Who was Colin Fraser Barron?

Introduction Colin Fraser Barron VC (20 September 1893 to 15 August 1958) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Background He was born at Boyndie, Banffshire, Scotland, a son of Margaret… Read More

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Who was Robert G. Cole?

Introduction Lieutenant Colonel Robert George Cole (19 March 1915 to 18 September 1944) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honour for his actions in the days following the D-Day Normandy invasion of World War II. Early US Army Career Robert G. Cole was born at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas,… Read More

Who was Alfred Carpenter?

Introduction Vice-Admiral Alfred Francis Blakeney Carpenter, VC (17 September 1881 to 27 December 1955) was a Royal Navy officer who was selected by his fellow officers and men to receive the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth… Read More

Who was Frederick Corbett?

Introduction Frederick Corbett VC (birth name: David Embleton, 17 September 1853 to 25 September 1912) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Corbett was born on 17 September 1853 in Maldon, Essex, and died… Read More

Who was Pascal Cleatus Poolaw?

Introduction Pascal Cleatus Poolaw (29 January 1922 to 07 November 1967) was a Kiowa who served with the United States Army in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He is the United States’ most decorated Native American, with 42 medals and citations, including four Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars, as well… Read More

Who was Einar H. Ingman Jr?

Introduction Einar Harold Ingman Jr. (06 October 1929 to 09 September 2015) was a United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honour for his actions during the Third Battle of Wonju in the Korean War (1950-1953). Military Service Ingman was born on 06 October 1929, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up on a… Read More

Who was Vikram Batra?

Introduction Captain Vikram Batra, PVC (09 September 1974 to 07 July 1999) was an officer of the Indian Army. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest and most prestigious award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War, during which he led one of the most difficult mountain warfare operations… Read More