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Ruben Rivers

Courtesy of the Associated Press/St. Petersburg Times

761st Tank Battalion Sergeant Ruben Rivers was killed in November 1944, after his tank was shelled in northeastern France. A vital part of General George Patton's Saar Campaign, Rivers had already been awarded the Silver Star before his death. Rivers did not receive the Medal of Honor, however, until a Congressional review commissioned in the 1990s determined that he had been overlooked.

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