Thomas W. Bennett and Grandfather Floyd Bennett, Morgantown, W. Va.
Thomas Bennett, a Morgantown native and a Conscientious Objector, willingly served his country as a army medic during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, posthumously for his gallantry in action, becoming only the second known Conscientious Objector to earn the Medal. While under heavy fire, he relentessly gave life saving aid to the wounded, eventually costing him his own life. He was killed in Pleiku Province, Republic of Vietnam, February 11, 1969. Bennett was 21 years old.