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Medal Of Honor Winners

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Transcript of Medal Of Honor Winners

Mary Edwards Walters
Mary was the first woman to earn the medal of honor, for her service during the civil war. She was the first female surgeon in the U.S. She showed distinguished gallantry, self sacrifice, patriotism, dedication, and loyalty to her country, despite the apparent discrimination because of her sex.
How the recipients are different
Mary Edward Walker fought in the civil war, while Roger Donlon Fought in the Vietnam war. One was a woman and the other three where men. Donlon showed a greater sense of bravery while Bush showed more self sacrifice and Walker and Baker showed lots of Patriotism.
Robert Bush
On May 2nd, Robert was fighting in world war II. He sacrificed so much just to help and save others. Despite his own wounds and the loss of one eye, he kept on fighting bravely until his mission was completed. This shows Bush's great personal valor, bravery, and heroic spirit of self sacrifice.
Vernon Joseph Baker
He was the only living black veteran awarded the medal of honor for valor in World War II. He demonstrated a degree of courage and was prepared to give his life for his country. He was awarded the medal for his actions in Viareggio, Italy when he and his platoon kill 26 enemy soldiers and destroyed 6 machine gun nests.
What the recipients have in common
All of the recipients showed great valor, self sacrifice, bravery, and patriotism. Vernon Baker and Robert Bush both fought in World War II. They all showed great pride and respect for their country and battled bravely.
Roger Donlon
Roger fought bravely in the Vietnam war. He helped the other men that were wounded despite his own critical wounds and continued fighting. Captain Donlon's extraordinary heroism, at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect great credit upon himself and his country
Medal Of Honor Winners
Nusheen Immen
Regina Lugo
We thought reading and learning about the Medal of Honor recipients exposed us to some of the greatest people in the world, who scarified so much, who acted so bravely and showed so much loyalty to their country. This has inspired us to be the best person we can be and we have truly enjoyed this.
Medal of Honor Recipients
By Nusheen Immen and Regina Lugo
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