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Albert E. Schwab

Born: Jul 17, 1920

Death: May 7, 1945

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Nationality: United States

Albert E. Schwab

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1920
Date of Death : May 7, 1945
Birth Place : Washington, D.C.

Private First Class Albert Earnest Schwab was a United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the United States' highest military honor — the Medal of Honor — for his heroic actions during the Battle of Okinawa. Just five days short of completing one year of United States Marine Corps service, on May 7, 1945, PFC Schwab singlehandedly destroyed two important Japanese machine gun positions during a critical stage of battle, allowing his pinned down unit to advance.

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  • Albert Earnest Schwab
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