Monday, February 24, 2014

Sgt. Walter Ehlers, Medal of Honor Recipient Dies

From NBC News. //// WALTER EHLERS, 92. //// The last-living Medal of Honor Recipient who stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day (although his Medal of Honor came three days later). //// He earned it "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty" on June 9th and 10th, 1944. . //// He was wounded three separate times in Goville, France, and still had a German bullet in his leg when he died last week. He took out several German gun crews and drew a tremendous amount of enemy fire on himself to save his unit. A month after D-Day, he learned that he had run past the body of his older brother on the beach that day. //// Mr. Ehlers was one of only 75 living Medal of Honnor winners still alive.

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