Ben L. Salomon

Military Person

1914 – 1944

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Who was Ben L. Salomon?

Benjamin Lewis Salomon was a United States Army dentist during World War II, assigned as a front-line surgeon. When the Japanese started overrunning his hospital, he stood a rear-guard action in which he had no hope of personal survival, allowing the safe evacuation of the wounded, killing 98 enemy troops before being killed during the Battle of Saipan in World War II. In 2002, Salomon posthumously received the Medal of Honor. He is one of only three dental officers to have received the medal, the others being Alexander Gordon Lyle and Weedon Osborne.

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Born
Sep 1, 1914
Milwaukee
Also known as
  • Benjamin L. Salomon
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Southern California
  • Marquette University
  • Shorewood High School
Died
Jul 7, 1944
Saipan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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