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Hiroshi Miyamura, Medal of Honor, Korean War

 
Corporal Hiroshi Miyamura covered his unit's retreat during an overwhelming enemy attack near the Imjin River in North Korea on April 24, 1951. After two years of captivity in a Communist prison camp following the attack, Miyamura was repatriated and awarded the Medal of Honor, which was presented to him on October 27, 1953.

Robert Simanek, Medal of Honor, Korean War

 
On August 17, 1952, at the Hook near Panmunjom, North Korea, Private First Class Robert Simanek, already injured by an exploding grenade, rolled himself on top of a second grenade thrown into his trench to save the lives of his fellow Marines. On October 27, 1953, Simanek was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Eisenhower.

Tibor Rubin Medal of Honor Korean War

 
Corporal Tibor Rubin covered the withdrawal of his unit against a superior enemy force on October 30, 1950, and helped his fellow POWs survive while imprisoned in Korea from 1950 to 1953. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 23, 2005, after a review of the military records of Jewish-American veterans whose heroism might have been overlooked.

Ola Mize, Medal of Honor, Korean War

 
On the evening of June 10, 1953 and all through the next day, Sergeant Ola Mize led his men in fierce hand-to-hand combat to repel an overwhelming enemy attack near Surang-ni, South Korea. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on September 7, 1954.

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