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greenberetTFS
06-04-2008, 13:51
Willie Johnston, drummer of Company D, 3rd Vermont Volunteer Infantry, was the seventh soldier in the U.S. Army to be honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor. He received the award on September 16, 1863 for bravery during the Seven Days Battles, he not being quite 12 years old. Willie still remains as the youngest to ever take the nation's highest honor.

http://www.medalofhonor.com/JulianScott.htm

Richard

I stand corrected,your right.....However,he was the youngest Marine to have ever received the MOH.....
http://www.picayuneitem.com/local/local_story_155124836.html

Teddy

Jack Lucas passed away today....Rest in peace Marine.

FMF DOC
06-04-2008, 14:11
WOW GOD Bless him...... and the Corpsman that saved him....

Red Flag 1
06-04-2008, 15:43
Prayers out for Jack Lucas and his family. Well done Marine!!

CDRODA396
06-04-2008, 16:37
WoW is right!...Grenades, malfunctions, contracts on his life, this guy was Indestructable. Prayers out to him and his family.

SF_BHT
06-04-2008, 17:11
Prayers out to him and his family.

Richard
06-04-2008, 18:01
http://www.picayuneitem.com/local/local_story_155124836.html

This is a local from the state of Mississippi who is the youngest recipient of the MOH...We are proud of him and right now he needs your prayers...God bless.

Teddy

Willie Johnston, drummer of Company D, 3rd Vermont Volunteer Infantry, was the seventh soldier in the U.S. Army to be honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor. He received the award on September 16, 1863 for bravery during the Seven Days Battles, he not being quite 12 years old. Willie still remains as the youngest to ever take the nation's highest honor.

http://www.medalofhonor.com/JulianScott.htm

Richard

echoes
06-04-2008, 18:03
WoW is right!...Grenades, malfunctions, contracts on his life, this guy was Indestructable. Prayers out to him and his family.

x10!

Holly

greenberetTFS
06-05-2008, 02:28
Willie Johnston, drummer of Company D, 3rd Vermont Volunteer Infantry, was the seventh soldier in the U.S. Army to be honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor. He received the award on September 16, 1863 for bravery during the Seven Days Battles, he not being quite 12 years old. Willie still remains as the youngest to ever take the nation's highest honor.

http://www.medalofhonor.com/JulianScott.htm

Richard

I stand corrected,your right.....However,he was the youngest Marine to have ever received the MOH.....

Teddy

Richard
06-07-2008, 13:16
I stand corrected,your right.....However,he was the youngest Marine to have ever received the MOH.....

Teddy

Don't know about the 'youngest' Marine, but apparently the youngest person to receive the MOH during the 20th Century and--according to the newspaper--the youngest surviving veteran of WW2.

Richard