Who is the only person to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving the life of another Congressional Medal of Honor recipient ?
#71794. Asked by elburcher. (Oct 25 06 10:08 PM)
He received the Medal of Honor for his actions on 31 October 1972 in saving the life of his senior officer, Lieutenant Thomas R. Norris, a Medal of Honor recipient himself.
There may be more than one. Here are three others:|
John Coleman, Private, U.S. Marine Corps
Fighting hand-to-hand with the enemy, Coleman succeeded in saving the life of Alexander McKenzie. (This is the first known record of a Medal of Honor being awarded for saving another MOH recipient.)
http://www.homeofheroes.com/e-books/publisher/W_Korea1871.doc : http://www.homeofheroes.com/e-books/publisher/W_Korea1871.doc
Henry Hogan, First Sergeant, 5th U.S. Infantry.
Awarded (two): 26-Jun-1894
In the report Romeyn stated, Sergeant Henry Hogan had assembled the party that "carried me off the field" and "whose action probably enabled me to live." Ironically Romeyn was awarded the Medal of Honor for his action and Hogan was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving Romeyn. Thus Hogan became only the third man in United States history (along with John Coleman and Mike Thronton) to be awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the life of another Medal of Honor recipient. Both Medals were awarded on June 26, 1894.
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