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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.

Sgt. John Basilone (Band of Brothers) Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action against enemy Japanese forces, above and beyond the call of duty, while serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division in the Lunga Area. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 24 and 25 October 1942. Read more about his story via The Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Sergeant John Basilone, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Guadalcanal Campaign, Solomon Islands, World War II October USS Basilone was named in his honor.

Valor awards for SSgt Peter Spencer Connor (1932-1966) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 25 February 1966, in Quang Ngai  Province, Republic of Vietnam. Manifesting extraordinary gallantry and with utter disregard for his personal safety, he chose to hold the grenade against his body in order to absorb the terrific explosion and spare his comrades. Read full citation.

Valor awards for SSgt Peter Spencer Connor (1932-1966) USMC. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 25 February 1966, in Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam. Manifesting extraordinary gallantry and with utter disregard for his personal safety, he chose to hold the grenade against his body in order to absorb the terrific explosion and spare his comrades. Read full citation.

Valor awards for PFC James Anderson , Jr. (1947-1967) 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 northwest of Cam Lo, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 28 February 1967. ...he reached out, grasped the grenade, pulled it to his chest and curled around it as it went off. PFC Anderson saved his comrades from serious injury and possible death. Read full citation.

Valor awards for PFC James Anderson , Jr. (1947-1967) 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 northwest of Cam Lo, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 28 February 1967. ...he reached out, grasped the grenade, pulled it to his chest and curled around it as it went off. PFC Anderson saved his comrades from serious injury and possible death. Read full citation.

Sgt. Freddy Gonzalez 1946-1968 Units:	1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion 6th Marines, 1st Battalion 1st Marines Battles/wars: Vietnam War Battle of Huế Awards: Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

Alfredo Cantu Gonzalez* Sergeant Marine Corps Company A Battalion, Marines Hue City, Vietnam

Valor awards for Col (then Capt) Harvey Curtiss Barnum Jr. (1940 - ) USMC. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 18 December 1965, outside the village of Ky Phu, Quang Tin Province, Republice of Vietnam. Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/ one award star & Valor device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, more. Visit site.

Valor awards for Col (then Capt) Harvey Curtiss Barnum Jr. (1940 - ) USMC. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 18 December 1965, outside the village of Ky Phu, Quang Tin Province, Republice of Vietnam. Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/ one award star & Valor device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, more. Visit site.

Marine Medals | Capt (then 2ndLt) John James McGinty, III (1940-2014) USMC. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 18 July 1966, in action against an armed enemy in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam.

Marine Medals | Capt (then 2ndLt) John James McGinty, III (1940-2014) USMC. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 18 July 1966, in action against an armed enemy in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam.

Marine Medals | Gunnery Sergeant Jimmie E. Howard (1929-1993) USMC.  Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty on 16 June, 1966, near Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam. Through his extraordinary courage and resolute fighting spirit, G/Sergeant Howard was largely responsible for preventing the loss of his entire platoon. Also awarded Silver Star, Purple Heart w/ two Gold Stars. Visit site, read more.

Marine Medals | Gunnery Sergeant Jimmie E. Howard (1929-1993) USMC. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty on 16 June, 1966, near Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam. Through his extraordinary courage and resolute fighting spirit, G/Sergeant Howard was largely responsible for preventing the loss of his entire platoon. Also awarded Silver Star, Purple Heart w/ two Gold Stars. Visit site, read more.

Corporal Joseph Vittori, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Hill 749 near Songnae-dong, Korea September 16, 1951.

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

Marine Medals | Valor awards for Col (then (Maj) Robert Joseph Modrzejewski (1934 - ) USMC. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, in action against enemy forces in the Republic of Vietnam, on 15 July 1966. His unparalleled personal heroism and indomitable leadership inspired his men to a significant victory over the enemy force....Read more.

Marine Medals | Valor awards for Col (then (Maj) Robert Joseph Modrzejewski (1934 - ) USMC. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, in action against enemy forces in the Republic of Vietnam, on 15 July 1966. His unparalleled personal heroism and indomitable leadership inspired his men to a significant victory over the enemy force....Read more.

Marine Medals | LtCol (then Capt)  Howard Vincent Lee (1933 - ) USMC. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity.... on 8 and 9 August 1966, near Cam Lo, Republic of Vietnam. His indomitable fighting spirit, superb leadership, and great personal valor in the face of tremendous odds, reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. Also Bronze Star w/Combat "V" & Gold Star, Purple Heart.

Marine Medals | LtCol (then Capt) Howard Vincent Lee (1933 - ) USMC. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity.... on 8 and 9 August 1966, near Cam Lo, Republic of Vietnam. His indomitable fighting spirit, superb leadership, and great personal valor in the face of tremendous odds, reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. Also Bronze Star w/Combat "V" & Gold Star, Purple Heart.

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