True Heroism is Not a Matter of Chance, it's a Matter of Choice
– Peter C. Lemon
There Is A Hero In All Of Us
– Peter C. Lemon
Beyond the Medal
Mr. Lemon is the author of the inspirational book Beyond the Medal, which has been praised by many, including the oldest literary club in the United States. The book was written in response to his children’s question about the recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Mr. Lemon donated his book to the 32,000 secondary schools in America.
In Beyond the Medal, the recipients tell in their own words about the people and incidents that have shaped their lives. Although they have gone where we may not, you will discover these exemplary individuals are similar to you and me. They are farmers, businessmen, politicians and sons from all walks of life. This book will make you feel proud to be one of them – an American. | More info
Peter C. Lemon is a surviving recipient of America’s highest award: ‘The Congressional Medal of Honor’. It was presented by the President of the United States in 1971.
Vastly outnumbered in a fierce enemy attack in Vietnam, Mr. Lemon assisted in saving the lives of his team. From the official citation, although wounded numerous times, he refused to be evacuated until the enemy had retreated and his injured comrades were airlifted to safety.
Mr. Lemon dedicates his award and pays tribute to all those who served in his unit, most importantly the three comrades they lost in the battle for which he received the award: Casey Waller, Nathan Mann and Brent Street. Mr. Lemon believes, “..if it wasn’t for them, my E Company RECON team and all those on FSB Illingworth, I certainly wouldn’t be alive today. For this I’m eternally grateful.”
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Short Stories by Peter C. Lemon This story was featured in the May/June 2017 issue of the Disabled American Veterans magazine. | 5 minute read As Memorial Day approaches, I begin to reflect on my life as a proud American and as a soldier. I think about the friends...read more
Short Stories by Peter C. Lemon Personal Story No. 7 | 8 minute read …it’s the fall of ’92. I’m up. I stride towards the batter’s box. I kick my cleats in a couple of times to get planted for the first pitch. Swinging the bat to loosen up, I zero in on the pitcher. ...read more
Short Stories by Peter C. Lemon Personal Story No. 6 | 8 minute read This isn’t just my story. It’s representative of the millions of other Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard recruits being inducted and trained to serve our country. …it’s early morning...read more
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