Character Education: Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Robert D. Maxwell (World War II)
In this edWebinar the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation interviewed the oldest living Medal of Honor Recipient, Robert D. Maxwell. On 7 September 1944, then Technician 5th Grade Maxwell “by his calmness, tenacity, and fortitude, inspired his fellows to continue the unequal struggle” before throwing himself on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers. In this interview, Mr. Maxwell discussed his experiences during World War II, the actions for which he earned the award, and what he has learned in the 72 years he has worn the Medal of Honor.
Interviews with Medal of Honor Recipients are part of the Medal of Honor Character Development Program, a free program that helps students build character and promotes responsible citizenship through a deeper understanding of stories of courage and sacrifice.