3) Specialist Fourth-Class Joseph LaPointe Jr

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3: Specialist Fourth Class Joseph LaPointe Jr

Medal of Honor Recipient and Conscientious Objector

Born: 2 July 1948, Dayton, Ohio

Died: 2 June 1969, Vietnam

He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam.

Joseph enlisted as a Conscientious Objector in 1968 and served as a medic. When he was stationed in November he left behind his pregnant wife. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave actions in shielding and helping provide medical help to his comrades under heavy fire fighting.

Joseph was also awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross.

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