Wednesday’s Hero – 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr.


1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr.
1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr.
33 years old
from Knoxville, Tennessee
2nd Battalion,
8th Marines,
2nd Marine Division
May 2, 1910 – Nov 23, 1943
U.S. Marines
Alexander Bonnyman didn’t have to go to war. Because of his age and the fact that he was running a company that was producing material that was vital to the war effort, Bonnyman was exempt from military obligation.

But he enlisted anyway. Though it wasn’t his first stint the military. A few year before he was in the Army Air Forces but was washed out after only three months for buzzing too many control towers.

“...1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr., USMC, was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for extreme bravery during the assault on the Japanese bombproof shelter on D+2. Two of the four Marines awarded the Medal of Honor for Tarawa were combat engineers: Lt. Bonnyman and SSgt Bordelon….The late lieutenant was survived by his wife and three daughters, Frances, Josephine and Alexandra….

In addition to the Medal of Honor, Lieutenant Bonnyman was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal…”


You can read more about 1st. Lt. Bonnyman here

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