Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Private Benjamin F. Stewart (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on July 9, 1876, at Big Horn River, Montana. His citation reads:
Carried dispatches to Gen. Crook at imminent risk of his life.
First Sergeant George W. Stewart (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 5, 1865, at Paines Crossroads, Virginia. His citation reads:
Capture of flag.
Second Lieutenant George E. Stewart (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 26, 1899, at Passi, Island of Panay, Philippine Islands. His citation reads:
While crossing a river in face of the enemy, this officer plunged in and at the imminent risk of his own life saved from drowning an enlisted man of his regiment.
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Top 28 Movie Characters of All-Time
28 Carter played by Chris Tucker (1st) Movie: Rush Hour
27 Brody played by Roy Scheider (1st) Movie: JAWS
26 Sheriff Buford T. Justice played by Jackie Gleason (1st) Movie: Smokey and The Bandit
25 Dr. Peter Venkman played by Bill Murray (1st) Movie: Ghostbusters
24 Mr. Kesuke Miyagi played by Pat Morita (1st) Movie: The Karate Kid
23 Marty McFly played by Michael J. Fox (1st) Movie: Back to the Future
22 The Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger (1st) Movie: The Terminator
21 Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. played by Harrison Ford (1st) Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
20 Jules Winnfield played by Samuel L. Jackson (1st) Movie: Pulp Fiction
19 Adrian Cronauer played by Robin Williams (1st) Movie: Good Morning, Vietnam
18 Katharine Richelieu played by Shirley MacLaine (1st) Movie: Rumor Has It…
17 Axel Foley played by Eddie Murphy (1st) Movie: Beverly Hills Cop
16 Dalton played by Road House (1st) Movie: Road House
15 Maria von Trapp played by Julie Andrews (1st) Movie: The Sound of Music
14 Forrest Gump played by Tom Hanks (1st) Movie: Forrest Gump
13 Carl Spackler played by Bill Murray (1st) Movie: Caddyshack
12 Clark Griswold played by Chevy Chase (1st) Movie: Vacation
11 James Bond played by Sean Connery (1st) Movie: Dr. No
10 Glenn Holland played by Richard Dreyfuss (1st) Movie: Mr. Holland's Opus
9 George Bailey played by James Stewart (1st) Movie: It's a Wonderful Life
8 Ouiser Boudreaux played by Shirley MacLaine (1st) Movie: Steel Magnolias
7 Rick Blaine played by Humphrey Bogart (1st) Movie: Casablanca
6 Lt. Pete Mitchell (Maverick) played by Tom Cruise (1st) Movie: Top Gun
5 Han Solo played by Harrison Ford (1st) Movie: Star Wars
4 John McClane played by Bruce Willis (1st) Movie: Die Hard
3 Michael Corleone played by Al Pacino (1st) Movie: The Godfather
2 Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley played by Sam Elliott (1st) Movie: We Were Soliders Once… - I tried to keep this list as just fictional characters (which is why Lou Gehrig isn't on this list)… but this guy. Wow. I read the book long before I saw the movie and, in my opinion, Sam Elliott nailed this role. He played it exactly how I pictured it when I was reading the book.
1 Rocky Balboa played by Sylvester Stallone (1st) Movie: Rocky - You can make a case for a lot of these characters being #1 on this list. Let me tell you why Rocky is #1. Rocky is the only fictional character (that I know of) to be inducted into a real hall of fame. Yep, Rocky Balboa is in the Boxing Hall of Fame. THAT'S the sign of a great movie character.
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