John Drury New Medal of Honor

John Dury New, a Marine fighting on Peleliu, earned the Medal of Honor for his heroic sacrifice, when he smothered a Japanese grenade to save the lives of his fellow Marines. Fighting with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, he had served in the Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester campaigns. The City of Mobile, Alabama, his hometown, named its Medal of Honor Park in his memory.