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Private First Class James Anderson, Jr (January 22, 1947 - February 28, 1967) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism while serving in Vietnam in February 1967. When his Medal of Honor was awarded on August 21, 1968, he became the first African-American U.S. Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor... .

On this day, 1968 Pfc. James F. Anderson Jr, was the first African-American to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Anderson was posthumously awarded for his heroic actions in Vietnam.

Thomas Rolland Norris (born January 14, 1944) is a retired United States Navy SEAL who received the Medal of Honor for his ground rescue with the assistance of Petty Officer Third Class Nguyen Van Kiet of two downed pilots in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam on April 10, 1972 – April 13, 1972.

His actions were told in the book and movie He received the Medal of Honor for going behind enemy lines and rescuing two downed American pilots in April

Cpl. Jason Dunham was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on Jan. 11, 2007 for his courageous actions in Iraq on April 14, 2004.

Jason Dunham: Heroic Marine Jumps On Grenade To Save Others

Jason Lee Dunham (November 1981 – April was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps who earned the Medal of Honor while serving with Battalion Marines during the Iraq War.

Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him  Marlon Green

Continental Airlines honors its first black pilot by naming new 737 after him

Marlon Dewitt Green (June 1929 – July was an African-American pilot whose landmark United States Supreme Court decision in 1963 helped dismantle racial discrimination in the American passenger airline industry.

George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.

More than 50 years after their heroic actions, these seven African Americans who served during World War II were honored with our nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, in January.

1stSgt Jimmie E. Howard, veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War and awardee of the Medal of Honor, Silver Star, and Purple Heart (3). To learn more about this "Giant of the Corps" and his platoon, please visit the following link: http://www.mca-marines.org/leatherneck/giants-corps-jimmie-earl-howard-and-his-platoon

Howard, veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War and awardee of the Medal of Honor, Silver Star, and Purple Heart

Vernon Baker, who was the only living black veteran awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in World War II, receiving it 52 years after he wiped out four German machine-gun nests on a hilltop in northern Italy, died Tuesday at his home near St. Maries, Idaho. He was 90. wwii

Vernon Baker was the only living black veteran awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in World War II, receiving it 52 years after he wiped out four German machine-gun nests on a hilltop in northern Italy. He died at his home near St. Maries, Idaho at age

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