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Congressional Medal of Honor to speak at Bonita Springs church

October 5, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Robert Maxwell will speak at the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. The public is invited

Maxwell is the oldest living Congressional Medal of Honor recipient in the United States. He was awarded the medal "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty" because of his actions near Besancon, France on Sept. 7, 1944. When an enemy hand grenade was thrown in the midst of his squad, Army Technician 5th Grade Maxwell hurled himself squarely upon it to absorb the explosion, saving the lives of three comrades. In his military career, Robert was also awarded two Silver Stars for valor in combat and a Bronze Star.

Tickets are required for seating. Free tickets may be picked up at the church ticket office,

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Oct. 6.

First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs is at 9751 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Call 239-992-3233 of visit



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