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Special Forces Soldier Honored Friday with Medal of Honor

Army Capt. Paris D. Davis distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty during the Vietnam War.

March 6, 2023David Vergun, DOD News
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‘I Just Disobeyed the Order’: The Incredible Story of Capt. Paris Davis’ Medal of Honor

Paris Davis, a Green Beret Captain in Vietnam, killed or shot at least 20 enemy soldiers, rescued fo...

February 14, 2023Matt White
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Hiroshi Miyamura, Awarded Secret Medal of Honor While Still a POW, Dies at 97

Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura died at home in Phoenix, Arizona, Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 97. He was origina...

December 1, 2022Matt White
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What Is the National Medal of Honor Museum?

With an opening planned for late 2024, the National Medal of Honor Museum will be a unique home of m...

November 29, 2022Matt White
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Black Special Forces Soldier May Finally Get Medal of Honor 50 Years Late

Surrounded and nearly overrun in 1965, a Green Beret captain refused to evacuate with men still trapped in harm's way. He may soon, finally, get the Medal of Honor.

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Medal of Honor Recipient Patrick Brady’s Jump With the Golden Knights

The retired general and Medal of Honor recipient was badly injured in Vietnam.

September 9, 2022Joshua Skovlund
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WWII Veteran, Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel 'Woody' Williams Lies in Honor at US Capitol

The nation will pay its respects to Marine Corps veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams Thursday, July 14, as he lies in honor at the US Capitol Rotunda.

July 14, 2022Hannah Ray Lambert
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Delta Force Operator Who Helped Rescue 70 Prisoners from ISIS to Receive Medal of Honor September 11

An Army Ranger assigned to the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command will be awarded the Medal of H...

September 2, 2020Ethan E. Rocke
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Medal of Honor for Legendary Soldier Who Pulled Six from Burning Bradley Awaits Approval from Congress, Trump

Kasinal White felt like screaming with joy when she received the news Thursday — on her 62nd birthda...

August 29, 2020Ethan E. Rocke
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A Flamethrower Is the Last Living Medal of Honor Recipient From the Pacific

The average life expectancy of a Marine with a flamethrower on any given battlefield is about five m...

August 24, 2020We Are The Mighty
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From Priesthood to Korean War POW: Medal of Honor Recipient Emil Kapaun

Nearby, a North Korean soldier aimed his rifle at a wounded American soldier, finger on the trigger. Sergeant Herbert Miller laid helpless and feared his execution was imminent.

June 5, 2020Matt Fratus
Marines of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division get into defensive positions on Iwo Jima, 1945. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant Launched Bazooka Attack at Iwo Jima, Posthumously Awarded the Medal of Honor

Nearly 7,000 Marines died in the Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the last major campaigns of World War II. It was a fight that led to 27 Marines and sailors earning the Medal of Honor.

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A Complete List of Every Black Medal of Honor Recipient in U.S. History 

During the month of February, we pay tribute to historic contributions made by African Americans. Th...

February 29, 2020Matt Fratus
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U.S. Army Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha is a Good Dude

If you know one thing about U.S. Army veteran Clint Romesha, it’s that he earned the Medal of Honor ...

November 11, 2019Katie McCarthy
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The True Story of Mary Edwards Walker, the Only Female Medal of Honor Recipient

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker didn’t have just one title, although her name would suggest otherwise.

October 23, 2019Matt Fratus
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The Story of Francis Currey: World War II Medal of Honor Recipient, One-Man Army, G.I. Joe

Francis Currey, one of the last three living World War II Medal of Honor recipients, died Tuesday, Oct. 8 at his home in upstate New York.

October 11, 2019Matt Fratus
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The Definitive List of Every Hispanic American Medal of Honor Recipient…Ever

National Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15 and lasts until October 15.  Throughout histo...

October 4, 2019Matt Fratus
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11 Questions & A Cup of Coffee: Medal of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha

In 2013, Clint Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor for his action during the Battle of Kamdesh, which is detailed in his book, "Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor."

June 14, 2019Marty Skovlund Jr.
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SPC 4 Robert Patterson Bum-Rushed 5 Machine Gun Nests in Vietnam to Earn Medal of Honor

Then Spc. 4 Robert Patterson single-handedly destroyed five bunkers, killing eight enemy soldiers and capturing a weapons cache during a firefight in Vietnam.

March 29, 2019Raul Felix
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Teammates Recall Heroic Actions of SSG Atkins, Posthumous Medal of Honor Recipient

In March 2019, Army Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins, who was killed in 2007 while shielding three of his soldiers from a suicide bomber in Iraq, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Homor.

March 27, 2019Justen Charters
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3 Medal of Honor Recipients You Should Know (But Probably Don’t)

The Medal of Honor. It’s that rare award where you know the recipient is one bad hombre, no questions asked.

March 26, 2019Marty Skovlund Jr.
What MSG Roy Benavidez Did to Receive the Medal of Honor

During the Vietnam War, 235 Medals of Honor were awarded, and another 26 have been retroactively awarded to those who served in the war but weren’t recognized at the time of their actions. These U.

March 25, 2019Raul Felix
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Netflix’s ‘Medal of Honor’ Reunites Families, Friends to Share Heroic Stories

Few people have cameras rolling when they are reunited with someone they haven’t seen in 60 years, b...

November 10, 2018Katie McCarthy
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