|Photo credit: Medal of Honor Foundation|
With so little media coverage for National Medal of Honor’s Day, it was surprisingly difficult to find photos and a list of the recipients who attended the awards ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate the fourth National Medal of Honor Day on March 25.
The National Medal of Honor Day wreath laying ceremony was performed by five Medal of Honor recipients and the Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos.
During the ceremony, approximately 30 Medal of Honor recipients gathered at the tomb to present Timothy Brooks, Philadelphia, Pa.; Marie Conley, Boston, Mass. and Dr. Pascal Spino, Greensburg, Pa. with the Citizen Service Before Self Honors Award.
Major Elliot Garrett, congressional correspondent, National Journal, was the master of ceremonies for the event.
|Photo Credit: Medal of Honor Foundation|
The following is a list of the Medal of Honor Recipients who attended the ceremony:
John Baker, USA Columbia, SC
Barney Barnum, USMC Reston, VA
Gary Beikirch, USA Rochester, NY
Patrick Brady, USA Cibolo, TX
Bruce Crandall, USA Manchester, WA
Sammy Davis, USA Freedom, IN
Drew Dix, USA Mimbres, NM
Walter Ehlers, USA Buena Park, CA
Michael Fitzmaurice, USA Hartford, SD
Harold Fritz, USA Peoria, IL
Salvatore Giunta, USA Cedar Rapids, IA
Charles Hagemeister, USA Leavenworth, KS
Rodolfo Hernandez, USA Fayetteville, NC
Thomas Hudner, USN Concord, MA
Robert Ingram, USN Irma, WI
Joe Jackson, USAF Kent, WA
Thomas Kelley, USN Somerville, MA
Walter Marm, USA Fremont, NC
Robert Modrzejewski, USMC San Diego, CA
Robert Patterson, USA Pace, FL
Richard Pittman,, USMC Stockton, CA
Alfred Rascon, USA Laurel, MD
Ronald Ray USA Tarpon Springs, FL
Ronald Rosser, USA Roseville, OH
Kenneth Stumpf, USA Tomah, WI
James Taylor, USA Trinity Center, CA
Brian Thacker, USA Wheaton, MD
Michael Thornton, USN Montgomery, TX
Leo Thorsness, USAF Madison, AL
Jay Vargas, USMC San Diego, CA
Hershel Williams, USMC Ona, WV
Hopefully next year and in the years to come, more people will remember those who have risked their lives and have lost their lives, so that we may live in freedom.