10 brothers who received the Medal of Honor

Give Me Liberty

H/T We Are The Mighty.

When the going got tough the tough got going.

How are babies made? Well, a mommy and daddy fall deeply in love, get married, and give birth to national heroes.

Here are five dinner tables from history where any third siblings must have felt really awkward as their brothers wore matching Medals of Honor every Christmas:

1. John and William Black

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Union Capt. William P. Black received the Medal of Honor for actions on March 7, 1862. His regiment was outnumbered by rebels and his Company I covered the retreat. Fierce fire cut down the Union soldiers and the younger Black was forced to hold the line on his own with a Colt revolving rifle after he was shot in the ribs. He later wrote home about the battle and left out his heroics.

The older brother, Lt. Col. John C…

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