Hispanic American Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Staff Sgt. Ysmael R. Villegas Riverside, California, South Pacific WW II In 1997 the Marine Corps honored the nation's 39 Latino Medal of Honor recipients, 13 of whom were Marines. No ethnic group in the United States has been awarded more Medals of Honor per capita, according to a Marine statement at the the time. "The sacrifice and contributions of Mexican Americans in wartime are…
During the 4th to 5th of June 1971, Jon R. Cavaiani, would take action against the enemy with conspicuous gallantry, extraordinary heroism and intrepidity at the risk of his life, above and beyond the call of duty in Vietnam, and thereby later presented with the MOH after spending 2 years as a POW.
Now here's a story! Mary Edwards Walker, 1911. She received the Medal of Honor for her work as a surgeon during the civil war, the only woman to ever get one. In 1917 the Army tightened up the rules for what you had to do/be to get the MoH...and deleted 911 names from the Medal of Honor Roll, inculding her. She kept her medal and wore it till her death. Jimmy Carter restored her medal posthumously.
Medal of Honor Recipient: First Lieutenant Menomen O’Donnell, 11th Missouri Infantry - He was born in Drumboarty, Co. Donegal on 20th April 1830 and emigrated to the United States during the Famine, arriving in America in 1848.
Specialist Four Leslie H. Sabo Jr. distinguished himself by conspicuous acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at the cost of his own life while serving as a rifleman in Company B, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Se San, Cambodia, on May 10, 1970. http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3481/sabo-jr-leslie-h.php
Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He earned the Medal of Honor at 18 and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son Douglas MacArthur would also earn the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.
John Basilone (November 4 1916 February 19 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.