It's difficult to look Modern Warfare in the eye without glancing at the long shadow that trails behind it. The small library of gradually worsening sequels and annual follow-ups, the abysmal Medal of Honor games and all the other middling to poor efforts at competition that defined the next half-decade of FPS' ( Terrorist Takedown anyone?). Show More Summary
Paul sends us a link to the Marine Corps Times article about a 1911 designed for Akai Custom Guns by Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyers. At $3500, it’s a little out of my price range, well, that it would be hard to justify to Household Six since I already have six 1911s. Meyer, who […]
A date for the long awaited ceremony to present the Medal of Honor posthumously to Union Army 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was announced by the Department of Defense on Monday. On Nov. 6, President Obama will present the medal to two of Cushing’s cousins, Frederic Cushing Stevens III and Frederick Stevens Sater, at the White House. Read full article >>
The surviving family of First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing will be presented with the Medal of Honor at the White House next week for the lieutenant’s actions on the last day of the Battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the face of the famous Pickett’s Charge, according to the Stars & Stripes. Though he and many of […]
One of President Obama's first acts after next week's midterm elections will be to honor a hero from long ago.
According to Stars & Stripes, Marine Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter opened the festivities for the 39th Annual US Marine Corps Marathon yesterday with a parachute jump to the starting line, despite the injuries he suffered when he pounced on a grenade to save his Marine brothers in 2011. After the jump, Kyle went […]
A blood relative of Lt. Alonzo Hereford Cushing, a hero soldier who died on the last day of the Gettysburg battle, has finally been found, meaning the White House can now go ahead with a postponed Medal of Honor ceremony. Read full article >>
Joe Foss, NRA President who earned the Medal of Honor. I got off the plane with him in DC when he was talking about the incident with airport security, and I called some folks who had media contacts. Not in...
Back in July, we wrote a bit about Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Miller of the Canadian Army who was being investigated for her wearing of medals and honors that she didn’t earn. Hondo sends a link from The Whig which reports that she was convicted yesterday; She pleaded guilty to three counts of conduct to the […]
1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta MSG Gary Ivan Gordon, 33, Medal of Honor, Purple Heart SFC Randy Shughart, 35. Medal of Honor, Purple Heart SSG Daniel D. Busch, 25. Silver Star, Purple Heart SFC Earl Robert Fillmore, Jr., 28. Silver...
It's been announced today that Jerry Meinwald (emeritus at Cornell) has won the Presidential Medal of Science in chemistry. That's well deserved - his work on natural product pheromone and signaling systems has had an impact all through chemistry, biology, agricultural science, ecology, and beyond. Show More Summary
Shonda Rhimes And Oprah Winfrey Honored With Harvard Du Bois Medals Scandal producer Shonda Rhimes and media mogul Oprah Winfrey were among 8 people recently honored by Harvard University as recipients of the prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois medal. via NY
Coast Guardsmen and recruits gathered to remember the sacrifice of the Coast Guard’s only Medal of Honor recipient aboard Training Center Cape May, Saturday, Sept.
Among US presidents, Teddy Roosevelt stands out. He's the only one to win both the Nobel Prize and the Medal of Honor. Plus, he busted up corporate trusts, fathered the Panama Canal, and set aside 230 million acres of land for public good, kickstarting the American conservation movement. Show More Summary
The Dakota Meyer 1911 is a hand built special edition pistol to honor Meyer and his actions on 8 September 2009 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. For then Marine Corporal Meyers actions on that date he was awarded the congressional Medal of Honor. Show More Summary
The Partnership for Public Service, an organization that works on federal workplace issues, will honor the “outstanding achievements” of federal employees Monday with the 13th annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, better known as the Sammies. “The Service to America Medals are a powerful illustration of the good that government workers do every […]
Jonn’s earlier article concerning the scarcity of Medal of Honor (MoH) recipients during the GWOT piqued my curiosity. So I decided to do a little digging and number crunching – and see just where the numbers led. Here’s the data I was able to find quickly, from various internet sources, for 5 major US conflicts […]
The Wall Street Journal reports that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito spoke to the 2014 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Awards gala in Knoxville, TN the other day. As one of the minority of the USSC who voted in favor of the Stolen Valor Act of 2004, Alito urged Congress to strengthen Stolen Valor Laws; […]
CNN‘s Jake Tapper asks why so few Medals of Honor have been awarded during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars as compared to our much shorter involvement in previous wars. Leading the charge in Congress is Iraq veteran Duncan Hunter; That reasoning drew ire from veterans like Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California. “These are men rushing the […]