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Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington

El Toro Marine remembers rifle inspection by Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.

Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington

El Toro Marine remembers rifle inspection by Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.

Manning Intel Case Under Deliberation, One MOH Recipient Dies, Another Named

Military Headline News, brought to you by Defensetracker.com * The case of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is now in the hands of the military judge...

Wounded Knee – Bury My Heart under a Pile of Medals

- Twenty medals of honor for mass murder - and a stain of shame on all medals of honor

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 13, 2013

The US will return to Myanmar later this month to begin "its first search in eight years for remains of American soldiers" lost there in World War II.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 19, 2012

On December 18, Sen. Daniel Inouye, an Army Veteran of World War II, Medal of Honor recipient, and longstanding Veterans advocate, passed away at the age of 88.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 22, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a released a new and updated fact sheet on VA pension programs that includes important information for veterans, survivors and their families.

Two Medals of Honor – One Federal, One Confederate, both American

- MoH recipient Col Van Barfoot presented the Confederate Medal of Honor in a ceremony to posthumously recognize the extraordinary valor of Private James Pleasants

The Epilogue of “We Were Soldiers Once”

There's more to the movie "We Were Soldiers Once"

They Wear Their Award For All

The untold stories behind Mel Gibson's movie, The Were Soldiers Once.

Military History You Never Knew

Not all Custers went out in scorn. Thomas Custer was awarded 2 Medals of Honor!

Give Us Two Hard Boiled Please

Being a hero is extraordinary. Being a hero twice is almost unbelievable.

Valor… The Real Superheroes

Forget "superstars" they are made up by the Hollywood and the press. SUPERHEROES are everyday citizens who rise to the occasion

Lucas County medal list inaccurate, veteran says

The unassuming plaque hanging in the second-floor hallway of the Lucas County Courthouse was erected eight years ago as a tribute to local servicemen who had earned the military's highest award -- the Medal of Honor.

Newest Medal of Honor Recipient Says He’s ‘Still Me’

The Army Ranger who received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama at a July 12 White House ceremony told reporters yesterday he's still the same person.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 13, 2011

Today, Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry was awarded the Medal of Honor on the 149th anniversary of the establishment of the Army service medal by President Abraham Lincoln.

Medal of Honor Recipient Gets Diploma at 90

He's the most highly decorated veteran in Oregon, but on Saturday,, 90-year-old Bob Maxwell got an honor he's waited more than 70 years for.

Wounded Soldier to Receive Medal of Honor

An Army Ranger who lost his right hand and suffered shrapnel wounds after throwing an armed grenade away from his fellow soldiers will be the second living Medal of Honor recipient from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Memorial Day with my Dead Marines

"When I lost all my platoon leaders, each man knew what was expected from him...move to the enemy guns."

MOH Awarded Today to 2 Korean War Heroes

President Barack Obama will posthumously award the Medal of Honor today to Army Private First Class Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano and Army Private First Class Henry Svehla. Both men gave their lives during the Korean War to save their fellow brothers in the field.

VETERANS TODAY EXCLUSIVE: Combat – The Greatest Air Battle of...

By Jim W. Dean STAFF WRITER/Editor In the video below you will hear about Capt. Jay Zeamer in his B-17 bomber 'Old 666'  and 'Eager Beaver'...

Medal of Honor headstone placed on fallen Oviedo soldier’s grave

Medal of Honor headstone placed on fallen Oviedo soldier's grave this morning but as the Orlando Sentinelreported hundreds were there, it amazed me...

Sal Giunta: War Hero’s Tour; A Humble Soldier Adjusts To Fame

CHICAGO — It was years in the making, so Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta had time to talk with his wife about the "what if"...

Dishonoring the Medal of Honor

In Dishonoring the Medal of Honor by Patt Morrison an opinion piece in LA Times, once again it was proven that while some people...


MARCY KAPTUR ACCUSED OF "CHEATING" VET ON MEMORIAL PROJECT FUNDING By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor (Toledo) - Suit was filed in Federal District Court against...

Serviceman who died during 1968 top-secret mission awarded Medal of Honor

The 16 U.S. airmen of the 1st Combat Evaluation Group were stationed atop a 5,600-foot mountain that towered above the Laotian jungle. Before daybreak on March 11, 1968, the first rocket dropped. Then grenades were hurled and gunshots came whizzing by. North Vietnamese soldiers had infiltrated the Air Force's secret “Lima Site 85” – and few Americans would leave alive.

First Living Recipient To Receive Medal Of Honor From Afghanistan/Iraq Wars

The first living recipient to receive the Medal Of Honor since the Vietnam War is Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, he was an Army specialist in Afghanistan when he performed actions on the battlefield that were above and beyond the call of duty. Specialist Giunta put his life on the line to save his fellow soldiers when he and fellow paratroopers were ambushed by the Taliban in 2007. Staff Sergeant Giunta recently received a personal call from President Obama and was informed that he would receive the Medal Of Honor.


NOT ALL PHONIES ARE PHONY By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor One US Senator wears a Silver Star awarded to him instead of sending him to...


SO MUCH MORE THAN THE BLOWHARDS, KERRY, McCAIN AND NORTH  By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor  I got back from Arizona a bit ago, visiting with...

Gordon Duff: USS Liberty Remembrance Day, Forgotten, Suppressed, Silenced

AMERICA'S HIDDEN HOLIDAY, JUNE 8TH By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor "The ultimate lesson of the Liberty attack had far more effect on policy in Israel...

Medal of Honor Recipients Push PTSD Counseling

It’s among the most sensitive subjects for troops stressed out from war while trying to get on with their lives, their families and their careers: whether to tell anyone what’s going on inside. Now, a unique band of brothers has come together to tell those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder that it’s more than OK to tell. The group consists of 35 Medal of Honor recipients – men from America’s past wars who have the credibility to tell those fighting its current wars that help is there for the taking and to take it.

John Finn, 100, the oldest Medal of Honor recipient

He was oldest of 97 Medal of Honor recipients still living. Despite head wounds and other injuries, Mr. Finn, the chief of ordnance for an air squadron, continuously fired a .50-caliber machine gun from an exposed position as bullets and bombs pounded the Naval Air Station at Kaneohe Bay in Oahu. He then supervised the rearming of returning American planes.

‘Manila John’ Basilone

William Douglas Lansford’s account of Basilone’s life is written by another Iwo Jima Marine who served with  Basilone and survived the war to write...

Stolen Valor: Challenges to Fake Medals Met with Criticism

A Texas man is caught posing as a highly-decorated soldier at a public event. It is being challenged now in federal court. Xavier Alvarez, a California man convicted in 2007 of falsely claiming to be a decorated Marine, is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction and rule the Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional. A ruling could come at any time.

Medal of Honor recipient Col. Robert L. Howard dies at 70

By T. Rees Shapiro Washington Post Robert L. Howard, 70, one of the Vietnam War's most highly decorated servicemen who received the Medal of Honor...