsheim, France during World War II. By his disregard for personal safety, his aggressiveness while suffering from severe wounds, his determined leadership and superb courage, 1st Lt. Whiteley killed 9 Germans, captured 23 more and spearheaded an attack which cracked the core of enemy resistance in a vital area.
Driver Job Henry Charles Drain VC (15.10.1895|26.7.1975) 37th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. On 26.8.1914 at Le Cateau, France, when a captain (Douglas Reynolds) of the same battery was trying to recapture 2 guns, Driver Drain and another driver (Frederick Luke) volunteered to help + gave great assistance in the eventual saving of 1 of the guns. At the time they were under heavy artillery + infantry fire from the enemy who were only 100 yards away.
Turney White Leonard - Dallas, TX, Texas A: (June 18, 1921 - November 6, 1944) was a United States Army officer who received the U.S. military's highest award, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War II.By his superb courage, inspiring leadership, and indomitable fighting spirit, 1st Lt. Leonard enabled our forces to hold off the enemy attack at Kommerscheidt, Germany, on 4, 5, and 6 November 1944 and was personally responsible for the direction of fire which destroyed 6 German tanks.
William H. Pitsenbarger was a USAF Pararescueman awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2000. He was killed in action against the Viet Cong on April 11, 1966 after he elected to stay with a group of Army soldiers surrounded by the enemy instead of flying away in the rescue helicopter.
MEDAL OF HONOR. Williams deployed his patrol to await the arrival of armed helicopters. In the course of his movement his discovered an even larger concentration of enemy boats. Not waiting for the arrival of the armed helicopters, he displayed great initiative and boldly led the patrol through the intense enemy fire and damaged or destroyed 50 enemy sampans and 7 junks. This phase of the action completed, and with the arrival of the armed helicopters, PO1c