Tag Archives: Medal of Honor

Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Rifle Squad Leader, 4th Platoon, Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines (Reinforced), Regimental Combat Team 7, First Marine Division (Reinforced), on 14 April 2004. Corporal Dunham’s squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in […]

6 October 1918: During the Meuse-Argonne offensive of World War I, approximately 554 soldiers of the 77th “Metropolitan” Division advanced into the Argonne Forest with a French division on their left flank and the American 92nd Division to the left. They moved quickly, unaware that the flanking units were held up. Soon, they were far […]

M/Sgt. Kouma, a tank commander in Company A, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. His unit was engaged in supporting infantry elements on the Naktong River front. Near midnight on 31 August, a hostile force estimated […]

Sergeant Major Daniel “Dan” Joseph Daly was once acclaimed by MajGen John A. Lejeune, former Commandant of the Marine Corps, as “the outstanding Marine of all time.” MajGen Smedley D. Butler called him “The fightinest Marine I ever knew,” and wrote that “it was an object lesson to have served with “him.” This kind of […]

Herbert Kailieha Pililaʻau (October 10, 1928 – September 17, 1951) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War. A Native Hawaiian who was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu, he was drafted into the […]

Douglas A. Munro, a signalman first class of the United States Coast Guard, died heroically on Guadalcanal on 27 September 1942. Having volunteered to evacuate a detachment of Marines who were facing annihilation by an unanticipated large enemy force, he succeeded in safely extricating them and in doing so was mortally wounded. Douglas Albert Munro […]

Richard O’Kane retired in 1957, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for valor as commander of the USS Tang in South Pacific. The Tang sank a Japanese ship every 11 days on five patrols and rescued scores of US fliers who had been shot down in raids on Japanese ships and bases. During one […]

Captain Steven Logan Bennett Born: April 22, 1946 Died: June 29, 1972 Place of Birth: Palestine, Texas Steve Bennett decided to join the Air Force in 1968 receiving his pilot wings in Big Spring, Texas, at the Webb Air Force Base. In 1970, he completed advance training on the B-52 bomber at the Castle Air […]

Lewis Kenneth Bausell was born April 17, 1924 in Pulaski, Virginia. He moved to Washington D. C., at age 7 and he went to McKinley Tech High School in Washington, D. C. He entered the United States Marine Corps right after Pearl Harbor at age 17 (his father signed for him) as he tried to […]

John Basilone was born in 1916 in Buffalo, New York, one of 10 children of Salvatore and Dora Basilone. Reared and educated in Raritan, New Jersey, he gained local attention as a light-heavyweight boxer. He enlisted in the Army when he was 18 and served in the Philippines, where he picked up the nickname “Manila […]