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This We'll Defend

"THIS WE'LL DEFEND - U.S. ARMY MOTTO OVER THE U.S. ARMY'S 238 YEARS OF EXISTENCE, MANY COURAGEOUS SOLDIERS HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY'S FREEDOM. Of the 324 World War II U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipients, just eight servicemen are living With great respect for their service to our country and admiration for their daring reminders of the heroism and courage commemorated by the highest military award. actions, here is a list of these World War II U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients. CHARLES H. COOLIDGE Rank: Technical Sergeant Division: 141st Infantry, 36th Infantry Division Date/Place: October 1944, East of Belmont sur Buttant, France T/SGT. CHARLES COOLIDGE TOOK LEADERSHIP DURING AN INTENSE ENEMY ATTACK. BECAUSE OF HIS COURAGE, HIS PLATOON COMPLETED THEIR MISSION IN FOUR DAYS. FRANCIS S. CURREY Rank: Private First Class Division: 120th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division Hubert Date/Place: mber 1944, Malmedy, Belgium Namur Libramont Givel PFC FRANCIS CURREY'S KNOWLEDGE OF FIREARMS HELPED HIM RESCUE FIVE SOLDIERS AND AVOID HEAVY ATTACKS AGAINST THE 3RD PLATOON NEAR MALMEDY, BELGIUM. 193845 WALTER D. EHLERS Rank: Staff Sergeant Division: 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division Date/Place: June 1944, Near Goville, France ALTHOUGH WOUNDED IN BATTLE, S/SGT. WALTER EHLERS CARRIED AN INJURED SOLDIER TO SAFETY AND RETURNED TO LEAD HIS SQUAD. JOHN D. HAWK Rank: Sergeant Division: 359th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division Date/Place: August 1944, Near Chambois, France RISKING HIS LIFE TO PROTECT FELLOW SOLDIERS, SGT. JOHN HAWK TOOK AN EXPOSED POSITION TO DIRECT FIRE TOWARD THE ENEMY. ROBERT D. MAXWELL Rank: Technician Fifth Grade Division: 7th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division Date/Place: September 1944, Near Besancon, France TECHNICIAN 5TH GRADE ROBERT MAXWELL DEFENDED HIS GROUP'S BATTALION OBSERVATION POST BY SELFLESSLY SHIELDING HIS COMRADES FROM A GRENADE BLAST. NICHOLAS ORESKO Rank: Master Sergeant Division: 302d Infantry, 94th Infantry Division Date/Place: January 1945, Near Tettington, Germany A PLATOON LEADER WITH COMPANY C, M/SGT. NICHOLAS ORESKO WORKED TIRELESSLY TO ATTACK THE ENEMY POSITION. DESPITE SERIOUS WOUNDS, HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE MISSION. WILBURN K. ROSS Rank: Private Division: 30th Infantry Date/Place: October 1944, Near St. Jacques, France AN INSPIRATION TO FELLOW COMRADES, PVT. WILBURN ROSS SINGLE-HANDEDLY FOUGHT OFF A GERMAN ASSAULT, PROTECTING HIS COMPANY FROM INJURY AND FORCING THE ENEMY TO SURRENDER. GEORGE T. SAKATO Rank: Private Division: 442 Regimental Combat Team Date/Place: October 1944, Hill 617 Biffontaine, France SHOWING EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM, PVT. GEORGE SAKATO IGNORED FIRE FROM THE GERMANS AND MADE A ONE-MAN RUSH THAT ENCOURAGED HIS PLATOON TO DESTROY THE ENEMY STRONGPOINT. liFreedomDirect MORTGAGE SERVICES Prepared for use on iFreedom Direct Corporation's company websites. © 2013, iFreedom Direct®. NMLS #3122. http://www.ifreedomdirect.com IMAGE SOURCES: Congressional Medal of Honor Society (CMOHS) http://www.cmohs.org CMOHS & National Archives http://www.archives.gov Licensing information can be accessed through a link in the footer of this website, or at www.ifreedomdirect.com/licensing.

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To celebrate the U.S. Army's 238th birthday, iFreedom Direct presents this infographic of the living WWII Medal of Honor recipients and their acts of heroism.

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