Willibald C. Bianchi
First Lieutenant Willibald Charles Bianchi served in the Army for the 45th Infantry Regiment and as a member of the Philippine Scouts Division. Bianchi was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously on March 5, 1942. When on February 3, 1942 near Bagac, Province of Bataan, Philippine Islands he voluntarily lead of platoon of men into enemy gunfire and while wounded already twice in the hand and the chest. He single handedly took out an enemy machinegun nest with grenades and then manned the top of an American tank and continued to fire until a final wound took his life as he demonstrated outstanding courage and self-sacrifice to his men and country.
February 03, 1942