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http://www.todayifoundout.com/index...-98-attacking-enemy-soldiers-single-handedly/

...it still took 57 years for Salomon to receive the Medal of Honor â€" due to a misread of the rules of war.
Ultimately Salomon took up control of a machine gun and, in total, killed 98 enemy soldiers during the melee, proving once again that nobody knows how to dish out pain and suffering like a dentist.

Moreover an autopsy later showed that during a large part of this fighting, he had been fatally wounded, having been shot and bayonetted 24 times before death (76 times total!); and in fact, analysis of the blood trail he left behind showed that he had moved the machine gun four times, and continued fighting, all while fatally wounded.
 

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Great post, thanks!

And the conclusions of the morons in the Army at the time are inexcusable.

"Apparently, the Geneva Convention had a rule against medical officers bearing arms against the enemy (yes, it does), and, at least according to General George W. Griner in 1945, Salomon had violated this rule, and, therefore, could not receive the award.
Appalled, the 27th Division’s historian, Captain Edmund G. Love, began a more than 50-year quest to right this wrong – and he began by properly analyzing the Geneva Convention rule, as well as the facts of the situation.
The rule actually provided that medical personnel couldn’t use weapons “for offensive purposes,†but they could for self-defense – which is what Salomon had done."
 
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