Thursday, August 4, 2022

Rest In Peace PFC Simanek

Awarded the Medal of Honor in Korea for falling on a grenade to save his buddies.  Lived another 70 years.  As you'd expect, Dwight has the details

Semper Fi, Marine.  Ave atque vale.


danielbarger said...

Jumping on a live grenade takes cojones....big brass clanky cojones.

Old NFO said...

Semper Fi is right!

Matthew W said...

Self preservation is one of the most intrinsic pre-programmed modes for humans.
How does a person in that mili second make that decision??

Ed Bonderenka said...

I'll bet he made that decision long before then.

Will said...

I've read that the MOH is typically awarded for two main categories:
Falling on a grenade, and one man attacking a group of the enemy, IOW, acting as a warrior.