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Medal of Honor Monday

Dec 27 2021

Medal of Honor Monday

In honor of the brave men and women who serve this great country, past and present, and for the education of future generations. Every Monday we will post a full Medal of Honor citation to highlight the courage and self-sacrifice of the recipients.


Adkinson, Joseph B

When murderous machinegun fire at a range of 50 yards had made it impossible for his platoon to advance, and had caused the platoon to take cover Sgt. Adkinson alone, with the greatest intrepidity, rushed across the 50 yards of open ground directly into the face of the hostile machinegun kicked the gun from the parapet into the enemy trench, and at the point of the bayonet captured the 3 men manning the gun. The gallantry and quick decision of this soldier enabled the platoon to resume its advance.


PLACE OF BIRTH TN
BIRTH DATE Jan 04, 1892
SERVICE BRANCH U.S. Army
DIVISION 119th Infantry, 30th Division
CONFLICT World War I
DATE OF ACTION Sep 29, 1918
LOCATION AND DETAILS Near Bellicourt, France