Medal of Honor achievements

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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...
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...
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...
Vernon Baker continues to describe his Medal of Honor actions in Italy. He began cutting wire on the hill. The wire was...
Wilburn K. Ross stayed behind because he felt that he was able to stop the Germans. He had confidence in his ability to...
One of Biddle's squad members was ordered to cut a piece of wire. He went up to cut the wire as ordered by an officer...
Wahlen said he hesitated talking about the war when he came home, but sometimes the pressure was put on him to talk....
Richard Greer thought very highly of the navy medical personnel who worked with them. The pharmacist’s mates were...
President Harry S. Truman was convinced to come to the west coast [Annotator’s Note: to award Hawk with the Medal of...
When the flag went up on Mt. Suribachi [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, February 1945], Hershel Williams was too busy in...
They had a couple of rainy days in April [Annotator's Note: April 1945] but the rains got heavy after Lazarick left. He...
Vernon Baker continues describing his Medal of Honor actions in Italy in detail including what he was wearing. When he...
Wilburn K. Ross thinks a lot about the friends he had from home who were either injured or killed. He wishes he could...
The Germans had no idea what was going on. The worst part of the Battle of the Bulge for Biddle was when his friend was...

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