The Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Medal of Honor Foundation regret to announce the passing of Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura.
Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Citizen Honors – James Vernon, 2016 Valor Honoree
Posted In: Video Library | March 20, 2020
James Vernon of Morton, Ill., was honored for his courageous act on October 13, 2015 when he subdued a would-be attacker who threatened to kill 20 middle school students and their parents participating in an after-school chess club meeting at the public library. While all of the children were unharmed, Vernon was injured in the attack.