Medal of Honor recipient Major Kenneth Bailery. Awarded for defending Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. Despite a severe head wound, Major Bailey led his troops in hand-to-hand combat against the Japanese for 10 hours. His great personal valor while exposed to constant and merciless enemy fire, & his indomitable fighting spirit inspired his troops to heights of heroic endeavor which enabled them to hold Henderson Field. More here: en.wikipedia.org/...
Carl Maxie Brashear (January 19, 1931 – July 25, 2006) was the 1st African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970. His life story is dramatized in the 2000 motion picture Men of Honor, in which he was portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Brashear enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb 25, 1948, shortly after the Navy had been desegregated by President Truman. He graduated from the U.S. Navy Diving & Salvage School 1954-1st African-American to attend & graduate.
Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz (February 24, 1885 – February 20, 1966), was a five-star admiral of the United States Navy. He held the dual command of Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CinCPac), for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas (CinCPOA), for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II. He was the leading U.S. Navy authority on submarines, as well as Chief of the Navy's Bureau of Navigation in 1939.
Medal of Honor recipient James M Logan. Awarded for actions at Allied landings in Salerno, Italy. 800 yards inland, under heavy conterattack, James ran 200 yards in open terrain under machine gun fire. He reached the machine gun, killed the gunners, then turned the gun around and used the remaining ammo to shoot Germans. Later that morning he ran toward a sniper while under fire, shot the lock off the door of the house hiding the sniper, kicked in the door and shot the sniper.