Douglas Munro and the Battle of the Matanikau

In September 1942, a group of U.S. marines was trapped behind enemy lines. A group of Navy landing craft came to the rescue, under the leadership of two Coast Guardsmen. The History Guy tells the story of the only U.S. Coast Guardsman to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. It is history that deservesContinue reading “Douglas Munro and the Battle of the Matanikau”

Thomas Ward Custer and the Medal of Honor

#OnThisDay April 15th in 1845, Thomas Ward Custer was born. Overshadowed by his older brother, the military career of the first soldier to be twice awarded the Medal of Honor deserves to be remembered.