Medal of Honor achievements

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Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
Raymond Bailey was not a Catholic but he went to Father O'Callahan's services [Annotator's Note: Captain Joseph T. O'...
Clinton Riddle and his comrades in Company B were wrestled from their sleep in the early predawn hours for breakfast on...
After going aboard they were given some soap and a half a towel [Annotator's Note: Raymond Bailey and many of the other...
George Peto has doubts about the mental toughness of today's generation and its ability to wage a war as deadly and...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Wilburn K. Ross grew up in Strunk, Kentucky. He worked on a farm until he was 18 then went to work in a coal mine but...
Hawk begins talking about how he refused to go to Washington D.C. to accept the Medal of Honor because he was tired of...
Vernon Baker retired in Idaho. One day he got a call from Professor Gibran at Shaw University. He asked what Baker knew...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
On 13 January 1997 Vernon Baker flew to Washington DC with his family. They went into the East Room of the White House...
Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around the 2nd of January, 1944. They moved out of...
The ship [Annotator's Note: the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13)] wasn't at Pearl Harbor for long before heading...
Currey recalled combat along the Siegfried line as being like combat anywhere. They are shooting at you and you are...
After basic training Richard Greer and the other Marines from his boot camp class went to Norfolk, Virginia where they...
Sakato recalled that they took that hill finally and had to take a few others [Annotator’s Note: during fighting in...
Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France, he was the Platoon Leader and had been promoted to...
It took Blanchard quite a while to get topside. There was a lot of smoke. The men had to move to get away from it all....
Currey picks back up on his Medal of Honor action story from the point in time right after he fired on the tank with...
Biddle recalls finding the pilots from the downed JU 88 [Annotator’s Note: in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge]....
During the last advance Wahlen was involved in, he was called forward to treat a badly wounded marine [Annotator’s Note...
The mountain was at the opening of a valley. It was an important valley because of troop movements and positioning. The...
O'Callahan [Annotator's Note: Medal of Honor recipient US Navy Captain Joseph T. O'Callahan] was all over the place. He...
The GI that helped Currey with the bazooka was Adam Lucero.Currey recalled the events of the actions that lead to him...
In Sicily they were in a mountainous area. They made an assault on a hill but the Germans were well dug in and beat the...
Biddle was not allowed to return to combat because he was being put up for the Medal of Honor. He was told that he had...
Wahlen's division used to get together after the war. His platoon leader would get them together and have each one talk...
Richard Greer experienced some bayonet fighting during the Battle for Henderson Field but more so at Point Cruz. They...
Hawk arrived in England and took a C-47 across the English Channel to France. His aircraft landed on an airstrip on the...
After going past the site of the Malmedy Massacre, they kept going and their next major battle was in a town called...
Wilburn K. Ross had his molars knocked out in France by shrapnel. His company commander had sent him and about eight of...
After leaving the aid station [Annotator’s Note: near Chambois, France on August 20, 1944] Hawk was looked at by...
Sakato discusses a Vietnam veteran that edits and tapes oral histories.He recalls that before the attack on Pearl...
Vernon Baker continues to describe his Medal of Honor actions in Italy. He began cutting wire on the hill. The wire was...

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