Who was Charles William Train?

Introduction Charles William Train VC (21 September 1890 to 28 March 1965) was an English born recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest British honour awarded for gallantry in the presence of the enemy. It was awarded in the First World War to British and Dominion forces and the Indian Army. Background He was 27… Read More

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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

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