- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - The Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to an Oregon man killed in Vietnam will be displayed at the Baker County Courthouse.

The Baker City Herald reports (https://is.gd/GYDtq3 ) that Army Sgt. John Noble Holcomb of Richland is the only Baker County resident to ever receive the U.S. military’s highest decoration.

Bill Holcomb brought the Medal of Honor and his brother’s other military honors to the courthouse this week.

Board of Commissioners Chairman Fred Warner Jr. says the items will be displayed in the courthouse lobby.

Holcomb died during a firefight in December 1968. The citation that accompanied his Medal of Honor said he demonstrated “indomitable will and courage after his unit was attacked from three sides.”

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Information from: Baker City Herald, https://www.bakercityherald.com/


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