World War II vet Bob Maxwell, the oldest Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 98


BEND, Ore. — World War II veteran Bob Maxwell, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died in Oregon more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. He was 98.

Maxwell died Saturday in Bend, The Bulletin newspaper of Bend reported.

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