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Vernon Baker, who was the only living black veteran awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in World War II, receiving it 52 years after he wiped out four German machine-gun nests on a hilltop in northern Italy, died Tuesday at his home near St. Maries, Idaho. He was 90. wwii

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I don’t know about you, but few exciting things ever transpired for me on a school bus. It always smelled like gas fumes, and its primary purpose was to transport me to a place I didn’t always want to to go. But this bus, designed by architecture student Hank Butitta, is a whole different story. Also somewhat disinterested with school, Butitta was tired of designing buildings that didn’t exist for imaginary clients and wanted to work with his hands to put some of his ideas into practice. So…

Ernest Edwin Evans: A Cherokee/Creek during the Battle for Leyte Gulf, 24-26 October 1944, Commander of the USS Johnston, he formed a part of the screen for escort aircraft carriers of the SEVENTH Fleet which on 25 October encountered off Samar the Center Force of the Japanese Fleet after it had transited San Bernardino Strait during the night of 24-25 October. The USS Johnston waged a gallant fight against heavy Japanese fleet units but was sunk by the enemy ships.

LIST OF NATIVE AMERICANS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HONOR American Indian Heros Honored for Heroic War Service in the US Armed Forces

Ernest Edwin Evans: A Cherokee/Creek during the Battle for Leyte Gulf, 24-26 October 1944, Commander of the USS Johnston, he formed a part of the screen for escort aircraft carriers of the SEVENTH Fleet which on 25 October encountered off Samar the Center Force of the Japanese Fleet after it had transited San Bernardino Strait during the night of 24-25 October. The USS Johnston waged a gallant fight against heavy Japanese fleet units but was sunk by the enemy ships.

Dwight Johnson was the only tank driver to receive The Medal of Honor for bravery in combat, strangely not with his tank that he exited when it stopped . Under devastating fire, he fought the enemy with a .45 caliber pistol, advanced to arm himself with a sub machine gun, brought a wounded tank driver to safety, remounted his own immobilized tank where he bravely and skillfully engaged the tank's externally-mounted .50 caliber machine gun until the situation was brought under control.

Dwight Johnson

Dwight Johnson was the only tank driver to receive The Medal of Honor for bravery in combat, strangely not with his tank that he exited when it stopped . Under devastating fire, he fought the enemy with a .45 caliber pistol, advanced to arm himself with a sub machine gun, brought a wounded tank driver to safety, remounted his own immobilized tank where he bravely and skillfully engaged the tank's externally-mounted .50 caliber machine gun until the situation was brought under control.

On his last tour to Vietnam, at the age of 23, Navy SEAL Michael Thornton heroically saved the life of his senior officer on an intelligence gathering and prisoner capture operation. The small team of two Navy SEALs and three South Vietnamese commandos was discovered by a larger North Vietnamese Army force, and a fierce firefight ensued. SEAL LT Thomas Norris, who had himself earned the Medal of Honor just months earlier, was shot in the face and believed dead.

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Bobby Ray - Medal of Honor recipient during the Vietnam War. Must read at least once for every Navy Corpsman, Marine, and Army medic.

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Bobby Ray - Medal of Honor recipient during the Vietnam War. Must read at least once for every Navy Corpsman, Marine, and Army medic.

U.S. Army chaplain Father Emil Joseph Kapaun, who died May 23, 1951, in a North Korean prisoner of war camp, is pictured in an undated photo. The Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award for bravery, awarded to the priest posthumously at the White House April 11.

U.S. Army chaplain Father Emil Joseph Kapaun, who died May 23, 1951, in a North Korean prisoner of war camp, is pictured in an undated photo. The Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award for bravery, awarded to the priest posthumously at the White House April 11.

Corporal Duane E. Dewey, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient near Panmunjom, Korea April 16, 1952.

Corporal Duane E. Dewey, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient near Panmunjom, Korea April 16, 1952.

MAR 3 1945 Five Medals of Honor on Iwo Jima William George Harrell

Five Medals of Honor on Iwo Jima – World War II Today

Stationed in the front lines, Corporal Berry manned his weapon with alert readiness as he maintained a constant vigil with other members of his gun crew during the hazardous night hours. When infiltrating Japanese soldiers launched a surprise attack shortly after midnight in an attempt to overrun his position, he engaged in a pitched hand-grenade duel, returning the dangerous weapons with prompt and deadly accuracy until an enemy grenade landed in the foxhole. Determined to save his…

Robert L Howard - most decorated in US military history

Robert L Howard - most decorated in US military history

Private First Class Joe M. Nishimoto, US Army Medal of Honor recipient near La Houssiere, France, World War II November 15, 1944.

Private First Class Joe M. Nishimoto, US Army Medal of Honor recipient near La Houssiere, France, World War II November 15, 1944.

Lloyd Cortez Hawks (1911-1953) was a US Army soldier and a recipient of the Medal of Honor - for his actions in World War II. Hawks remained in the army after World War II and later served in the Korean War reaching the rank of sergeant first class. Citation: For gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. On January 30 1944 at 3 p.m. near Carano Italy Pfc. Hawks braved an enemy counterattack in order to rescue 2 wounded men who unable to move were lying in…

Lloyd Cortez Hawks (1911-1953) was a US Army soldier and a recipient of the Medal of Honor - for his actions in World War II. Hawks remained in the army after World War II and later served in the Korean War reaching the rank of sergeant first class. Citation: For gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. On January 30 1944 at 3 p.m. near Carano Italy Pfc. Hawks braved an enemy counterattack in order to rescue 2 wounded men who unable to move were lying in…

LTC James Howard, 354th Fighter Group, WWII - James Howell Howard (April 13, 1913 – March 18, 1995) was a general in the United States Air Force and the only fighter pilot in the European Theater of Operations in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor. He also served as a USN Aviator on the Enterprise (CV-6), 1939-41 and as a member of the 'Flying Tigers' (1941-42) where he flew 56 missions and is credited with 6 victories - making him an ACE in both the Pacific and European Theaters.

LTC James Howard, 354th Fighter Group, WWII - James Howell Howard (April 13, 1913 – March 18, 1995) was a general in the United States Air Force and the only fighter pilot in the European Theater of Operations in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor. He also served as a USN Aviator on the Enterprise (CV-6), 1939-41 and as a member of the 'Flying Tigers' (1941-42) where he flew 56 missions and is credited with 6 victories - making him an ACE in both the Pacific and European Theaters.