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Obama awards posthumous Medal of Honor to Civil War veteran

President Obama has awarded Alonzo H. Cushing, first lieutenant in the Union Army, the Congressional Medal of Honor. In a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, Obama honored Cushing, who died in the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Show More Summary

Obama posthumously awards Medal of Honor to Civil War veteran

President Obama has awarded Alonzo H. Cushing, first lieutenant in the Union Army, the Congressional Medal of Honor. In a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, Obama honored Cushing, who died in the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Show More Summary

Civil War hero awarded Medal of Honor in White House ceremony

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing and his artillerymen stood amid the smoke and the noises of war, trying to keep their cannons firing, on the most consequential day of the Civil War.

Civil war officer and Gettysburg hero receives posthumous Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor posthumously to U.S. Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for heroism during the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War. His relative, Helen Loring Ensign of Palm Desert, California, received the honor on his behalf. Show More Summary

Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Civil War Veteran

President Barack Obama on Thursday awarded First Lt. Alonzo Cushing the Medal of Honor, posthumously recognizing the artilleryman's bravery under fire at a pivotal moment in the Civil War.

Civil War officer receives Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama on Thursday recognized the heroism of a Union Army officer who was killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, an honor that was more than 150 years in the making.

Predictable. Obama Makes WH Medal of Honor Ceremony All About Himself (Video)

Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Fist Lt. Alonzo Cushing today. Cushing was a Civil War hero who died during the Battle of Gettysburg. Obama reminded the audience today that if it wasn’t for Alonzo he might … Continue reading ?

Lt. Alonzo Cushing, Hero Of Gettysburg, Awarded Medal Of Honor

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

President Obama bestowed the nation's highest honor for battlefield bravery to the Union officer, who was killed defending a key ridge against Pickett's charge.

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2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: A judge overturns Missouri's ban on same sex marriage; President Obama will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Civil War soldier; and AC/DC's drummer is arrested for attempted murder.

Howard Fireman Awarded David W. Taylor Medal

SNAME recognizes ABS executive for contributions to naval architecture The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded its highest technical honor, the David W.

After 40 years of trying, a family will finally receive Medal of Honor for Civil War ancestor

More than 150 years after he was killed during the Civil War, Union Army 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing is being honored with the Medal of Honor. "Apparently he is the longest delayed Congressional Medal of Honor," Brooks Ensign, a relative of Cushing, told NBC Los Angeles. Show More Summary

9th Cir.: It's Still Illegal to Wear Medals You Didn't Earn

In 2009, Elven Joe Swisher was convicted of wearing military medals he didn't earn. Swisher had, in fact, been a member of the military: He served in the Marines and was honorably discharged in 1957 following a combat mission in which he was injured. In 2001, he applied for a......

Heritage, Honor, and Sovereignty

By Rep. Kristi Noem, Black Hills Pioneer Last year, I had the opportunity to help honor hundreds of Native American code talkers with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Dan Gurney Receives 2014 Edison-Ford Medal

My cousin Dan Gurney was recently honored with the 2014 Edison-Ford Medal for Innovation. NBC created this tribute film about his lifetime of achievement as a race car driver, engineer, builder, and team owner. (Link to video) In accepting the award, he said, “This is truly an amazing, humbling award. Show More Summary

The seven year shadow left by Modern Warfare

It's difficult to look Modern Warfare in the eye without glancing at the long shadow that trails behind it. The small library of gradually worsening sequels and annual follow-ups, the abysmal Medal of Honor games and all the other middling to poor efforts at competition that defined the next half-decade of FPS' ( Terrorist Takedown anyone?). Show More Summary

Dakota Meyer-designed 1911

Paul sends us a link to the Marine Corps Times article about a 1911 designed for Akai Custom Guns by Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyers. At $3500, it’s a little out of my price range, well, that it would be hard to justify to Household Six since I already have six 1911s. Meyer, who […]

President to award medal to Civil War soldier on Nov. 6

A date for the long awaited ceremony to present the Medal of Honor posthumously to Union Army 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was announced by the Department of Defense on Monday. On Nov. 6, President Obama will present the medal to two of Cushing’s cousins, Frederic Cushing Stevens III and Frederick Stevens Sater, at the White House. Read full article >>

Gettysburg hero’s family to receive Medal of Honor

The surviving family of First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing will be presented with the Medal of Honor at the White House next week for the lieutenant’s actions on the last day of the Battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the face of the famous Pickett’s Charge, according to the Stars & Stripes. Though he and many of […]

Civil War Soldier to Be Awarded Medal of Honor

One of President Obama's first acts after next week's midterm elections will be to honor a hero from long ago.

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