Medal of Honor Day – March 25

March 25 is Medal of Honor Day. We take time today to remember the four members of the 3d Infantry Regiment that have been awarded the Medal of Honor.

Sergeant James Fegan, Company H
Plum Creek, Kansas, March 1868
http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/1641/fegan-james.php

Corporal Leander Herron, Company A
Near Fort Dodge, Kansas, 2 September 1868
http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/1691/herron-leander.php

Private Oscar Burkard, Hospital Corps (attached to 3rd Infantry Regiment)
Leech Lake, Minnesota, 5 October 1898
http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/1576/burkard-oscar.php

Corporal Michael Fleming Folland, Company D, 2d Battalion, 3d Infantry, 199th Infantry Brigade
Long Kahn, Province, Republic of Vietnam, 3 July 1969
http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3280/folland-michael-fleming.php

Below is a link to the Fort Larned National Historic Site’s Multimedia page. Fort Larned recently uploaded an audio clip of Corporal Leander Herron speaking about the experience (5:33 mins).

http://www.nps.gov/fols/learn/photosmultimedia/multimedia.htm

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