Did you know musician and actor Lenny Kravitz was named after his uncle, Pfc. Leonard M. Kravitz? Pfc. Kravitz was recently recognized and awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Yangpyong, Korea, March 6-7, 1951.

While occupying defensive positions, PFC Kravitz’s unit was overrun by enemy combatants and forced to withdraw. He voluntarily remained at a machine-gun position to provide suppressive fire for the retreating troops.

Leonard never got to meet his famous nephew, but the importance of carrying his uncle’s name and legacy is not lost on Lenny. Learn more about PFC Kravitz in this video produced by SGT David Rankin for the U.S. Army.

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Published on Apr. 23, 2014

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