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  • Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Awarded Medal of Honor Almost 50 Years Later

    07/13/2016 1:54:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | 7/1/16 | Zach Rosenberg
    Lt. Col. Charles S. Kettles, an Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, will be awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony later this month for an act of heroism almost 50 years ago. At the time he was given the Distinguished Service Cross, but a dedicated amateur historian finally talked the Department of Defense into reviewing the matter. Following an act of Congress and a Presidential signature (required for Medal of Honor awards), Kettles will receive his new medal in a July 18 ceremony at the White House.
  • U.S. Airman Who Disarmed Train Gunman To Receive Purple Heart

    09/16/2015 12:37:05 PM PDT · by SteveinSATX · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2015 | Yeganeh Torbati
    A U.S. airman who helped disarm a gunman on a Paris-bound train last month will receive a Purple Heart medal, the U.S. Air Force leader said on Monday, in an unusual award of the honor to a serviceman wounded while not in a combat zone. (snip) In addition to the Purple Heart, Stone will receive the Airman’s Medal, the Air Force’s highest non-combat award for bravery. The medals will be awarded at a ceremony at the Pentagon this week.
  • Video: Three Americans awarded Legion of Honor by French president

    08/24/2015 7:13:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Three Americans received France’s highest honor from its President this morning after risking their lives to stop a terror attack on a train before it could get in motion. The three quick-thinking Americans, joined by a British businessman who helped in rendering the terrorist immobile, received high praise from Francois Hollande. “We are giving you the highest distinction of the country to show you how much we appreciate what you did,” declared François Hollande:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Three Americans who helped thwart an attack by an AK-47-toting gunman on a high-speed train received France’s highest honor on...
  • Thousands Sign Shocking Petition To Strip Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner Of His/Her Olympic Gold Medal

    06/04/2015 12:05:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Yahoo Celebrity News ^ | 06/04/2015 | By Rachel Pilcher
    While the overall reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's introduction has been overwhelmingly positive, restoring our faith in the world and making Caitlyn herself feel 'humbled' and extremely happy, there are some who haven't reacted quite so well. In fact, a shocking petition has now been started urging the International Olympic Committee to actually REVOKE her incredible 1976 Olympic gold medal, as they claim she was "in violation of committee rules." Yes, really. The 65-year-old won the medal for the decathlon in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, but now some are suggesting that she should give back the medal. And by some, we...
  • 24 Veterans Awarded the Medal of Honor

    03/18/2014 9:09:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/18/14 | NANCY BENAC, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn't get their due. On Tuesday, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation's wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago. The servicemen were identified following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients of the country's highest recognition for valor were not bypassed due to prejudice. Only three of the 24 were alive for President Barack Obama to drape the medals and ribbons around their necks. "Today we have the...
  • Last Living Medal of Honor Recipient from D-Day Dies – Mark Levin Pays Tribute (Audio)

    02/23/2014 8:52:49 PM PST · by AuditTheFed · 12 replies
    Today's TopClip features a remarkable tribute for a legendary man. Radio legend Mark Levin remembered the life and heroism of Walter Ehlers, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from D-Day in WWII, who died late last week at the age of 92. Rest in peace, Staff Sergeant Ehlers. - TRNWATCH/LISTEN:
  • President Obama honors Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey with Presidential Medal of Freedom

    11/20/2013 12:37:22 PM PST · by ppaul · 47 replies
    President Barack Obama opened a day of tributes to former President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday by bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on prominent Americans, 50 years after Kennedy was assassinated weeks short of the medal’s first award ceremony. Obama presented the medal — the highest award the U.S. gives a civilian — to Oprah Winfrey, former President Bill Clinton...Gloria Steinhem...
  • Obama honors Clinton, Oprah with Medal of Freedom

    11/20/2013 12:27:05 PM PST · by ppaul · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 11/20/2013 | David Jackson
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on more than a dozen prominent Americans 50 years after the death of the award's founder, President John F. Kennedy.</p>
  • Best Frenemies: Forget an awkward beer summit, Obama honors Clinton with Medal of Freedom

    11/20/2013 7:30:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/2013 | Dave Boyer
    But would they drink beer together? President Obama will award former President Bill Clinton the Medal of Freedom on Wednesday at the White House, a public display of admiration belied by the enduring tensions between the two men. Mr. Obama will bestow the nation’s highest civilian honor on Mr. Clinton for the work during his presidency and, more recently, as head of the Clinton Global Initiative. Fifteen other honorees will attend the ceremony in the East Room, but all eyes will be on the president and his sometime nemesis, the former president. It will be their first face-to-face encounter since...
  • How Best to Desecrate the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    08/13/2013 7:47:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2013 | Allan J. Favish
    President Barack Obama will give the Presidential Medal of Freedom ("PMF") to former President Bill Clinton, a man who was found by a federal judge to have lied to her face while under oath, at the same time his job description required him to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. The judge found Clinton in contempt of court. Obama now has the same job as Clinton did, so Obama must know something about the importance of national security. Yet Obama is giving the PMF to a man who endangered national security for his personal gain. During the investigation...
  • Pentagon cancel controversial "drone medal"

    04/15/2013 1:06:11 PM PDT · by Saint X · 13 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 4/15/13 | U.S. Naval Insitute
    The Pentagon is cancelling a controversial medal designed to recognize contributions of unmanned aerial vehicle pilots and cyber troops, according to a Monday memorandum signed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel obtained by USNI News.
  • Medal of Honor Recipient: New Drone Medal is ‘Ludicrous’

    03/14/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT · by Saint X · 29 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/14/2013 | U.S. Naval Institute
    The creation of the new medal honoring unmanned vehicle pilots and cyber troops, “is a telling and sad commentary on the judgment of those who are responsible for the creation and approval of this award,” Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran, told USNI News on Wednesday.
  • Israel to award Obama prestigious medal in visit

    02/22/2013 4:56:16 AM PST · by Corporate Democrat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | Fox News
    <p>Israel will award President Barack Obama the country's Presidential Medal of Distinction during his upcoming visit.</p> <p>Israeli President Shimon Peres' office said Monday that Obama will be recognized for his "unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens."</p>
  • Pentagon creates new medal for cyber, drone wars

    02/13/2013 1:14:39 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 36 replies ^ | February 13, 2013 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — They fight the war from computer consoles and video screens. But the troops that launch the drone strikes and direct the cyberattacks that can kill or disable an enemy may never set foot in the combat zone. Now their battlefield contributions may be recognized. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Wednesday that for the first time the Pentagon is creating a medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but do it from afar.
  • Hero Marine who saved comrades by falling on grenade will NOT get post- humous Medal of Honor -

    12/12/2012 5:59:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/12/12 | Beth Stebner
    A Marine who was killed after his unconscious body fell on a live grenade during the Iraq War will not receive a posthumous Medal of Honor, it was revealed today. Sgt Rafael Peralta was 25 years old when he fell on the grenade in Fallouja, Iraq in 2004. Though he perished, his body shielded other American soldiers and saved the lives of other Marines. The Pentagon told Rep. Duncan Hunter it supports the decision of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who honored Sgt. Rafael Peralta with the Navy Cross instead of the military´s highest honor.
  • US overtakes China in total, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals after US Soccer Team win

    08/09/2012 1:54:08 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 75 replies
    Medal Count ^ | 8/9/12 | Self
    U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
  • Olympic spoiler alert: ("Mosin wins medal!)

    08/02/2012 4:04:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies ^ | 8-2-12 | NBC
    Mens' double trap event; 1 Peter Wilson 2 DAHLBY Hakan 3 MOSIN Vasily
  • Winning a gold medal brings a $9,000 tax bill

    08/02/2012 2:35:06 AM PDT · by chemicalman · 12 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/1/12 | Chris Chase
    When Olympic medalists return to the United States, they're in high demand. Everyone, from Michael Phelps to a bronze medalist in judo will be sitting for television interviews, talking to newspapers, going to assemblies at local schools and celebrating with friends, family and young athletes. They'll also draw some unwanted interest from everyone's favorite bureaucrats: the IRS. Medalists will have to pay hefty taxes for standing on the podium in London. It's not the value of the medal itself that will require a separate line on this years tax returns, it's the tax on the prize money that comes with...
  • It's the Little Things: Obama Insults Poland, Awards Medal of Freedom to Socialist Icons

    05/30/2012 3:40:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It's the little things. I don't mean to be redundant or repetitive. Yesterday in the White House, it was time for the president to present the Medal of Freedom to this year's recipients. And one of the recipients... It's the little things like this, folks. one of the recipients of the Medal of Freedom was a woman by the name of Huerta, Dolores Huerta. Do any of you know her? The mention of the name Dolores Huerta, does it mean anything, H-u-e-r-t-a. Let's listen to President Obama presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta.
  • Jubilee Medal of St. Benedict [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}

    07/10/2008 8:29:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies · 396+ views ^ | not available | Fisheaters
    Jubilee Medal of St. Benedict  The medal of St. Benedict is a very powerful sacramental with exorcizing properties; the exorcism is written right on it. First a little history: St. Benedict of Nursia, Italy (A.D. 480-543), the twin brother of St. Scholastica, is considered to be the Father of Western monasticism, and his "Rule of St. Benedict" came to be the basis of organization for many religious orders (his own Order has its cradle at Monte Cassino, Italy, about 80 miles South of Rome). At any rate, in order to understand the symbology of the Medal, you must know of...
  • “Hey Warren, if I give you the Medal of Freedom will you save B of A and host a fundraiser?”

    08/27/2011 9:53:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-26-11 | DrJohn
    God Almighty. I am having a really, really hard time with this. The Medal of Freedom The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal bestowed by an act of U.S. Congress—the highest civilian award in the United States. It recognizes those individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."[3] The award is not limited to U.S. citizens and, while it is a civilian award,...
  • Awful… President Obama Makes Horrible Mistake Dishonoring Medal of Honor Winners (Video)

    06/23/2011 5:28:57 PM PDT · by curth · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Thursday, June 23, 2011, 7:01 PM | Posted by Jim Hoft
    This was absolutely awful. Barack Obama made another horrible mistake today. The president visited the 10th Mountain Division today and congratulated them on their service. Then he told the soldiers that he had given the Medal of Honor to Jared Monti who came back from Iraq alive. Jared Monti was actually killed in Iraq in 2006. How sad. “First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours,...
  • Queen decorates Nepali for Afghanistan heroics (Gurkhas again!)

    06/03/2011 7:28:43 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 17 replies ^ | Thu Jun 2, 3:20 am ET | AFP
    A Nepalese soldier in the British army has been given a top bravery award by Queen Elizabeth II for his heroics in Afghanistan, where he single-handedly saw off more than 30 Taliban fighters. Corporal Dipprasad Pun, 31, said he thought he was going to die and so had nothing to lose in taking on the attackers who overran his checkpoint. He was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC), which is given in recognition of acts of conspicuous gallantry during active operations against the enemy. Pun fired more than 400 rounds, launched 17 grenades and detonated a mine to repel the...
  • Army Ranger to be awarded Medal of Honor for courageous actions during combat in Afghanistan

    05/31/2011 7:02:38 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 5 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | May 31, 2011 | Steve McGough
    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry is someone you should know. Petry will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions in Afghanistan on May 26, 2008 – just more than three years ago – when he lost his right hand and suffered shrapnel wounds after he tossed a live grenade away from himself to protect platoon members during combat operations.
  • Obama services Buffett with Medal of Freedom

    11/19/2010 12:01:45 PM PST · by publius321 · 18 replies
    http://www.ThurstonHowell.Net ^ | November 19, 2010 | Thurston Howell
    Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that he will honor billionaire investor Warren Buffett with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the country's highest civilian honor. It is given to people who have made "especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or... (continued)
  • Just One Of Our Heros

    09/10/2010 7:38:20 PM PDT · by scottfactor ^ | 09/10/10 | Scott Factor
    Tomorrow marks an anniversary that calls for no celebration, rather a quiet remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001. I guess I could write a long column about remembrance, service to country, or our “war” on terrorism. I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about Quoran burning by the crazy minister in Florida who has managed to hold the media hostage with his threats and rants. I really don’t feel like writing any of that. 9 years after that fateful day, we as a Nation have somehow moved far away from the events of that day. Although we never forget,...
  • Face of Defense: Medal Comes After 66 Years

    06/08/2010 4:06:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 27+ views
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 8, 2010 – World War II-era Coast Guardsman Harry Milton Daube, 88, the last living survivor of the sinking of the USS Leopold, was presented the Purple Heart Medal during a June 4 ceremony at his home in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Jensen pins a Purple Heart Medal onto the chest of World War II-era Coast Guardsman Harry Milton Daube, 88, during a June 4, 2010 ceremony at Daube’s home in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Daube is the last living survivor of the sinking of the USS Leopold during World...
  • Why So Few Medals of Honor?

    05/28/2010 1:38:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies · 1,075+ views
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2010 | David French
    This weekend’s New York Times Sunday Magazine contains a fascinating article that hits quite close to home for me. Centered around the story of a 25-year-old Marine who — despite horrific wounds — had the presence of mind and courage to scoop a live grenade under his body to save the lives of his comrades, the article asks a simple question: Why is the military awarding so few medals of honor? Are we less courageous now? Or is the military stifling valor awards in a labyrinthine bureaucracy dominated by rear echelon second-guessers? The numbers are stunning: Despite its symbolic...
  • McCloy

    05/27/2010 11:46:01 AM PDT · by em2vn · 2 replies · 271+ views
    Lt. Comdr. John McCloy, recipient of two Medals of Honor, was born 30 January 1876 at Brewster, N.Y. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy 7 March 1903, was warranted boatswain 30 July 1903 and commissioned ensign 1 July 1917. He received his first Medal of Honor “for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy in battles of the 13th, 20th, 21st, and 22d of June 1900, while with the relief expedition of the Allied Forces in China.” His second Medal of Honor was awarded to him “for distinguished conduct in battle and extraordinary heroism; engagement of Vera Cruz, April...
  • Gen. McChrystal wants New Medal for Soldiers Who Practice "Courageous Restraint" - Video

    05/13/2010 6:37:00 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 73 replies · 884+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 13, 2010 | Brian
    Oh brother. Gen. Stanley McChrystal is wanting a new medal to be awarded to U.S. Soldiers for showing "Courageous Restraint" - not killing civilians. In the report, CNN Reporter Barbara Starr said she asked one soldier what he thought about it, and he just "rolled his eyes." He told her they are already trained to be disciplined and not kill civilians and sees no reason for a medal like this.
  • First Female Military Pilots Get Congressional Gold Medal

    03/11/2010 3:38:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 439+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski, USAF
    WASHINGTON, March 11, 2010 – The first female military pilots received the Congressional Gold Medal yesterday at a ceremony in the Capitol. Betty Wall Strohfus, a Women Airforce Service Pilot from Minnesota, sings the national anthem during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, March 10, 2010. More than 200 WASPs attended the event, many of them wearing their World War II-era uniforms. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.G. Buzanowski  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Almost 70 years ago, the Women Airforce Service Pilots were disbanded with little fanfare. This ceremony was a way to...
  • Heroic search dog to be given 'Victoria Cross' for finding roadside bombs in Afghanistan

    02/07/2010 8:21:45 AM PST · by traumer · 14 replies · 590+ views
    An Army search dog that has saved the lives of scores of British soldiers in Afghanistan is to receive the canine equivalent of the Victoria Cross. Yet as a puppy he was a badly behaved rebel in danger of being put down until intensive Army training turned him into the gutsy canine described by his handler, Sergeant Dave Heyhoe, as the best military dog he has served alongside. Now Treo is to be honoured with the Dickin Medal from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals for his conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. It will be placed around his neck...
  • Daring soldier was awarded Medal of Honor - Col. Lewis L. Millett 1920-2009 (Army deserter)

    11/18/2009 7:37:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies · 6,050+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/18/09 | Adam Bernstein
    Daring soldier was awarded Medal of HonorBy Adam Bernstein Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Lewis L. Millett, 88, a career Army officer who was briefly and somewhat misleadingly court-martialed for desertion during World War II and went on to receive the Medal of Honor for leading a bayonet charge during the Korean War, died Nov. 14 at a veterans hospital in Loma Linda, Calif. He had congestive heart failure. Col. Millett, who sported a red handlebar mustache, cut an audacious and unconventional path during his 35 years of military service. He led daring attacks in two wars...
  • Medal of Honor recipient Lewis Millett, hero of Battle of Bayonet Hill, passes

    11/16/2009 7:56:51 AM PST · by Crush · 13 replies · 1,560+ views
    The US Report ^ | 16 Nov 2009 | Chris Carter
    In 1940, Lewis L. "Red" Millett, a 17 year old native of Mechanic Falls, Maine, dropped out of high school and joined the Army Air Corps in order to fight the increasing fascist threat in Europe. But when President Roosevelt stated that the U.S. would not be entering the war, Millett decided to become a deserter and head to Canada - not to avoid combat, but to seek it out as part of the Canadian army. He was sent to London where he served as an anti-aircraft gunner during the Nazi's "Blitz" bombing campaign. "I deeply believe that if you're...
  • Medal of Honor recipient Lewis Millett dies at age 88

    11/15/2009 7:41:13 AM PST · by USMCPOP · 17 replies · 1,396+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | November 14, 2009 | GENE GHIOTTO
    Medal of Honor recipient Lewis Millett of Idyllwild died Saturday morning at Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda. He was 88. .... According to his Medal of Honor Citation, then-Capt. Millett distinguished himself "above and beyond the call of duty in action" in Korea, after he and his men came under heavy enemy fire on Feb. 7, 1951. He ordered and led a bayonet counterattack up the hill, killing enemy soldiers in hand-to-hand assault during which he was wounded by a grenade blast. But by early afternoon, his company had taken the hill. He was presented...
  • Only one female holds the Medal of Honor

    11/11/2009 4:41:55 AM PST · by mshoffner · 19 replies · 1,389+ views
    Huntington Examiner ^ | 11/11/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    Women have served in military conflict, in one position or another, since the American War of Independence. Now, women are in most, if not all parts of the US Military. Many have been awarded honors for their bravery and service. But only one has earned the right to wear the Medal of Honor.
  • Glenn Beck, The MEDAL OF FREEDOM

    10/20/2009 5:04:32 PM PDT · by Bob Eimiller · 18 replies · 846+ views
    My Keyboard ^ | Oct 10, 2009 | Robert Eimiller
    Our country, Our Liberty, Our Freedom of Speech, Our CONSTITUTION, even our way of life appears to be under attack from powerful entities within our own Federal Government. This orchestrated seductive attack on our basic freedoms is being prosecuted at the VERY Highest level of American political power.The Office of the President of the United States, as part of their aggressive agenda is focused on usurping personal freedoms, entrenching regressive socialism, and capturing the private banking and corporate infrastructure of the most successful country in human history.They intend to force redistribution of personal wealth and strip any entrepreneurial opportunity away...
  • Vietnam vet is awarded Silver Star after 43 years

    10/04/2009 8:57:24 AM PDT · by Saije · 2 replies · 301+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/4/2009 | Esmeralda Bermudez
    It took 43 years, but Marine Pfc. Daniel Hernandez finally got his medal... "His immediate and fearless actions, while himself painfully wounded, undoubtedly saved many lives," said Marine Lt. Jim Lupori, reading from the Silver Star medal citation that, because of lost paperwork, was never awarded to Hernandez by the secretary of the Navy after he left Vietnam in the late 1960s. The four-decade wait only made the honor more meaningful to Hernandez, 63, as several hundred relatives, friends and fellow veterans gathered for a ceremony in his honor at the Hollenbeck Youth Center. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger... and a host...
  • Purple Heart Stolen, Family Gets New Medal

    07/14/2009 8:35:53 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 14 replies · 687+ views
    WFTV 9 ^ | 14 July 2009
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Seminole County family is happy to get a piece of its family history back, even if it's not the real thing. Two years ago, a Purple Heart awarded to Ray Cox was stolen during a burglary. Private Cox was killed in combat in 1950. Monday, Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas presented his family with a replacement medal. Cox's sister, Dorothy Clawson, is grateful to have the medal, but wishes she could have Ray back. "I would have liked to seen him grow up to be a man and see what he turned out to be. He was...
  • Families of 8,000 British troops killed since WWII to be given new Elizabeth Cross medal

    07/02/2009 12:28:48 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies · 445+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 2nd July 2009 | Tim Shipman
    The Queen is to honour the families of Britain's war dead with a new award in her name. Those who have lost loved ones on the frontline or in terrorist attacks will be presented with the Elizabeth Cross. In a radio message to the armed forces on the British Forces Broadcasting Service the Queen said: 'I greatly hope that the Elizabeth Cross will give further meaning to the nation's debt of gratitude to the families and loved ones of those who have died in the service of our country.'
  • Does Ron Paul Hate Arnold Palmer?

    05/12/2009 1:27:12 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 47 replies · 1,631+ views
    Austin-American Statesman ^ | MMay 11, 2009 | Kevin Robbins
    Those aren’t my words. They’re the words of a Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise blog title under which journalist Ben Goad explains Paul’s vote last month against awarding Palmer the Congressional Gold Medal for his lifelong achievement in the game of golf. The tally was 422-1. The former presidential aspirant and presiding Texas Republican from the 14th District southwest of Houston was the only congressman to cast a vote against the distinction. Well then. I suppose he’ll never make officer in Arnie’s Army. Goad quoted Paul spokeswoman Rachel Mills: “It is certainly nothing personal against Mr. Palmer. In fact, Congressman Paul admires...
  • Medal of Honor recipients visit Airmen in Southwest Asia

    04/14/2009 5:26:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 604+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher
    4/14/2009 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- Two Medal of Honor recipients visited with Airmen from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing April 10 here. Retired Army Col. Robert Howard and retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Littrell, visited as part of a Medal of Honor Society tour of the area of responsibility. The Vietnam veterans who earned the military's highest award for valor participated in a retreat ceremony, spoke to Airmen and signed autographs. Colonel Howard said the people of the United States owe a debt to American servicemembers and appreciate their efforts. "Out of 300 million Americans, we got less...
  • Russia: Young hero died protecting sister from molester

    02/09/2009 4:14:29 AM PST · by walford · 10 replies · 1,061+ views
    Russia Today ^ | Feb. 6, 2009 | staff
    A seven-year-old boy who died defending his older sister from a potential rapist has been honoured posthumously. Zhenya Tabakov's mother received the order of courage medal on behalf of her son. Just over two months ago Galina lost her son and she's still struggling to get over the shock. Zhenya was brutally murdered by a robber, as the boy was trying to save his 12-year-old sister from being raped. It all happened in late November, in the small military town of Noginsk-9 - a place where even small crimes are rare. Around midday, a man rang the bell of...
  • President Obama carried Miraculous Medal in his pocket [Catholic Caucus]

    01/23/2009 10:05:55 AM PST · by NYer · 74 replies · 4,743+ views
    Crown of Stars ^ | January 23, 2009
    The lastest issue of French magazine Paris Match has published an interesting photograph of President Obama revealing what he always carries in his pockets. Among the items is a Miraculous Medal. The photo also shows another medal with the image of the Virgin Mary holding the Infant Jesus. (This photo first appeared in Time Magazine in June 2008). The medal has an association with Medjugorje. On November 27, 1989, Our Lady said to the visionary Marija: These days, I want you to pray in a special way for the salvation of souls. Today is the feast day of the miraculous...
  • Obama needs to pay more attention to his balls

    01/22/2009 8:37:18 AM PST · by MN6871 · 15 replies · 856+ views
    HopieChangie ^ | 1/21/2009 | hopiechangie
    Apparently, according to our nation's heroes at "This Ain't Hell...but You Can See It From Here," BHO became the first President ever (in it's 56 year history) to blow off the "Salute to the Heroes Ball," celebrating our nation's Medal of Honor recipients. Seems that reaching out to those who've given the highest sacrifice isn't quite as compelling as...say...this entry from To quote "Their first dance was at the Neighborhood Ball, under the sounds of Etta James' "At Last," performed by Beyoncé. Other celebrities at the Neighborhood Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center included Stevie Wonder, Shakira,...
  • Sinise: A man for all services

    12/15/2008 7:36:31 PM PST · by FoxInSocks · 51 replies · 2,158+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2008 | Andrew Breitbart
    Since war became a geographically distant but very real way of life after Sept. 11, 2001, no Hollywood star has stepped up to support active duty U.S. military personnel and wounded veterans like Gary Sinise. There is no close second. And quietly, as is in his nature, he is becoming something akin to this generation´s Bob Hope. One step in conferring this worthy title on the award-winning actor, director and producer occurred last week when President Bush bestowed on him the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the...
  • 'The one who saved all our lives'

    11/04/2008 1:33:12 AM PST · by the right reverend · 5 replies · 592+ views
    Jacksonville Daily News ^ | 4 nov 08 | Jennifer Hlad
    "Despite rounds impacting all around him ... Gehret remained in the turret and returned intense, accurate and destructive fire, effectively suppressing the insurgent forces," the citation reads. "His bold actions ... contributed to the killing of five insurgents and ensured the safety and well being of his fellow Marines."
  • The REAL Olympic medal count

    08/19/2008 12:39:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1,013+ views
    yahoo sports blog ^ | 8/19/08 | Chris Chase
    Look, I don't know much about gymnastics, but I do know that landing a vault on two feet is better than landing one on two knees. Olympic gymnastics judges evidently disagree with me, as they awarded China's Cheng Fei a bronze medal yesterday even after she fell on her vault landing. American Alicia Sacramone finished fourth despite, you know, not falling.
  • In China’s Medal Factory, Winners Cannot Quit

    06/20/2008 8:05:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 170+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/21/08 | Juliet Macur
    FENGCHENG, China — As a reward for winning an Olympic gold medal in flatwater canoeing four years ago, Yang Wenjun — the son of peasant rice farmers — was handed the deed to a three-bedroom apartment here in a neighborhood called Sunny City. The local government bought and decorated it, hanging giant scrolls in the living room that announce in Mandarin: “Yang Wenjun won gold in the Olympics. It brings good luck here.” But his mother, Nie Chunhua, said Yang had been anything but lucky. She wiped away tears with hands dark and swollen from farming. “If I had better...
  • President Confers Medal of Freedom on Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Pace

    06/19/2008 4:18:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 176+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 19, 2008 – President Bush presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to retired Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace during a White House ceremony today. Video Bush honored Pace with the highest civilian award the United States can bestow for a career that went from the streets of Hue City, Vietnam, to the halls of power in Washington. Pace retired as the 16th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in October. He was the first Marine to serve in the position. During today’s ceremony, Bush said one of his greatest privileges as president is to meet servicemembers....