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.
Robert B. Nett
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Company E, 305th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division
In early 1940, seventeen-year-old Robert Nett, already in the Connecticut National Guard, petitioned to leave high school and go on active duty with the Army. The board of education gave him permission to leave school because he had sufficient credits to graduate with his class. He was sent to