William T. Perkins, Jr.

William T. Perkins, Jr.
1947 - 1967

William T. Perkins, Jr.  American Military


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First Name William
Middle Name T.
Last Name Perkins
Age 20 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th August, 1947
Birthplace Rochester, New York
Died 12th October, 1967
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality American
Occupation Military

William Thomas Perkins, Jr. (August 10, 1947 – October 12, 1967) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the United States' highest military decoration for valor — the Medal of Honor — for his heroic action on October 12, 1967 during the Vietnam War in which he smothered an exploding grenade with his body to save the lives of three fellow Marines. Perkins is the only combat photographer to have received the Medal of Honor.

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