Army Col. James Lamar Stone never thought his leadership during a battle in Korea was worthy of the Medal of Honor, but others disagreed. When the war ended and he was released from a prisoner-of-war camp, Stone was given the nation's highest honor for valor.
Clint Eastwood is known to millions around the world as an actor and film director, appearing on television and in theaters since 1959. But Eastwood also served in the Army during the Korean War, from 1951 to 1953.
After fleeing Germany in 1938, Frank Cohn enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought the Nazis in Europe. He went on to serve in the Korean and Vietnam wars as well.
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