Jack H. Lucas
In May of 2001, my friends Barbara and Barb and I were visiting the incredible D-Day Museum in New Orleans.
While we were sitting in the museum coffee shop, we met a charming veteran who had come down from Mississsippi to speak to a group of school children. We were amazed to find that our new friend was Jack H. Lucas, the youngest Marine ever to receive the Medal of Honor, the United States' highest military decoration. He was presented the award by President Harry S. Truman at the White House on Friday, 5 October 1945.