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Duane Dewey, Medal of Honor, Korean War

On April 16, 1952, while being treated by a Navy corpsman near Panmunjom, Korea, Corporal Duane Dewey covered a grenade that fell on the ground beside them, saving the medic's life. On March 12, 1953, President Eisenhower presented Dewey with the Medal of Honor.

Thomas Hudner, Jr., Medal of Honor, Korean War

On December 4, 1950, Lieutenant Thomas Hudner, Jr., crash-landed his aircraft at the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, in an attempt to save his flight leader, who was trapped in a shot-down plane. On April 13, 1951, Hudner became the first American serviceman in the Korean War to receive the Medal of Honor.

Ronald Rosser, Medal of Honor, Korean War

On January 12, 1952, Corporal Ronald Rosser charged up an enemy-held hill near Ponggilli, Korea, single-handedly enabling the withdrawal of his decimated unit. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman on June 27, 1952.

Rudolfo Hernandez, Medal of Honor, Korean War

On May 31, 1951, Corporal Rodolfo ""Rudy"" Hernandez held his position against an overwhelming enemy attack, stopping the advance at Wontong-ni, South Korea; he would struggle through years of rehabilition for injuries he received that day.


 Ernest West, Medal of Honor, Korean War

Despite serious wounds, on October 12, 1952, Private First Class Ernest West fought off enemy forces and evacuated wounded soldiers following an ambush near Sataeri, Korea. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on January 12, 1954.

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