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President Obama Names Stephen Sondheim as Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

3 months agoLGBT / Gay :

President Barack Obama named 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, which is presented to individuals who have made "especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests...Show More Summary

Mays, Berra Named Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday named Major League Baseball Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Yogi Berra recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Obama to award Medal of Freedom to Barbra Streisand, Itzhak Perlman and Stephen Sondheim

Singer, actress and filmmaker Barbra Streisand and Itzhak Perlman, one of this era’s most honored classical musicians, are arts figures who will receive American’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in a Nov. 24 ceremony at the White House. Stephen Sondheim will get an encore...

Spielberg, Sondheim, Streisand among 17 recipients of the 2015 Medals of Freedom

Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Sondheim, James Taylor, Itzhak Perlman, and Gloria and Emilio Estefan are among the 17 individuals to receive the 2015 Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. The honors will be presented in a ceremony Nov. 24 at the White House. President Obama will also salute the achievements of Baseball […]

Medal of Freedom List: Barbra Streisand, Stephen Spielberg, Willie Mays, More

The White House announced this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor. The honorees include politicians, activists, athletes and entertainers, among others.

Barbara Mikulski to get Medal of Freedom

Longest-serving female senator will receive highest civilian honor.

Steven Spielberg & Barbra Streisand To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Some Hollywood and Broadway royalty are among the newest recipients of the nation’s highest civilian honor. The government said today that Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim and 14 others will receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama during a November 24 ceremony at the White House. Show More Summary

Medal of Honor: Captain Florent Groberg

3 months agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Over at the new digs, good news of a real soldier. Get over there and read. (And tell all your friends, too.)

Korn's Jonathan Davis Responds to Barack Obama's Shout-Out

Korn's Jonathan Davis tells Rolling Stone that he was "shocked and taken aback" by President Barack Obama's recent name-check at a Medal of Honor ceremony this week. Obama had cited a story of Medal recipient Florent Groberg believing he had hallucinated an actual visit from Davis as the army captain recovered...

Barack Obama: 'I Am Not the Lead Singer From Korn'

President Barack Obama awarded army captain Florent Groberg the Medal of Honor Thursday at a ceremony in the White House, and during the president's speech, he made an unlikely reference to Korn singer Jonathan Davis. Groberg was given the medal after tackling a suicide bomber while serving in Afghanistan in August 2012, an act...

Obama: “I Am Not The Lead Singer Of Korn”

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In a ceremony at the White House today, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Florent Groberg, a former Army captain who saved several lives by tackling a suicide bomber to the ground during a 2012 attack in Afghanistan, U.S. News reports. While recovering in the hospital following the explosion, Groberg was visited by […]

Army captain awarded Medal of Honor

An army captain received the military's highest honor Thursday, but how he feels about it may surprise you

Obama Says Medal of Honor Recipient Asked to Remember Fallen Heroes

Retired Army Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg was presented the Medal of Honor on Thursday at a White House ceremony.

Medal of Honor Awarded to Army Captain Who Tackled Bomber in Afghanistan

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Capt. Florent Groberg threw himself at a man with explosives in Afghanistan in 2012, absorbing the blast and preventing a deadlier attack.

U. S. Army Capt. Florent A. Groberg Awarded Congressional Medal Of Honor During Veterans Day Ceremony

Retired U.S. Army Captain Florent A. Groberg received the Congressional Medal of Honor during a Veterans Day ceremony at the White House from President Barack Obama on Wednesday. Capt. Groberg will also be inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes during a ceremony on Friday. Show More Summary

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghanistan veteran Florent Groberg

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

On the morning of Aug. 8, 2012, Florent A. Groberg was escorting senior U.S. Army officers and other officials to a security meeting in eastern Afghanistan when a suicide bomber approached the group. Groberg tackled the man, saving the lives of several Americans and Afghans. On Thursday, Groberg...

Obama awards Medal of Honor to heroic former Army captain

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A former Army captain who tackled a suicide bomber in Afghanistan received the nation's highest military honor.

Obama Grants Medal of Honor to Army Captain Who Sprinted Toward Suicide Bomber

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to one of our nation's heroes Thursday morning, a fitting follow up to Veterans Day. Army Captain...

Army Captain Awarded Medal of Honor for Tackling Suicide Bomber

President Barack Obama said Thursday that a young French-born U.S. Army captain who is the newest Medal of Honor recipient had the instincts and the courage to tackle a suicide bomber in Afghanistan during a moment of selfless bravery, saving the lives of many comrades.

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