Three other reasons, Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, Vernon Baker, and Lloyd G. McCarter. Three Metal of Honor winners. All three from Benewah county. Pappy the most famous Marine Metal of Honor winner and the highest rated Marine Ace ever. Vernon the only African American to live to receive his Metal of Honor after WWII. Lloyd was the Hero of the Battle of Corregidor, and the only Soldier to receiveaMetal of Honor from Corregidor. Benewah county is the highest decorated county in the entire U.S.A.