Louisiana native Jefferson DeBlanc received the Medal of Honor for heroic action on 31 January 1943, seventy years ago today. To learn more about Jefferson DeBlanc, see our Focus On: Guadalcanal or visit the Museum to see DeBlanc’s Medal of Honor on display.
Page 1 of DeBlanc's Medal of Honor Citation
Page 2 of DeBlanc's Medal of Honor Citation
DeBlanc, alongside his wife, receiving the Medal of Honor from President Truman
DeBlanc's Medal of Honor on display at the National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.