First Medal of Honor Awarded

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HistoryCentral.com > America's Wars > Vietnam War > Events > First Medal of Honor Awarded


July 12, 1965

First Medal of Honor Awarded

This photo is of Joel Lawrence Receiving Medal

US Marine Corps Lieutenant Frank Reasoner, of Kellog, Idaho becomes the first Marine having served in Vietnam to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. The medal is awarded posthumously, since Reasoner is killed in an ambush.

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