Congressional medal of honor winner Col. Wesley L. Fox, USMC (Ret.), he retired from the Marine Corps in 1993 after forty-three years of distinguished service. In addition to the Medal of Honor, he received two awards of the Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star with Combat V, four awards of the Purple Heart, and numerous commendations. Col. Fox is someone I have the privileged to know personally and he was a strong influence on my oldest son though-out the latter half of his teenage years.
Shown as a Midshipman is Medal of Honor recipient, aviator, and prisoner of war, Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale (USNA 1947) who was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965. Stockdale was the highest ranking naval officer held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Stockdale resisted all attempts by the North Vietnamese to use him in causes detrimental to the United States. He was released in 1973. He was awarded 26 personal combat decorations, including the Medal of Honor and four Silver Stars.
Sgt Lena Mae (Riggi) Basilone, 1913-1999, Camp Pendleton field cook during World War II, and wife of WWII hero and Medal of Honor winner Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone (1916-1945) | Women Marines Association #genealogy #military #veterans