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Marines Have Received The Medal Of Honor For Incredible Acts Of Valor [INFOGRAPHIC]

Art Take a closer look at the Marines who were awarded the highest military award for valor -- the Medal of Honor.

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Killed in Action, Awarded the Medal of Honor, Submariner, Captain Albert Harold Rooks (USNA 1914). He was Commanding Officer of the heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) during the first three months of the Pacific War. He fought his ship hard until they were the last ship standing. On March 1, 1942 in the Naval Battle of the Java Sea, She was sunk in surface action. Of the original crew of 1,061, only 368 survived-including 24 of the 74 USMC detachments only to become prisoners of war.

Killed in Action, Awarded the Medal of Honor, Submariner, Captain Albert Harold Rooks (USNA 1914). He was Commanding Officer of the heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) during the first three months of the Pacific War. He fought his ship hard until they were the last ship standing. On March 1, 1942 in the Naval Battle of the Java Sea, She was sunk in surface action. Of the original crew of 1,061, only 368 survived-including 24 of the 74 USMC detachments only to become prisoners of war.

Marine Medals | Staff Sergeant Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr. (1939-1968) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty during Operation Meade River in the Republic of Vietnam on the night of 8 December 1968. Although wounded several times, he succeeded in reaching the machinegun bunker and silencing the fire from that sector, moments before he was mortally wounded. Visit site, read more.

Marine Medals | Staff Sergeant Karl Gorman Taylor, Sr. (1939-1968) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty during Operation Meade River in the Republic of Vietnam on the night of 8 December 1968. Although wounded several times, he succeeded in reaching the machinegun bunker and silencing the fire from that sector, moments before he was mortally wounded. Visit site, read more.

Killed in Action, Awarded the Medal of Honor, Submariner, Captain Albert Harold Rooks (USNA 1914). He was Commanding Officer of the heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) during the first three months of the Pacific War. He fought his ship hard until they were the last ship standing. On March 1, 1942 in the Naval Battle of the Java Sea, She was sunk in surface action. Of the original crew of 1,061, only 368 survived-including 24 of the 74 USMC detachments only to become prisoners of war.

Killed in Action, Awarded the Medal of Honor, Submariner, Captain Albert Harold Rooks (USNA 1914). He was Commanding Officer of the heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) during the first three months of the Pacific War. He fought his ship hard until they were the last ship standing. On March 1, 1942 in the Naval Battle of the Java Sea, She was sunk in surface action. Of the original crew of 1,061, only 368 survived-including 24 of the 74 USMC detachments only to become prisoners of war.

Marine Medals | PFC Dewayne Thomas Williams (1949-1968) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 18 September 1968, in Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. ...without hesitation, in a valiant act of heroism, rolled on top of the grenade as it exploded, absorbing the full and tremendous impact of the explosion with his body. He gallantly gave his life for his country. He died on his 19th…

Marine Medals | PFC Dewayne Thomas Williams (1949-1968) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 18 September 1968, in Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam. ...without hesitation, in a valiant act of heroism, rolled on top of the grenade as it exploded, absorbing the full and tremendous impact of the explosion with his body. He gallantly gave his life for his country. He died on his 19th…

Valor awards for Cpl Joseph Vittori (1929-1951) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 15 and 16 September 1951, in action against enemy aggressor forces on Hill 749 in Korea. His extraordinary heroism throughout the furious nightlong battle reflects the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. Read full citation.

Corporal Joseph Vittori, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Hill 749 near Songnae-dong, Korea September

Valor awards for Cpl Jack Arden Davenport (1931-1951) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, in action against enemy aggressor forces in the vicinity of Songnae-Dong, Korea, early in the morning of 21 September 1951. Corporal Davenport gallantly gave his life for his country. He was 20 years old. Visit site, read more.

Corporal Jack A. Davenport, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient near Songnae-dong, Korea September

SGT Alfredo Gonzalez USMC " MEDAL OF HONOR " Battle of HUE ....KIA 2/4/68  age 21 SOME GAVE ALL - Home of Record - Edinburg Texas

A light blue neck ribbon with a gold star shaped medallion hanging from it. The ribbon is similar in shape to a bowtie with 13 white stars in the center of the ribbon.

Valor awards for Christian Franklin Schilt (1895-1987) USMC. Medal of Honor, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross.

Valor awards for Christian Franklin Schilt USMC. Medal of Honor, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross.

Marine Medals | PFC Gary Wayne Martini (1948-1967) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, in action against enemy forces near  Binh Son, Republic of Vietnam, on 21 April 1967. Stouthearted and indomitable, Private First Class Martini unhesitatingly yielded his life to save two of his comrades and insure the safety of the remainder of his platoon. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Private First Class Gary W. Martini, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Operation Union, Binh Son, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam April

Cultural Appropriation and the US Military :   Kendrick Lamars opening performance at the Grammys two days ago is getting a lot attention for good reason BUT its not getting any attention for one aspect particularly worthy of discussion. During the performance of his song XXX a commentary on race relations within the United States the all-male dancers wore military uniforms.  Collage ofUnited States Marine Corpsuniforms made from combining individuals from plates I IV V and XIV of the USMC…

Cultural Appropriation and the US Military : Kendrick Lamars opening performance at the Grammys two days ago is getting a lot attention for good reason BUT its not getting any attention for one aspect particularly worthy of discussion. During the performance of his song XXX a commentary on race relations within the United States the all-male dancers wore military uniforms. Collage ofUnited States Marine Corpsuniforms made from combining individuals from plates I IV V and XIV of the USMC…

Sergeant John Basilone, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Guadalcanal Campaign, Solomon Islands, World War II October 25, 1942. USS Basilone (DD-824) was named in his honor.

Sergeant John Basilone, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor Recipient, Guadalcanal Campaign WWII, October

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