The Medal of Honor is the highest military award that can be bestowed on personnel in the United States' Armed Forces. This book is the first of two titles looking at the recipients of the Medal of Honor during World War II. It covers Navy and Marine Corps awardees in all theaters of war, from the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the brutal fighting on Iwo Jima in 1945. Among the inspiring stories told are those of Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro, the only Coast Guardsman to ever receive the Medal of Honor, and Commander Antrim, who faced almost certain death to save fellow prisoners in a Japanese prisoner of war camp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction · Medal history · Biographies - Cassin Young, Richard Antrim, John Bulkeley, John Powers, Douglas Munro, John Cromwell, Lt Albert, David McCampbell, Richard O'Kane, Elmer Bigelow, Joseph O'Callahan, Francis Pierce, John Basilone, Jefferson Deblanc, Alexander Bonnyman, 1st Lt Hawkins,