WWII Pacific Battle of Midway

President Franklin Roosevelt bestowed the nation’s highest decoration posthumously upon Captain Richard E. Fleming, Marine pilot cited for heroic action in the Battle of Midway, when he handed the Congressional Medal of Honor to the flier’s mother, Mrs. Michael E. Fleming, of St. Paul, Minn., in a ceremony at Washington, D.C. on Nov. 24, 1942. Standing between them at the White House is Lieut. Gen. Thomas Holcomb, commandant of the Marine Corps. (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)

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