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Medal of Honor Plaque for Douglas MacArthur affixed to MacArthur barracks, West Point, NY

Medal of Honor Plaque for Douglas MacArthur affixed to MacArthur barracks, West Point, NY

Stained glass windows at the Cadet Chapel, West Point Military Reservation, West Point, NY

Stained glass windows at the Cadet Chapel, West Point Military Reservation, West Point, NY

my little cadet brother sent me this photo the other day :) | thayer road, west point NY

my little cadet brother sent me this photo the other day :) | thayer road, west point NY

West Point, NY   I grew up here.

West Point, NY I grew up here.

Tibor Rubin was a Hungarian-born Jewish soldier who survived a Chinese prison camp, a Nazi concentration camp, single-handedly defended a hill against the entire North Korean army TWICE, was nominated for the Medal of Honor four times, received it once, and lived to tell the tale. In the process he single-handedly saved the lives of 40 of his fellow comrades by breaking out of a hardcore Chinese POW camp, raiding their barracks and stores for food and medical equipment

Tibor Rubin was a Hungarian-born Jewish soldier who survived a Chinese prison camp, a Nazi concentration camp, single-handedly defended a hill against the entire North Korean army TWICE, was nominated for the Medal of Honor four times, received it once, and lived to tell the tale. In the process he single-handedly saved the lives of 40 of his fellow comrades by breaking out of a hardcore Chinese POW camp, raiding their barracks and stores for food and medical equipment

My son's great grandfather recommended this solider a Congressional Medal of Honor after WWII. He was denied because he was African American. He was later awarded the medal after his death.

My son's great grandfather recommended this solider a Congressional Medal of Honor after WWII. He was denied because he was African American. He was later awarded the medal after his death.

Technical Sergeant Van Barfoot, one of the most significant Native American heroes of World War II, was awarded the Medal of Honor while in the field in Épinal, France, on September 28, 1944. He received this recognition for his actions on May 23, 1944, when he led his unit through enemy minefields near Carano, Italy, destroying several positions and capturing others.  Born June 15, 1919 and died March 2, 2012.  Hero!

Technical Sergeant Van Barfoot, one of the most significant Native American heroes of World War II, was awarded the Medal of Honor while in the field in Épinal, France, on September 28, 1944. He received this recognition for his actions on May 23, 1944, when he led his unit through enemy minefields near Carano, Italy, destroying several positions and capturing others. Born June 15, 1919 and died March 2, 2012. Hero!

headstone of Alonzo Stokes, a medal of honor recipient from the Indian Wars

headstone of Alonzo Stokes, a medal of honor recipient from the Indian Wars

This Medal of Honor was awarded to James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle by President Franklin D. Roosevelt after the famous April 1942 bombing raid over Japan during World War II.

This Medal of Honor was awarded to James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle by President Franklin D. Roosevelt after the famous April 1942 bombing raid over Japan during World War II.

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