Everyone Thought He Was Just A School Janitor, Then They Discovered His Heroic WWII Past – YouTube Video

I saw this on YouTubeEveryone Thought He Was Just A School Janitor, Then They Discovered His Heroic WWII Past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y46QTMtPF-4 (around 6:50 minutes long).

Not to spoil the story too much, but he was presumed dead when the Medal of Honor was presented to his father. He wasn’t dead, but I will leave it at that since the rest of the story as to what happened to him is covered several places, including https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Crawford.

I was familiar with the story as I have seen other bloggers post about it and articles by websites. I think this article was the first time I read about his story: https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/air-force-academy-janitor-medal-of_honor-x.html.

Here’s more information:

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2695/crawford-william-j.php.

https://themedalofhonor.com/medal-of-honor-recipients/recipients/crawford-william-world-war-two

https://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/citations20.html#C (about halfway down)

Future home of the Medal of Honor Museum: https://mohmuseum.org/

BillionGraves: https://billiongraves.com/grave/William-J-Crawford/4731007

Find-A-Grave memorial: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7120155/william-john-crawford

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