Medal of Honor

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Holy Cow! The 14-Year-Old Medal of Honor Recipient

If you ever happen to visit Springfield National Cemetery in southwest Missouri, you will notice something highly unusual inscribed on one stone. It says: “Orion P. Howe, Medal of Honor.” A Medal of Honor recipient in an obscure Ozarks cemetery? It is the resting place of the Drummer Boy Hero. Drummer boys were iconic figures

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