CHARLES HAGEMEISTER: Congressional Medal of Honor


Medal of Honor: Charles C. Hagemeister

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Charles “Chuck” Chris Hagemeister (born August 21, 1946) is a retired United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration—the Congressional Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.

Specialist Hagemeister’s Medal of Honor citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. While conducting combat operations against a hostile force, Sp5c. Hagemeister’s platoon suddenly came under heavy attack from 3 sides by an enemy force occupying well concealed, fortified positions and supported by machine guns and mortars. Read more…


Medal of Honor Story: Charles C. Hagemeister

Tin Hut BBQ and Aloha Gourmet Food Trucks founder and U.S. Veteran Frank Diaz is pictured here with Medal of Honor Recipient Chuck Hagemeister. The Medal of honor is the highest military honor in the United States of America and is awarded by the President of the United States, in the name of Congress, to US military personnel for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.

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