Korean War
Medal of Honor Winner Remembers Korean War

George O’Brien received the Medal of Honor from President Eisenhower for his heroism during the Korean War.

“The medal is not mine. I wear it for all those young kid who never grew up to be grandfathers. I just hold it in trust… and hope I wear it well.”

Second Lieutenant George O’Brien led a counterattack, much of it hand-to-hand fighting, against an enemy-held hill near the 38th Parallel in Korea, on October 27, 1952. O’Brien was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Eisenhower exactly one year later, on October 27, 1953.

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Submitted by: Paul Hardart
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