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2 times the Marines rejected future Medal of Honor recipients

The Marine Corps was full of heroes during WWII. The Battle of Iwo Jima saw more Medals of Honor awarded for a single battle than any other after the Civil War. Between the draft, and volunteers, they had no shortage of new recruits. As a result, The US Marine Corps passed on many young applicants, …

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Thomas Kelly

Auction house sells Pvt. Thomas Kelly’s Medal of Honor for $15k

Army Pvt. Thomas Kelly was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Spanish American War. Particularly, during the battle of San Juan Hill. The same battle as Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders have famously been depicted in. It is unclear how the medal made its way from around Kelly’s neck in …

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This Holocaust survivor joined the Army and earned a Medal of Honor

Army Cpl. Tibor Rubin was not the average soldier in the Korean War. The Hungarian Jew was a survivor of the Third Reich’s concentration camps who pledged to join the Army if he ever made it to America. He made it to the U.S., joined the infantry, fought to his last round against a massive Chinese attack, …

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Vietnam Vet Awarded the Medal of Honor [Video]

Today, President Obama awarded Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, a Vietnam vet, with the Medal of honor. Kettles served in the Army, and his actions are credited for saving the lives of 44 soldiers. This act of bravery took place on May 15, 1967, while he was a helicopter commander in the 176th Aviation Company, 14th Combat Aviation …

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