Alden K Cahill
Unrecognized War Hero
My dad enlisted in the United States Army in 1943. He started his training at Savannah Section Ordinance School. He then went to Infantry OCS and became a 2nd Lieutenant. He served in Europe in WWII and received an honorable discharge in 1945. He stayed in the Army Reserves after the war. He was called back to serve in Korea as a 1st Lieutenant. While serving in Korea, he had a situation where he manned a machine gun so his men could get to safety and he was shot in the leg. He was a sharpshooter M1 rifle. He received an honorable discharge in 1953. He could have filed for Veterans Benefits when he came home for being shot, but he didn't. He received many medals, including the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star. Recently men have been receiving The Congressional Medal of Honor for less heroism than my dad. I feel that he should be able to receive one also, but don't know how to apply. My dad was a real American Hero and I'm proud to be his only daughter.