When you hear Gary Rose tell his story, you wonder what took the U.S. so long. Read more →
In 1967, Leo Thorsness’ wingman was shot down over North Vietnam was shot down over North Vietnam. Thorness, flying an F-105, stuck around, according to the citation when his Medal of Honor was presented. He spent six years in a POW camp, then tried to launch a political career in South Dakota.
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In the relatively short time I had to spend with Sgt. Leroy Petry on Monday, he didn’t try to recruit me into the military, he didn’t glorify war, and he didn’t tell me what politician I should vote for to be considered properly ‘patriotic.’ Read more →
Meet Florent Groberg. He goes by ‘Flo.’
Flo isn’t from here. He’s an immigrant from France. He didn’t become a U.S. citizen until he was about to graduate high school in 2001.
He has a story to tell. Read more →
A Confederate flag was lowered in South Carolina today and a few outcasts will insist history is being forgotten. You know who was actually forgotten? Charles Schroeter, a Medal of Honor recipient for actions in the Union army in October 1869, while serving with Company G, 8th U.S. Cavalry in Arizona Territory. Read more →
If Sal Guinta didn’t fully understand being a Medal of Honor recipient when it was given to him in 2010, he understands it now, thanks to some of the 75 other living Americans who have a medal just like his. Read more →
There are now seven living recipients of the Medal of Honor as a result of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
President Obama presented the medal to former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White, a Seattle native, today. Read more →