"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something is more important than fear." Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00, a.m. for the Rededication of the Medal of Honor Wall at the Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial. This event will be held to honor LTC James Michael Sprayberry, USA, Ret., and CPT Gary Michael Rose, USA, Ret., Madison County’s two most recent Medal of Honor Recipients. General Gus Perna, CG, Army Materiel Command, will be the featured speaker. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at 10:00, a.m., on Wednesday, May 1.
2018 Hall of Heroes Industees - Carl Gamble, Marcus Mackey, David McLawhorn, Galen Rosher, Edward Trexler and Arnold Weand are shown in the photo to the right.
A little history - photo at right shows the Huntsville parade honoring the county's two World War II recipients of the Medals of Honor - C.H. Bolton and Paul L. Bolden on August 29, 1945.
Redstone Arsenal celebrated the National Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony and BG(R) Robert Drolet, a member of the Madison County Hall of Heroes, was the event speaker. View the event at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Gzov3wrgsInvtwzixm1sfOYrgQ9uzNdG
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.