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 Personal Story No. 3 | 9 minute read. In Alabaster, our neighbor to the south had four children; the elder two boys were my friends. We dug holes to China. If the boys argued, their dad would make them put on the boxing gloves to...read more
Short Stories by Peter C. Lemon Personal Story No. 2 | 8 minute read. My father, Charles Lemon, was born in Ontario, Canada, along with nine other siblings, and raised on the Lemon farm. His lineage was French and Scottish. During World War II he and his brother...read more
Short Stories by Peter C. Lemon Personal Story No. 1 | 7 minute read. It was 1975. Stevie Nicks had joined the rock group Fleetwood Mac, singing Landslide, while Glen Campbell debuted his number one hit Rhinestone Cowboy. Game show Wheel of Fortune premiered, and so...read more
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