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Marine killed in Iraq to be honored with Navy Cross, not Medal of Honor

Reluctantly, the family of a Marine from San Diego who was killed in Iraq has agreed to accept a Navy Cross on his behalf, rather than the Medal of Honor they and the Marine Corps believes he deserves.

Joffrey's Ashley Wheater is honored by University of Chicago

Ashley Wheater, the artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet, will receive the Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal from the University of Chicago, the dance company announced Thursday.

Bristol Palin Finally Breaks Her Silence About Ex-Fiance Dakota Meyer

Post by Jenny Erikson. Former First Daughter of Alaska Bristol Palin was all set to tie the knot the past weekend with Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer -- but she didn't. Now she's finally opening up about her cancelled wedding, and hinting at her plans for the future. Show More Summary

Awards Luncheon

Honoring many many heroes, including the Police Medal : Whenever Chicago police Officer Javier Alonso sees the bullet hole in his right leg, he thinks about the night of June 6, 2014.That was when he and fellow Officer Michael M. Wrobel...Show More Summary

Bristol Palin Speaks Out On Her Canceled Wedding

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

One week after former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) announced that her daughter, Bristol, would no longer marry Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, the daughter of the 2008 vice presidential candidate is breaking her silence on theShow More Summary

Remembering soldiers of color on Memorial Day

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

United States Army Private First Class William K. Nakamura, U.S. Medal of Honor recipient, awarded posthumously. In "The Memorial Day history forgot: The Martyrs of the Race Course," I wrote last year about the not very well known African-American roots of Memorial Day. Show More Summary

GOOD: New Electronics Kit-Makers Aim to Awaken the Next Generation of Engineers. For years I’v…

GOOD: New Electronics Kit-Makers Aim to Awaken the Next Generation of Engineers. For years I’ve been profiling great engineers—Nobel Prize holders, IEEE Medal of Honor winners. And so very often they tell me that their first involvement in anything electronic was building a Heathkit project. Heathkits, they tell me, were magical—they were simple enough to […]

Wounded Warrior Captain Bacik Walking, Running and Standing Tall

There are heroes in every war and Captain Matthew Bacik is certainly one of those. He was in the elite U.S. Army Ranger Regiment, honored with three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star Medal, but he left active duty when an ambush in Iraq resulted in a below-the-knee amputation. Today, however, because of a new […]

Memorial Day: Correcting the Story of WWI Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Henry Johnson

It's almost a century later than would have been ideal, but Sgt. Henry Johnson and Sgt. William Shemin are being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama at a White House ceremony for their heroics in World War I. Both had beenShow More Summary

Congress honors American Fighter Aces for service in 4 wars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three dozen members of an elite group of U.S. fighter pilots have been presented with the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress' highest civilian award. The American Fighter Aces earned their designation by shooting down at least five enemy aircraft in air-to-air combat during World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam.

Bristol Palin’s maybe-ex-fiance, Dakota Meyer, is available — for speaking gigs

Dakota Meyer, the former Marine and Medal of Honor awardee, was supposed to be getting hitched this weekend to Bristol Palin, the offspring of failed vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The wedding, though, was called off, as Sarah Palin announced on her Facebook page — in the post, the Palins also swatted down tabloid reports that […]

Bristol Palin Cancels Her Wedding Via Her Mom Sarah's Facebook Page

Post by Jenny Erikson. With less than a week left until the big day, Bristol Palin has cancelled her May 23 wedding with Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. And to announce the news, her mom, former Alaska governor and former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin posted it to her Facebook page. Show More Summary

Brainpickings Remembers That Time That Adrienne Rich Declined the National Medal of the Arts

Adrienne Rich, who would have celebrated her eighty-fifth birthday this past Saturday, remains the only artist to refuse this honor. As Brainpickings explains, the National Medal of the Arts is “the highest honor bestowed upon an individual artist on behalf of the people of the United States.” More: Beloved poet, essayist, and reconstructionist Adrienne Rich […]

Bristol Palin's Wedding to Dakota Meyer Called Off

With less than one week before the big day, Bristol Palin's wedding to 2011 Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer has been called off, former partial term Alaska governor and reality TV star Sarah Palin announced on Facebook. She said...Show More Summary

Sarah Palin: Daughter Bristol's Wedding Has Been Called Off

Bristol, 24, and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer were planning to get married May 23. read more

Bristol Palin’s Wedding Cancelled: Rumors Over Fiance Dakota Meyer False, Says Sarah Palin

With Bristol Palin’s wedding cancelled, fiance Dakota Meyer has come under a lot of scrutiny in recent days with some media outlets claiming that the Medal of Honor recipient was “lying” about a “secret wife” he married several years ago. Show More Summary

Bristol Palin Is No Longer Engaged

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Just six days before she was scheduled to marry Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Bristol Palin has announced that they are calling off the wedding. In fact, it was her mother, Sarah Palin, who made the news public, posting the photo and message below to her Facebook page Monday afternoon.

Bristol Palin’s wedding to Dakota Meyer ‘will not be held’

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Bristol Palin's nuptials to Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer 'will not be held' her mother announced but without saying why.

Bristol Palin And Dakota Meyer's Wedding 'Will Not Be Held,' Sarah Palin Says

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (R) announced her daughter Bristol's May 23 wedding to Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer "will not be held." In a Facebook post Monday, Palin said friends and...Show More Summary

2 WWI heroes at last to be recognized with Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 100 years after their heroics on the battlefields of France, two World War I veterans will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor next month by President Barack Obama. Army Sgt. William Shemin, who was Jewish, raced across the battlefield three times to pull wounded comrades to safety. [...]Show More Summary

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