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Sergeant Major Payne is Awarded the Medal of Honor

On September 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump formally awarded the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major Thomas “Pat” Payne, United States Army. This is the nations’s highest award for gallantry. The White House released a statement saying, “Sergeant Payne’s extraordinary heroism and selfless actions were key to liberating 75 hostages during a contested rescue …

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Harlem Hellfighters: The legend of Henry Johnson

Henry Johnson was one of the most badass American warriors, ever. The Harlem Hellfighters were also stock full of some of the most heroic patriots. However, their struggles did not end with the war. This is one of their stories. I have the honor of telling the sorrowful ballad of Sergeant Henry Johnson. “Sgt. Henry …

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2 times the Marines rejected future Medal of Honor recipients

The Marine Corps was full of heroes during WWII. The Battle of Iwo Jima saw more Medals of Honor awarded for a single battle than any other after the Civil War. Between the draft, and volunteers, they had no shortage of new recruits. As a result, The US Marine Corps passed on many young applicants, …

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Auction house sells Pvt. Thomas Kelly’s Medal of Honor for $15k

Army Pvt. Thomas Kelly was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Spanish American War. Particularly, during the battle of San Juan Hill. The same battle as Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders have famously been depicted in. It is unclear how the medal made its way from around Kelly’s neck in …

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Jack Lucas: The MOH recipient who jumped on two grenades, and lived

There are many unbelievable, but true, stories from our nation’s heroes. One such story is that of Jacklyn Harrell “Jack” Lucas. He was born in Plymouth, North Carolina in 1928. The attack on Pearl Harbor changed Jack’s life forever. He wanted to serve his country, but at the time he was too young. Being only …

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Vietnam Vet Awarded the Medal of Honor [Video]

Today, President Obama awarded Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, a Vietnam vet, with the Medal of honor. Kettles served in the Army, and his actions are credited for saving the lives of 44 soldiers. This act of bravery took place on May 15, 1967, while he was a helicopter commander in the 176th Aviation Company, 14th Combat Aviation …

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