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Saphia Garrison and Briana Beyer's Project
Transcript of Saphia Garrison and Briana Beyer's Project
Robert D. Maxwell
Bernard P. Bell
The Medal of Honor
Most Esteemed award in the United States
First Created December 21st, 1861
Originally signed by President Abraham Lincoln
Robert Maxwell served during World War II as a "wire man" to string telephone lines to the base. He fought with three other men against an enemy of platoon strength. They were overpowered 10 to 1 but they kept fighting and doing their duty. The enemy was fighting with machine guns and grenades, they were armed just with .45 caliber automatic pistols. in the fight a grenade landed in the middle of the small group. He jumped on top of it to save his comrades. He survived his injures and is still alive today.
William Kyle Carpenter served in the Marine Corps during the War in Afghanistan. He was defending a base when the enemy started a daylight grenade fight.He and his partner fought bravely against this unprecedented attack. In the fight a hand grenade landed on the roof next to them He jumped in front of a grenade to save his partner, and in doing so lost his right eye and shattered most of the bones on the right side of his body.
Bell was a Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He took many enemy soldiers prisoner while leading his squad. The next day, rival troops set up artillery and mortar barrages, disrupting communications which Bell repaired under heavy fire as he crossed hazardous terrain to inform the commander of his squad's condition. He fended off an enemy tank from a nearly-destroyed schoolhouse. He trained machine guns to kill off the rest of the enemy troops. By his bold and aggressive leadership, he wins this award.
Young was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a squad leader while in Vietnam. The 1st platoon had many casualties including the leader so he assumed the position. He assembled the men into a defensive position. After receiving orders to withdraw, he stayed behind in order to ensure the others would be safe. He stayed calm after being shot in the head, arm, and leg. He refused treatment as it would slow the escape of his companions. He deserves the medal because he was willing to sacrifice his life for the well being of others.
Honor- honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs or actions
These soldiers displayed honor by protecting their country and their comrades.
Courage- the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc.
These men showed courage by doing their duty without fear.
Patriotism- devoted love, supported, and defense of one's country; national loyalty
All of these soldiers demonstrated patriotism by joining the military to protect their country.
Valor- boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery
These men have showed valor by risking their lives to save others.
These men are very brave and heroic. They were willing to sacrifice their lives for the sake of others. In doing so, they sustained major/fatal injuries. We show them great thanks for fighting for our country.