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Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients in Gainesville, Texas

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients in Gainesville, Texas. As joy overwhelms them as the youngest generation approaches them asking for details about them and the conflicts they fought in. The patriotism shown by men, women and children fills the recipients with pride. The following American Heroes shared smiles, handshakes and photos. These gentlemen were welcomed by the Medal of Honor Host City in Gainesville, Texas.

Below are some excerpts as published from the Citations Published at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients in Gainesville, Texas

Gary M. Rose
Gary M. Rose, Congressional Medal of Honor

Sergeant Gary Michael Rose distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Special Forces Medic with a company sized exploitation force, 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces. As Cited at “Congressional Medal of Honor Society”

Gary George Wetzel MOH
Gary George Wetzel, Congressional Medal of Honor

Sp4c. Wetzel, 173d Assault Helicopter Company, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life. above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Wetzel was serving as door gunner aboard a helicopter which was part of an insertion force trapped in a landing zone by intense and deadly hostile fire.. As Cited at “Congressional Medal of Honor Society”

Doc Ballard MOH
Donald “Doc” Ballard, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty while serving as a HC2c. with Company M, in connection with operations against enemy aggressor forces. During the afternoon hours, Company M was moving to join the remainder of the 3d Battalion in Quang Tri Province. As Cited at “Congressional Medal of Honor Society”

Michael John Fitzmaurice MOH
Michael John Fitzmaurice, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Fitzmaurice, 3d Platoon, Troop D, distinguished himself at Khe Sanh. As Cited at “Congressional Medal of Honor Society”


Melvin Morris MOH
Melvin Morris, Congressional Medal of Honor

Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Commander of a Strike Force drawn from Company D, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Chi Lang, Republic of Vietnam on September 17, 1969. As cited at the ” Congressional Medal of Honor Society”

Michael Edwin Thornton
Michael Edwin Thornton, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while participating in a daring operation against enemy forces. PO Thornton, as Assistant U.S. Navy Advisor, along with a U.S. Navy lieutenant serving as Senior Advisor, accompanied a 3-man Vietnamese Navy SEAL patrol on an intelligence gathering and prisoner capture operation against an enemy-occupied naval river base. As cited at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Ronald Rosser MOH
Ronald E. Rosser, Congressional Medal of Honor

Cpl. Rosser, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty. While assaulting heavily fortified enemy hill positions, Company L, 38th Infantry Regiment, was stopped by fierce automatic-weapons, small-arms, artillery, and mortar fire. Cpl. Rosser, a forward observer was with the lead platoon of Company L, when it came under fire from 2 directions. As cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Allen James Lynch MOH
James Allen Lynch, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Lynch (then Sp4c.) distinguished himself while serving as a radio telephone operator with Company D. While serving in the forward element on an operation near the village of My An, his unit became heavily engaged with a numerically superior enemy force. As Cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.  

Gary B. Beikirch MOH
Gary B. Beikirck, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Beikirch, medical aidman, Detachment B-24, Company B, distinguished himself during the defense of Camp Dak Seang. As cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Robert R. Ingram MOH
Robert R. Ingram, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Corpsman with Company C, First Battalion, Seventh Marines against elements of a North Vietnam Aggressor (NVA) battalion in Quang Ngai Province Republic of Vietnam on 28 March 1966. As Cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Bennie Adkins MOH
Bennie Adkins, Congressional Medal of Honor

Sergeant First Class Adkins distinguished himself during the period 9 March 1966 to 12 March 1966 during combat operations at Camp A Shau, Republic of Vietnam. When the camp was attacked by a large Viet Cong force, Sergeant First Class Adkins rushed through intense hostile fire and manned a mortar position. As cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Kenneth E. Stumpf
Kenneth E. Stumpf, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. S/Sgt. Stumpf distinguished himself while serving as a squad leader of the 3d Platoon, Company C, on a search and destroy mission. As S/Sgt. Stumpf’s company approached a village, it encountered a North Vietnamese rifle company occupying a well fortified bunker complex. As Cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

James Allen Taylor MOH
James Allen Taylor, Congressional Medal of Honor

Capt. Taylor, Armor, was serving as executive officer of Troop B, 1st Squadron. His troop was engaged in an attack on a fortified position west of Que Son when it came under intense enemy recoilless rifle, mortar, and automatic weapons fire from an enemy strong point located immediately to its front. As Cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Hiroshi H. Miyamura MOH
Hiroshi H. Miyamura, Congressional Medal of Honor

Cpl. Miyamura, a member of Company H, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. On the night of 24 April, Company H was occupying a defensive position when the enemy fanatically attacked threatening to overrun the position. As Cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Robert J. Modrzejewski MOH
Robert J. Modrzejewski, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. On 15 July, during Operation HASTINGS, Company K was landed in an enemy-infested jungle area to establish a blocking position at a major enemy trail network. As Cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Robert E. O’Malley
Robert E. O’Malley, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the communist (Viet Cong) forces at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. While leading his squad in the assault against a strongly entrenched enemy force, his unit came under intense small-arms fire. As Cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Harold A. Fritz MOH
Harold A. Fritz, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Capt. (then 1st Lt.) Fritz, Armor, U.S. Army, distinguished himself while serving as a platoon leader with Troop A, near Quan Loi. As Cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Patrick Henry Brady MOH
Patrick Henry Brady, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, Maj. Brady distinguished himself while serving in the Republic of Vietnam commanding a UH-1H ambulance helicopter, volunteered to rescue wounded men from a site in enemy held territory which was reported to be heavily defended and to be blanketed by fog. As Cited by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Hershel “Woody” Williams MOH
Hershel “Woody” Williams, Congressional Medal of Honor

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as demolition sergeant serving with the 21st Marines, 3d Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, 23 February 1945. As Cited by the Congressional medal of Honor Society.

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients in Gainesville, Texas

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