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Antionette Jean and Aubrea Deak

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Transcript of Antionette Jean and Aubrea Deak

Medal of Honor
By Antoinette Jean and Aubrea Deak

Hector A. Cafferata Jr.
Hector A. Cafferata Jr. received the Medal of Honor for his sacrifice and bravery in the Korean War. His branch of service was in the Marine Corps. During the war, he fought a lone war for 5 hours battling off grenades while the rest of his fire team were casualties of war. Cafferata was fully aware of the risk of him dying. This shows great patriotism and valor.
The Medal of Honor
The Medal of Honor is a very high military award that is only given by the president of the United States. In order to be a recipient of this reward, you must convey tempestuous acts of valor and go above what the job of a soldier calls for. Soldiers who receive this award are very brave and patriotic.
Charles S. Kettles
Charles S. Kettles is a recipient of the Medal of Honor who served as a major in the U.S Army. He fought in the Vietnam war. Kettles displayed many acts of courage. He lead a flight of six evacuation helicopters into a deadly landing zone. Without gunship, artillery, or tactical aircraft support, the enemy concentrated all firepower on his lone aircraft, and he was able to keep control of it.“We got the 44 out. None of those names appear on the wall in Washington. There's nothing more important than that.” – Retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles. This shows the array of honor Charles Kettles had.
Edward C. Allworth
Edward C. Allworth served in the United States Army and was granted the Medal of Honor due to his brave and selfless deeds in World War 1. He made a very good impact through his actions. During the time that his crew was separated while they crossed the Meuse River, he led them away from an enemy and caught 100 prisoners. Allworth's leadership skills got his troop out of danger. He possesses much courage and valor.
Vocabulary
Valor- having great courage in the face of danger
Courage- strength in the face of pain or grief
Patriotism- love and devotion to one's country
Honor- to regard with respect
William Shemin
William Shemin is a recipient who also served in the United States Army. He fought in World War 1. During the battle, he exposed himself to the enemy. Shemin risked getting hit by heavy machine gun fire but he was valiant enough to sacrfice himself for the wounded. His liberality and turbulent acts made him qualify for the Medal of Honor.
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