Every weekday for 110 straight days we will feature a different living recipient of the Medal of Honor. These are the men who have received their nation's highest military honor. Brian is a board member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. The words and photos are courtesy of Artisan Books, publishers of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty by Peter Collier with photographs by Nick Del Calzo.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division
Robert O'Malley was one of four brothers, all of them two years apart in age and two years apart in joining the Marine Corps. Like his brothers, he enlisted after graduating from high school. He was stationed for a time in Okinawa, and in May 1965 went to