Who was Junior J. Spurrier?

Introduction Junior James Spurrier, born James Ira Spurrier, Jr., was a United States Army soldier who received the United States’ two highest military decorations for valour – the Medal of Honour and Distinguished Service Cross – for his heroic actions in World War II. Early Life and Education Spurrier was born on 14 December 1922,… Read More

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Who was Tibor Rubin?

Introduction Tibor “Ted” Rubin (18 June 1929 to 05 December 2015) was a former Hungarian-American Army Corporal. A Holocaust survivor who immigrated to the United States in 1948, he fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honour for his actions during the war, as a combatant and a prisoner of war… Read More

Who was Roger Donlon?

Introduction Roger Hugh Charles Donlon (born January 30, 1934) is a former United States Army officer. He is the first person to receive the Medal of Honour in the Vietnam War, as well as the first member of the United States Army Special Forces to be so honoured. Early Life and Education Donlon was born… Read More

Who was Ross A. McGinnis?

Introduction Ross Andrew McGinnis (14 June 1987 to 04 December 2006) was a United States Army soldier who was posthumously awarded the United States’ highest decoration for bravery, the Medal of Honour, for his actions during the Iraq War. While serving as the gunner in a HMMWV, his convoy was attacked and a hand grenade… Read More

Who was George T. Sakato?

Introduction George Taro “Joe” Sakato (19 February 1921 to 02 December 2015) was an American combat soldier of World War II who received the Medal of Honour, the nation’s highest military award for valour. Biography Sakato was born in Colton, California. He was a Nisei, which means that he was a second generation born American… Read More

Who was Freeman V. Horner?

Introduction Freeman Victor Horner (07 June 1922 to 01 December 2005) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration – the Medal of Honour – for his actions in World War II. Biography Horner joined the Army from Shamokin, Pennsylvania in January 1941, and by 16 November… Read More

Who was Vernon McGarity?

Introduction Vernon McGarity (01 December 1921 to 21 May 2013) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honour, for his actions during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Biography Born in Right, Tennessee (unincorporated Hardin County) on 01 December 1921,… Read More