Letters, Jul. 16, 1951

Remembered Hero

Sir:

In TIME, June 25, you say that Pfc. Willie Thompson was the first Negro since the Spanish-American War to win the Congressional Medal of Honor . . .

I have the very distinct impression that the first man in World War II to win the Congressional Medal was a Negro aboard one of the ships at Pearl Harbor when the Japs attacked. Did I dream it, or did a Negro perform one of the outstanding feats of heroism at Pearl Harbor? If I didn't dream it, who was the man, and where...

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