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Caden and Christopher

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Transcript of Caden and Christopher

After the Medal of Honor
Howard continued to serve in the army for a total of 36 years, 8 months, and 8 days. Howard still fought for his country and risked his lives for others while inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. He became an inspirational speaker persuading others to fight for their country. On December 23, 2009 Robert Howard died as a result of pancreatic cancer, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on February 22, 2010. He will forever be remembered as a courageous soldier never giving up in the face of death, and making those around him be inspired to never lose hope either.
After the Medal of Honor
Less than 10 years after World War II did the Korean War begin. MacArthur was put in charge of the American-led coalition of United Nations troops. He continued driving the invading North Korean troops back to the Chinese border, however massive amounts of Chinese troops crossed into North Korea and flung themselves against the American lines, pushing the U.S. troops back into South Korean territory. President Truman, in order to keep the Korean War from escalating any higher, removed MacArthur from his command for insubordination after MacArthur publicly argued to continue the attack despite Chinese forces. Nevertheless MacArthur was greeted has a hero and MacArthur died at age 84 on April 5th, 1964, at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. He was buried at the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia.
His Actions
MacArthur was recommended for the Medal of Honor twice, before receiving it for his third nomination by another highly respected general, (Gen. Geroge C. Marshall). Roosevelt accepted the nomination and MacArthur was awarded the Medal of Honor. It was because of his awe-inspiring leadership and courage to stand up against invading Japanese forces and his heroic conduct of defensive and offensive operations on the Bataan Peninsula and to also prove wrong any propaganda caused by the Axis powers. MacArthur continued mobilizing, training, and leading an army which has been the subject of world acclaim and honor for its stunning display of gallantry against a tremendous superiority of enemy forces in men and arms. Only after President Roosevelt insisted on MacArthur fleeing to safety did MacArthur leave for Australia but not before saying to the Filipino people “…I will return…”, and that he did! As supreme commander of the Southwest Pacific he continued to oversee Allied advances and enemy territories. On October 20, 1944, after two and a half years, MacArthur fulfilled his promise of returning to the Philippines when he waded onshore onto the Philippine island of Leyte and on September 2, 1945, MacArthur officially accepted Japan’s surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
The Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious award any U.S. military personal can be given. Recommendations for the award are approved by the U.S. Congress and awarded by the President in a formal ceremony at the White House. It is given for showing extreme acts of valor as well as patriotism, courage, selflessness and more. First made in 1861, it was originally meant for navy personal and was called "The Medal of Valor". It was "to be bestowed upon such petty officers, seaman, landsmen, and Marines as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry and other seamanlike qualities during the present war.". The medal was created by Abraham Lincoln and a year later the awarded was made available to the Army. In 1863 Congress made the Medal of Honor a permanent decoration. Since than the award has been open to all military personal and remains the nation's highest military honor given out to less than 3,400 men and one woman.
Caden Boholst & Christopher Estrada
Charles Abrell
His Actions
Douglas Macarthur
Robert Howard
Beauford Anderson
How they showed Patriotism
How they showed Valor
How they showed Honor
How they showed Courage/Sacrifice
His Actions
Howard was nominated for the Medal of Honor on three separate occasions over a 13 month period receiving lesser distinguished medals and finally receiving the Medal of Honor on his third nomination. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions on November 16, 1967 in North Vietnam by President Nixon. Howard was on a secret mission to rescue a missing American soldier in enemy controlled territory in the Republic of Vietnam. He spent most of his five tours in the Special Operations Group which ran classified cross-border operations into Laos, Cambodia, and also North Vietnam. During the mission, the platoon was attacked and Howard was wounded and his weapon was destroyed by the cause of a grenade explosion. Howard soon saw his platoon leader had been wounded very badly and was exposed to a nearby fire. Unable to walk and weaponless, Howard unhesitatingly crawled through a hail of fire to retrieve his wounded leader. As Howard was giving first aid, an enemy bullet shot into one of the ammunition pouches on the lieutenant's belt, detonating several magazines of ammunition. Only for a moment did Howard seek cover but after realizing that he must rejoin the platoon which had become disorganized by the attack, he once again began dragging his leader toward the platoon area. Howard was than able to organize a defense force and continued to crawl from position to position giving first aid to the wounded, giving hopeful words to the defenders and directing their fire on the enemy all with complete disregard to his own unstable condition. Howard’s small force and aircraft were able to successfully defend their territory for 3 ½ hours!
Beauford Anderson was a recommendation for the Medal of Honor for his bravery and selflessness during war. During a powerful Japanese counter attack, Beauford ordered his men to take shelter in a old tomb. He grabbed a carbine, and started firing at the approaching Japan enemy. Having seen a local box of mortar shells, he grabbed them one by one, hurling them at the enemy soldiers. This caused the Japan to retreat, giving him time to return to his company commander while having several severe wounds on him. During his trip, he even rejected medical attention until he gave the news to his commander. This shows that he was worthy of the Medal of Honor.
His Actions
Charles Abrell risked his life to save his comrades lives by rushing in to help them advance through enemy lines. The Korean bunkers were pinning down the assault squad, so Charles voluntarily chose the position to be "sacrificed" for the cause. Already having wounds on him, he confronted the bunkers with a gun while gaining additional wounds. In a desperate attempt, he pulled the pin(grenade) and tossed it inside the bunker, wiping out anyone in it. After the assault squad received the information, they rushed in to capture the location/objective. His sacrifice earned him the Medal of Honor as as token of their gratitude.
Fun Facts
Five Star General
Supreme Commander of the Southwest Pacific
Drove off Japanese Forces from the Philippines
Participated in World War I, II, and the Korean War
Relieved by President Truman
After Medal of Honor
Their was not much happening with Charles life because after receiving the Medal of Honor, he then fought at the Battle of Inchon and died during a fatal assault. He gave his life to serve his country willingly.
Fun Facts
One of the most decorated veterans
Fought in the Vietnam War as well as many others
Served for over 36 years!
Became a speaker after his war days
What these soldiers did for their country, sacrificing their time with their family, helping other soldiers find hope, and give up their everyday life is amazing. Some, like Charles Abrell, even gave up their life for they're country. MacArthur, Howard, Anderson, and Abrell all showed the traits of a Medal of Honor recipient. They showed patriotism by going above the call for duty while fighting for their country and those around them, Courage by never giving up despite the odds, Honor by being chosen for many awards including the Medal of Honor, and Valor by putting others lives and safety as well as their country before them and showing that through their actions on the battlefield. What they have given us, is a debt that can't be paid. The pain and suffering they went through will not be forgotten. Their extreme acts of selflessness is an inspiration to all. Although they may be gone, their actions will be remembered forever. This is what the Medal of Honor represents, that despite the odds, despite what you may lose, and give the ultimate sacrifice not because you were told to, but because you wanted to. These Medal of Honor recipients are just 4 out of nearly 3,500. They show what it means to be a soldier, an American soldier, while inspiring its country, and the world.
First Essay (Chris and Caden)

These soldiers showed honor by being nominated for the Medal of Honor, some more than once! Charles Abrell......Beauford Anderson......Douglas MacArthur was a highly decorated veteran. He was also a 5 star general! He has won many awards and many monuments are built in his name. Another highly decorated veteran was Robert Howard who, at the time of his death, was believed to be the most decorated veteran! Him and MacArthur both were nominated for the Medal of Honor twice before as well! Charles, although his already honorable times, went back to war to once again fight for his country! Beauford had showed honor by not receiving any medical attention until after the battle was won and not until he reported what happened, which was a long and painful walk indeed.
These soldiers showed valor through their extreme acts of selflessness and leadership on the battlefield. Charles Abrell....Beauford Anderson...Douglas MacArthur showed extreme valor by commanding an entire army while staying calm and inspiring many along the way. Despite the odds, MacArthur's ingenious military strategies helped overcome the Japanese forces. Robert Howard showed valor by defending his territory for 3 1/2 hours despite being severely injured. He helped rescue his commander and many more while taking charge and organizing a defense force. It was thanks to him that the Americans could hold their position from the North Vietnamese. Charles Abrell exemplified valor by risking his life by heading on to an impossible task the might has well killed him. Already having wounds, he rushed the enemy and succeed his task, while gaining additional wounds. Beauford Anderson used his bravery and creative ideas to take on a powerful Japanese counter attack, with nothing but a carbine and a box of mortar shells to save his comrades.
These soldiers showed courage and sacrifice by risking their lives on the battle field. Charles Abrell.... Beauford Anderson...Douglas MacArthur showed extreme courage by returning to the Philippines to continue fighting. Some would prefer to command their army in a safe haven, but MacArthur wanted to take the Philippines back from the Japanese! Robert Howard showed courage by accepting and carrying out highly secretive and dangerous missions which involved taking held Americans from the North Vietnamese. Agreeing to do a mission could mean death, and if failed the American prisoners lives could be at stake. Charles showed courage by going back to war which resulted in his death, and by carrying out a bold, single-handed assault on the enemy. Beauford took a creative mind, and a bunch of explosives to save his comrades, which can clearly show courage. He also then served in the United States Army Reserve after the war for 10 more years.
These soldiers showed patriotism by fighting for their country. Charles Abrell....Beauford Anderson....Douglas MacArthur was Supreme commander of the Southwest Pacific during World War II. He fought for the Philippines and only left after President Roosevelt insisted. However he fulfilled his promise of returning and it was he who accepted Japan's surrender. This shows patriotism because MacArthur fought for his country to the very last minute, even when the Philippines became overrun he was able to take it back! Robert Howard showed patriotism by continually serving his country. He served for more than 36 years! Afterward he became a speaker on why you should serve your country. Charles Abrell showed patriotism by serving the U.S. when the time was right."He gallantly gave his life for his country"(CMOHS.org, Last Paragraph). Beauford Anderson showed patriotism by not only participating in the war, but he stilled served his country by becoming a mayor and a city councils men.
After Medal of Honor
Later on in Beaufords life, he returned from the war to live in Monterrey County, California. Their he was a mayor and a city's council men. He died of natural causes in a cattle ranch near Hunter Liggett.
Fun Facts
Ranked Corporal
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Born in India
Fought in the Vietnam War
Fun Facts
Ranked Technical Sargent
Served in U.S. Army
Born in Wisconsin
Fought in
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