- Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, President Barack Obama
- United States of America
On July 2, 1863, Colonel Strong Vincent, Commander of the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Corps, of the United States' Army of the Potomac, moved his men, without orders, to the top of Little Round Top, at the summons of Major General Gouvernor K. Warren, and was mortally wounded while rallying his wavering men atop the hill known as Little Round Top near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Vincent, even from his wounded position, lying on the ground behind the line of the 83rd Pennsylvania, called on his men to hold firm. The line held, and the actions of the Brigade possibly saved the Union Army from a complete military disaster. Vincent's subordinate, Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, received all the glory for the victory, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. Vincent was read his promotion to Brigadier General on his deathbed, and, most likely, did not even hear it.
We, the undersigned, hereby call upon the United States Military, the Federal Government, and the Secretary of Defense, to recognize the vital role which Brigadier General Vincent performed during the Battle of Gettysburg, by awarding the late commander with the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry in the field.
The Honor Brigadier General Strong Vincent petition to Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, President Barack Obama was written by Hans G Myers and is in the category Military at GoPetition.