Hospital Apprentice First Class Fred F. Lester, USN
Halftone reproduction of a photograph, copied from the official publication Medal of Honor, 1861-1949, The Navy, page 218. Fred F. Lester was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Medical Corpsman with an Assault Rifle Platoon attached to the First Battalion, Twenty-Second Marines, Sixth Marine Division in action on Okinawa against Japanese forces on 8 June 1945. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.