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Master Sergeant Woodrow Wilson Keeble (1917-1982) was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a full-blooded member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, a Sioux Native American tribe. Master Sergeant Keeble, a highly-decorated U.S. war veteran, didn't receive his Medal of Honor until some 16 years after his death.

from Civil War History

The Medal of Honor in the Civil War


Now here's a story! Mary Edwards Walker, 1911. She received the Medal of Honor for her work as a surgeon during the civil war, the only woman to ever get one. In 1917 the Army tightened up the rules for what you had to do/be to get the MoH...and deleted 911 names from the Medal of Honor Roll, inculding her. She kept her medal and wore it till her death. Jimmy Carter restored her medal posthumously.


Lieutenant Michael E. Thornton; Native American. Michael Thornton was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 15, 1973. He is the first person in more than a century to receive that honor for saving the life of another Medal of Honor recipient.


The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces.


Corporal John H. Pruitt, US Marine Corps double Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Mont Blanc Ridge, France World War I October 4, 1918. Corporal Pruitt was awarded the Medal of Honor from both the Army & Navy for the same action. USS Pruitt (DD-347) was named in his honor.


Medals of Honor, Denied Because of Prejudice, to Be Belatedly Awarded

Former Green Beret Melvin Morris of Port St. John, FL will receive the Medal of Honor -- four decades late -- for actions in Vietnam in 1969. Morris found his niche in the military. By 1961, he was one of the first soldiers donning the "green beret" of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Read his story here

from Star Spangled Flags

Surprising Medal of Honor Details

chivalrous (adj) marked by honor, generosity, or courtesy; valiant; good mannered; courteous; polite (appropriate behavior of knights, especially to women)