Robert J. Modrzejewski

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Robert Joseph Modrzejewski
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Robert J. Modrzejewski, Medal of Honor recipient
Born (1934-07-03) July 3, 1934 (age 85)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1957-1986
RankColonel
Unit3rd Battalion 4th Marines
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsMedal of Honor
Purple Heart

Robert Joseph Modrzejewski (born July 3, 1934) is a retired United States Marine Corps officer. He was awarded the United States’ highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his servies in Vietnam. In a White House ceremony on March 12, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson presented the Medal of Honor to two Marines for their actions in Vietnam — Major Modrzejeski and Second Lieutenant John J. McGinty, III.[1]

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  1. "Remarks Upon Presenting the Medal of Honor to Maj. Robert J. Modrzejewski and 2d Lt. John J. McGinty III, USMC". The American Presidency Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. March 12, 1968. Archived from the original on March 13, 2005. Retrieved 2006-07-01. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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