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Long lost remains of WWII Medal of Honor recipient found

For nearly 70 years, Bonnyman's family remembered the handsome, adventurous man they had lost with what few artifacts they had left: his Medal of Honor, awarded posthumously for his efforts to hold back a Japanese counterattack; a large portrait, commissioned from an Italian oil painter; and a few black-and-white photographs taken during the assault on Betio.

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On heroic deeds

Before the 2012 Citizen Service Before Self Honors ceremony, World War II Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Williams talks about heroic deeds, the thought process of those who perform them, and how they're by no means limited to the military.

 

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Citations for Medals of Honor awarded since 2000, from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Web site:'

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