William H. Pitsenbarger was a USAF Pararescueman awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2000. He was killed in action against the Viet Cong on April 11, 1966 after he elected to stay with a group of Army soldiers surrounded by the enemy instead of flying away in the rescue helicopter. by christian
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christian William H. Pitsenbarger was a USAF Pararescueman awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2000. He was killed in action against the Viet Cong on April 11, 1966 after he elected to stay with a group of Army soldiers surrounded by the enemy instead of flying away in the rescue helicopter.
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George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater. by proteamundi
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proteamundi George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.
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04 Feb 1966, Near Bong Son, South Vietnam --- Anguish crosses the face of this busy Medic shouting for a stretcher team as he treats a wounded soldier of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division near Bong Son. The trooper was hit by enemy fire during "Operation Masher," 300 miles northeast of Saigon. The sweep by American forces killed a reported 325 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS by christian
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christian 04 Feb 1966, Near Bong Son, South Vietnam --- Anguish crosses the face of this busy Medic shouting for a stretcher team as he treats a wounded soldier of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division near Bong Son. The trooper was hit by enemy fire during "Operation Masher," 300 miles northeast of Saigon. The sweep by American forces killed a reported 325 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
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Retired Captain William Swenson led troops through a 7-hour firefight to rescue and recover dozens of fallen comrades. He received the Medal of Honor, Tuesday at the White House.Rare helmet-camera video shot in Afghanistan by a Medevac helicopter crew during the Battle of Ganjal Gar shows Capt. Will Swenson braving enemy fire to help his friend, mortally wounded First Sgt. Kenneth Westbrook, onto the aircraft and giving him a kiss on the forehead. Loyalty. Compassion. Bravery. ♥ by lavonne
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lavonne Retired Captain William Swenson led troops through a 7-hour firefight to rescue and recover dozens of fallen comrades. He received the Medal of Honor, Tuesday at the White House.Rare helmet-camera video shot in Afghanistan by a Medevac helicopter crew during the Battle of Ganjal Gar shows Capt. Will Swenson braving enemy fire to help his friend, mortally wounded First Sgt. Kenneth Westbrook, onto the aircraft and giving him a kiss on the forehead. Loyalty. Compassion. Bravery. ♥
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British Medal For Bravery in the field, SSGT Loval Ayers of the 4th Infantry Division was awarded this medal by the Britt's for action during WWII. He was also awarded the US Army Distinguished Service Cross for Valor in the same action. He was killed in action one month later. American Hero by karyn
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karyn British Medal For Bravery in the field, SSGT Loval Ayers of the 4th Infantry Division was awarded this medal by the Britt's for action during WWII. He was also awarded the US Army Distinguished Service Cross for Valor in the same action. He was killed in action one month later. American Hero
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Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman, United States Army helicopter pilot received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. During the battle, he flew through gunfire numerous times, bringing supplies to a trapped American battalion and flying dozens of wounded soldiers to safety. by lavonne
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lavonne Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman, United States Army helicopter pilot received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. During the battle, he flew through gunfire numerous times, bringing supplies to a trapped American battalion and flying dozens of wounded soldiers to safety.
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Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor received the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony at the White House April 8, 2008 for his actions in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Sept. 29, 2006. On that day, Monsoor was part of a sniper overwatch security position with three other SEALs and eight Iraqi Army (IA) soldiers. An insurgent closed in and threw a fragmentation grenade into the overwatch position. The grenade hit Monsoor in the chest by Makia55
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Makia55 Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor received the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony at the White House April 8, 2008 for his actions in Ar Ramadi, Iraq on Sept. 29, 2006. On that day, Monsoor was part of a sniper overwatch security position with three other SEALs and eight Iraqi Army (IA) soldiers. An insurgent closed in and threw a fragmentation grenade into the overwatch position. The grenade hit Monsoor in the chest
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Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor on Nov. 16, 2010 for his courageous actions in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2007. He was the first living person to receive the award after the Vietnam War. by lanxin
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lanxin Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor on Nov. 16, 2010 for his courageous actions in Afghanistan on Oct. 25, 2007. He was the first living person to receive the award after the Vietnam War.
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William Harvey Carney (February 29, 1840 – December 8, 1908)  Sergeant William Harvey Carney was the first African American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Carney rescued the U.S. flag as the flag bearer fell, carrying the flag to the enemy ramparts and back, and saying "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!" While other African-Americans had since been granted the award, Carney's is the earliest action for which the Medal by Wirth, L
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Wirth, L William Harvey Carney (February 29, 1840 – December 8, 1908) Sergeant William Harvey Carney was the first African American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Carney rescued the U.S. flag as the flag bearer fell, carrying the flag to the enemy ramparts and back, and saying "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!" While other African-Americans had since been granted the award, Carney's is the earliest action for which the Medal
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✯ In spite of being shot eight times, Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. ordered his men to tie him to a tree so he could keep fighting, action for which he received the Medal of Honor. Red Cloud was the third of four Native Americans to be awarded the Medal of Honor in Korea.✯ by gertrude
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gertrude ✯ In spite of being shot eight times, Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. ordered his men to tie him to a tree so he could keep fighting, action for which he received the Medal of Honor. Red Cloud was the third of four Native Americans to be awarded the Medal of Honor in Korea.✯
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John Wayne: He appeared in more than 175 films over half a century making him a Western hero and an American icon. Nearly 30 years after his death he still consistently ranks among the most popular movie stars of all time. Wayne was a proud supporter of the military and posthumously he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and in 1980 the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (Courtesy Wayne Enterprises) by angelita
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angelita John Wayne: He appeared in more than 175 films over half a century making him a Western hero and an American icon. Nearly 30 years after his death he still consistently ranks among the most popular movie stars of all time. Wayne was a proud supporter of the military and posthumously he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal and in 1980 the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (Courtesy Wayne Enterprises)
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Private Alton W. Knappenberger clean his M1918 Browning (BAR), Italy, 16 April 1944. He recieved a Medal of Honor for his action. Chronology : When a heavy German counterattack was launched against his battalion, Private Knappenberger crawled to an exposed knoll and went into position with his automatic rifle. An enemy machinegun 85 yards away opened fire, and bullets struck within 6 inches of him. Rising to a kneeling position, Private Knappenberger opened fire on the hostile crew, knocked ou by diane.smith
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diane.smith Private Alton W. Knappenberger clean his M1918 Browning (BAR), Italy, 16 April 1944. He recieved a Medal of Honor for his action. Chronology : When a heavy German counterattack was launched against his battalion, Private Knappenberger crawled to an exposed knoll and went into position with his automatic rifle. An enemy machinegun 85 yards away opened fire, and bullets struck within 6 inches of him. Rising to a kneeling position, Private Knappenberger opened fire on the hostile crew, knocked ou
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12 Apr 1968, Saigon, Vietnam --- 4/12/1968-Saigon, Vietnam- Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division look at the bodies of more than 50 Viet Cong killed in the Battle of Good Friday 80 miles NW of Saigon 4/12. The Infantry Division was participating in Operation Complete Victory when their campsite was attacked. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS by christian
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christian 12 Apr 1968, Saigon, Vietnam --- 4/12/1968-Saigon, Vietnam- Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division look at the bodies of more than 50 Viet Cong killed in the Battle of Good Friday 80 miles NW of Saigon 4/12. The Infantry Division was participating in Operation Complete Victory when their campsite was attacked. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
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Australian SAS Operators in Afghanistan. The operator in the center with the M14 EBR is CPL Ben Roberts Smith who recently was awarded the Victoria Cross, our equivalent of the Medal of Honor, for single handedly clearing out an enemy  fortified position and MG nest. by tabatha
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tabatha Australian SAS Operators in Afghanistan. The operator in the center with the M14 EBR is CPL Ben Roberts Smith who recently was awarded the Victoria Cross, our equivalent of the Medal of Honor, for single handedly clearing out an enemy fortified position and MG nest.
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Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division carry a wounded buddy through the jungle in May 1966. AP Photo by Henri Huet who was killed later in the war. by sonia
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sonia Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division carry a wounded buddy through the jungle in May 1966. AP Photo by Henri Huet who was killed later in the war.
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Frederick McKinley Jones (May 17, 1893 - February 21, 1961) was a self-taught, engineer & inventor...created the first mechanical refrigeration system for trucks in 1935. Other inventions included a portable x-ray machine...A total of 61 patents were issued in Jones’ name. He was posthumously inducted into the Minnesota Science and Technology Hall of Fame and was the first African American to be awarded the National Medal of Technology. Found on African Heritage City on Facebook by vicki
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vicki Frederick McKinley Jones (May 17, 1893 - February 21, 1961) was a self-taught, engineer & inventor...created the first mechanical refrigeration system for trucks in 1935. Other inventions included a portable x-ray machine...A total of 61 patents were issued in Jones’ name. He was posthumously inducted into the Minnesota Science and Technology Hall of Fame and was the first African American to be awarded the National Medal of Technology. Found on African Heritage City on Facebook
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Medal of Honor. William Nakamura, PFC, USA (1941). Twice on July 4, 1944, Private First Class William K. Nakamura singlehandedly attacked German machine gunners in Italy so his platoon could be freed from pinned-down positions. During his second effort, Nakamura was killed. He had volunteered for the Army after his family and other Japanese Americans on the West coast were forced to move to internment camps. by nancy
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nancy Medal of Honor. William Nakamura, PFC, USA (1941). Twice on July 4, 1944, Private First Class William K. Nakamura singlehandedly attacked German machine gunners in Italy so his platoon could be freed from pinned-down positions. During his second effort, Nakamura was killed. He had volunteered for the Army after his family and other Japanese Americans on the West coast were forced to move to internment camps.
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Sgt. Dakota Meyer, first living Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor.  He rescued 36 Marines, soldiers, and Afghan soldiers during six hours of combat.  He was eventually wounded but was able to recover the bodies of his four teammates/friends.  He is the first living Marine to receive the MOH since the Vietnam War. by glenda
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glenda Sgt. Dakota Meyer, first living Marine recipient of the Medal of Honor. He rescued 36 Marines, soldiers, and Afghan soldiers during six hours of combat. He was eventually wounded but was able to recover the bodies of his four teammates/friends. He is the first living Marine to receive the MOH since the Vietnam War.
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Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (December 4, 1912 – January 11, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington flew initially with the American Volunteer Group in the Republic of China Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He later commanded the U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 ("The Black Sheep Squadron") during World War II. Boyington becam... by marcia
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marcia Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (December 4, 1912 – January 11, 1988) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was an American fighter ace during World War II. For his heroic actions, he was awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Boyington flew initially with the American Volunteer Group in the Republic of China Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He later commanded the U.S. Marine Corps squadron, VMF-214 ("The Black Sheep Squadron") during World War II. Boyington becam...
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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War. by JudyEvitts
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JudyEvitts Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.
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Jet (7/21/42–10/18/49) was an Alsatian who assisted in the rescue of 150 people trapped under blitzed buildings. Born in Liverpool he served with the Civil Defence Services of London and was awarded the Dickin Medal and the RSPCA's Medallion of Valor for his rescue efforts. He trained at the War Dogs School in Gloucester at 9 months in anti-sabotage work and relocated to London. Cpl Wardle and Jet were the first handler and dog to be used in an official capacity in Civil Defence rescue dut... by karyn
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karyn Jet (7/21/42–10/18/49) was an Alsatian who assisted in the rescue of 150 people trapped under blitzed buildings. Born in Liverpool he served with the Civil Defence Services of London and was awarded the Dickin Medal and the RSPCA's Medallion of Valor for his rescue efforts. He trained at the War Dogs School in Gloucester at 9 months in anti-sabotage work and relocated to London. Cpl Wardle and Jet were the first handler and dog to be used in an official capacity in Civil Defence rescue dut...
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Waylon Jennings - Born in Littlefield, Texas. American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. In 2001 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2007 he was posthumously awarded the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music. by dawn
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dawn Waylon Jennings - Born in Littlefield, Texas. American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. In 2001 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2007 he was posthumously awarded the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music.
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Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions. by lavonne
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lavonne Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions.
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Norman Borlaug - biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" & "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal & was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor. by shesawildflower
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shesawildflower Norman Borlaug - biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest spokesperson" & "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He is one of seven people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal & was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honor.
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Audie Murphy was awarded 33 U.S. decorations and medals, five medals from France, and one from Belgium.[1][5] He received every U.S. decoration for valor available to Army ground personnel at the time.[12] He earned the Silver Star twice in three days, two Bronze Star Medals, three Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Medal of Honor. - He would have saved a few bucks at Christmas time with all those decorations. by karyn
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karyn Audie Murphy was awarded 33 U.S. decorations and medals, five medals from France, and one from Belgium.[1][5] He received every U.S. decoration for valor available to Army ground personnel at the time.[12] He earned the Silver Star twice in three days, two Bronze Star Medals, three Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Medal of Honor. - He would have saved a few bucks at Christmas time with all those decorations.
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In honor of Lt. Michael Murphy, Navy SEAL, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave actions during Operation "Red Wing". We also do this workout in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in which we remember ALL of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation. by tabatha
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tabatha In honor of Lt. Michael Murphy, Navy SEAL, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave actions during Operation "Red Wing". We also do this workout in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in which we remember ALL of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation.
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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War. by fashion online
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fashion online Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.
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Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor. by geneva
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geneva Arthur Macarthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor at 18, and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son, Douglas MacArthur, would also win the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.
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Arthur MacArthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He earned the Medal of Honor at 18 and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son Douglas MacArthur would also earned the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor. by geneva
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geneva Arthur MacArthur was a brave teenaged officer in the Civil War. He earned the Medal of Honor at 18 and was a Lt. Col by the age of 19. Years later his son Douglas MacArthur would also earned the Medal of Honor - making them one of only two Father-Son recipients of the Medal of Honor.
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Viet Cong Weapons in Vietnam | ... | 1964 Photos: Vietnamese Soldiers Torture A Viet Cong Guerrilla by sophia
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sophia Viet Cong Weapons in Vietnam | ... | 1964 Photos: Vietnamese Soldiers Torture A Viet Cong Guerrilla
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