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  • In His Own Words: Jack Lucas, Youngest Recipient Of The Medal of Honor During WWII

    02/25/2017 2:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    War History Online ^ | September 10, 2016 | Jeff Edwards
    For many young people, the outbreak of the greatest War this planet had ever seen would come just a little too early for them to get in on the action. But Jackyln Lucas was not just any young person. This is the story of the man, actually boy, who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 at age 14. We could go on to call him a boy throughout his entire Marine Corps career, but when you are awarded the Medal of Honor as a minor, you get the benefit of the doubt to be called a man....
  • Shooting on the Move like a Boss in Medal of Honor Game

    01/19/2017 10:36:04 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/19/2017 | J Hines
    Enter the "Wobble Zone" Medal of Honor Warfighter is a popular first person shooting game that highlights military spec ops in action. Most of the game is on shooting while on the move, though its only a game. Our audience have asked is shooting on the move the same in the game as in real live? Greg Goodrich developer for the MoH game met up with Larry Vicker to get some real insights to what its really like, so that he can incorporate into the game. Larry had Greg and Dan from the MoH toting a 416 AR with and...
  • MILITARY ALL SOULS DAY [Catholic Caucus]

    11/04/2016 11:17:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 3, 2016 | Max Douglas
    An All Souls Day Traditional Latin Mass was celebrated Wednesday on the Fort Hood Military base. The Mass was offered on the hood of a military humvee, the traditional way Mass is offered during time of battle. With some 60 people in attendance, the Mass was especially offered up for the fallen 1st Cavalry Division soldiers who died in the Battle of Unsanin during the Korean War on November 2, 1950. The Mass was held on the grounds of the 1st Cavalry Division Museum and was also in honor of Fr. Emile Kapaun, 1st Cavalry Division chaplain and Medal of...
  • When Cadets At A US Airforce Academy Realized Their Janitor Was Medal Of Honor War Hero

    09/29/2016 12:54:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    warhistoryonline.com ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Jeff Edwards
    Perhaps it was the way he carried himself in an unassuming and humble manner, but day after day hundreds of Air Force Academy cadets would pass this janitor in the hall oblivious to the greatness that was among them. In the mid-1970s, William Crawford might spend one day sweeping the halls and another cleaning the bathrooms, but it was a day approximately 30 years prior that would create for him a special place in the history of war. In 1943 in Italy, the only thing Private William Crawford was cleaning out was German machine gun nest and bunkers.Under heavy...
  • Unfathomable heroics of airman left behind by SEAL Team 6

    08/28/2016 6:08:17 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 28 August 2016 | By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    The United States could be on the verge of posthumously awarding its highest military honor to a soldier who was killed in action in Afghanistan and the news is stirring controversy. Sgt. John Chapman, an air force technician who was serving as a radioman for the elite SEAL Team 6 during mission in Afghanistan, died in fierce combat against Al Qaeda gunmen on an Afghan mountaintop on March 4, 2002. The Americans led a coalition of nations in the military effort to destroy Al Qaeda and the Taliban following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • Denied White House Ceremony, Marine Hero Honored with Ship Naming

    08/01/2016 2:04:20 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    military.com ^ | 28 July 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    Barnum, 76, said he was one of only two recipients of the Medal of Honor -- the highest award for combat valor -- to be denied a ceremony at the White House amid widespread public disapproval of the Vietnam War.... "The administration at that time did not want any more publicity about the war," Barnum explained. "So I'm told that [then-Marine Corps Commandant] Gen. [Wallace] Greene said, 'He earned it, it's been approved, and if you won't decorate him, I will.' So I received the Medal of Honor in the [Sousa] Band Hall."
  • 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.
  • 2nd Zumwalt-class destroyer christened in honor of Navy SEAL

    06/18/2016 4:02:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | June 18, 2016 | Patrick Whittle / AP
    BATH, Maine (AP) The mother of a fallen Navy SEAL christened the second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer Saturday in honor of her son, who died in Iraq when he threw himself on an insurgent's grenade to save the lives of two fellow SEALS. The 610-foot, 15,000-ton ship, built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works for the U.S. Navy, was named for Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor. The 25-year-old California native died in 2006 and was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. "May God bless this ship, and all who sail within her," said Sally Monsoor before smashing a...
  • Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved

    05/18/2016 12:09:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • Historic 1886 Winchester rifle draws world record-breaking $1.2 million at auction

    05/14/2016 2:17:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    It has a fine walnut stock, a blue finish and a very simple inscription that reads Albee to Lawton. But this 19th-century rifle has become the most expensive single firearm ever sold at auction according to the Rock Island Auction Company, which recently sent the historic piece to a new destiny with an undisclosed buyer. The price: $1,265,000. Other guns have sold higher as a pair, but no other single firearm surpasses this new world record. It was an honor to be entrusted with an American treasure, said Kevin Hogan, president of the Illinois-based company. The rifle itself was a...
  • Northwest Ohio boy first to receive Congressional Medal of Honor

    03/28/2016 8:12:04 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 50 replies
    13 ABC Toledo ^ | 27 March 2016 | Kelly Heidbreder
    So correct me if I'm wrong, but Myles is going to be the first youth civilian to receive the medal of honor? She said Yes, exactly. That's what you can tell people. This is historic. This is huge." That was six weeks ago. Tiffany Eckert and her two kids, Marlee and Myles have been thrust in the spotlight in an unfortunate way. Her husband Andy was the first American Soldier killed in Iraq 11 years ago. She says, "Still to this day, I love him with all that I am." She says they were able to find the beauty in...
  • The newest Medal of Honor recipient has a devotion to St. Michael

    03/03/2016 4:39:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies
    cna ^ | 03.03.16 | Michelle Bauman
    President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, U.S. Navy SEAL, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 29, 2016. Senior Chief Byers receives the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian being held hostage in Afghanistan on December 8-9, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)On Monday, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony.The 36-year-old SEAL received the U.S. Militarys highest honor for his...
  • Pentagon mulling Medal of Honor upgrades for thousands of troops

    01/07/2016 10:09:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 7, 2016 | Kellan Howell
    The Pentagon will review over 1,100 medals issued since the 9/11 terror attacks for possible upgrade to the Medal of Honor, the country's highest award for valor in combat. The review,revealed in documents obtained by USA Today, stems from a study of military decorations and awards ordered in March by then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel "to ensure that after 13 years of combat the awards system appropriately recognized the service, sacrifices and action of our service members." The massive review, ordered by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, marks one of the biggest steps in decades to honor troops who have gone...
  • Ted Rubin, American Hero: RIP

    12/11/2015 8:39:59 AM PST · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Radix News ^ | 12/10/2015 | James S Robbins
    When the White House called Corporal Tibor “Ted” Rubin to tell him he was to receive the Medal of Honor, he thought it was one of his friends playing a joke... Being awarded the Medal of Honor is another of a series of adventures in Ted Rubin’s remarkable life. He was born in Hungary in 1929, and at age 15 was sent to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. His first day there an SS captain told the assembled, “None of you will get out of here alive.” Ted turned to the man next to him and said, “Nice fellow.” ......
  • Pearl Harbor heroes: the Medal of Honor 15

    12/07/2015 3:51:36 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies
    csmonitor ^ | 7 Dec 2015 | P. Grier
    In their resilience, these 15 men symbolized the nation itself. At a stroke, Pearl Harbor united America and brought it fully into the war.
  • Wounded Army Captain Who Was Hospitalized for Three Years Awarded Medal of Honor [truncated]

    11/13/2015 7:10:53 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 26 replies
    People ^ | November 12, 2015 | Tierney McAfee
    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to a French-born former U.S. Army captain who tackled a suicide bomber and saved other soldiers' lives while serving in Afghanistan. Florent "Flo" Groberg, 32, was given the highest U.S. military honor in a ceremony Thursday morning at the White House, making him the tenth living person to receive the award for actions in Afghanistan. (Seven others have received the medal posthumously.)
  • Battle joined: Army panel backs WWII vet’s posthumous bid for Medal of Honor

    11/04/2015 2:35:30 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2015 | Greg Wilson
    The true story of Garlin Murl Conner’s heroism in the face of a Nazi onslaught might have gone to the grave with the soft-spoken Kentucky farmer if not for a chance phone call from another military man trying to piece together the last days of his uncle’s life. ***snip*** The bravery of Conner, who died in 1998 at the age of 79, is well-documented. The first lieutenant, who was wounded seven times, earned an incredible four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his World War II heroism. But it was what he...
  • Medal of Honor recipient Groberg: 'Now I have a big responsibility'

    10/29/2015 6:52:10 AM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 10/29/15 | Dickstein
    WASHINGTON — Army Capt. Florent Groberg left Afghanistan in 2012 with a mangled left leg that required more than 30 surgeries and confined him to a hospital bed for three months. It was the most difficult time of his life. “All you can do is sit there with your own thoughts for hours and hours and hours and hours,” he told Stars and Stripes on Monday. “You don’t sleep, you’re on drugs for the pain and things like that. “All I could think was just, ‘How?’” In Afghanistan, Groberg was charged with protecting a formation of senior leaders on Aug....
  • ISIS Has A Message (ISIS Threatens Medal Of Honor Recipient-Then He Pulls Over His Truck)

    10/15/2015 7:52:41 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Dakota Meyer's Video on Facebook via The Political Insider ^ | October 1, 2015 | Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer
    Dakota Meyer is a Medal of Honor receipent and an American hero. He went above and beyond the call of duty while serving our nation. So when the Islamic State (ISIS) released a warning to Meyer and threatened his life, Meyer responded in an EPIC way! Watch (below) as Meyer pulls over his truck and records this video message for ISIS. Hes ready for Islamic terrorist thugs and knows how to fight. Incredible! Thank you Dakota Meyer for your service.
  • MSG Roy Benavidez Medal of Honor Ceremony

    09/20/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 37 replies
    US Army ^ | February 24, 1981 | US Army
    Benavidez had a total of 37 separate bullet, bayonet, and shrapnel wounds from the six hour fight with the enemy battalion. He was evacuated to the base camp, examined, and thought to be dead. He couldnt open his eyes because of the amount of blood that had dried over them. He couldnt talk, because he had been hit in the mouth with a rifle butt and his jaws were locked. As he was being placed in a body bag among the other dead, he was suddenly recognized by a friend who called for help. A doctor came and examined him...