National Medal of Honor Day
On March 25, 1863 Secretary of War Edwin Stanton presented the first Medals of Honor to six members of the Army.
The Medal of Honor is our country's highest military honor awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
These are our true Heroes and today, we hope you'll join us in reading their stories and showing our appreciation for their courage, sacrifice and commitment.
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy while serving as Company Gunnery Sergeant, Company A, First Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division from 31 January to 6 February 1968, in the Republic of Vietnam…..