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Petar Herceg 'Tonić' (Anglicized as Peter Tomich) (June 3, 1893 – December 7, 1941) was a United States Navy sailor who received the United States military's highest award, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in World War II. Onboard the USS Utah during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Chief Watertender

Valor awards for Peter Tomich stayed below in the USS Utah allowing others to escape. Awarded Medal of Honer.

Navy Corpsman William D. Halyburton, Jr. awarded the Medal of Honor for actions on Okinawa May 10, 1945 that cost him his life.

Pharmacist's Mate Second Class William D. US Navy Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, World War II May Namesake of USS Halyburton

Commander Cassin Young, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient Commanding Officer USS Vestal (AR-4), attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II December 7, 1941. Namesake of USS Cassin Young (DD-793).

Commander Cassin Young, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient Commanding Officer USS Vestal attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II December Namesake of USS Cassin Young

Lieutenant Milton E. Ricketts, United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient USS Yorktown (CV-5), Battle of the Coral Sea, World War II May 8, 1942. Namesake of USS Ricketts (DE-254).

Lieutenant Milton E. Ricketts, United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient USS Yorktown Battle of the Coral Sea, World War II May Namesake of USS Ricketts

Captain John P. Cromwell, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient USS Sculpin (SS-191) off Truk Island, Caroline Islands, World War II November 19, 1943. USS Cromwell (DE-1014) was named in his honor.

Captain John P. Cromwell, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient USS Sculpin (SS off Truk Island, Caroline Islands, World War II November USS Cromwell (DE was named in his honor.

Private First Class William A. Foster, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, World War II May 2, 1945.

Private First Class William A. Foster, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Okinawa Ryukyu Islands, World War II May

Captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient Commanding Officer USS Arizona (BB-39) attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II December 7, 1941. Namesake of USS Van Valkenburgh (DD-656).

Captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient Commanding Officer USS Arizona attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II December Namesake of USS Van Valkenburgh

John Henry Quick (June 20, 1870 – September 9, 1922) was a United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1898 during the Spanish-American War and the Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross during World War I.

John Henry Quick (June 1870 – September was a United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1898 during the Spanish-American War and the Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross during World War I.

Captain Richard E. Fleming, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Midway, World War II June 5, 1942. Namesake of USS Fleming (DE-32).

Captain Richard E. Fleming, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Midway, World War II June Namesake of USS Fleming (DE

Admiral Jonas Howard Ingram (October 15, 1886 – September 9, 1952) was an officer in the United States Navy during World War I and World War II. He commanded the United States Atlantic Fleet during World War II and was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in 1914 in Veracruz, Mexico.

Admiral Jonas Howard Ingram Recipient of the Medal of Honor for his action in 1914 in Veracruz, Mexico. He also commanded the U. Atlantic Fleet during WWII.

Watertender First Class Elmer C. Bigelow, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient USS Fletcher (DD-445) off Corregidor, Phillippine Islands, World War II February 14, 1945. Namesake of USS Bigelow (DD-942).

Watertender First Class Elmer C. Bigelow, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient USS Fletcher Phillippine Islands, World War II February Namesake of USS Bigelow

Frank Luke Jr. was an American fighter ace in WWI with 18 victories (4 shared). He was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor.

Second Lieutenant Frank Luke, Jr. US Army Air Service Medal of Honor recipient near Murvaux, France World War I September

Courageous & Heroic Item who gave up his life at Pearl Harbor so others could live

Captain Mervyn S. Bennion, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient Commanding Officer USS West Virginia attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II December USS Bennion was named in his honor.

Ben Salomon, Hero Of The Battle Of Saipan, Was One Of Only Three Dentists To Be Awarded The Medal Of Honor

On this day in history, 30 January Lloyd C. Hawks would take actions on this day that would save fellow Soldiers lives and earn him the Medal of Honor.

Fascinating and important clip about the Harlem Hellfighters from the History Channel.

The Harlem Hellfighters were an African-American infantry unit in WWI who spent more time in combat than any other American unit.

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