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Intermission (6) – The Janitor Who Won the Medal of Honor

January 29, 2018

This story is one of those that has to be shared. There are a lot of heroes serving in our military, William Crawford is one of them. Maybe they should make a movie out of this. ~ Connie

Pacific Paratrooper

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During every intermission I include at least one story from the European Theater.  This following article showed me once again the honor and humility that was common to the Greatest Generation.

Perhaps it was the way he carried himself in an unassuming and humble manner, but day after day hundreds of Air Force Academy cadets would pass this janitor in the hall oblivious to the greatness that was among them.

In the mid-1970s, William Crawford might spend one day sweeping the halls and another cleaning the bathrooms, but it was a day approximately 30 years prior that would create for him a special place in the history of war. In 1943 in Italy, the only thing  Private William Crawford was cleaning out was German machine gun nest and bunkers.

William Crawford – Medal of Honor recipient

Under heavy fire and at great risk to himself, his gallantry…

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  1. Thank you for doing this. Just goes to show, you never know exactly who you’re talking to, eh?!

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