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    AFC Fred Faulkner Lester

    AFC Fred Faulkner Lester

    This graphic reflects on the past by remembering medal of honor recipients... During the Battle of Okinawa – Quick to spot a wounded marine lying in an open field beyond the front lines following the relentless assault against a strategic hill position, Hospital Apprentice First Class Fred Faulkner Lester crawled toward the casualty under a concentrated barrage from hostile machineguns, rifles, and grenades. Inching forward, he disregarded the mounting fury of opposing fire and his own pain to pull the wounded man toward a covered position. Struck by enemy fire a second time before he reached cover, he exerted tremendous effort and succeeded in pulling his comrade to safety where, he instructed two of his squad in proper medical treatment of the rescued Marine. Realizing that his own wounds were fatal, he refused medical attention for himself and directed his men in the treatment of two other wounded Marines, succumbing shortly thereafter.



    Date Taken: 05.18.2021
    Published: 05-21-21 02:08 AM
    Graphic ID: 15676
    VIRIN: 210518-M-PC246-1006
    Size: 2.45 MB