68 Years Ago Today, Douglas Munro Earned His Medal of Honor

Just a reminder that today was the 68th anniversary of the death of the Coast Guard’s most famous  hero. If he had lived, he would be 90 now, a grand father and probably great grand father. Instead, he and those with him saved 250 Marines. Presumably there are a lot of grand children and great grand children because of their heroism.

8 thoughts on “68 Years Ago Today, Douglas Munro Earned His Medal of Honor

  1. Just to pick a nit, the Medal of Honor is not “won”, it is awarded to recipients, not winners. Thank you for at least not calling it the “Congressional” Medal of Honor, which far too many people do. It’s awarded by the President, on behalf of congress.

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