Medal Of Honor Recipients Recognized In Tulsa Ceremony

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 1:38 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- "For Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action at the Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty" reads the nation's highest honor given to veterans. Two of those medals were front and center as Medal of Honor recipients from Oklahoma were honored at a special ceremony Veteran's Park Saturday.

"There's actually 40 medal of honor recipients that have ties to the state of Oklahoma. There's 22 that are credited to Oklahoma," said Marty McKnight, Commandant of the Albert E. Schwab Detachment 845, a Marine Corps league.

World War II veteran Albert E. Schwab and Vietnam veteran Douglas Fournet were both posthumous recipients of the Medal of Honor, and their medals were on display at the park.

Military history groups also brought all kinds of memorabilia and equipment used to fight in America's wars. Exhibits of weapons, vehicles and other items of interest to military buffs, history lovers and patriots were ranged throughout the park.