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  • Today in military history: Alvin York captures 132 Germans at Argonne

    10/08/2021 9:19:06 PM PDT · by · 10 replies
    We Are the Mighty ^ | October 08, 2021 | Team
    Alvin York- 10/8/1918 On Oct. 8, 1918, U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York was credited with killing 20 German soldiers and leading the capture of one hundred and thirty two more during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. It was the final Allied push on the Western front of World War I. York and his battalion were to seize control of a German-held valley when his superior officer was killed by German machine guns. York took charge, returning fire and inspiring his men to do the same. Caught out in the open, York started picking off German soldiers one by one as they attacked...
  • Captain Ben Salomon’s delayed Medal of Honor

    09/06/2021 11:39:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 9/6/2021 | Robert Lucas
    Ben Salomon, a Jewish Army Captain from Milwaukee, was on the strategically important island of Saipan near the village of Tanapag on July 7, 1944, for the 2nd Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division. Taking the island put them in range of mainland Japan. We Are the Mighty gives a detailed report about what happened and what was discovered by American forces who had retaken the position: “Contact with Salomon was lost for 15 hours as the American force conducted a withdrawal and then slowly took the territory back. When they found Salomon, he was laying on a machine...
  • When Cadets At The US Air Force Academy Realized Their Janitor Was Medal Of Honor War Hero

    05/16/2021 3:13:40 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    War History Online ^ | Sept 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...
  • Hero explains why so many Medals of Honor

    03/17/2021 5:43:09 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Tampabay Times ^ | 3/15/19 | Howard Altman
    James Bradley McCloughan watched as President Donald Trump placed the Medal of Honor around his father's neck, commemorating a series of selfless, heroic acts that saved the lives of fellow soldiers during the Vietnam War, As the president read the citation during the July 2017 ceremony, the son — a Michigan state policeman — heard for the first time the story of his father's bravery under fire. "It's something that you just don't bring up for two reasons," medal recipient James Charles McCloughan explained in an interview Thursday. "No. 1, you don't want to go there. You've been through it....
  • After 70 years, Pentagon identifies remains of Korean War chaplain who received Medal of Honor

    03/05/2021 10:28:39 PM PST · by Coronal · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 5, 2021 | Dan De Luce
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military said Friday it has identified the remains of an army chaplain who was lauded by fellow soldiers for his selfless example in the Korean War, received the Medal of Honor and is being considered for sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church. Rev. Emil Kapaun, of Pilsen, Kansas, died of pneumonia on May 23, 1951, as a prisoner of war during the Korean War. An army chaplain in World War II and the Korean conflict, he was captured on Nov. 2, 1950, near Unsan, North Korea, as he helped wounded troops surrounded by Chinese forces. Kapaun,...
  • President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Honor

    09/03/2020 4:14:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | September 3, 2020 | White House
    On September 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major Thomas P. Payne, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry.On October 22, 2015, during a daring nighttime hostage rescue in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, then-Sergeant First Class Payne led a combined assault team charged with clearing one of two buildings known to house hostages.With speed, audacity, and courage, he first led his team as they quickly cleared the assigned building, liberating 38 hostages. Then, upon hearing a request for additional assault team members to assist with clearing the...
  • Rewatch the Super Bowl Ad Honoring the American Flag Featuring Johnny Cash and Cpl. Kyle Carpenter [MOH recipient]

    02/03/2020 11:51:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies ^ | February 3, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    Source: Fox/Screenshot The Fox network aired a tribute to the United States of America and its flag before Super Bowl LIV kicked off on Sunday. The ad featured Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, families of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and had Johnny Cash's "Ragged Old Flag" as its soundtrack. The ad also features owners of various NFL team owners telling how Cash wrote the song and praised America's military men and women. Carpenter received the nation's highest medal for military service while he was with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1,...
  • Gothic Serpent

    10/03/2019 9:55:20 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 23 replies
    N/A ^ | 03Oct19 | qaz123
    Just out of curiosity.....I wonder how many folks know or care about what happened on October 3, 1993
  • Arlington, Texas Selected as Site for First Ever National Medal of Honor Museum

    10/02/2019 8:07:52 PM PDT · by luvie · 25 replies
    Business Wire ^ | October 2, 2019
    Selection Follows a Year-Long, National Search The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation announced today that, following a national search launched in October 2018, Arlington, Texas has been selected by the Foundation’s Board of Directors as the site for the future National Medal of Honor Museum. Planned for construction near Arlington’s Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, the first national museum of its kind would open to the public in 2024.
  • WATCH: John Chapman's Fight, First-Ever Medal of Honor Action Recorded

    07/01/2019 2:58:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Tactical Life ^ | June 28, 2019
    In what is being called the first recorded action of a Medal of Honor recipient, author Dan Schilling narrates the relentless, fighting hero: John Chapman.Air Force Technical Sgt. John A. Chapman proved himself in battle like few others. Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan in 2002, a new book by Dan Schilling, entitled "Alone at Dawn," chronicles Chapman’s heroic exploits that fateful day. [Snip] In a recently-released video, Schilling narrates CIA Predator Drone footage of the fight that ultimately claimed the life of one of America’s ultimate badasses, John Chapman. This is the only known footage...
  • David Bellavia Medal of Honor Ceremony: Streaming LIVE from The White House (3:30PM EST)

    06/25/2019 12:17:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    WBEN ^ | 06 25 2019 | WBEN Staff
    David Bellavia Medal of Honor Ceremony President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to David G. Bellavia for conspicuous gallantry while serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. Staff Sergeant David G. Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions on November 10, 2004, while serving as a squad leader in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq. White House Ceremony.
  • David Bellavia to receive the Medal of Honor

    06/10/2019 9:45:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    WBEN ^ | June 10, 2019 | Staff
    Decorated Iraq War Veteran and WBEN talk show host David Bellavia will be awarded with the Medal of Honor. Bellavia will receive the Medal of Honor on June 25 in a ceremony at the White House. Bellavia is already a highly decorated veteran and was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Second Battle of Fallujah. Bellavia has also received the Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross. Bellavia enlisted in the Army in July 1999 and deployed to Iraq after serving in Kosovo. His perspective on...
  • Batavia's David Bellavia to receive Medal of Honor at White House later this month

    06/08/2019 10:44:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Batavian ^ | June 7, 2019 | Billie Owens
    When President Donald Trump drapes the Medal of Honor -- our nation's highest honor -- around David Bellavia on June 25, the Batavia resident will become the lone living veteran of the Iraq War to receive the honor. Bellavia, who co-hosts a news talk show on WBEN, wasn't available for comment today. Bellavia is already a Silver Star recipient for his single-handed battle against a nest of insurgents during the Second Battle of Fallujah. He's also received the Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, and the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross. The Batavian will cover...
  • [Utah Beach 75 years ago]General Theodore “We’ll Start The War From Right Here!” [tr]

    06/06/2019 4:10:50 AM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    War History Online ^ | Mar 2, 2018 | Jeff Edwards
    Full Title:General Theodore “We’ll Start The War From Right Here!” Roosevelt Jr. Was Awarded The Medal Of Honor On Utah Beach A son will often attempt to live up to the legacy of their father, and when your father happens to be former President, Rough Rider, and man extraordinaire Teddy Roosevelt, that can be quite a tall order. Named after his father, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. fought in both World Wars and demonstrated the type of bravery that must clearly run in the Roosevelt blood. He made multiple petitions to be on the first wave of the D-Day invasion and when...
  • Nation's oldest Medal of Honor recipient, who fell on German grenade, dies at 98

    05/14/2019 11:54:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2019 | Robert Gearty
    Robert Maxwell, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for selflessly throwing himself on an exploding German hand grenade -- saving the lives of a battalion commander and several other soldiers in World War II -- has died in Bend, Oregon. He was 98. -snip Maxwell and six to eight other members of his platoon were jammed in a small courtyard defending a battalion observation post in a house near Besancon, France, when the Germans launched a heavy attack. A low wall protected them against machine-gun fire but the Germans worked their way to within 10 yards of the group and began hurling grenades, according to the Associated...
  • WATCH: Trump awards posthumous Medal of Honor to Iraq war hero

    03/28/2019 2:33:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Global News ^ | March 27, 2019
    President Donald Trump awarded a posthumous medal of honor to Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins, who died tackling a suicide bomber in Iraq nearly 12 years ago...
  • Medal of Honor for Travis Atkins, a great soldier and father

    03/27/2019 9:39:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2019 | Kevin Ferris
    Trevor Atkins was 11 when his father, Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins, was killed while serving in Iraq a dozen years ago. On Wednesday President Trump will present the Medal of Honor to the Atkins family to recognize Travis for his heroism in saving fellow soldiers while losing his own life. “My true treasure is what people say about him,” Trevor tells an interviewer for an Army video tribute to Travis Atkins. “That’s what makes me the most proud.” Trevor has plenty of reason to feel proud lately. Earlier this month the White House announced that his father would...
  • The Navy’s newest destroyer, the Michael Monsoor, is as much an experiment as a ship-killer

    01/26/2019 1:08:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2019 | Samantha Masunaga
    Photos at link. With slick sides and sharp angles, the Michael Monsoor and its sister ship Zumwalt cut a distinct silhouette along the waters of San Diego. Unlike a nearby aircraft carrier whose radar juts into the air, the Monsoor’s composite material deckhouse is polygonal and covered with material that can absorb radar waves and increase the destroyer’s stealthiness. Its “tumblehome” hull looks like something you’d see on a ship built before World War I. Make no mistake, the Monsoor guided-missile destroyer — named after Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor, who grew up in Garden Grove and died in 2006...
  • President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor – Sgt. Maj. John Canley – U.S.M.C.

    10/18/2018 1:09:04 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    White House YouTube channel ^ | on Oct 17, 2018 | White House
    President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Maj. John Canley – U.S.M.C.
  • 50 years later, Marine to be awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam War battle

    10/17/2018 8:27:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    KTIC Radio News ^ | October 17, 2018 | ABC News Radio
    <p>When retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley is awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House on Wednesday, it will be 50 years after the heroism he displayed during the bloody “Battle of Hue” in the Vietnam War.</p>