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medal of honor

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on 10 September 2013

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Transcript of medal of honor

Evan and Elion medal of honor
Lt. William D. Hawkins
he showed honor and courage
personal view piont
he was a brave soldier who risked his life for his platoon and nation and fought for freedom. Did not listen to his orders but he fought and would never retire and keep going on and had one goal that was to kill japs!!!.
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how he got it
he got it by leading his platoon into Tarawa atoll he was wounded when he got of his ship but did not stop he took down 7 bunkers by himself he was wounded again but kept on once he ran out of ammo he used grenades and took down more bunker by himself he died while taking down those bunkers and was awarded the medal of honor
Evan and Elion medal of honor
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed on a member of the United States armed forces who distinguishes himself “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty
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