World War II

Ted White stunt-doubled for John Wayne after battling his way through Iwo Jima in WWII. He also played Jason in the movie that made Friday the 13th a big deal.
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Army Pvt. Barney Hajiro proved his devotion to the U.S. during World War II when he repeatedly put his life on the line while fighting in Europe.
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During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we honor one of the most storied units in U.S. military history.
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Army Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright was tasked with the impossible in the Philippines during WWII. His leadership earned him the Medal of Honor.
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Robert D. Booker spent the last minutes of his life helping Allied troops in North Africa defeat the enemy, a sacrifice that earned him the Medal of Honor.
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