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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation: Frederick Alber

Medal of Honor Citation: Frederick Alber Rank: Private Organization: U.S. Army Company: Company A Division: 17th Michigan Infantry Born: 1838, Germany Departed: Yes Entered Service At: Manchester, Mich. Date of Issue: 07/30/1896 Place / Date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864 Citation: Bravely rescued Lt. Charles H. Todd of his regiment who had been captured […]

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Navy Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation: Michael Aheam

Medal of Honor Citation: Michael Aheam Rank: Paymaster’s Steward Organization: U.S. Navy Departed: Yes Entered Service At: France G.O. Number: 45 Place / Date: Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864 Citation: Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Carrying out his duties courageously, PmS. Aheam exhibited […]

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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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