Medal of Honor achievements

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Charles Murray's company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division]...
Van Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around 2 January 1944. They moved out of the...
The platoon leader, company commander, and the battalion weapons officer approached Arthur Jackson [Annotator's Note:...
After 30 days at home, Walter Ehlers returned to his unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry...
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'...
George Sakato recalled that they took that hill then had to take a few others [Annotator's Note: during fighting in...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Walter Ehlers rejoined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry...
Since Richard Nummer had been separated from his original unit [Annotator's Note: Weapons Company, 28th Marine Regiment...
Van Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France. He was a platoon leader and had been promoted...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Peterson served in the Army as a mortar man in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...
In later years, Erwin Blonder met some of the Medal of Honor recipients from the 36th [Annotator's Note: 36th Infantry...
Clinton Riddle and his comrades in Company B were wrestled from their sleep in the early predawn hours for breakfast on...
On 9 June [Annotator's Note: 9 June 1944, during the Normandy invasion], they sent out platoons into a couple of fields...
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 Hawaii, they [Annotator's Note: James Goodrich and the rest of the 5th Marine Division] trained for the landing on...
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...
Dorothy Ehlers wants future generations to remember how the soldiers of World War 2 loved their country as much as her...
Erwin Blonder had no idea who was trying to rescue them, but as soon as the 442nd [Annotator's Note: 442nd Regimental...
George Sakato had to go and rescue the Lost Battalion [Annotator's Note: elements of the 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry...
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...
On 13 January 1997 Vernon Baker flew to Washington DC with his family. They went into the East Room of the White House...
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...
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...

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