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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

Michael A. Monsoor, Delta Platoon, SEAL Team Three, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego

Michael A. Monsoor, Delta Platoon, SEAL Team Three, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego

Captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient Commanding Officer USS Arizona (BB-39) attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II December 7, 1941. Namesake of USS Van Valkenburgh (DD-656).

Captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient Commanding Officer USS Arizona (BB-39) attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II December 7, 1941. Namesake of USS Van Valkenburgh (DD-656).

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps! Thank you to all Marines past and present for your service!

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps! Thank you to all Marines past and present for your service!

Image detail for -Hometown: Tampa, FL Awarded: Medal of Honor

Image detail for -Hometown: Tampa, FL Awarded: Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor recipient Mervyn Bennion, commanding officer of the USS West Virgina who died this day 12/7/41 at Pearl Harbor. Awarded for consipicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage, and complete disregard for his own life, above and beyond the call of duty. During the attach, though mortally wounded, evidenced concern only in fighting & saving his ship, and strongly protested against being carried from the bridge. Awarded posthumously.

Medal of Honor recipient Mervyn Bennion, commanding officer of the USS West Virgina who died this day 12/7/41 at Pearl Harbor. Awarded for consipicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage, and complete disregard for his own life, above and beyond the call of duty. During the attach, though mortally wounded, evidenced concern only in fighting & saving his ship, and strongly protested against being carried from the bridge. Awarded posthumously.

Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd  was killed on the bridge of the USS Arizona (BB-39) during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a posthumous recipient of the nation's highest military honor — the Medal of Honor. The highest ranking casualty at Pearl Harbor, he became the first U.S. Navy flag officer killed in action in World War II as well as the first killed in action against any foreign enemy.

Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd was killed on the bridge of the USS Arizona (BB-39) during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a posthumous recipient of the nation's highest military honor — the Medal of Honor. The highest ranking casualty at Pearl Harbor, he became the first U.S. Navy flag officer killed in action in World War II as well as the first killed in action against any foreign enemy.

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