Medals

Medal of Honor Recipients Meet in Gettysburg

President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor on retired Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha for conspicuous gallantry, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The autograph hounds waiting expectantly in a hotel lobby weren't drawn by actors, musicians or politicians, but by a few dozen men whose rare and distinguished achievements have earned them the nation's highest military honor. Nearly half of the 79 living recipients of Medal of Honor are attending the gathering in Gettysburg... more

Purple Heart Found in Yard Sale Revives GI's Story

The Purple Heart

FOXFIRE -- In finding a forgotten medal from a largely forgotten war, a Moore County woman has helped bring memories of one lost soldier back to life. Kimberly Paller didn't know what she had in the box of books she picked up at a Pinehurst yard sale one morning last fall. A methodical yard-sale shopper who hits 10 to 15 sales on a Saturday, sh... more

Ex-Cop Arrested for Lying about Purple Heart

He's accused of telling a little white lie about a big purple honor. Shane Steven Ladner, of Canton, says he is a Purple Heart recipient after being wounded in December 1989, when he was a 17-year-old soldier in the U.S. Army. But the Army, which does have a record of his service, has no record of Ladner's Purple Heart, the Cherokee County Sher... more

MOH Awarded to Korean War Chaplain

President Barack Obama stands with Ray Kapaun, nephew of Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun, U.S. Army, as he awards the Medal of Honor posthumously to Chaplain Kapaun.

Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, known as the "Good Thief" to starving U.S. troops in a North Korean prison camp, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Thursday by President Obama. At a White House ceremony, Obama called Father Kapaun, a Roman Catholic priest, "an American soldier who didn't fire a gun, but who wielded the mightiest weapo... more

Living MoH Recipients Find Support From Within

Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta speaks at Military.com's Spouse Summit.

Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta can still remember when he was a “sandwich artist” at Subway in 2003 thinking about joining the Army. A decade later, he has trouble believing it when soldiers tell him he was their motivation to join. However, this is Giunta’s new life since he earned the medal for his actions during a bloody firefight... more

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