African American History Month

On March 9, 1967, Lawrence Joel, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his selfless actions in Vietnam, making him first living African American since the Spanish-American War to receive it.

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Army Lt. Vernon Baker was 1 of 7 black Medal of Honor recipients from World War II. Sadly, he was the only one left alive to receive it.
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Success is often defined as a life well-lived. For one athlete-turned-professor, his successes can directly be attributed to his life as a Marine.
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Pfc. James Anderson Jr. gave his life to save others in Vietnam. For that, he became the first black Marine to earn the Medal of Honor.
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Civil War Army Sgt. William Carney knew how important the Union flag was, so when he went to battle, its protection came before his own life.
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