MOH Recipient Has Corona, Veterans Who Have Died

An Alabama Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran has contracted the Coronavirus. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health the number of cases in Alabama have climbed to 517.

Bennie Adkins, an 86-year-old Alabama medal of honor recipient, has been diagnosed with coronavirus, according to a post on his foundation’s Facebook page.

A Vietnam War veteran, Adkins earned the prestigious distinctions decades after he ran through enemy fire while rescuing injured comrades in 1966.  Alabama Medal of Honor winner Bennie Adkins has coronavirus

Sadly, at least three veterans have lost their lives to this virus. You can read their stories below.

Frances Skina Hoffmann, a WWII veteran and one of the oldest female Marines, died earlier this week from COVID-19 at age 96. Health officials have been struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Lambeth House, the senior living community in Uptown New Orleans where Hoffmann lived. As of Friday, 42 residents have tested positive for the virus and 11 residents have lost the fight against it. Hoffmann died on March 24 but left behind a trailblazing legacy.  “She was very independent,” Edna Greenbaum said. Greenbaum lived next to Hoffmann in Uptown for decades before she started living at Lambeth House. WWII Marine Corps veteran dies from COVID-19 in Lambeth House

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. – An Fleming Island man died Monday because of complications from COVID-19, according to his obituary. He was 82. LeRoy Honsinger was a Navy veteran born in Troy, New York, who raised his family in Orange Park. He was laid to rest Wednesday at Jacksonville Memorial Gardens. Honsinger’s family did not wish to speak on camera with News4Jax but shared details about him online. Fleming Island Navy veteran, 82, dies of COVID-19

KENMORE, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) — On Wednesday March 25, Walter Monahan, age 74, became the second person to lose his life to covid-19 in Erie County. Walter’s wife, Valerie, spoke by phone with Reporter Ed Reilly and said the family is coming together to grieve. The Monahan’s want the public to remember Walter for his life, not just a statistic from the covid-19 public health emergency. Walter and his wife were just days away from celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a party when he came down with a bad cold. The Vietnam veteran, who had served on a destroyer and in the Pentagon, had COPD. Coronavirus Vietnam veteran & active senior volunteer loses his life to Covid-19 Ed Reilly 12 – WKBW-TV

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