much as the fights that those men and women suffered during the war, there are many controversies that surround more decorated veteran of war of United States. There is a debate about if considering a pure ‘medal count’, which includes received medals for being wounded, acts of service, etc. or just taking into account those receiving medals for acts of courage under fire. When I started this hub, just consider the medal count.
when it’s courage under fire, is difficult as a soldier, sailor or marine has the greatest courage. Brave men and women have died bravely that we have not even heard. Its creator knows who they are and what they did. I have included many of the people that I’ve been educated above the process of maintenance of this Center.
the State most decorated veteran has been attributed to Audie Murphy’s Texas. Audie Murphy was considered most of the United States decorated veteran with 33 medals in 27 months of fighting. Its gain of decorations so many in such a short time is amazing. Some career soldiers have many honors deserved for an extended period of time. A soldier wins so many decorations so quickly was amazing.
as well as on the awarded medals by the United States, received five from France and Belgium. Since many of his medals were awarded for service during the second world war, he acquired great notoriety. Teammate and veteran of World War II, David Hackworth in the service and won more awards.
David Hackworth California is now considered the most decorated soldier of the United States with 90 decorations, mentions and awards. He is most proud of his combat infantryman badge. The service cross distinguished (with oak leaf cluster), received the Silver Star (with 1 silver cluster of leaf oak and 4 oak leaf clusters), Legion of merit (with 4 oak leaf clusters), the Bronze Star (with V and a silver oak leaf cluster and the oak leaf cluster) listen to purple (with a bunch of sheet Silver Oak and oak leaf cluster), conduct of good air Medal, Medal of commendation from the army, Medal, Victory Medal, second world war, army of occupation, the Korean Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal. He is the most decorated veteran of Viet Nam.
then of the II World War, Audie Murphy became a star in 44 films and establish himself as a composer of Western music in the country. At that time there was great controversy over who best embodies the spirit of the hero, Audie Murphy, who was a true hero or John Wayne, who was a hero of the film. The controversy continued as groups of debated that it was a better model for the youth of America.
there was also a controversy about the debate about who was the most decorated veteran, Audie Murphy or Matt L. Urban . When the question who was the most successful, one must consider if they were decorated by the United States and other Nations.
New York born to Matt L. Urban has been considered as having so many ornaments as Audie Murphy in World War II. He was an officer, gaining 7 Purple Hearts, the Legion of merit, the Croix de Guerre with a star of silver and the Medal of Honor from Congress. Personally led his men in incredible feats, from the landing in North Africa, to personally knocking out communications towers while that under fire. He was awarded the Medal of Honor of the Congress by President Jimmy Carter, 35 years after the war.
the most decorated veteran of the war in Viet Nam was Joe Hooper of Moses Lake, Washington. Hooper was awarded with 35 medals, including the Medal of honour of the Congress, two silver stars, six eight purple hearts and bronze stars. Your account exceeds that of Murphy, York, Keene or urban. Life of Hooper after the war was full of conflict and controversy that contributes to its being overlooked by many historians. As the war itself which aroused strong emotions and controversy, the most decorated veteran of that war was full of controversies, as well. One of the most controversial episodes was when he told a group of high school students,
‘ I tell my kids, if I had to do it, ‘go to Canada, not to fight.’ Do not fight in a war that you can’t win.”
his tragic life ended when he died of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 40. The most was later buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
such disputes about who was the most decorated also existed in the first world war.
for the first world war, Alvin York of Tennessee for a long time has been identified as the most decorated American soldier in that conflict, although some historians claim that George Lawson Keene Texas was the most decorated.
Alvin York received the distinguished service cross, which was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor. He also received the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of honor by the French Government… The Nations of Italy and Montenegro awarded the Croce di Guerra and war medals of him also.
george Lawson Keene Texas received the I received was the Medal of Honor and Silver Star with oak leaf cluster. He was also wounded seven times during his service, led to his being awarded the purple heart also received the distinguished service cross, cross of Honor, the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, Knights of Verdun and French Commemorative Medal. The French decoration received personally to him by Marshal Ferdinand Foch.
the honor for the most decorated veteran of women going to Colonel Ruby Bradley . She spent time as a Japanese prisoner of war and later served in Korea. Received the following medals and awards medals of the Legion of merit, the bronze, two emblems star presidential, the meritorious unit emblem, Service Medal defense americana, the American campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal, the victory medal second world war, the Medal of the professional army with the closure of Japan, Korea’s service three medals the Philippine Liberation Medal, Philippine independence Ribbon and the United Nations Service Medal.
Robert L. Howard Alabama has the distinction of being the only soldier nominated for three awards of the Medal of Honor from Congress within a thirteen month period. This was a unique achievement considering his courage under fire. It is also noteworthy that the company take care of them in that she serves most decorated unit for its size, with its members with five medals of Honor from Congress.
Oklahoma born James Gritz (also known as James “Bo” Gritz) was raised by his grandparents, since father had died in combat. Throughout his life, was highlighted in many areas. When he enlisted in the army, he advanced through the ranks. When he finished his military career, he had won 62 medals for their courage. After leaving the army, he continued to serve as Minister and Adviser. Their support openly oppressed Americans and the preservation of life, earned him the wrath of government officials when he discovered his involvement in drug trafficking outside the area of the golden triangle of Burma. It was their participation which helped to resolve the situations with Randy Weaver Ruby Ridge and the Freemen of Montana. He also participated in efforts to locate POW completo disappeared in Viet Nam in the years after the war and protested in the case of Terry Schaivo.
most decorated marine and marine heroes and other
after initially, cube, I became aware of many heroes awards should be noted. There are other heroes who bravely served his nation that could not be included due to space problems. In terms of military decorations, are classified by service and conflict. I am aware of many American heroes, including the following:
the title of most decorated marine goes to Lewis B. Puller “Chesty” [19459004Virginia](1898-1971)… During his 37 years of service, became the only Navy to win five Navy crosses. There have been books written about his life. Serious shooter also had a long history of military activities and being a tough guy. Fought against the guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua. The guerrillas in Nicaragua finally it called the “Tiger of the mountains” and placed a reward of 5,000 pesos in the head.
also are served in the II war world and Korea. Was in Korea, that achieved the feat without preceding of win a fifth cross of Marina of war, that never has been repeated by any other person. Some followers of pulley say that would have had more medals, bu refused to play games political with the ups more.
shooter knew treat with the guerrillas could get war and war it ugly. Its grandmother had been killed by Yankee soldiers and their house burned then found spurs of her dead husband hanging on the wall. Soldiers considered the Spurs ‘military supplies’ and such smuggling mode, therefore was considered her worthy of being killed. Such atrocities shaped his thinking and hardness is difficult situations. Today, the Marines at Parris Island end up overnight saying “Sharpshooter bass night, wherever you are!”
Colonel Robert Howard, United States, (1939-2009) who has recently died is another contender for the most successful. Colonel Howard was a soldier of special forces of the army that shows incredible feats of heroism in Viet Nam. In addition to being awarded the Medal of Honor from Congress, also received the distinguished service cross, the Silver Star, Star (2) bronze, eight purple hearts and many other prizes.
veteran of the I war world, Paul Jarrett was awarded the Legion of Honor Award French when it was 101 years old for his achievements in the war. A street in France was also named in his honor. The French did not forget the deeds done for their nation. His grandson made a documentary entitled “the return of Paul Jarrett” that documents his life and service in the 166th Brigade of the 42nd Division of infantry…
another very decorated hero is pilot, William J. Maddox who died in 2001. During his time in the service he received the Medal for distinguished service, four silver stars, medals air 127, eight and five legions merit distinguished flying crosses.
Lieutenant Coronel Anthony “Tony” Herbert has been called the soldier most decorated of the Viet Nam war. It also has the distinction of being the most decorated soldier of the war of Korea. Herbert wrote an autobiography (soldier) of their time in the service. His career was controversial in that reported on the atrocities committed by American soldiers in Viet Nam, which led to some concerns in military circles and the media.
USN James Williams was the most decorated man of naval history… James achieves its remarkable achievements in its 20 years of faithful service in the United States Navy.
people always lie about decorations?
Unfortunately, many people have lied about the value and decorations which were military. The degree of lying grew to be a problem that passed a law entitled “Stolen value report” that made it illegal to lie about decorations that have been awarded. A recent case involved California Xavier Alvarez, a member of the Board of water in Pamonha, California. Alvarez boasted that he had served in the Marine Corps and was awarded the Medal of Honor from Congress. When an investigation revealed that he had failed and had not granted the decoration, the case went to court. The Ninth Circuit Court said that his lie not harm anyone and was a form of expression protected in this matter. The Court went further and said the prohibitions of the act as ‘unconstitutional’ and Alvarez had committed no crime.