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Medal of Honor

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.

Medal of Honor Winner Plans To Pursue Education In Colorado

AP | MELANIE S. WELTE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DES MOINES, Iowa — Medal of Honor recipient and Iowa native Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta will end his Army career in June and move to Colorado to pursu...

Christian Conservative Blasts 'Feminized' Medal Of Honor

Politics Daily | November 18,| 6:30 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"When we think of heroism in battle, we used the think of our boys storming the beaches of Normandy under withering fire, climbing the cliffs of Point...

Heroism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is right: It is important to focus on the extraordinary courage shown on the day of the shooting rampage. Because while you can train for what to do in an emergency, you cannot train someone to be heroic.

Sal Giunta: War Hero's Tour; A Humble Soldier Adjusts To Fame

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — It was years in the making, so Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta had time to talk with his wife about the "what if" question. He'd been recommended fo...