Clinton M. Hedrick’s Medal of Honor
Born in the Appalachian Mountains on May 1, 1918, in Cherry Grove, West Virginia, T/Sgt. Clinton Hedrick enlisted in the US Army in September 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, before America’s entry into the war.
Jack W. Mathis’ Medal of Honor
Jack Mathis was born the second of three children in San Angelo, Texas, on September 25, 1921.
Morris E. Crain’s Medal of Honor
Morris E. Crain was born on October 7, 1924, in Bandana, Kentucky, on the very western edge of the state.
“Servility Is Just Not for Me”: Robert Brown and the Racial Politics of the Alabama Black Belt
Robert Brown was an educator, civil rights activist, community leader, elected official, and a WWII combat veteran.
Recognition after a Long Wait: Staff Sergeant Ruben Rivers’ Medal of Honor
Heroism on the battlefield often goes unrecognized for generations, as it did for Staff Sergeant Ruben Rivers.
Jefferson Joseph DeBlanc’s Medal of Honor
An Ace in the Jungle.
Medal of Honor: Joseph J. Foss, Captain, US Marine Corps (Brigadier General, South Dakota National Guard)
Joseph J. Foss was born on April 17, 1915, outside of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and became fascinated with flying at the age of 11 when he saw Charles Lindbergh on tour with his aircraft, the “Spirit of St. Louis”, at an airfield in Renner, South Dakota in 1927.
From Oahu to Guadalcanal: Major Charles Willis Davis’s Medal of Honor
World War II ripped millions of men and women from their homes and hurled them around the globe. Americans like Charles Willis Davis discovered, though, under the most extreme circumstances, that they possessed incredible courage and ability.
Technician Lewis Hall and Sergeant William Fournier
Technician Fifth Grade Lewis Hall from Obetz, Ohio, was born March 2, 1895, and was 47 years old at the time of his action.
Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1913, William Fournier was raised in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Medal of Honor: Kenneth Newton Walker, Brigadier General, US Army Air Corps
Kenneth Newton Walker, Brigadier General, US Army Air Corps received the Medal of Honor for his actions during a fatal bombing mission over Rabaul, New Britain, on January 5, 1943.
James R. Hendrix was born on August 20, 1925, in the small town of Lepanto, Arkansas.
Kenneth Gruennert and Elmer Burr’s Medals of Honor
During the Battle of Buna, two soldiers of the 32nd Infantry Division went above and beyond the call of duty.