Medal of Honor Recipient's
Y.B. Rowdy (standing) evidently lent his Medal of Honor to fellow scout 1st Sgt. Cut-Mouth Moses for this circa 1895 photo session. Rowdy was honored for his bravery in action with Apaches on March 7, 1890, while he was serving as a Company A scout during the Cherry Creek Campaign in Arizona. – Courtesy Arizona Historical Society –
Valor award for SGT (then CPL) Thomas Joseph Kelly (1923-1988) US Army. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty on 5 April 1945, at Alemert, Germany. Corporal Kelly's gallantry and intrepidity in the face of seemingly certain death saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers and was an example of bravery under fire. Read full citation.
Kyle J. White received the MOH for his actions in Afghanistan 8 years ago today (9 Nov 2007) for administering life saving medical aid to comrades and radioing situational reports, in which five soldiers and a Marine were killed and all eight surviving Americans were wounded. The following day, White was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes by Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work.
Valor award for T/4 Laverne Parrish (1918-1945) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty on January 18 - 24, 1945, in Binalonan, Luzon, Philippine Islands. The indomitable spirit, intrepidity, and gallantry of Technician Parrish saved many lives at the cost of his own. Read more.
Valor award for 2LT (then TSGT) Donald Eugene Rudolph, Sr (1921-2006) US Army. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty on 5 February 1945, at Munoz, Luzon, Philippine Islands. Through his outstanding heroism, superb courage, and leadership, and complete disregard for his own safety, Second Lieutenant Rudolph cleared a path for an advance which culminated in one of the most decisive victories of the Philippine campaign.
Valor award for SSG Joseph Edward Schaefer (1918-1987) US Army. Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty....in the vicinity of Stolberg, Germany, early in the morning of 24 September 1944. Staff Sergeant Schaefer's indomitable courage and his determination to hold his position at all costs were responsible for stopping an enemy break-through.