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Naming USN Ship After "Woody" Receives Applause

  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the U.S. Navy’s decision to name a Navy ship after West Virginia World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient,

Media Yawn At Medal of Honor For Army Captain Who Rushed Suicide Bomber

ABC, CBS, and NBC's morning and evening newscasts, along with the on-air programming of the three major cable news networks, have yet to cover the Wednesday announcement that Florent A. Groberg, a retired U.S. army captain, will receive the Medal of Honor on November 12, 2015 at the White House. Show More Summary

Army Captain Florent A. Groberg to receive Medal of Honor

In August, 2012, Army Captain Florent A. Groberg, while leading a personal security detail for his commander, tackled a suicide bomber whose detonation caused a second bomber to detonate prematurely and saving most of the people he was supposed to protect. He was wounded himself and spent three years at Walter Reed recovering from that […]

Obama to award Medal of Honor to Army captain from Maryland

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired Army captain from Maryland is receiving the nation's highest military honor for disrupting suicide bombers in Afghanistan. The Army credits the 32-year-old French native with keeping suicide bombers from detonating as planned in August 2012, saving most of those on patrol in Asadabad, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

ISIS Tries To Threaten Medal of Honor Recipient, He Pulls The Truck Over In Response [VIDEO]

A veteran hears about a ‘warning’ from ISIS – and pulls his truck over to make a video response to ISIS and their claims of being ‘armed and ready’. Dakota

Thupten Jinpa, Richard Davidson, Richard Gere to attend Dalai Lama’s Liberty Medal ceremony

On October 26 2015 in Philadelphia, Richard Gere, long-time Buddhist, will help present the Liberty Medal in honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The post Thupten Jinpa, Richard Davidson, Richard Gere to attend Dalai Lama’s Liberty Medal ceremony appeared first on Lion's Roar.

MD Anderson's Allison Wins American Cancer Society Medal of Honor

A career-long fascination with discovering the ins and outs of T cells, our immune system's tailor-made destroyers of infections and dysfunctional cells, has earned Jim Allison, Ph.D., the American Cancer Society's 2015 Medal of Honor for Basic Research.

HerStory: Dr. Mary Walker | Women Who Serve

Dr. Mary Walker is the first- and only- woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor.   A look at other women trailblazers in the United States military and what...

HerStory: Dr. Mary Walker & the Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor recipient Col. Jack Jacobs talks about the history and significance of America’s highest military award.

HerStory: The Medal of Honor Experience

104 years after Dr. Mary Walker, Col. Jack Jacobs received the Medal of Honor for “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life...

Globe photos of the month, September 2015

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month including an eclipse of a supermoon, Medal of Honor recipients visiting Boston, a 90-year-old’s trek up Mt. Washington, and the start of the Patriots regular...Show More Summary

Nas, Muhammad Ali and Eric Holder Received Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

Every year Harvard University honors those who have made contributions to African American culture and the life of mind with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal.

Judging at the 2015 LA County Fair: Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest!

Last weekend, I had the honor of serving as a judge out at the Los Angeles County Fair. There are a huge number of cooking and baking contests held at the fair every year, from barbecue to brownies to cake decorating. Some of the contests offer up only bragging rights and brightly colored ribbons, while...

Remains of WWII Medal of Honor winner, unidentified for 72 years, coming home

The recently identified remains of a Marine hailed for his bravery in battle are heading home 72 years after he was killed on a remote Pacific atoll during World War II. First Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman died at age 33 while leading Marines against entrenched Japanese forces during a three-day...

Tenn. town prepares to receive World War II hero’s remains decades after his death

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. Marine posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during a World War Two battle will be laid to rest on Sunday in his Knoxville hometown after decades buried on the Pacific atoll where he died, Tennessee officials said. First Lieutenant Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr....

Parry to Receive I.F. Stone Award

From Editor Robert Parry: Our nearly two decades of work at Consortiumnews were recently recognized by Harvard’s Nieman Foundation in awarding me the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. But this honor really is for all those who have written for this Web site and our many readers who have supported us with donations. Indeed, none…

Einar H. Ingman Jr. dies at 85; soldier received Medal of Honor for valor in Korean War

Einar H. Ingman Jr., a Wisconsin farmer's son whose unflinching assault on two machine gun nests during the Korean War repelled more than 100 enemy troops and brought him the Medal of Honor, has died. He was 85.

Vladimir Putin Awards Author of Anti-gay Propaganda Ban with State Honor Medal

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Russian president Vladimir Putin has awarded a state honor to one of the country’s most virulently anti-LGBT lawmakers. According to The Guardian, St. Petersburg politician Vitaly Milonov was awarded the “For Service to the Fatherland… The post Vladimir Putin Awards Author of Anti-gay Propaganda Ban with State Honor Medal appeared first on Towleroad.

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