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Medal of Honor

Navy SEAL Awarded Medal Of Honor For Hostage Rescue In Afghanistan

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday awarded the country's highest honor for valor to Navy SEAL Edward Byers, who used...

Medal Of Honor Recipient Arrested On Hit-And-Run Charge

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

A 26-year-old veteran, who was awarded the military's top honor last year after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine, was cha...

Veterans Need Transition Assistance From the Top-Down

Dakota Meyer | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Last week was a big one for veterans, the most important news being the 240th birthday of one of the greatest institutions known to man -- the United States Marine Corps. Next year will mark a decade since I raised my right hand and joined something so much bigger than myself.

Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta: An Honor Too Far?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta. That name should sound familiar because numerous stories have been written, including at least half-a-dozen by this author, about this Marine's heroism.

Remains of WWII Marine Headed Home After 72 Years On Pacific Atoll

Associated Press | Landess Kearns | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — The recently identified remains of a Marine hailed for his bravery in battle are heading home 72 years after he was killed on a remo...

Back to Base-ics: On the Road for the Hiring Our Heroes Education Tour

Dakota Meyer | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Every year, more than 200,000 service men and women transition from the military to the civilian workforce, and most are inevitably challenged by that jump. So as we head into another fall, I'm thinking a lot about these men and women.

10 Heroes You Should Know This 4th of July

Alex Law | Posted 07.04.2015 | Politics
Alex Law

In America, we have something called the Medal of Honor. It is a military award that is only given to the people that went above and beyond reasonable expectations of bravery to achieve something truly heroic. Here is a list of 10 of our greatest American heroes. On this 4th of July, take one of these stories and tell it to your buddies over the grill, or while waiting for the fireworks.

WWI Hero Sgt. Henry Johnson Receives Long Overdue Medal of Honor

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

Almost a century after their service, Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin were finally awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I.

Memorial Day: Correcting the Story of World War I Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Henry Johnson

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Megan Smolenyak

Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin are being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I. Not surprisingly, a fair bit of information about both soldiers can be found online, and while personal details about Sgt. Shemin are mostly accurate, Sgt. Johnson's are frequently distorted.

Bristol Palin Engaged To Medal Of Honor Recipient

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

Bristol Palin announced her engagement to Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer on Saturday. The daughter of former vice presidential candidat...

Stamps of Honor

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

I have always admired and been impressed by the number, variety and appropriateness of postage stamps issued by the United States Postal Service in honor and in support of our military and veterans and I am somewhat regretful that this area of philately did not become my niche.

A New Year, a New Start

Dakota Meyer | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

My message this New Year's is simple: Lessons learned in the past are only a place to begin. Be encouraged -- because with each New Year comes a new start.

1.5 Million Opportunities to Strengthen Your Business

Dakota Meyer | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Dakota Meyer

While I agree with many about the moral obligation our country has to take care of its veterans and support them as they reintegrate into society, good business is ultimately built on good strategy. And the business case for hiring veterans is a strong one.

Let Eastern Ukraine Go

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.

Medal of Honor: The History to Premiere on The Pentagon Channel

Ed Hooper | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media
Ed Hooper

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon Channel and American Way Productions are pleased to announce Medal of Honor: The History will premiere on the Pentagon Chann...

Appreciating the Homefront Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

If you want to see what resilience looks like, go find a military spouse. Military spouses are at the heart of the armed forces community, and their efforts extend far beyond their individual households.

Marine Who Was Severely Injured Protecting Friend To Receive Highest Military Honor: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

For risking his life and incurring severe injuries to protect his friend in Afghanistan, Marine Corps. veteran William Kyle Carpenter will receive the...

If You Want to Cut Military Costs, End Military Discrimination

Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Carlos Harrison

The Department of Defense recognizes that it has a Hispanic retention problem. As any business operator knows, that's expensive. Losing a trained employee means they have to start over teaching a new one.

Jewish War Veteran's Uncommon Valor in Life Is More Important Than His Valor in Death

Steve Drizin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Steve Drizin

I was excited to read that on March 18, 2014, President Obama will award 24 war veterans the Medal of Honor, the country's highest commendation for gallantry.

Reflecting on Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Ever since I was thrown into the spotlight for my actions on the worst day of my life -- September 11, 2011 -- I've had my struggles. I'm continually asked the question, 'Why don't you just live your life and not worry about what people say?' I'll tell you why.

Nominate Your Hometown Hero by January 10

Wendy Drake | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Wendy Drake

"It can happen in a single instance of bravery, or through a lifetime of service to others."

A Thank You to Those Who Serve

Dakota Meyer | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the men and women who are still serving every day to protect us, and I am forever indebted to those who gave all.

A Call to Action for America's Employers

Dakota Meyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Today, as we take a moment to think about how we can honor the great men and women that have served our country, consider hiring employees that will make your business smarter and stronger. Hire a veteran, and then hire some more.

Obama Presenting Medal Of Honor To Afghan War Vet

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army captain hailed for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009 is adding ...

Disgusted By Shutdown, Medal Of Honor Recipient Vows To Run For Office

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Out of the ashes of government failure rise new candidates. At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, after Congress failed to avert a government shutdown, Dakota...