UNITE A CITY.
A New Vision for RVA.
Monumental Honor seeks to memorialize the legacy of Richmond's Medal of Honor Recipients.
By erecting a monument in downtown Richmond, we can unite and inspire our city by marking the selfless acts of local heroes from various ethnicities, ranks, services, and wars who share a legacy of gallantry and intrepidity that all can be proud of.
The names and narratives of these local heroes will be etched into the heart of RVA, sharing values of selflessness, valor, & unity for generations to come.
HONOR A LEGACY.
Jimmie W. Monteith
RANK: FIRST LIEUTENANT
CONFLICT/ERA: WORLD WAR II
MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH: U.S. ARMY
MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION DATE: JUNE 6, 1944
MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION PLACE: OMAHA BEACH, FRANCE
Fearlessly cleared tank mines on Omaha Beach and then sacrificed himself while destroying multiple machine gun nests.
Link to Official Citation: https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/jimmie-w-monteith-jr