Medal of Honor: Historical Facts & Figures
This book takes offers a new perspective on the Medal of Honor, examining the historical facts and figures of its recipients. Provided within is a top-level view of this group in its entirety, taking a new perspective, as it analyzes and summarizes the historical facts in stunning detail.
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THE CIVIL WAR 18611865
NONCOMBAT ACTIONS 18651871
NONCOMBAT ACTIONS 18711898
CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION BOXER REBELLION 1900
NONCOMBAT ACTIONS 18991910
ACTIONS AGAINST OUTLAWS PHILIPPINE ISLANDS 1911
MEXICAN CAMPAIGN VERACRUZ 1914
WORLD WAR II 19411945
AWARDS BY SPECIAL LEGISLATION
KOREAN WAR 19501953
VIETNAM WAR 19641975
The Melting Pot II
AsiaPacific American Recipients
HAITIAN CAMPAIGN 1915
NONCOMBAT ACTIONS 19151916
DOMINICAN CAMPAIGN 1916
WORLD WAR I 19171918
HAITIAN CAMPAIGN 19191920
SECOND NICARAGUAN CAMPAIGN 19261932
NONCOMBAT ACTIONS 19201940
All Awards By Service Living and Posthumous
The Medal As A Path To Promotion
Most Recent Awards
25th Infantry Division AGE OF RECIPIENTS Air Force American April Arlington National Cemetery August awarded the Medal Battalion battle became Boatswains Boatswains Mate born Captain Cavalry Civil Colonel combat Commander commissioned as officers Corporal Cypress Hills died Distinguished Service Cross double recipients earned his Medal enlisted February Gunners Mate Honor for actions Honor recipients Honor while serving Indian Campaigns individuals received non-posthumous Infantry Division Island January John July June killed KNOWN SURVIVING MEDAL Korea LAST KNOWN SURVIVING Lieutenant Machinist March Marine Corps Mate 1/c Medal of Honor Navy Cross Navy Medal NOTABLE INDIVIDUALS November October officer rank OLDEST RECIPIENT Philippines posthumously awarded President Private promotion afterwards Purple Hearts received a promotion received his Medal received non-posthumous awards rescue retired September September 29 ship Silver Star Staff Sergeant SURVIVING MEDAL RECIPIENT U.S. Army U.S. Navy Unknown Soldier Vietnam Virginia William World World War II wounded YOUNGEST RECIPIENT
Page 254 - Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Page 254 - ... sacrifice. In battle and in the face of danger and death, he discloses those divine attributes which his Maker gave when he created man in his own image. No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of the Divine help which alone can sustain him.