John Cook earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving with Battery B, 4th United States Artillery at Antietam, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. He had volunteered at the age of 15 to act as a cannoneer and as such served a gun under terrific fire of the enemy.
Army Pfc. Jeremiah J. Monroe Died September 17, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 31, of Niskayuna, N.Y.; assigned to the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Sept. 17 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Corry A. Edwards Died September 17, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 38, of Kennedale, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, Task Force 34, Texas Army National Guard, Grand Prairie, Texas; died Sept. 17 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter he was in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.