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By Jim Willbanks

America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil struggle to Afghanistan can pay tribute to americans who've proven unusual valor within the face of serious threat. The Medal of Honor recipients featured during this e-book all acted heroically to earn this hugely coveted award, lots of them by means of risking—or sacrificing—their lives to avoid wasting the lives of others. The tales of those individuals—chosen to mirror the broad range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, branches of carrier, and conflicts of the recipients—will develop readers' realizing and appreciation of the Medal of Honor and the celebrated americans who've obtained it.In addition to the gripping tales of those heroic american citizens, this distinctive encyclopedia comprises an creation that chronicles the evolution within the award's importance. The Medal of Honor has replaced tremendously during the last a hundred and fifty years, not just within the layout of the actual ornament itself, but additionally by way of the qualifying standards for the award's recipients.

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Jr. | battalion as well. Promoted to first lieutenant in December 1964, Barnum served a career-broadening tour with the 2nd Marine Air Wing and participated in Operation Steel Pike, a division-sized amphibious operation in Spain. In March 1965, Barnum transferred to Hawaii and was assigned as guard officer, Marine Barracks, US Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In December 1965, Barnum was assigned to temporary duty in Vietnam and acted as an artillery forward observer with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines.

He was being placed into a body bag when he came to and was evacuated to Saigon, where he underwent surgery. Somehow, he survived his multiple wounds. Benavidez was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions; he was credited with saving eight American lives. In 1973, the full extent of Benavidez’s actions would become known, and he was nominated for the Medal of Honor. However, the time limit on the medal had expired. An appeal to Congress resulted in an exemption for Benavidez, but he was still denied the medal because the board required an eyewitness account.

Curatola Further Reading Ambrose, Hugh. The Pacific. New York: NAL Caliber, 2010. Brady, James. Hero of the Pacific: The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2010. 19 20 | Benavidez, Roy P. Cerasini, Marc. S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor Winners. New York: Berkley Books, 2002. Hargis, Robert, and Ramiro Bujeiro. World War II Medal of Honor Recipients: Navy & USMC. Oxford, UK: Osprey, 2003. Jordan, Kenneth. Men of Honor: Thirty-Eight Highly Decorated Marines of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

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