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Karli and Chloe

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on 11 September 2015

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Transcript of Karli and Chloe

Karli and Chloe
Medal of Honor Recipients

All served in the U.S. Army
All showed sacrifice and valor
Don J Jenkins
Served in the US army in Vietnam as a machine gunnar
Jenkins company became under attack and his machine got jammed so he immediately grabbed a rifle and shot the enemies
Got wounded but continued to fight to give his life for our country
William H. Carney
Feb. 29, 1840- Dec. 9, 1908
Was the first African American recipient
Served in the U.S. Army in the Battle of Fort Wagner, S.C.
During the attack, the color guard was shot and severely wounded, so Carney retrieved the American Flag and continued marching, despite being shot several times
William Adams
Served in the US army in the Vietnam war
Volunteered to fly a light armed helicopter with 3 wounded soldiers on it
Enemies shot the plane, and William safetly landed the aircraft
Peter C. Lemon
June 5, 1950- current
Only Canadian recipient from the Vietnam War
Served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War
Vastly outnumbered in an attack, Lemon assisted in saving many lives of his team, and refused to evacuate until the enemy retreated and his injured comrades were airlifted to safety
Some were wounded, but continued to fight
3 fought in the Vietnam War
Showed patriotism towards our country
First African American and only Canadian
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