Robert D. Maxwell

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Robert Dale Maxwell
Maxwell in 2006
Born(1920-10-26)October 26, 1920
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
DiedMay 11, 2019(2019-05-11) (aged 98)
Bend, Oregon, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1942 – 1945
RankTechnician Fifth Grade
Unit3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
 • North African Campaign
 • Italian Campaign
 • Operation Dragoon
AwardsMedal of Honor
Silver Star (2)

Robert Dale Maxwell (October 26, 1920 – May 11, 2019) was a former United States Army soldier from Idaho.

He is a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. He received this honor for his actions in World War II. After the death of Nicholas Oresko on October 4, 2013, Maxwell became the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient.

Maxwell was born on October 26, 1920 in Boise, Idaho.[1] He studied at Bend Senior High School. Maxwell now lives in Bend, Oregon, and is the only living Medal of Honor recipient in that state.[1]

In 2011, at the age of 90, he received his High School Diploma from Bend Senior High. In 2012, he suffered a minor stroke, but recovered after only a few short days with only minor loss of functionality of his right hand.

Maxwell died on May 11, 2019 in Bend, Oregon at the age of 98.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Burns, Keisha (May 28, 2009). "Lawmakers OK 'WWII Veterans' designation for Hwy. 97". Bend, Oregon: KTVZ. Archived from the original on 2016-11-21. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  2. "Robert Maxwell, oldest Medal of Honor recipient, dies in Bend at 98". Archived from the original on 2019-05-13. Retrieved 2019-05-13.

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