Hundreds of Afghanistan medal recommendations lost in an IT/bureaucracy kludge.
Volumes have been written on the Medal of Honor and those few who have earned it. Doug Sterner at Home of Hero’s knows more about this topic than probably any other living person. In the past few days I have thought allot about what it takes to even be considered. I have thought about the […]
President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor yesterday to former Army Sgt. Kyle White, for his actions on Nov. 9, 2007, when White’s unit was ambushed near Aranas, Afghanistan. White, who now lives in Charlotte, is only the seventh living and 14th overall Medal of Honor recipient for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
“We pay tribute to a soldier who embodies the courage of his generation”
So, This Ain’t Hell, against all odds, was admitted into the White House today for the Medal of Honor ceremony honoring Kyle J. White’s heroism and devotion to his duty on November 9, 2007. The best interview that I’ve read with SGT White is at Stars & Stripes so you should read that and not […]
And that, President Obama said in a White House ceremony Tuesday, was what Sgt. Kyle White did in Afghanistan in November 2007. For his “acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty,” Sergeant White was awarded the Medal of Honor Tuesday, becoming the seventh living recipient of that honor for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Show More Summary
Seven years ago, Army Spc. Kyle J. White was on a narrow path in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan when he and his U.S. military comrades walked into an ambush. As one fellow soldier went down, White, then 20, rushed over to help, using his body to shield the wounded man from enemy...
President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a former Army sergeant who saved a fellow soldier's life and helped secure the evacuation of other wounded Americans while under persistent fire during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama this morning awarded the Medal o […]
A heroic veteran of the War in Afghanistan received the nation’s highest military honor Tuesday in a touching ceremony at the White House.
A former Army sergeant will be awarded the Medal of Honor today for his heroics during a hellish 2007 battle in Afghanistan. Former Sgt. Kyle J. White, who was just 20 years old during the firefight on Nov. 8, 2007, repeatedly ran through...Show More Summary
Kyle White on a routine patrol nearby the Aranas village in Afghanistan, in summer of 2007. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a former Army sergeant who saved a fellow...Show More Summary
Sgt. Kyle White reflects on great cost of being awarded nation’s highest military award
So, TSO, Blckfive and me are in DC for the Medal of Honor ceremony for Army Sgt. Kyle J. White tomorrow afternoon. There was a reception tonight hosted by Sergeant Major of the Army Ray Chandler. Somehow I was egged into taking a selfie with the CSA, you know because I’m such a fan. So […]
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 9 1926 - L.Cdr. Richard Byrd and Chief Machinist Mate Floyd Bennett make first flight over North Pole; both receive Congressional Medal of Honor.
Smedley Butler is returning to the Marine boot camp here. Not the Smedley Butler who was the camp's commander in the 1920s and, as a two-time Medal of Honor recipient, remains one of the Marine Corps' premier heroes. This Smedley Butler is a 10-week-old English bulldog, the latest to serve as...
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer speaks about the controversy over his actions in Afghanistan, his suicide attempt, political ambitions and the work he’s doing for veterans.
The father of the Green Revolution and one of agriculture’s greatest spokespeople, Dr. Norman Borlaug, will be the recipient of Alltech’s 2014 Medal of Excellence. Alltech will present the posthumous award to Borlaug’s granddaughter, Julie Borlaug Larson, at “What If?” … Continue reading ?