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Walter Marm Jr. saved many American lives during the Battle of la Drang in Vietnam, a fight that would later be dramatized in the movie “We Were Soldiers.”
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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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Navy Capt. Thomas J. Hudner was awarded the Medal of Honor for his attempt to save the Navy’s first black pilot, during a time of deep racial tension.
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Jacklyn H. Lucas, the youngest Marine to receive the Medal of Honor, was awarded it for heroics displayed while fighting Japanese military members on February 20, 1945 in Iwo Jima.
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Photo: Army Sgt. William H. Carney (Image from Collection of the Museum of African American History)

Army Sgt. William H. Carney was the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient, earning the medal after he risked his life to safeguard the U.S. flag during the Civil War.
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