Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor. by geneva
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geneva Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.
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Arthur MacArthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He earned the Medal of Honor at 18 and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son Douglas MacArthur would also earned the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor. by geneva
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geneva Arthur MacArthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He earned the Medal of Honor at 18 and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son Douglas MacArthur would also earned the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.
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Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (December 4, 1912 – January 11, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington flew initially with the American Volunteer Group in the Republic of China Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He later commanded the U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 ("The Black Sheep Squadron") during World War II. Boyington becam... by marcia
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marcia Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (December 4, 1912 – January 11, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington flew initially with the American Volunteer Group in the Republic of China Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He later commanded the U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 ("The Black Sheep Squadron") during World War II. Boyington becam...
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Milton Lee Olive, III (November 7, 1946 – October 22, 1965) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. At the age of 18, Olive sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade. He was the first African American Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. by tammie
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tammie Milton Lee Olive, III (November 7, 1946 – October 22, 1965) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. At the age of 18, Olive sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade. He was the first African American Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War.
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Marcus Stone R.A. (1840-1921) Summer Fruit. The son of Frank Stone, ARA, he was trained by his father and began to exhibit at the Royal Academy before he was eighteen; and a few years later he illustrated with much success books by Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and other writers, friends of his family. He was an early member of The Artists Rifles. by phaedraE08
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phaedraE08 Marcus Stone R.A. (1840-1921) Summer Fruit. The son of Frank Stone, ARA, he was trained by his father and began to exhibit at the Royal Academy before he was eighteen; and a few years later he illustrated with much success books by Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and other writers, friends of his family. He was an early member of The Artists Rifles.
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1st LT George Cannon USMC, was the first Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the bombardment of Midway Island on Dec 7 1941. He remained at his Command Post despite being mortally wounded by enemy shell fire, refusing to be evacuated until his men who had been wounded by the same shell were evacuated, and continued to direct the reorganization of his Post until forcibly removed. As a result of utter disregard of his own condition, he later died by hilary
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hilary 1st LT George Cannon USMC, was the first Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the bombardment of Midway Island on Dec 7 1941. He remained at his Command Post despite being mortally wounded by enemy shell fire, refusing to be evacuated until his men who had been wounded by the same shell were evacuated, and continued to direct the reorganization of his Post until forcibly removed. As a result of utter disregard of his own condition, he later died
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John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.- He lived in Raritan NJ where  they have a small monument to him... by tammie
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tammie John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.- He lived in Raritan NJ where they have a small monument to him...
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1959. This is 116 years old Walter Williams in his bed. He was the very last civil war veteran. by Sherri32
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Sherri32 1959. This is 116 years old Walter Williams in his bed. He was the very last civil war veteran.
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Arthur MacArthur, the son of General Douglas MacArthur, and Prince Akihito, the son of Emperor Hirohito, meet at a Tokyo swim meet. by fran
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fran Arthur MacArthur, the son of General Douglas MacArthur, and Prince Akihito, the son of Emperor Hirohito, meet at a Tokyo swim meet.
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Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor on Nov. 16, 2010 for his courageous actions in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2007. He was the first living person to receive the award after the Vietnam War. by lanxin
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lanxin Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor on Nov. 16, 2010 for his courageous actions in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2007. He was the first living person to receive the award after the Vietnam War.
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The oldest and youngest Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. by J.H.
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J.H. The oldest and youngest Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.
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The oldest living and youngest Medal of Honor recipients together by CrashFistFight
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CrashFistFight The oldest living and youngest Medal of Honor recipients together
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Norman Borlaug - biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" & "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal & was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor. by shesawildflower
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shesawildflower Norman Borlaug - biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" & "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal & was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor.
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George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater. by proteamundi
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proteamundi George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.
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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War. by fashion online
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fashion online Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.
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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War. by JudyEvitts
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JudyEvitts Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.
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In honor of Lt. Michael Murphy, Navy SEAL, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave actions during Operation "Red Wing". We also do this workout in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in which we remember ALL of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation. by tabatha
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tabatha In honor of Lt. Michael Murphy, Navy SEAL, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave actions during Operation "Red Wing". We also do this workout in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in which we remember ALL of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation.
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Retired Col.George "Bud" Day~ Sioux City Iowa native & wartime pilot. Served in WWll as a marine, later in Air National Guard & the Air Force in Korea & Vietnam. He is a medal of honor recipient & the most decorated Air Force officer, with more than 70 military awards and medals. In August 1967, Day’s F-100 Super Sabre was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over North Vietnam, the beginning of five years and seven months in captivity. He endured by thelma
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thelma Retired Col.George "Bud" Day~ Sioux City Iowa native & wartime pilot. Served in WWll as a marine, later in Air National Guard & the Air Force in Korea & Vietnam. He is a medal of honor recipient & the most decorated Air Force officer, with more than 70 military awards and medals. In August 1967, Day’s F-100 Super Sabre was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over North Vietnam, the beginning of five years and seven months in captivity. He endured
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James Ronald Chalmers (January 11, 1831 – April 9, 1898) was an American politician and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Chalmers was born near Lynchburg, Virginia, He moved as a child with his family to Jackson, Tennessee, in 1835. Three years later, his parents moved the family to Holly Springs, Mississippi. by mona
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mona James Ronald Chalmers (January 11, 1831 – April 9, 1898) was an American politician and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Chalmers was born near Lynchburg, Virginia, He moved as a child with his family to Jackson, Tennessee, in 1835. Three years later, his parents moved the family to Holly Springs, Mississippi.
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Sgt. Dakota Meyer, first living Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor.  He rescued 36 Marines, soldiers, and Afghan soldiers during six hours of combat.  He was eventually wounded but was able to recover the bodies of his four teammates/friends.  He is the first living Marine to receive the MOH since the Vietnam War. by glenda
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glenda Sgt. Dakota Meyer, first living Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor. He rescued 36 Marines, soldiers, and Afghan soldiers during six hours of combat. He was eventually wounded but was able to recover the bodies of his four teammates/friends. He is the first living Marine to receive the MOH since the Vietnam War.
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Chief Naiche (ca. 1857-1919). He rode with Geronimo, had 3 wives at one time, and father of 15 children. He was considered a great warrior, crack shot, gifted artist and in his later years to conform with the demands of the Anglo became a Christian. After his final surrender in 1886, he was a prisoner of war until 1913, in Florida, Alabama and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He spent his last years on the Mescalero reservation in New Mexico and died in 1919. (impurplehawk.com) by marcie
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marcie Chief Naiche (ca. 1857-1919). He rode with Geronimo, had 3 wives at one time, and father of 15 children. He was considered a great warrior, crack shot, gifted artist and in his later years to conform with the demands of the Anglo became a Christian. After his final surrender in 1886, he was a prisoner of war until 1913, in Florida, Alabama and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He spent his last years on the Mescalero reservation in New Mexico and died in 1919. (impurplehawk.com)
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Carter Hall was the Millwood,Virginia, USA estate of Lt. Col. Nathaniel Burwell (1750–1814). It served as headquarters for Stonewall Jackson during part of the American Civil War, and was raided and sacked by Union troops during the war. by amber
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amber Carter Hall was the Millwood,Virginia, USA estate of Lt. Col. Nathaniel Burwell (1750–1814). It served as headquarters for Stonewall Jackson during part of the American Civil War, and was raided and sacked by Union troops during the war.
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Ken Burns Revisits 'The Civil War' 25 Years Later by susanna
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susanna Ken Burns Revisits 'The Civil War' 25 Years Later
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When he first started swimming, Cullen Jones' dad was disappointed because he wanted his son to play basketball. Jones won an Olympic gold medal as part of the US' 4-man relay along with Michael Phelps. He now works to teach kids how to swim through the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative. What a great American! by reba
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reba When he first started swimming, Cullen Jones' dad was disappointed because he wanted his son to play basketball. Jones won an Olympic gold medal as part of the US' 4-man relay along with Michael Phelps. He now works to teach kids how to swim through the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative. What a great American!
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The most decorated soldier of World War II,receiving 33 awards, most of them before the age of 20. Audie Leon Murphy was a legend in his own time. A war hero, movie actor, writer of country and western songs, and poet. His biography reads more like fiction than fact. He lived only 46 years, but he made a lasting imprint on American history. by maxine
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maxine The most decorated soldier of World War II,receiving 33 awards, most of them before the age of 20. Audie Leon Murphy was a legend in his own time. A war hero, movie actor, writer of country and western songs, and poet. His biography reads more like fiction than fact. He lived only 46 years, but he made a lasting imprint on American history.
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Mathew B. Brady (ca. 1822 – January 15, 1896) was one of the most celebrated 19th century American photographers, best known for his portraits of celebrities and his documentation of the American Civil War. He is credited with being the father of photojournalism. by nanette
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nanette Mathew B. Brady (ca. 1822 – January 15, 1896) was one of the most celebrated 19th century American photographers, best known for his portraits of celebrities and his documentation of the American Civil War. He is credited with being the father of photojournalism.
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John 'Bud' Rogan (1868-1905) of Tennessee was the second tallest man in history at 8' 9''. His abnormal growth started at age 13 and he became unable to walk a few years later. He got around with a goat cart and was known for his extremely deep voice and playful attitude. He was 300 lbs at one time but had wasted to 175 lbs by the time of his death at age 37. by samanthasam
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samanthasam John 'Bud' Rogan (1868-1905) of Tennessee was the second tallest man in history at 8' 9''. His abnormal growth started at age 13 and he became unable to walk a few years later. He got around with a goat cart and was known for his extremely deep voice and playful attitude. He was 300 lbs at one time but had wasted to 175 lbs by the time of his death at age 37.
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Youngest & Oldest Medal of Honor Recipients - These are the people we should thank every day! by CheyJW
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CheyJW Youngest & Oldest Medal of Honor Recipients - These are the people we should thank every day!
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This photo shows a 21-year-old corporal who was shot in the head at the Battle of Farmville in 1865, shortly before the South surrendered in the Civil War. Years after he was discharged, his physician noted, "He has many symptoms of disturbance to the brain." From CBS News. by victoria
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victoria This photo shows a 21-year-old corporal who was shot in the head at the Battle of Farmville in 1865, shortly before the South surrendered in the Civil War. Years after he was discharged, his physician noted, "He has many symptoms of disturbance to the brain." From CBS News.
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Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (born May 10, 1837) was the first Black governor of any state, serving in that position for 35 days in 1872-73 when Louisiana governor Henry Clay Warmouth was impeached. He had also been a Union Army officer during the Civil War and was elected to both the U.S. Senate and House of Represenatives although both elections were disputed and his opponents were seated. He was the grandfather of author Jean Toomer. #TodayInBlackHistory by sadie
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sadie Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (born May 10, 1837) was the first Black governor of any state, serving in that position for 35 days in 1872-73 when Louisiana governor Henry Clay Warmouth was impeached. He had also been a Union Army officer during the Civil War and was elected to both the U.S. Senate and House of Represenatives although both elections were disputed and his opponents were seated. He was the grandfather of author Jean Toomer. #TodayInBlackHistory
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Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions. by lavonne
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lavonne Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions.
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