UNSUNG HEROES: This Soldier Killed 11 Insurgents While Bleeding From A Severed Artery


On Aug. 8, 2007, then-Spc. Jeremiah Church was assigned as a reconnaissance platoon machine gunner with the 82d Airborne Division. The group’s mission was to restore the flow of water to a village near Baqubah, Iraq; however, they were met by an insurgent ambush. Church told journalist Tim Holbert, “It might sound a little crazy, but the hair on the back of my neck was standing up, and something didn’t feel right in my stomach.”
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The Bold Civil War Raid That Led To The First-Ever Medal Of Honor


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Postcard image of surviving Andrews’ Raiders, 1908, posing in front of the Ohio Monument erected to the men and their feat. Card mislabels Daniel A. Dorsey as “D.A. Dorset.”

The nation’s first Medal of Honor recipient hijacked a Confederate train and sabotaged a vital railroad, with an enemy train in hot pursuit.

Exactly 153 years ago, a band of Union soldiers and two civilians launched an audacious raid to strike deep into Confederate territory, the success or failure of which hinged on an unconventional plan hatched by a civilian smuggler. The April 12, 1862, Andrews’ Raid, also known as The Great Locomotive Chase, is notable as a wild sequence of events where the military’s first-ever Medal of Honor recipients distinguished themselves.
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Veteran of the Day


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Manuel Toledo, of the U.S. Army.
During World War II, Manuel was part of Company B of the Army’s 17th Infantry, 7th Division, serving from 1941-1945. Read more

Donald Evans earns Medal of Honor: Vietnam War


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Specialist Four Donald W. Evans, a 23-year-old medic from Covina, California, was awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor for action on this day in the Kontum Province. Read more

6 American Heroes of WWI


On September 25, 1918, leading American World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker attacked seven enemy airplanes alone and shot down two of them. He received the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy." This uniform jacket was worn by Rickenbacker during World War I.
On September 25, 1918, leading American World War I ace Eddie Rickenbacker attacked seven enemy airplanes alone and shot down two of them. He received the Medal of Honor for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy.” This uniform jacket was worn by Rickenbacker during World War I.

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U.S. troops only spent a little over a year and a half in World War I and saw relatively little combat compared to their French and British counterparts. Nevertheless, American “doughboys” played a pivotal role in the offensives that overpowered the beleaguered German army in late-1918. Forced to contend with the horrors of industrialized combat, these troops produced some of the war’s most humbling and often tragic stories of heroism. From a balloon-busting fighter ace and a Navy escape artist to one of the most Marine Corps’ most legendary sergeants, meet six servicemen who distinguished themselves on the battlefields of World War I. Read more

Medal of Honor Recipient Goes Against the Status Quo, Has Unexpected Message for SEAL Who Shot Bin Laden


Besides the word ‘sequester,’ perhaps the second most uttered word at the Reagan National Defense Forum over the weekend was ‘O’Neill,’ as in Rob O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who recently claimed to have fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden.

In a panel on valor and heroism, Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta was asked about O’Neill and other members of SEAL Team 6 who have spoken openly about the kill shot heard ’round the world. Read more

Obama Is Awarding The Medal Of Honor For A Soldier’s Heroics From More Than 151 Years Ago


 

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With the seemingly endless headlines of ‘disturbing news’ we’re flooded with every day, here’s a story with a ‘happy’ ending, 151 years in the making.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

The White House announced on Tuesday it would award the Medal of Honor to an Army officer who distinguished himself during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg more than 151 years ago. Read more

Medal of Honor: Robert Ingram,Vietnam War


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On March 28, 1966, Navy corpsman Robert Ingram tended to wounded Marines and held off the enemy under intense fire in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam. With the help of the men of his company, who insisted that his recommendation be reevaluated, Ingram received the Medal of Honor on July 10, 1998.

Read more about Ingram and other Medal recipients in MEDAL OF HONOR athttp://www.artisanbooks.com/products/…

 

 

 

Medal of Honor: Joe Jackson, Vietnam War


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On May 12, 1968, Lieutenant Colonel Joe Jackson flew his transport aircraft into a besieged Special Forces camp at Kham Duc, South Vietnam, rescuing three combat controllers. President Johnson awarded the Medal of Honor to Jackson on January 16, 1969.

Read more about Jackson and other Medal recipients in MEDAL OF HONOR at http://www.artisanbooks.com/products/…

Medal of Honor: Ronald Rosser, Korean War


On January 12, 1952, Corporal Ronald Rosser charged up an enemy-held hill near Ponggilli, Korea, single-handedly enabling the withdrawal of his decimated unit. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman on June 27, 1952. Read more

Medal of Honor: Salvatore Giunta, Afghanistan


 

On October 25, 2007, near the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, Specialist Salvatore Giunta sought out and recovered a fellow soldier who was being dragged away by two Taliban. He was awarded the Medal of Honor exactly three years later, making him the first living recipient of the Medal since the Vietnam War.

Read more about Giunta and other Medal recipients in MEDAL OF HONOR at http://www.artisanbooks.com/products/…

Medal of Honor: In Their Own Words


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The Medal of Honor: Ira Hamilton Hayes


Ira Hamilton Hayes (January 12, 1923 – January 24, 1955) was a Pima Native American and a United States Marine corporal who was one of the six flag raisers immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II. Hayes was an enrolled member of the Gila River Pima Indian Reservation located in the Pinal and Maricopa counties in Arizona. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve on August 26, 1942, and after recruit training, volunteered to become a Paramarine. He fought in the Bougainville and Iwo Jima campaigns in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. Read more

The Medal of Honor: Sgt Lucian Adams


US Army Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams; with his company pinned down by heavy machine gun fire, including 3 dead and 6 wounded, S/Sgt Adams pressed on and personally killed 9 Germans, eliminated 3 enemy machineguns, vanquished a specialized force which was armed with automatic weapons and grenade launchers, cleared the woods of hostile elements, and reopened the severed supply lines to the assault companies of his battalion. October 28, 1944. Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams *received the Medal of Honor for single-handedly destroying enemy machine gun emplacements to re-establish supply lines to U.S. Army companies. Wikipedia

Obama bestows Medal of Honor on NH veteran


Washington (CNN) — The newest Medal of Honor winner, former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, said he wanted the nation not to remember his name, but those of the nine men who were killed in one of the fiercest fights of the war in Afghanistan. Read more