Robert D. Maxwell
|Robert Dale Maxwell|
Maxwell in 2006
|Born||October 26, 1920|
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
|Died||May 11, 2019 (aged 98)|
Bend, Oregon, U.S.
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1942 – 1945|
|Rank||Technician Fifth Grade|
|Unit||3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
• North African Campaign
• Italian Campaign
• Operation Dragoon
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Silver Star (2)
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.
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.
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- "Robert Maxwell, oldest Medal of Honor recipient, dies in Bend at 98". Archived from the original on 2019-05-13. Retrieved 2019-05-13.