The 8th & I Reunion Association

An organization of Marines
who served at
Marine Barracks
8th & I Streets, S.E.,
Washington D.C.





8th & I Hall of Valor


This page is respectfully devoted to the following 8th & I Marines who have distinguished themselves on the field of battle.
You will note there are no references to the rank of the recipients, as we feel the focus should be on the awards which they earned.





Bernie Adams

Silver Star

World War II

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Richard L. Alderson

Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Adrian Aranda

Purple Heart

Afghanistan

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Charles J. Bailey

Silver Star     Silver Star 

World War II - Korea

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Ronald L. Bailey

Legion of Merit

Vietnam

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John J. Bain

Purple Heart

Korea

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Bob Baird

Navy Achievement

Vietnam

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Jim Bathurst

Silver Star    Bronze Star w/V   Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Roy J. Batterton, Jr.

Silver Star    Silver Star

Bronze Star w/V    Bronze Star w/V

Purple Heart    Purple Heart

World War II and Korea

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Robert J. Bear

Navy Cross

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here)

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Peter S. Beck

       Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Charlie Bergin

Purple Heart      

WW II, Korea and Vietnam
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Louis Blank

Bronze Star w/V   Purple Heart   Navy Achievement w/V

WW II and Vietnam
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Kristoffer C. Borch

Navy Achievement w/V

Iraq
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Lee Bradley

Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Donald Brazeal

Bronze Star w/V   Navy Commendation w/V   Navy Commendation w/V

Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom
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George Bubenheim

Purple Heart

Vietnam

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James F. Bunker Sr.

Purple Heart

Korea

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Edgar Brower Burchell, III

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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Jim Burke

Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Roger Vincent Paul Burke

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Vietnam

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Charlie Burns

Purple Heart   Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Frank Ivan Burris, Jr.

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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Smedley D. Butler

Medal of Honor     Medal of Honor

Brevet Medal

Veracruz, Mexico; Fort Riviere, Haiti; Boxer Rebellion (China)
To read the Brevet Medal Citation: Click here
For more information on Major General Smedley D. Butler click here.

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Thomas E. Campbell

Silver Star     Bronze Star w/V     Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Robert Capeci

Bronze Star w/V     Purple Heart

Vietnam - Korea

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Jim Carmickle

Bronze Star w/V     Navy Commendation

Vietnam - Korea

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Robert B. Carney

Bronze Star w/V     Purple Heart

World War II

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Matthew Caulfield

Legion of Merit    Legion of Merit    Legion of Merit    Bronze Star    Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Justice M. Chambers

Medal of Honor

Legion of Merit    Silver Star

Purple Heart  Purple Heart  Purple Heart



World War II

(To view the Medal of Honor citation, click here)

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Leonard F. Chapman

Legion of Merit     Bronze Star w/V     Navy Commendation

World War II

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Ernest C. Cheatem, Jr.

Navy Cross   Legion of Merit

Vietnam

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here.)

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George R. "Ron" Christmas

Navy Cross     Purple Heart

Vietnam

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here.)

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Daniel J. Clay

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Iraq

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David A. Clement

Silver Star

Korea

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Michael P. Cline

Purple Heart   Navy Achievement

Vietnam

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James F. Coen

Silver Star   Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Thomas A. Coffin, Sr.

Purple Heart

Korea

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James J. Coolican

Navy Cross

Vietnam

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here.)

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Adam J. Copp

Bronze Star w/V

Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Leland Crawford

Bronze Star w/V   Bronze Star w/V   Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Leonard B. Cresswell

Navy Cross

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here)

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George B. Crist

Legion of Merit     Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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William Cronin

Air Medal w/Combat V and 6 Strike/Flight Awards     Navy Commendation

Operation Desert Storm

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W. Blake Crowe

Navy Commendation

Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Sylvester Davies

Bronze Star w/V

Navy Commendation    Navy Commendation    Navy Commendation   

Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Arthur Lavelle Davis

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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James R. Davis

Silver Star     Legion of Merit     Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Gene A. Deegan

Silver Star     Purple Heart

Navy Commendation     Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm

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John Des Jarlais

Purple Heart     Navy Commendation

World War II

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William F. Doehler

Bronze Star w/V       Bronze Star w/V

Korea

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James R. Donovan

Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Danny Dupre

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Iraq

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Ronnie Duran

Purple Heart       Purple Heart       Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Shelton Lee Eakin

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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Bruce Horace Eaton

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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Edward Eiskant

Purple Heart

Korea

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Jan Avery Elkins

Silver Star     Purple Heart - Killed in Action     Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry

Vietnam

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Henry T. Elrod

Medal of Honor    Purple Heart - Killed in Action

World War II

To read the Medal of Honor Citation, click here.

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Juan M. Escobar

Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Clarence E Fairchild

Purple Heart

Beirut

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John L. Farris

Bronze Star w/V   Purple Heart   Purple Heart

Korea

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Dwight Faylor

Bronze Star w/V     Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Angelo Fernandez

Legion of Merit

Vietnam

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Charles E. Finney

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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Bob Fleishaurer

Purple Heart

World War II

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Richard M. Foster

Purple Heart     Purple Heart

World War II

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Laurence Raymond Gaboury

Silver Star     Bronze Star w/V

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry

Vietnam

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John E. Garafolo

Purple Heart

Korea

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Joshua Glover

Silver Star

Purple Heart    Purple Heart    Purple Heart

Navy Commendation    Navy Achievement

Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

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Paul G. Graham

Legion of Merit w/V   Purple Heart   Purple Heart

Vietnam - Korea

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Maurice O. V. Green

Navy Cross

Vietnam

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here.)

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Tom Griffin

Bronze Star w/V    Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Nicholas H. Grosz

Navy Cross       Silver Star       Silver Star

Vietnam

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here.)

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Donald Lee Gustafson

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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John Haggerty

Legion of Merit     Legion of Merit

Vietnam

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Paul Hamilton, Jr.

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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Daniel L. Hansen

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Afghanistan

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Mike Harden

Navy Commendation

Vietnam

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John A. Harris

Silver Star     Purple Heart     Navy Achievement Medal



Vietnam

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Franklin A. Hart

    Legion of Merit    Purple Heart

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here.)

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Michael S. Haskell

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

KIA in bombing of Marine Barracks, Beirut, Lebanon

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Norman Hatch

Bronze Star    Navy Commendation

World War II

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Richard Lee Hatch

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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Gene Hauet

Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Michael Hester

Silver Star     Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Michael P. Hodshire

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Iraq

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Gil Holmes

Silver Star    Bronze Star w/V    Purple Heart

Korea

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Denver Houck

Purple Heart

Iraq

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Eugene Jarrell

Silver Star     Purple Heart

Vietnam

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James E. Johnson

Medal of Honor

Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Squad Leader in a Provisional Rifle Platoon composed of Artillery men and attached to Company J, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces at Yudam-ni, Korea, on 2 December 1950.  Vastly outnumbered by a well-entrenched and cleverly concealed enemy force wearing the uniforms of friendly troops and attacking his platoon's open and unconcealed positions, Sergeant Johnson unhesitatingly took charge of his platoon in the absence of the leader and exhibiting great personal valor in the face of a heavy barrage of hostile fire, coolly proceeded to move about among his men, shouting words of encouragement and inspiration and skillfully directing their fire.  Ordered to displace his platoon during the fire fight, he immediately placed himself in an extremely hazardous position from which he could provide covering fire for his men.  Fully aware that his voluntary action meant either certain death or capture to himself, he courageously continued to provide effective cover for his men and was last observed in a wounded condition single-handedly engaging enemy troops in close hand grenade and hand-to-hand fighting.  By his valiant and inspiring leadership, Sergeant Johnson was directly responsible for the successful completion of the platoon's displacement and the saving of many lives.   His dauntless fighting spirit and unfaltering devotion to duty in the face of terrific odds reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

Killed in Action - Korea

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James L. Jones

Silver Star       Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Wayne E. Jones

Silver Star    Purple Heart    Navy Commendation    Navy Commendation

Vietnam

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Ross Kasminoff

Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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William Keller

Bronze Star w/V    Purple Heart

Korea

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Al Kihlstrom

Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Adam Kisielewski

Purple Heart

Iraq

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Melvin "Mustang" Krone

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal w/30 Strike/Flight Awards      Air Medal w/30 Strike/Flight Awards      Air Medal w/30 Strike/Flight Awards

Navy Achievement Medal      Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry

Vietnam

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William Henry Lanagan Jr.

Legion of Merit

Vietnam

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Robert Lance

Purple Heart

Korea

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Thomas J. Lapham

Bronze Star w/V      Purple Heart

Vietnam

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David Francis Langley

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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William F. Lee

Legion of Merit     Bronze Star w/V     Purple Heart

Vietnam

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William J. Livingston

Navy Cross       Purple Heart

Korea

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click
here).

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Terry M. Lockard

Bronze Star w/V

Operation Desert Storm

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Robert Lunsford

Silver Star     Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Donald L. Mallory

Navy

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here)

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Joseph P. Mangan

Purple Heart     Navy

Korea

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James M. Masters

Navy Cross   Legion of Merit   Bronze Star w/V

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here)

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Frank McCarthy

Bronze Star w/V     Bronze Star w/V     Bronze Star w/V

Purple Heart    Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Williams J. McClements

Purple Heart     Navy Achievement Medal

Vietnam

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William N. McKelvy

Navy Cross

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here)

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Roland McMahon

Bronze Star w/V

Korea

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Heath McMillin

Bronze Star w/V       Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Iraq

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Fenton J. Mee

Navy Cross      Navy Cross

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citations, click here)

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John B. Melvin

Navy Cross       Purple Heart

Korea

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here.)

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Peter T. Metzger

Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Alan Millstein

Purple Heart

Vietnam

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John ("Phil") Monahan

Bronze Star w/V     Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Marc A. Moore

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star w/V   Bronze Star w/V
Air Medal

Korea and Vietnam

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Boone Morgan, Jr.

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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James A. Mosel

Purple Heart       Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Don Myers

Legion of Merit   Bronze Star w/V   Bronze Star w/V   Bronze Star w/V   Purple Heart   Navy Commendation

Vietnam

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Thomas J. Myers

Navy Cross

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here)

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George Navadel

Silver Star

Vietnam

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Jim Nesbitt

Purple Heart       Navy Commendation

Vietnam

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Donald G. Nickerson

Purple Heart

Korea

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Henry Norman

Purple Heart      Purple Heart

World War II

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Dan Ogle

Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Jerry O'Sullivan

Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Charles Otto

Silver Star    Bronze Star w/V    Bronze Star w/V

Purple Heart    Purple Heart    Purple Heart

Korea and Vietnam

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Peter Pace

Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Jayton D. Patterson

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Iraq

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Lawrence R. Philippon

Purple Heart - Killed in Action       Navy Commendation

Killed in Action - Iraq

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Jonas M. Platt

Silver Star

Legion of Merit   Legion of Merit   Legion of Merit

Bronze Star    Purple Heart    Navy Achievement Medal

World War II - Korea - Vietnam

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John Ploskonka

Purple Heart       Navy Commendation

Iraq

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Herman L. Pollard

Navy Commendation

Korea

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James W. Pope

Purple Heart

Vietnam

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VERNON POWELL

Bronze Star

Purple Heart    Purple Heart    Purple Heart

Vietman

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James Power Proctor

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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Francis X. Quinn

Silver Star   Purple Heart

Korea

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Luke Quinn

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

John Brown Insurrection - 1859
Harper's Ferry, W.Va.

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Wesley H. Rice

Legion of Merit    Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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James E. Reier

Bronze Star w/V   Navy/Marine Corps Commendation with V   Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm

Vietnam

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Louis Rojo

Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Matthew Ruppert

Purple Heart

John Brown Insurrection - 1859
Harper's Ferry, W.Va.

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Chester "Chet" Russo

Silver Star

Vietnam

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Ernest R. Savoy

Bronze Star w/V     Purple Heart     Navy Commendation

Vietnam

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Byron T. Schenn

Legion of Merit

Vietnam

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Adolph G. Schwenk

Legion of Merit    Legion of Merit

Korea and Vietnam

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Bob Secher

Bronze Star w/V - Killed in Action   Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Operation Iraqi Freedom

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John "Jack" Sheehan

Purple Heart  

Vietnam

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Steve Shenk

Joint Services Commendation

Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Andrew Marco Sherman

Navy Cross   Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Citation:

The Navy Cross is presented to Andrew Marco Sherman, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as Platoon Commander, Second Platoon, Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Third Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, northwest of Cam Lo in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 8 August 1966.  In carrying out its assigned mission of assisting in the evacuation of a reconnaissance team which was surrounded by North Vietnamese, Second Lieutenant Sherman's platoon was attacked on two sides in great strength and rapidly encircled; heavy automatic weapons fire and grenades inflicted fifty percent casualties upon them.  With the North Vietnamese force threatening to overrun the position, Second Lieutenant Sherman, with complete disregard for his own safety, moved about through extremely heavy rifle and automatic weapons fire in full view of the enemy, directing the fire fight and giving encouragement to his men.  The viciousness of the assault by the North Vietnamese pushed the defenders into tenuous secondary positions.  Second Lieutenant Sherman, undeterred by the five-to-one odds, rallied his remaining men and led a counterattack back across forty meters of open, fire-swept terrain, and regained the original positions.  By this time, the force had suffered sixty percent casualties and the situation was deteriorating rapidly.  Repeated attempts at evacuation were thwarted by the loss of four helicopters.  Second Lieutenant Sherman bravely continued to move from position to position deploying his weapon, and shouting orders and words of encouragement until he was mortally wounded.  By his valiant leadership, outstanding courage, and stirring example in the face of tremendous odds, he inspired his men and gave them the spirit to repulse the enemy and crush the attack.  His steadfast devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.  He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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David Alan Siemon

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

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Gene G Smallwood

Navy Commendation

Vietnam

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Andrew H. Smith

Bronze Star w/V    Bronze Star

Iraq

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Benjamin J. Smith

Bronze Star w/V   Purple Heart   Navy Commendation

Korea

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George W. Smith Sr.

    Legion of Merit w/Gold Star    Legion of Merit w/Gold Star

Navy Commendation    Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Silver Star    Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm



World War II, Korea and Vietnam

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D. L. Smith, Jr.

Navy Commendation

Korea

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Michael M. Spark

Navy Cross   Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Vietnam

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here.)

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Arthur L. Stewart

Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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Guy B. Stratton

Purple Heart

Iwo Jima

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Donald A. Stronach

Navy Commendation

Korea

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Ryan Sullivan

Purple Heart

Operation Iraqi Freedom

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John B. Sweeney

Navy Cross

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here)

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Tyler B. Swisher

Bronze Star w/V - Killed in Action   Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Iraq

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Telesfore J. Tantalo

Purple Heart

Korea

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Billy G. Taylor

Purple Heart - Killed in Action

Killed in Action - Iraq

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Blake K. Thomas

Bronze Star w/V       Navy Commendation       Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry

Vietnam

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Edmond "Buddy" Thomas

Purple Heart

World War II

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Howard M. Thomas

Purple Heart

World War II

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Don Thorpe

Bronze Star w/V

Vietnam

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David S. Tolle

Bronze Star w/V

Korea

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Robert M. Turner, Jr.

Purple Heart

Korea

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Anthony C. Viggiani

Navy Cross   Purple Heart

Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom

Citation:

The Navy Cross is presented to Anthony C. Viggiani, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action against Anti-Coalition Force Militia in Zabol Province, Afghanistan, serving as a squad leader for Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, First Battalion, Sixth Marines, Twenty-Second Marine Expeditionary Unit, deployed with commander, United States Fifth Fleet during Operation Enduring Freedom 3 June 2004.  While leading a company assault against an enemy held ridgeline north of the village of Khabargho, Sergeant Viggiani and his squadron came under heavy and accurate fire from an enemy force well entrenched inside a cave, pinning down one of his teams and wounding two of his Marines.  Moving across exposed ground, under observation and fire from an adjacent enemy position, Sergeant Viggiani maneuvered to the cave opening, but achieving no effect on the enemy.  Braving enemy fire from the adjacent enemy position, he went back to retrieve a fragmentation grenade.  Again, under a hail of fire, he moved to within feet of the cave opening and employed the grenade to eliminate the enemy position, which was actively firing upon friendly forces.  Killing three enemy fighters, Sergeant Viggiani destroyed the enemy strongpoint and allowed his company to continue their advance up to the ridgeline, solidly defeating the enemy by killing a total of fourteen Anti-Coalition fighters.  In the process, he was wounded by rifle fire from the adjacent enemy position, yet he continued to lead his Marines in the attack.  By his outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of enemy fire and utmost dedication to duty, Sergeant Viggiani reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


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Randy Waller

Purple Heart     Purple Heart

Vietnam

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James E. Walls

Navy Commendation

Vietnam

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Charles F. Widdecke

Navy Cross

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here)

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Robert H. Williams

Navy Cross

World War II

(To view the Navy Cross citation, click here)

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Louis H. Wilson, Jr.

Medal of Honor   Legion of Merit   Purple Heart   Purple Heart

World War II - Korea

(To view the Medal of Honor citation, click here)


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Robert B. Wray

Silver Star      Purple Heart

Vietnam

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Edwin Wright

Silver Star      Purple Heart

Korea

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Ronald C. Yeaton

Bronze Star w/V   Purple Heart

Vietman

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Frank S. Zam

Navy Commendation

Korea

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Joseph S. Zembroski

Purple Heart

Korea

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