Virginia Heroes

Milton Ernest Ricketts

Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Norfolk City
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: May 8, 1942
Died In: Battle of the Coral Sea
Awards: Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

Lieutenant Ricketts was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for action on May 8, 1942, at the Battle of Coral Sea. Although mortally wounded, continued to fight fire aboard ship. He was one of 14 Medal of Honor recipients in World War II from Virginia.

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