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Medal of Honor Citations

William Swenson

Captain William Swenson awarded Medal of Honor

In October President Obama awarded William Swenson, a former active duty Army Captain, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Captain Swenson received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Embedded Trainer and Mentor of the Afghan National Security Forces with Afghan Border Police Mentor Team, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry […]

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Navy Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation: Alexander Bonnyman, Jr.

Medal of Honor Citation: Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Born: 2 May 1910, Atlanta, Ga. Accredited to: New Mexico. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Executive Officer of the 2d Battalion Shore Party, 8th […]

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Cecil H. Bolton

Medal of Honor Citation: Cecil H. Bolton

Medal of Honor Citation: Cecil H. Bolton Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company E, 413th Infantry, 104th Infantry Division. Place and date: Mark River, Holland, 2 November 1944. Entered service at: Huntsville, Ala. Birth: Crawfordsville, Fla. G.O. No.: 74, 1 September 1945. Citation: As leader of the weapons platoon of Company E, 413th […]

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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation: Paul L. Bolden

Medal of Honor Citation: Paul L. Bolden Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company 1, 120th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division. Place and date: Petit-Coo, Belgium, 23 December 1944. Entered service at: Madison, Ala. Birth: Hobbes Island, Iowa. G.O. No.: 73, 30 August 1945. Citation: He voluntarily attacked a formidable enemy strong point in Petit-Coo, […]

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Medal of Honor Citation: Orville Emil Bloch

Medal of Honor Citation: Orville Emil Bloch Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company E, 338th Infantry,. Place and date: Near Firenzuola, Italy, 22 September 1944. Entered service at: Streeter, N. Dak. Birth: Big Falls, Wis. G.O. No.: 9, 10 February 1945. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and […]

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Medal of Honor Citation: Arnold L. Bjorklund

Medal of Honor Citation: Arnold L. Bjorklund Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 36th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Altavilla, Italy, 13 September 1943. Entered service at: Seattle, Wash. Birth: Clinton, Wash. G.O. No.: 73, 6 September 1944. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the […]

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Navy Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation: Elmer Charles Bigelow

Medal of Honor Citation: Elmer Charles Bigelow Rank and organization: Watertender First Class, U.S. Naval Reserve. Born: 12 July 1920, Hebron, 111. Accredited to: Illinois. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving on board the U.S.S. Fletcher during action against enemy […]

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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation: Melvin E. Biddle

Medal of Honor Citation: Melvin E. Biddle Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company B, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Place and date: Near Soy, Belgium, 23-24 December 1944. Entered service at: Anderson, Ind. Birth: Daleville, Ind. G.O. No.: 95, 30 October 1945. Citation: He displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the […]

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Medal of Honor Citation: Willibald C. Bianchi

Medal of Honor Citation: Willibald C. Bianchi Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 45th Infantry, Philippine Scouts. Place and date: Near Bagac, Bataan Province, Philippine Islands, 3 February 1942. Entered service at: New Ulm, Minn. Birth: New Ulm, Minn. G.O. No.: 11, 5 March 1942. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond […]

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