Rep. Smith Pushed Hard to Ensure Family of Private Fallon Received His Medal
Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, issued the following news release:
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- 128 year-old Medal of Honor Returns to Hero's Family in Monmouth County
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Over 150 years after Private Thomas T. Fallon's heroic actions in the Civil War, and 128 years after his being awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) presented Fallon's great nephew--a Monmouth County resident--on Monday with the distinguished medal, returning it to the family.