Marine Corps, "the hero of Guadalcanal," Congressional Medal of Honor
recipient, Eagle Scout, John Birch Society member
Clr Bolt said the Americans were much further ahead in recognising their heroes and the equivalent Congressional Medal of Honor
of Hattiesburg was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
for exceptional bravery near Yeongdeungpo.
The book also examines the postwar tribulations of the 369th and contains several epilogues that detail the unit's combat losses, postwar histories of the key officers and men, and unfortunate lives of two of the unit's most famous warriors: Henry Johnson, who, nearly 100 years after the war's end, is under consideration to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor
, and Neadom Roberts.
His exploits included being a Union soldier in the Civil War (for which he later became the oldest Congressional Medal of Honor
winner), building thousands of miles of telegraph line in the Southwest, leading a three-year polar expedition, funding and supporting the Wright Brothers, reorganizing the Signal Corps, installing the first long-distance radio used for tactical purposes, and organizing the National Geographic Society.
The 69th Regiment has become one of the most decorated units in the US Army with a history that dates back to 1748 and includes seven Congressional Medal of Honor
He got the Congressional Medal of Honor
! He saved the lives of every man on that transport!
An original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation that was among those sold to raise funds for Union troops also is displayed, as well as the first Congressional Medal of Honor
awarded to a black soldier after the battle at Fort Wagner.
Many medals have been awarded such as the Congressional Medal of Honor
and heroics of the recipients are discussed with reverence in explicit detail.
Leopold Karpeles (1838-1909) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
for his bravery as Color Sergeant--drawing fire as flag carrier of the 57th Massachusetts Regiment--during the May 1864 Wilderness Campaign in the Virginia woodlands, considered a turning point in the Civil War.
Clemente was posthumously awarded a Congressional medal of honor
for his work, the report added.
The Congressional Medal of Honor
Society says Marcos Ugarte is one of four winners of this year's Citizen Service Before Self award.