US Army Special Forces soldier Roy Benavidez, Yaqui Indian (1935-1998). GI JOE action figure, Medal of Honor recipient .

US Army Special Forces soldier Roy Benavidez, Yaqui Indian (1935-1998). GI JOE action figure, Medal of Honor recipient .

Ernest Childers (Creek)~  A Creek American Indian from Oklahoma, and a First Lieutenant with the 45th Infantry Division, Childers received the Medal of Honor for heroic action in 1943 when, up against machine gun fire, he and eight men charged the enemy. Although suffering a broken foot in the assault, Childers ordered covering fire and advanced up the hill, single-handedly killing two snipers, silencing two machine gun nests, and capturing an enemy mortar observer.

Ernest Childers (Creek)~ A Creek American Indian from Oklahoma, and a First Lieutenant with the 45th Infantry Division, Childers received the Medal of Honor for heroic action in 1943 when, up against machine gun fire, he and eight men charged the enemy. Although suffering a broken foot in the assault, Childers ordered covering fire and advanced up the hill, single-handedly killing two snipers, silencing two machine gun nests, and capturing an enemy mortar observer.

US Army Special Forces soldier Roy Benavidez, Yaqui Indian (1935-1998). GI JOE action figure, Medal of Honor recipient .

US Army Special Forces soldier Roy Benavidez, Yaqui Indian (1935-1998). GI JOE action figure, Medal of Honor recipient .

The oldest and youngest Medal of Honor recipients together...The oldest recipient is Nicholas Oresko, age 95, where as the youngest is Dakota Meyer, age 23. Please share this amazing photo!

The oldest and youngest Medal of Honor recipients together...The oldest recipient is Nicholas Oresko, age 95, where as the youngest is Dakota Meyer, age 23. Please share this amazing photo!

Lieutenant Michael E. Thornton;  Native American. Michael Thornton was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 15, 1973. He is the first person in more than a century to receive that honor for saving the life of another Medal of Honor recipient.

Lieutenant Michael E. Thornton; Native American. Michael Thornton was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 15, 1973. He is the first person in more than a century to receive that honor for saving the life of another Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Winner Joe Foss - Honored for his exploits as a Marine fighter ace at Guadalcanal in WW II.

Medal of Honor Winner Joe Foss - Honored for his exploits as a Marine fighter ace at Guadalcanal in WW II.

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.

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.

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