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Medal of Honor

My Memorial Day Plans

Tireak C. Tulloch | Posted 07.27.2012 | Impact
Tireak C. Tulloch

Last year a good friend of mine told me of how she felt of me being able to go to many places in honor of my fellow veterans. I don't consider it a vacation on any level, but as a way of continuing my duty. I believe this is how many veterans of my era and previous eras feel, as well.

Hero Killed In Vietnam War To Receive Medal Of Honor

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Leslie Sabo's Vietnam War ended in the flash of his own grenade, hurled at an enemy bunker in Cambodia to save surrounded comrades....

Soldier To Get Medal Of Honor 42 Years After Death

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Impact

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- A soldier who died 42 years ago while protecting his comrades is finally getting the Medal of Honor. President Barack Obama will...

Afghanistan War Soldier Volunteers Post-Tornado, Says Damage Is 'Worst Thing I've Ever Seen In My Life'

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) A Kentucky Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor last year is helping clean up a small Kentucky community devastated b...

Va. WWII Hero At Center Of American Flag Dispute Dies

AP | Posted 05.03.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- A World War II Medal of Honor winner who made headlines for his fight to fly an American flag in his Virginia front yard, has died. R...

Is Justice About to Be Done in the Case of Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

About three years ago, writing about the injustice done to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta I said, "So, while this chapter may be closed, the book is not." Well, today that book has been reopened.

Of Battles and Robot Hands

Ward Carroll | Posted 03.28.2012 | World
Ward Carroll

Army Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry was just over a month into his sixth war deployment when he got the nod to be part of a daylight raid to capture a "high value" Taliban leader.

Obama Takes Position On Medal Of Honor Winner Controversy

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — President Barack Obama is standing by his award of the Medal of Honor to a Marine in the Afghanistan war despite a published r...

Marines Promoted Inflated Story For Medal Of Honor Winner

McClatchy Newspapers | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Dakota Meyer standing at attention in his dress uniform, sweat glistening on his forehead under the television lights, President Ba...

Medal Of Honor Recipient's Inflated By Marines: Report

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

Obama told the audience in the White House East Room on Sept. 15 that Meyer had driven into the heart of a savage ambush in eastern Afghanistan agains...

Medal Of Honor Winner Takes On Defense Contractor

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- A U.S. Marine given the nation's highest award for valor is suing a defense contractor that he says ridiculed his Medal of Honor, calle...

Medal of Honor Upgrades Are Rare -- and Should Be

Ed Hooper | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Ed Hooper

The Medal of Honor is this nation's highest combat award. The process of selection must remain exclusively with the Department of Defense for the medal to retain its valorous prominence -- on Veterans Day 2011 and for generations to come.

PHOTOS: Stories Of Bravery From Medal Of Honor Recipients

Posted 01.11.2012 | Books

A new edition has just been published of the book "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty" (Artisan, $45.) Containing letters ...

Max J. Rosenthal

Rep. Presses Pentagon On Low Number Of Valor Awards For Iraq And Afghan Vets

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When former Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor in September, he became the first living Marine to earn the nation's...

Medal Of Honor Winner Refuses FDNY Opportunity

AP | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A former Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor bowed out of his quest Tuesday to join the New York City Fire Department after a federa...

Time to End the War

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Our nation's longest war began with a clear goal of disposing of Osama Bin Laden, those responsible for the 9/11 attacks, and anyone who harbored them. Ten years on, we've accomplished our mission. It's time to end our involvement in Afghanistan and declare victory.

Who's Drinking Beer With Obama?

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defying orders and tempting fate, Marine corporal Dakota Meyer charged five times in a Humvee into heavy gunfire in the darkness of...

Sept. 15 Is Dakota Meyer's Day

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

When about one month ago I first heard that Marine Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, a former Austin resident, would be receiving the Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan, I was so proud.

Dakota Meyer, Austin, Tex. Resident, Will Receive the Medal of Honor

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.19.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Dakota Meyer, a former Marine Corps corporal, will be the first living Marine Corps recipient of our nation's highest award for valor "since now-retired Sgt. Maj. Allan Kellogg received the medal for actions 41 years ago in Vietnam."

Drilling Down on the Meaning of "Shared Sacrifice" as Congress Considers Our Debt Limit

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Medal of honor recipient Sergeant First Class Petry and his comrades provide a special transcendent example of service to our country that leaders in Congress might want to take some time to pause and reflect upon.

Medal of Honor for a Black World War I Hero?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.12.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

"After a 93-year quest," Johnson's supporters believe they have finally built an "ironclad case" to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Sgt. Henry Johnson, an African-American hero who "fought with uncommon bravery in World War I."

Two Medals of Honor -- Both Deserved, One Denied

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Sgt. Rafael Peralta was recommended for the Medal of Honor by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Instead he received the Navy Cross. There has been a huge outcry at this injustice.

Memorial Day: A Holiday Weekend Held Most Dear by American Immigrants

Nasser J. Kazeminy | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Nasser J. Kazeminy

As we observe Memorial Day 2011, we have a moral obligation to pause and pay tribute to every American, immigrant or not, who cares so deeply for our nation that they were willing to sacrifice themselves to defend it.

What if a Republican President Had Captured Osama Bin Laden?

Chris Matthews | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Chris Matthews

Obama does what they only dream of doing and all he gets is a week off from having to show his driver's license. The president and his people didn't strut about it. That's what makes them different.

Oscar Nominee Sebastian Junger Speaks About His Year in Deadliest Place on Earth

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Junger's film, Restrepo, is an eye-opening look at the war for viewers who know Afghanistan only from two-minute clips on cable, followed by hours of political analysis.