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|The Indianapolis memorial features
glass panels etched with the names
of more than 3,400 Medal of Honor recipients, their branch of service and the
locations of their heroic actions. More
of Honor Museum in Riverside, California
Medal of Honor Museum in Pueblo, Colorado
Medal of Honor Museum in South Carolina
of Honor - US Submarine Force
Medal of Honor Museum
FOXFALL MEDALS This is what they say:
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information on American military medals,
decorations, and ribbons."
of Honor - Arlington Cemetery Page
Medal of Honor Citations
Medal of Honor Society
Medal of Honor From ABOUT.COM
Tracking Down False Heroes by Mishalov
Living MOH Recipients by Mishalov
|Andersonville National Historic Site is the only park in the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.|
A United States Submarine Veterans Inc. (USSVI) National Memorial Site
Located in New Suffolk, Long Island, NY - Facing the Peconic Bay.
Sponsored by the United States Submarine Veterans Inc.
|This medal commemorates the extraordinary
heroism and devotion to duty displayed by four American chaplains during
the Second World War. It was awarded posthumously to Chaplains George D.
Fox, Alexander D. Goode, Clark V. Poling, and John P. Washington for giving
their life vests to others during the sinking of the troop transport ship
Dorchester in the North Atlantic just after midnight on February 2, 1943.
The four Chaplains were also posthumously awarded the Army's Distinguished
Service Cross for their extraordinary heroism in action.
|The Navy Public Affairs Library (NAVPALIB)
A service of the Navy Office of Information, Washington DC
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 1994 14:10:40 +0000 (GMT)
From: GEN C. E. Mundy, Jr., Commandant, USMC in a message to celebrate the Chaplain Corps Anniversary on November 28
Fraternal Act Not Forgotten
Washington DC (NENS) -- I am reminded of the story of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, enroute to Greenland during World War II. The ship was within 50 miles of her destination when a German U-boat torpedoed her. With 902 American troops and civilian workers aboard, the ship began to sink into the icy waters of the Atlantic. Frenzied men fled for the life boats, others for life jackets in order to save themselves. In the traumatic chaos, four chaplains, one-Jewish, two-Protestant and one Roman Catholic, gave up their own life-jackets...Their only means of survival to four distraught and frightened young men.
In the end the four chaplains, all from different faiths, went to their deaths with gallant dignity and godly spirit. Their faith and courage...and fraternal compassion, gave to every man looking from the chaotic decks or sitting in the safety of the waters, a serenity of spirit and a true example of submission to God. For this action, 230 survivors never forgot this fraternal act of love for the flock.
I would like to say to all those who are the calm and steady voice of strength and the truth--to those men and women of the Chaplain Corps who show the mystical fellowship which lightens our emotional load, that you are highly praised and warmly appreciated as team-members.
My prayers go with you as you celebrate your birthday, and may God continue to bless you with courage, devotion and the wisdom of Solomon.