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  • Marine who threw himself at grenade receives Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter took the brunt of a live grenade lobbed by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2010, saving a fellow Marine's life and nearly losing his own.
  • Walter Ehlers dies at 92; awarded Medal of Honor for WW II heroism

    Walter Ehlers dies at 92; awarded Medal of Honor for WW II heroism
    For extraordinary acts of courage during the D-day invasion of World War II, Walter Ehlers received the nation's highest military award — the Medal of Honor. And it changed his life. "I didn't have a life before the medal," Ehlers said in a 2004...

    Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later

    Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later
    Using an ammo crate as a chair and an Army tent as his office, Pfc. John "Mac" MacFarland set up his typewriter and began to write. It was the sweltering summer of 1969, about a month after the fierce battle of Tam Ky in South Vietnam. MacFarland had...

    James L. Stone Sr. dies at 89; Korean War Medal of Honor recipient

    Retired Army Col. James L. Stone Sr., who received the Medal of Honor for bravery under fire in Korea, died Friday at his home in Arlington, Texas. He was 89. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced his death but did not reveal the cause....

    Educators Killed In Newtown Shootings Receive Commendations

     Educators Killed In Newtown Shootings Receive Commendations
    They are decorated veterans who flew helicopters behind enemy lines to rescue wounded soldiers, led air strikes over fire-swept rice paddies and single-handedly destroyed an enemy bunker with a grenade. But on Monday, those recipients of the Medal of...