Lindstrom knew his small section was alone and outnumbered five to one, but he pushed on regardless, quickly ordering the few remaining men into position to open fire.
“You followed him because he was a true leader – something you need in life-and-death situations. … He was totally fearless. He loved his Marines, and we loved him back.”
Pierce’s unit followed the enemy as they ran away. Once they all made it to a dirt road, however, Pierce discovered too late that there was a mine in the roadbed.
Heriot suffered several wounds to his arms from the charge, but he continued fighting. Later that day, he charged another machine gun nest.
Phillips was the 40th Marine to earn the Medal of Honor for actions in Korea. Along with that honor, his decorations include the Purple Heart and the Presidential Unit Citation with two Bronze Star me
In World War I, “no man’s land” marked the spot between Allied and enemy trenches where cruel and deadly battles often took place. It was called “no man’s land” for a reason…
When Garman saw the wounded soldiers were in extreme danger, he jumped into the river and towed the boat to safety as the Germans continued to fire.
As an infantryman in World War II, Army Pvt. Pedro Cano used a shoulder-fired rocket launcher to take out more than 19 enemy soldiers and several machine guns terrorizing American troops.
Once the U.S. entered the war, Burt took part in major campaigns over the next few years in North Africa, Sicily and at D-Day, but he earned his Medal of Honor during the Battle of Aachen.