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peyton & kassidy

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Transcript of peyton & kassidy

peyton ruggeri & kassidy gordon
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Richard B. Anderson & John Basilone are alike in many ways. For example, they both served in the U.S. marines. They also both received the Medal of Honor and the purple heart. They both carried the same traits. They also were in the Marines the same time! (1942-1944)
Richard B. Anderson & John Basilone
Richard B. Anderson
Richard Beatty Anderson was born in Tacoma Washington on June 26, 1921. He did two year of service for the U.S marine corps. He got the medal of honor (the nations highest military decoration) and the purple heart. He was a private first class and died at the age twenty two, fighting for our country. He received his award posthumously because he sacrificed himself during world war two. He was hunting enemy snipers, he hurdled himself on a live grenade in a shell hole to save three other men , though he knew that he would certainly die. Anderson was evacuated to a ship, where he died of his wounds on February 1, 1941.
John Basilone
John Basilone was born in Buffalo , New York on November 4 , 1916. He served three years in the army but then enrolled in the marines claiming that the army was not tough enough. He got the medal of honor (the nations highest military decoration) , the navy cross , and the purple heart. He died at age twenty eight , fighting for our country. He got his navy cross award posthumously for his extraordinary heroism. He was deployed to Guantanamo Bay , Cuba where he held off three thousand japanese troops after his fifteen member unit was reduced to him and two other men. He was killed in action at the battle of Iwo Jima , in 1945
honor- he received his award after death because his great heroism.
patriotism- He gallantly gave his life for his country.
valor- he hunted enemy snipers.
sacrifice- he hurdled himself onto a live grenade in a shell hole to saves the lives of three other men , although he knew death was certain.
Fun Fact about the Medal of Honor
Did you know that the Medal of honor was created 152 years ago? As the highest military honor in the United States, the Medal of Honor awards individuals for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
medal of honor traits:
honor- He showed and presented heroism during the battle of Guadalcanal in world war two.
valor- His great personal valor and courageous initiative were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S naval service.
patriotism- He didn't think that the army was tough enough so joined the Marines.
sacrifice- Basilone commanded two sections of machine guns that fought for the next two days until Basilone and two other Marines were left standing
medal of honor traits:
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