Passed away from cancer today. He was a Medal of Honor winner (nominated 3 different times), Purple Heart winner (14 different times), Bronze Star winner (Silver Star? I lost track in the time allowed) and many others! See what this man did on YouTube..........he is believed to have been the most heavily decorated soldier in the Modern Era.
I find it hard to believe I've never even hear of this man! I have to pay closer attention.
Sorry to hear that a real hero has passed.
One correction - a person does not WIN the medal of honor or purple heart, they receive them for heroism or wounds. I doubt that any of these people think that they have WON anything!
I have met a few of these special people and they have one thing in common they were all very humble, just doing their job . He Passed away Dec 23, 2009. Here is a list of his medals, wow...
Awards and decoration
Medal of Honor , Distinguished Service Cross with oak leaf cluster ,Silver Star,
Legion of Merit with 3 oak leaf clusters , Bronze Star with "V" device & 3 oak leaf clusters
Purple Heart with 7 oak leaf clusters , Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with "V" device & award numerals 3
Army Commendation Medal with "V" device & 6 oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
U.S. Awards & Decorations
Presidential Unit Citation with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Navy Unit Commendation