Search Results : Medal of Honor

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Bristol Palin on calling off the wedding: 'This is a painful time'

Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, is breaking her silence on her canceled wedding to medal of honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

1862: James Andrews’s raiders, for the Great Locomotive Chase

4 months agoNews / Crime : Executed Today

On this date in 1862, seven federal raiders were hanged in Atlanta for the daring heist of a Confederate train two months prior. Among them were the the very first Congressional Medal of Honor awardees. In terms of its impact on the Civil War, the “Great Locomotive Chase” was a bust. But as pure Americana, […]

“Oh, you Black Death!”: Henry Johnson fought valiantly in WWI and was hailed as a “race-hero” — until he returned home

80 years after his death, Johnson was awarded the Medal of Honor -- but we mustn't forget what America did to him

Schumer praises aide for medal awarded to black WWI hero

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

President Obama’s recent awarding of a posthumous Medal of Honor garnered one Capitol Hill aide the spotlight.

New Hampshire Journal: In the Backyard Today with Rick Perry

  Rick Perry — accompanied by his wife, the Luttrell twins, novelist Brad Thor, and a number of combat veterans, including Medal of Honor winner Mike Thornton — met with a handful of New Hampshire residents this afternoon in Meredith. Show More Summary

Sarah and Bristol Palin Say If Josh Duggar Is a 'Child Molester,' Lena Dunham Is Too

Post by Jenny Erikson. Bristol Palin has been in the news recently for calling off her wedding to Medal of Honor winner Dakota Johnson, but she made headlines on Friday for an entirely different matter. The former First Daughter of Alaska...Show More Summary

West Wing Week: 06/05/15 or, “Two Rules”

This week, the President met with one of our oldest European allies, held a Q&A with 75 young Southeast Asian leaders, awarded two medals of honor posthumously, and welcomed the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to the White House. That’s May 29th to June 4th or, “Two Rules.” read more

Inside the Horrible Petitions to Strip Caitlyn Jenner of Her Gold Medal, ESPY Award

Caitlyn Jenner did something incredible this week when she proudly declared "Call me Caitlyn" on the cover of Vanity Fair. The historic moment garnered praise from across the world and ESPN announced shortly after that it will honor the Olympian with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs this... Read More > Other Links From Caitlyn Jenner

5 Photos: The President Awards the Medal of Honor to Sergeant William Shemin and Private Henry Johnson

Today, in a ceremony at the White House, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army Sergeant William Shemin and Army Private Henry Johnson for conspicuous gallantry during World War I. Sergeant Shemin entered the Army on October 2, 1917. Show More Summary

Medal Of Honor Awarded Posthumously To Black WWI Hero, But Family Found Out Something Shocking

The Medal of Honor was finally awarded posthumously to a black World War I hero, but the family was not expecting to uncover this piece of information. The family of Henry Johnson, had been pushing the U.S. government to do the right...Show More Summary

Derrick Jackson; boy scout rescues Medal of Honor hero from obscurity

Parachutecutie sends us a link to the story about Derrick Jackson, a boy scout in Mason County, West Virginia who had seen on a television program the degraded state of a cemetery near his home that was the final resting place of World War One hero, Chester Howard West. West was a First Sergeant in […]

With Medal of Honor Award, Family Learns WWI Hero Wasn't Kin

Two days before President Obama announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson, a family got staggering news about the legacy of heroism that had inspired them for generations and through three war...

An author’s hope: ‘Harlem Hellfighter’ receives Medal of Honor 97 years later

“Henry Lincoln Johnson, the soldier who received the French cross [Croix de Guerre], was born in Alexandria in 1897, and was buried at nearby Arlington Cemetery 32 years later. A decade ago, he received the Distinguished Service Cross. His descendants are still waiting for him to receive a Medal of Honor.”Read full article >>

A Century Later: African-American, Jewish WWI Vets Granted Medal of Honor

Finally, an egregious wrong has been righted. To recap: Two World War I veterans, Private Henry Lincoln Johnson and Sergeant William Shemin, were...

Obama awards posthumous Medals of Honor to World War One soldiers

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded posthumous Medals of Honor to two soldiers from World War One, one an African American and the other a Jew, who arguably were denied the honor earlier because of discrimination. Show More Summary

Two WW I Heroes Finally American Enough To Receive Medals Of Honor They Earned

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Two heroes of World War I were finally recognized Tuesday by President Obama at the White House; the president presented the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously to Private Henry Johnson and to Sergeant William Shemin, whose heroism...Show More Summary

First Draft Focus: ‘Never Too Late to Say Thank You’

Ina Bass and Elsie Shemin-Roth accepted the Medal of Honor on Tuesday on behalf of their father, Sgt. William Shemin, who fought on the French front lines in World War I.

Obama awards Medal of Honor to slighted WWI soldiers

President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded the nation’s highest military honor to a pair of slighted American soldiers, whose bravery during World War I had never been fully recognized. Click to Continue »

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