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Rodolfo Hernandez Passes Away
December 23, 2013

Rodolfo Hernandez, Corporal in the U.S Army, passed away on Saturday, December 21st. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his indomitable fighting spirit, outstanding courage, and tenacious devotion to duty, in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.


 

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John Hawk Passes Away
November 07, 2013

John D. Hawk, Sergeant in the U.S Army, passed away on Monday, November 4th. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.


 

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Nicholas Oresko Passes Away
October 04, 2013

Nicholas Oresko, Master Sergeant in the U.S Army, passed away on Friday, October 4th. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his indomitable courage and unswerving devotion in the face of bitter resistance, in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.


 

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George Day Passes Away
July 27, 2013

George E. Day, Major in the U.S Air Force, passed away on Saturday, July 27th. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Air Force.


 

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Vernon McGarity,Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Army passed away on Tursday, May 21st. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary bravery and extreme devotion to duty in support of a remarkable delaying action which provided the time necessary for assembling reserves and forming a line against which the German striking power was shattered.


 

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Daniel K. Inouye Passes Away
December 18, 2012

Daniel K. Inouye, Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, passed away on Monday, December 17th. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy.


 

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James L. Stone Passes Away
November 13, 2012

James L. Stone, First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, passed away on Friday, November 9th.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and indomitable courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy.


 

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William R. Charette, Hospital Corpsman Third Class in the U.S. Navy, passed away on Sunday, March 18th.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against enemy aggressor forces during the early morning hours. 


 

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Van T. Barfoot, Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during WWII, passed away this morning.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 23 May 1944, near Carano, Italy.


 

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John F. Baker Passes Away
January 25, 2012

John F. Baker, Jr. passed away on January 20, 2012.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.


 

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Mike Colalillo Passes Away
January 06, 2012

Medal of Honor recipient Mike Colalillo passed away on December 30, 2011.  Born in Hibbing, MN, PFC. Colalillo served in the U.S. Army during World War II.


 

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President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Sgt. Dakota L. Meyer today.  His unwavering courage and steadfast devotion to his U.S. and Afghan comrades in the face of almost certain death reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


 

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Col. Charles P. Murray, Jr. passed away on August 12, 2011.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for displaying supreme courage and heroic initiative near Kaysersberg, France, on 16 December 1944, while leading a reinforced platoon into enemy territory.


 

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There was a Medal of Honor ceremony for Staff Sergeant Leroy A. Petry at the White House.  He was awarded the medal for actions in Afghanistan on May 26, 2008. 

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3479/petry-leroy-a.php

 

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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of establishment of the Medal of Honor by an Act of Congress signed into law by Abraham Lincoln in December 1861, Congress last year passed an Act directing the U.S. Mint to strike two commemorative coins - a $1 silver coin and a $5 gold coin that will be available in 2011 only. These coins are legal tender and not in circulation and feature images symbolizing the values embodied in the Medal of Honor - a reminder of having the courage to do the right thing and to think of others before oneself.


For more information, about the Medal of Honor commemorative coins you may visit www.usmint.gov.  Coins may be purchased directly online from the U.S. Mint by clicking here.

 

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Medal of Honor recipient Paul Wiedorfer passed away today.  He alone made it possible for his company to advance until its objective was seized. Company G had cleared a wooded area of snipers, and one platoon was advancing across an open clearing toward another wood when it was met by heavy machine-gun fire from two German positions dug in at the edge of the second wood.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3060/wiedorfer-paul-j.php

 

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Representatives from the families of two Soldiers -- Pfc. Anthony Kaho'ohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, who gave their lives for their comrades in Korea -- proudly received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House, May 2, 2011.

 

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Barney Hajiro Dies
January 26, 2011

Barney F. Hajiro died on the morning of January 21, 2011 in Pearl City, Hawaii.  He was 94 years of age and the oldest living recipient. He distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 19, 22, and 29 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bruyeres and Biffontaine, eastern France. Private Hajiro, while acting as a sentry on top of an embankment on 19 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bruyeres, France, rendered assistance to allied troops attacking a house 200 yards away by exposing himself to enemy fire and directing fire at an enemy strong point.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2766/hajiro-barney-f.php

 

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Melvin Biddle Passes Away
December 21, 2010

Melvin E. Biddle passed away on Friday, December 17th.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy near Soy, Belgium, on 23 and 24 December 1944.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2640/biddle-melvin-e.php

 

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David McNerney Passes Away
December 20, 2010

David McNerney passed away on October 10, 2010.  He distinguished himself when his unit was attacked by a North Vietnamese battalion near polei Doc. Running through the hail of enemy fire to the area of heaviest contact, he was assisting in the development of a defensive perimeter when he encountered several enemy at close range.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3360/mcnerney-david-h.php

 

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Specialist Salvatore A. Giunta distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, on October 25, 2007.

Specialist Salvatore A. Giunta's extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Company B, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, and the United States Army.

He is the first living Medal of Honor recipient since Vietnam.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3471/giunta-salvatore-a.php

 

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Nicky Bacon Passes Away
July 19, 2010

Nicky D. Bacon passed away on Saturday, July 17th, 2010.  He was cited for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3220/bacon-nicky-daniel.php

 

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Vernon Baker Passes Away
July 14, 2010

Vernon Baker passed away on July 13, 2010.  He was cited for extraordinary heroism in action on the 5th and 6th of April, 1945 near Viareggio, Italy.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2624/baker-vernon.php

 

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John Finn Passes Away
May 27, 2010

John W. Finn, the oldest Medal of Honor recipient, passed away on May 27, 2010.  He was cited for extraordinary heroism distinguished service and devotion above and beyond the call of duty.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2735/finn-john-william.php

 

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Robert Howard Passes Away
January 05, 2010

Robert L. Howard passed away on the morning of December 23, 2009.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3306/howard-robert-l.php

 

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Alejandro Ruiz Passes Away
November 23, 2009

Alejandro Ruiz passed away on November 20th, 2009.  He served his country during World War II and was cited for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2978/ruiz-alejandro-r-renteria.php

 

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Lewis L. Millett Passes Away
November 16, 2009

Lewis L. Millett, a Captain during the Korean war, passed away on November 14th. He distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3158/millett-lewis-l.php

 

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Leonard Keller Passes Away
October 20, 2009

Leonard Keller passed away over the weekend after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Vietnam while serving as a Sergeant in the 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3326/keller-leonard-b.php

 

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In a White House ceremony on September 17, 2009, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for combat action in Afghanistan to the parents of Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti. The award honors heroism of Sergeant First Class Monti for his valiant actions to protect his fellow soldiers on June 21, 2006.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3467/monti-jared-c.php

 

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The 2009 MOH Convention
July 21, 2009

The 2009 Medal of Honor Convention will be taking place in Chicago from September 15th - 19th.  For more information, please visit the official website.

 

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Everett Pope Passes Away
July 16, 2009

Everett Pope has passed away this morning.  He was a Captain in the 1st Marine Division during WWII.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2952/pope-everett-parkre.php

 

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George E. Wahlen passed away on June 5th, 2009.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3042/wahlen-george-edward.php

 

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Medal of Honor recipient, Russel E. Dunham, passed away yesterday.  You can learn more about him by following the link below:

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2719/dunham-russell-e.php

 

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James Swett Passes Away
March 02, 2009

First Lieutenant James Swett passed away on January 18, 2009.  He was cited for extraordinary heroism and personal valor above and beyond the call of duty.  Learn more about him here:

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3013/swett-james-elms.php

 

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Medal of Honor Recipient. Robert B. Nett passed away on Sunday Oct. 19, 2008. He led an assault of an entrenched, 3-story concrete building in the Philippines during World War II. He killed 7 Japanese soldiers in the fierce hand-to-hand combat that ensued. Learn more about him by clicking the link below:

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/2915/nett-robert-b.php

 

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MOH Recipient Nathan G. Gordon has passed away

We are saddened to report that Medal of Honor Recipient. Nathan G. Gordon passed away on the morning of Monday September 8, 2008 in Arkansas. He was a Lt. j.g. when he flew a Catalina Patrol plane over the Bismarck Sea near Kavieng Harbor back on February 15th, 1944. It is in the far northeast of modern Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific (see map below). Lt. j.g. Gordon responded to a report of an American plane crash in Kavieng Harbor by boldly flying into heavy fire from Japanese shore guns. He made 3 separate landings in full view of the guns and managed to rescue 9 men. Despite the plane being overloaded and made cumbersome he proceeded to rescue 6 more men in a nearby raft...
Learn more about him and pay your respects by visiting the recently departed section.

 

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Medal of Honor Recipient. Ed W. Freeman passed away on Wednesday Aug. 20, 2008. As a flight leader and second in command of a 16-helicopter lift unit in Vietnam, Captain Ed Freeman went where others didn't dare. After an area was medically evacuated, it was deemed too dangerous for further helicopter missions. While other helicopters stayed behind, Capt. Freeman flew 14 separate missions that saved an estimated 30 soldiers.
Learn more about him and pay your respects by visiting the recently departed section.

 

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Specialist Ross A. McGinnis' actions in Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom are posthumously recognized with the Medal of Honor

We invite you to visit the Army's tribute to this soldier: http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/mcginnis/
The Army website has a video of the ceremony, a battlescape that visually takes you through his actions, a photo tribute, additional resources and more...

 

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Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor's actions in Iraq are posthumously recognized with the Medal of Honor in a White House Ceremony

Please visit the Navy's tribute to this brave young man:
http://www.navy.mil/moh/monsoor
The Navy website has a video of the ceremony, a photo tribute and more...

 

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Woodrow W. Keeble posthumously awarded Medal of Honor

Woodrow Wilson Keeble was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of honor in a ceremony on Monday, March 3, 2008. He is the first full-blooded Sioux recipient. We invite you to visit the Army's tribute to him: http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/keeble/

 

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Just before the CMOHS 2007 Convention kicks off in Green Bay, Wisconsin, we've posted several photos from last year's Convention in Boston. There are some great shots of the recipients at Fenway Park, the USS Constitution and elsewhere.
Check those photos out!

 

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Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point has a Grand Re-Opening

The Medal of Honor Museum at Patriot's Point in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, had a grand re-opening on May 23, 2007. Check out some photos from the event below, and find out more in our Museum Section. There were 42 recipients in attendance. The museum opened to the general public on Memorial Day Weekend. Get additional info about the museum and more photos from the Patriots Point website here: http://www.patriotspoint.org/exhibits/medal_honor.

 

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