This thread will focus on the Medal of Honor Awardees, from World War 11 and on. I will continue posting photos on all threads of the Military Photos Forum, when I come across them during my research. This thread will have the background on each veteran as to what the achievement was for the issuance of each award, providing the data is also located or available. 1. Medal of Honor: WW-1 Design 2. Medal of Honor: 1940's - 1950's Design 3. John Philip Cromwell; Following promotion to Captain, he went to sea in USS Sculpin as prospective commander of a mid-Pacific submarine wolf pack. While attacking a Japanese convoy on 19 November 1943, Sculpin (SS-129) was forced to the surface, fatally damaged in a gun battle and abandoned by her surviving crew members. Captain Cromwell, who knew secret details of the impending operation to capture the Gilbert Islands, deliberately remained on board as she sank. For his sacrificial heroism in preventing the enemy from obtaining this information. 4. Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone; In September 1942 Sgt. Basilone landed on the southern Pacific island of Guadalcanal to participate in the ongoing campaign to hold the airfield there against Japanese attempts to recapture it. On the night of 24-25 October 1942, during a vigorous enemy assault on the Marines' defensive perimeter, he was responsible for a section of machine guns. His "extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry" in keeping his guns in action in the face of heavy attacks contributed greatly to the failure of the Japanese offensive. Following his service on Guadalcanal, Basilone was assigned to U.S. Marine units in California and at the Washington Navy Yard D.C. Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone was killed in action during the February 1945 invasion of Iwo Jima. 5. Charles Joseph Berry; With the First Battalion, Twenty-sixth Marines, Fifth Marine Division, Corporal Berry landed on Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945 and took part in nearly two weeks of combat as a machine-gun crew member. On 3 March, when Japanese troops attacked his position with grenades, he threw the the explosive weapons back at to the enemy until one grenade landed in his foxhole. Berry promptly dived on it, sacrificing his life to save others from serious injury. 6. Owen Francis Patrick Hammerberg; On 17 February 1945, during salvage operations in Pearl Harbor, he lost his life while heroically working to rescue two fellow divers.