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    Watching the movie "Heartbreak Ridge" and it brought up a question I have, are there any Medal of Honor winners still on active duty?

    I would imagine no being that the last living recipients were from Vietnam and that war is pushing on close to 40 years now. Am I correct?

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    Originally posted by ChrisF1987 View Post
    Watching the movie "Heartbreak Ridge" and it brought up a question I have, are there any Medal of Honor winners still on active duty?

    I would imagine no being that the last living recipients were from Vietnam and that war is pushing on close to 40 years now. Am I correct?
    There are NO current "active" duty servicemen/woman that are authorized to wear the MOH.
    Kevin Kenneally
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      Thanks for the speedy reply Kevin, the answer is as I assumed.

      Would you happen to know when the last recipient retired?

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        First of all, it should be noted that all of the awarded since Vietnam have been posthumous -- 2 each from Somalia and Iraq and 1 from Afghanistan. There are about 109 living medal of honor winners and I'm not sure when the last one left the service.
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          We have a Medal of Honor recepient from the Korean War that lives here in Gallup,NM-Hiroshi Miyamura
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            Originally posted by Scout32 View Post
            We have a Medal of Honor recepient from the Korean War that lives here in Gallup,NM-Hiroshi Miyamura
            Wow! What a story he's got! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshi_Miyamura)

            "His was the first Medal of Honor which was classified Top Secret by the military because Corporal Miyamura was captured by the North Koreans and held as a prisoner of war immediately after the heroic actions that led to the award. It was feared that if his captors knew of his status, he would be singled out for torture and death. As Brig. Gen. Ralph Osborne explained to Miyamura and a group of reporters upon notifying them of his medal, "If the Reds knew what he had done to a good number of their soldiers just before he was taken prisoner, they might have taken revenge on this young man. He might not have come back." Following his release on 20 August 1953, he was repatriated to the United States and was honorably discharged from the army shortly thereafter. His medal was presented to him by President Eisenhower in October of 1953 at the White House."
            Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
            Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


            "Never pet a burning dog."

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