"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something is more important than fear." Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The anniversary of the invasion of Iwo Jima is 19 February. Unless you were a member of the Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT - predecessor to SEALS), in which case, you started on 18 February to clear the approaches to the beaches and map the best landing areas. See UDT member Henry Locklear's description of his actions on that date at: https://www.mcmhc.us/?page=profile&hero=194 . Henry's oral history is at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr5SuIRg3zQ.
Photos of the 2017 Hall of Heroes inductees or their representatives are in the slide show to the right. One photo at the pre-induction social and one at the VBC.
View a video of the Medal of Honor ceremony here.
Another video of the Medal of Honor ceremony can be seen here.
See photo of CPT(R) Mike Rose receiving the Medal of Honor from President Trump on 23 October 2017 in the slide show to the right. Mike was inducted into the Madison County Hall of Heroes on 10 November at the AUSA Dinner in the VBC. His biography is now posted to our website.
Photos from the Medal of Honor Ceremony and the CPT Mike Rose Reception are in the slide show.