Valor award for T/5 Forrest E. Peden (1913-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty on 3 February 1945, at Biesheim, France. Buried next to Forrest Peden is his younger brother Lavern (1920-1944), also killed in action during WW II. Read full citation.
Over a five-month period, U.S. forces used drones and other aircraft to kill 155 people in northeastern Afghanistan. They achieved 19 jackpots. Along the way, they killed at least 136 other people, all of whom were classified as EKIA, or enemies killed in action
Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson - He was killed in March 1941 in the London Blitz while performing with his band, The West Indian Orchestra. Johnson, came to Britain from Guyana at age fifteen and was on his way to changing the British music industry. He was well-established throughout the UK due to his regular appearances on BBC radio and was famous when he died at age 26.
Valor award for CPL Edward G. Wilkin (1917-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action.... on 18 March 1945....during his unit's assault of the Siegfried Line in Germany. Through his superb fighting skill, dauntless courage, and gallant inspiring actions, Corporal Wilkin contributed in large measure to his company's success in cracking the Siegfried Line. One month later he was killed in action while fighting deep in Germany.