Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama turns toward former Army staff sergeant Ryan M. Pitts, after bestowing him with the Medal of Honor in the East Room of the White House Monday, July 21, 2014, in Washington. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama bestows Medal of Honor on NH veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan M. […]

07/21/2014

With his wife Amy, left, watching Ryan Pitts walks on the stage to talk with reporters Thursday June 26, 2014 in Concord, N.H. Pitts will wear the nation's highest award, the  Medal of Honor  for combat valor after he continued to fight after being wounded in one of Afghanistan's bloodiest battles. He insisted that the medal belongs to all of his comrades who fought and died that day. Pitts will receive the medal next month at the White House.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Medal of Honor recipient: This belongs to comrades

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ryan Pitts will wear the nation’s highest award for combat valor, but the humble and soft-spoken Medal of Honor recipient who continued to fight after being wounded in one of Afghanistan’s […]

06/26/2014

President Barack Obama awards retired Marine Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, Thursday, June 19, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Carpenter received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Automatic Rifleman in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Afghanistan vet honored as new troops head to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation’s highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony. […]

06/19/2014

This photo taken May 13, 2014 shows Medically retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter speaking to media at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Marine to get medal of honor for blocking grenade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cpl. Kyle Carpenter remembers lying on his back on a rooftop in Marjah, Afghanistan, crammed up against sandbags alongside his friend and fellow Marine, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio. It was Nov. 21, […]

05/20/2014

This April 23, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Army Specialist Kyle White during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle White for heroism during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2007. White saved a comrade’s life and helped ensure […]

05/13/2014

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

24 Army vets receiving the Medal of Honor

A look at the 24 Army veterans receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Most are of Hispanic or Jewish heritage. Eight fought in the Vietnam War, nine in the Korean […]

03/18/2014

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

California woman to receive medal for late father

REEDLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno County woman will travel to the White House this month to accept a posthumous Medal of Honor for her father, an Army private who fought with bravery in World […]

03/10/2014

These photos released by the U.S. Army show, from left, Spec. 4 Santiago J. Erevia, Sgt. 1st Class Jose Rodela and Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

San Antonio man glad to receive Medal of Honor

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Sgt. Santiago Erevia remembers the day in May 1969 when his Army unit came under heavy enemy fire in Vietnam. While crawling from one wounded solder to the next, the […]

02/22/2014

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

Obama to award Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to correct potential acts of bias spanning three wars, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible […]

02/21/2014

President Barack Obama, right, applauds after awarding the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in a lengthy battle against Taliban insurgents  in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border on Sept. 8, 2009, which claimed the lives of five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama presents Afghan war vet with Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army captain whose heroic actions in a deadly Afghan battle were captured on video received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, from President Barack Obama at the […]

10/15/2013

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