Warriors in their Own Words

Remarkable stories of war told by the men who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

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Bullet Through the Jaw: COL Walter Joseph Marm Jr.

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COL Walter Joseph Marm Jr. served as a rifle platoon leader in Vietnam. When a friendly platoon was trapped behind enemy lines, Marm and his platoon were sent to rescue them. Attempting to take a hill held by the enemy, Marm single-handedly killed 14 enemies with his rifle and a grenade before being shot in the face, shattering his jawbone. He then walked back to his command post and was evacuated.

Marm’s heroism led to a successful rescue, and for this he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

To hear all the details of what earned Marm the Medal of Honor, listen to this episode of the Medal of Honor Podcast.

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