Three Marines Awarded Medals of Honor
THE highest award of the United States Government, the Congressional Medal of Honor, has been awarded posthumously to three Marines by President Roosevelt. Honored for bravery at Tarawa were Staff Sergeant William J. Bordelon, USMC, and First Lieutenant William D. Hawkins, USMCR. The third man honored was Private First Class Henry Gurke, USMC, for bravery in the Solomon Islands Area.
The citations tell their stories:
To First Lieutenant Hawkins:
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