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Medal of Honor

Soldier Who Fought Off German Attack In WWI Still Awaiting Posthumous Medal Of Honor

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 07.11.2014 | Black Voices

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious ...

Veteran Wounded By Grenade Gets Medal Of Honor

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's hi...

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

Ed Hooper | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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 Ch...

Appreciating the Homefront Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 05.30.2014 | 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 Threw Himself On A Grenade To Save Friend Shares Message We All Need To Hear

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact

AP/HuffPost WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cpl. Kyle Carpenter remembers lying on his back on a rooftop in Marjah, Afghanistan, crammed up against sandbags alo...

Obama To Present Top Medal To Afghanistan Veteran

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the Taliban ambush, when a rocket-propelled grenade knocked him unc...

Confederate Heroes Have Their Own Medal Of Honor

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — The Medal of Honor, created by Congress during the Civil War as America's highest military decoration for valor, was never meant...

Obama Honors 24 Heroes Who Didn't Get Their Due

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn't get their due. On Tuesday, 24 ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in ...

Obama Giving Medal Of Honor To 24 Overlooked Veterans

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

BY NANCY BENAC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is moving to right old wrongs by belatedly awarding the Medal of Ho...

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.

Medal Of Honor Awarded To Veterans Possibly Passed Over Due To Racism

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to correct potential acts of bias spanning three wars, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 24 Army vet...

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.

Medal Of Honor Winner Asks To Return To Duty

AP | LOLITA BALDOR | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The former Army captain who received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday has asked to return to active duty in the Army, a...

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...

Vietnam Vets Receive Medals For Heroic Actions ... 47 Years Later

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 11.20.2013 | Good News

SAN DIEGO -- Two Vietnam veterans were awarded the Silver and Bronze Star medals Friday for their courage in a battle on a jungle hillside where more ...

Former Army Captain To Receive Medal Of Honor

AP | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A former Army captain hailed for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009 will add the Medal of Honor to his list of military d...

5 Living Medal Of Honor Recipients Will Make You Rethink Courage, Sacrifice

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

On Monday, Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter received the Medal of Honor at the White House for his service in Afghanistan, recognized for sprinting into enem...

Afghanistan Vet Receives Medal Of Honor

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama bestowed the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, salutin...

Army Sergeant Receives Medal Of Honor

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor on Monday to Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, who risked hi...