Harold Gonsalves sacrificed his own life for the sake of his fellow Marines and their mission at the Battle of Okinawa. He was the only Latino Marine to earn the Medal of Honor during World War II.
Learn more about PFC Gonsalves here:
- Medal of Honor Monday feature on Defense.gov
- "75 years ago, this 'stouthearted and indomitable' Medal of Honor recipient leaped on a grenade to save 2 others", Task & Purpose
- Profile, US Marine Corps History and Museum Division
In Partnership with The National Medal of Honor Museum
The museum offers an experience that draws personal and emotional connections to Medal of Honor recipients and their stories, while shedding light on the wars in which they fought and the ideals that the Medal of Honor represents. Visitors come to understand the meaning and price of freedom—and appreciate the virtue of putting service above self.
The National Medal of Honor Museum also includes an education center aimed at character development in our nation’s youth. A critical part of their mission is to use the stories of our Medal of Honor recipients to inspire young people, and motivate them to be their best selves.
For more information please visit their website.