Milton L. Olive, III

Military Person

1946 – 1965

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Who was Milton L. Olive, III?

Milton Lee Olive, III was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. At the age of 18, Olive sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade. He was the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War.

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Born
Nov 7, 1946
Chicago
Also known as
  • Milton Lee Olive, III
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Died
Oct 22, 1965

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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