Leonard DeWitt Medal of Honor upgrade
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During World War Two in Papua, New Guinea, Leonard DeWitt single-handedly fended off an attack from 100 Japanese soldiers that could have swept over his company. DeWitt used everything he could find, a machine gune, bayonet, engaged in hand to hand combat and finally threw his helmet at the enemy. Apparently the Japanese thought the helmet was an explosive charge and retreated.
The Commanding General of the 6th Army approved the Medal of Honor nomination for gallantry above and beyond the call of duty. Sadly, the paperwork never made it past General MacArthur's Desk. DeWitt has passed on, but we believe it is fitting to see his gallantry is duly noted. What it will take is a Presidential action to see that DeWitt receives his medal of Honor. We are asking Congressman Greg Walden to carry this request to President Donald Trump and so honor the memory of Leonard DeWitt.
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