Medal of Honor

Robert Nett MOH

LT Robert Nett earned the MoH after fierce hand-to-hand attacks in WWII

First Lieutenant Robert Nett led a successful hand-to-hand attack on enemy forces holding up the American advance into Leyte, Philippines, on December 14, 1944. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 8, 1946, in his birthplace of New Haven, Connecticut. His Medal of Honor Citation reads: He commanded Company E in an attack …

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Audie Murphy: The Army’s Favorite Actor & Hollywood’s Favorite Soldier

Audie Murphy was born a sharecropper, became the most decorated combat soldier of World War II, and went on to become a Hollywood star.  Born June 20th, 1925 to Emmett Berry Murphy and Josie Belle Killian Murphy, no one could have predicted what this young boy’s life had in store for him. Untimely deaths, heroic …

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Two World War I Soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama announced on 13 May 2015 that he will award Medals of Honor to two World War I Soldiers, who were previously overlooked for the nation’s highest military award for valor. Then-Pvt. William Henry Johnson, of the 369th Infantry Regiment (known as the Harlem Hellfighters), and Sgt. William Shemin, of the 4th Infantry Division, …

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WWI Hellfighter Closer to Getting Medal of Honor Award

Harlem Hellfighter Henry Lincoln Johnson is another step closer to being the second black WWI hero to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The Oregonian reported Sept. 4 that a campaign launched by former New York Sen. Joe DioGuardi and continued by Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish; Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Ron Wyden of Oregon; …

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