Monday, May 30, 2011

Medal of Honor Recipient Paul J. Wiedorfer, RIP

We note with sadness the passing of Paul J. Wiedorfer, WWII Medal of Honor Recipient, age 89.

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“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the Medal of Honor didn’t exist because there were no wars and we could all live in peace?" -PJW

Staff Sgt. Wiedorfer's citation may be found here.

Born July 17, 1921 in Baltimore, he was the last surviving WWII Medal of Honor recipient in Maryland and died at the age of 89 this past Wednesday from heart failure at Loch Raven Community Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Rest in peace, Staff Sergeant.

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors; the men it remembers.”
-John F. Kennedy

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