Ben Salomon

Ben Salomon

US Army dentist Ben L. Salomon was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for providing a rear-guard action during the Battle of Saipan. His body was found laying on his machine gun with 98 Japanese soldiers in front of him and 76 bullet wounds (and almost as many bayonet wounds) in him while he was still alive.

Previous Fact Next Fact
Categories: HonorMilitary

Latest FactRepublic Video

20 Scary Mental & Psychological Illnesses - Part 1