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Medal of Honor Recipients
Transcript of Medal of Honor Recipients
Mary Edwards Walker
Edward C. Benfold
He was a Hospital Corpsman Third Class and he won the Medal of Honor by showing gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving in against enemy aggressor forces.
He risked his life saving two of his comrades during the Korean War in 1952. He grabbed the two grenades thrown at them and put the grenades to the two attacking soldiers' chests,killing them both.He was severely wounded in the process.
George Benjamin, Jr.
He was a Private First Class in the U.S Army. He penetrated intense machinegun and rifle fire to the enemy position, where he killed 1 of the enemy in a foxhole. He killed two more of the enemy exhorted the other men to advance, until he fell mortaly wounded.Although he was in great pain, he called for the battelion opoerations officer to report the location of enemy weapons and valubale tactical information he had secured in his heroic charge.
She was the only women to ever win a Medal of Honor. She was a former army surgeon who had braved some of the most painful years of the civil war. In 1916, the U.S. military board revoked 1,000 Medals of Honor, yet she refused to give it back. She went to washington D.C. to demand a spot in the union army when the civil war broke out, bvut she was rejected so she voluntered as an assistant surgeon.
He was the cheif machineist mate in the U.S. navy. He won the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in the line of his proffession during the rescue and salvage operations following the sinking of the U.S.S. Squals on May 13, 1939. He made an extremaly dangerouse trip of the rescue chamber to attempt to save any survivors in the flooded after portion of the squals. His amazing performence of duty contributed much to the success of the operations and characterizes conduct far beyond the ordinary call of duty.