28 August

LCPL.  JOSE FRANCISCO JIMENEZ Co K, 3rd Bn, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Div. Quang Nam Province, RVN 28 August 1969 Lcpl Jimenez was a fire team leader during combat operations when his unit came under heavy attack by a numerically superior NVA  force in well-camouflaged emplacements. Lcpl  Jimenez charged the enemy positions alone and personally … Continue reading 28 August


27 August

2Lt  STEPHEN R. GREGG 143d Infantry, 36th Infantry Division Montelimar, France 27 August 1944 When the point element of 2Lt (then TSgt) Gregg’s unit was engaged and pinned down by enemy position, Gregg put his machineguns into action to cover the advance of his riflemen but the enemy had already killed or wounded 7 Americans. … Continue reading 27 August

24 August

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater. The white marble sarcophagus has a flat-faced form and is relieved at the … Continue reading 24 August

23 August

SSG ALVIN P. CAREY 38th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division Plougastel, France 23 August 1944 Ssg Carey was leading the Company Machine gun section during an attack on a heavily defended enemy position on Hill 154 near Plougastel, Brittany, France. American units were pinned down by intense enemy machinegun fire from a pillbox approx. 200 yards … Continue reading 23 August

22 August

Master at Arms Robert T. Clifford, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, Pennsylvania. 22 August 1863. MA Clifford was participating in an operation to destroy an enemy schooner. Clifford covertly portaged a dinghy across the narrow neck of land separating the sea from the sound then Launching the boat in the sound to engage the enemy. Clifford … Continue reading 22 August

21 August

  MAJ JOHN L. SMITH Marine Fighter Squadron 223 Solomon Islands area August-September 1942 While serving as commanding officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 223, Maj. Smith repeatedly led his squadron against a, greatly superior enemy force inflicting devastating losses; Maj Smith, PERSONALLY splashed 16 enemy fighters between 21 August and 15 September 1942. Smith’s Squadron … Continue reading 21 August

19 August

MAJ. STEPHEN W. PLESS VMD-6, Mag-36 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Quang Nai, RVN 19 August 1967   Major (then Capt.) Pless was serving as a helicopter gunship pilot attached to Marine Observation Squadron 6 in action against enemy forces. During an escort mission Maj.  Pless was monitoring the emergency frequency and heard a call that … Continue reading 19 August