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Sierra skeslock & Rachel bryan

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Transcript of Sierra skeslock & Rachel bryan

Sierra Skeslock and Rachel Bryan
The highest US military decoration awarded by congress to a member of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery in combat at the risk of life above and beyond.
Medal Of Honor
Roy P. Benavidez was a master sergeant in west of Loc Ninh on May 2nd 1968. Benavidez was wounded in the Vietnam war and fought to keep the government from cutting off his disability payments.
Roy P. Benavidez
Lewis Albanese was a private first class in the republic of Vietnam. While the other members went to assault enemy position, Albanese was ordered to provide security on the left flank. The left flank received enemy fire.
Lewis Albanese
Mary Edwards Walker
William Harvey Carney
Honor
Courage
Patriotism
valor
opinion
Dr. Mary Edwards. Walker, a graduate of medicine, has rendered valuable service to the Government, and her efforts have been earnest and untiring in a variety of ways. upon the recommendation of Major Generals Sherman and Thomas, and faithfully served as contract surgeon in the service of the United States, and has devoted herself with much patriotic zeal to the sick and wounded soldiers, both in the field and hospitals, to the detriment of her own health, and has also endured hardships as a prisoner of war four months in a Southern prison while acting as contract surgeon and Where as by reason of her not being a commissioned officer in the military service, a brevet or honorary rank cannot, under existing laws, be conferred upon her and Where as in the opinion of the President an honorable recognition of her services and sufferings should be made It is ordered, That a testimonial should be made and given to the said Dr. Mary E. Walker, and that the usual medal of honor for meritorious services be given her. Given under my hand in the city of Washington, D.C.
When the color sergeant was shot down, this soldier grasped the flag, led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under a fierce fire in which he was twice severely wounded.


These medal of honor recipiants showed
patriotism
because they all fought and protected their country and were very selfless.
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