Robert “Bob” Maxwell places a wreath in front of the U.S. Army flag while taking part in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Bend, Oregon, on Dec. 16, 2017. Maxwell, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, died Saturday in Bend more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. He was 98. (Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin via AP)

Robert “Bob” Maxwell places a wreath in front of the U.S. Army flag while taking part in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Bend, Oregon, on Dec. 16, 2017. Maxwell, the nation’s oldest Medal of Honor recipient, died Saturday in Bend more than seven decades after grabbing a blanket and throwing himself on a German hand grenade in France to save his squad mates. He was 98. (Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin via AP)

Oldest Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98 in Oregon

Bob Maxwell “represented the “best of what Oregon and America have to offer.”

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