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An inside look at the military section at the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C., on March 28, 2017. This is the Medal of Honor section. (MEREDITH TIBBETTS/STARS AND STRIPES)

The new National Museum of African American History and Culture highlights hundreds of personal stories of tragedy, suffering and courage, but some of the bravest heroes are recognized in the section about military history.

Smedley Butler, American Hero and Patriot. The following is an excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.  "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses."

Smedley Butler, twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Read his book "War is a Racket".

Thomas Rolland Norris (born January 14, 1944) is a retired United States Navy SEAL who received the Medal of Honor for his ground rescue with the assistance of Petty Officer Third Class Nguyen Van Kiet of two downed pilots in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam on April 10, 1972 – April 13, 1972.

His actions were told in the book and movie He received the Medal of Honor for going behind enemy lines and rescuing two downed American pilots in April

Audie Murphy  Arlington National Cemetery

audie murphy An Incredible Guy appreciated by Motorheads Performance…

Captain Richard E. Fleming, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Midway, World War II June 5, 1942. Namesake of USS Fleming (DE-32).

Captain Richard E. Fleming, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Battle of Midway, World War II June Namesake of USS Fleming (DE

Private 1st Class Harold Gonsalves, U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor award winner as a result of brave actions during the Battle of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, World War II April 15, 1945.

Private Class Harold Gonsalves, U. Marine Corps Medal of Honor award winner as a result of brave actions during the Battle of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, World War II April Oorah, Devil Dog

Private First Class Whitt L. Moreland, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Kwangch'i-dong, Korea May 29, 1951.

Private First Class Whitt L. Moreland, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Kwangch'i-dong, Korea May

Audie Murphy. The most decorated soldier in U.S Military History

Audie Murphy - a real American hero.most decorated soldier in Killed in a plane crash after the war. He starred in the movie of his life.

Private First Class Eugene A. Obregón, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Seoul, Korea September 26, 1950.

Private First Class Eugene A. Obregon, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Seoul, Korea September

Corporal Larry L. Maxam, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Operation Kentucky, Cam Lo District Headquarters, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam February 2, 1968.

Corporal Larry L. Maxam, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Operation Kentucky, Cam Lo District Headquarters, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam February

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