Donald Irwin, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, shakes Lance Cpl. Hui Xue’s hand, April 7, 2017, on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, (U.S. Marine Corps/Amaia Unanue)

Military Heroes

The heroes of America's Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard stand without thought for themselves to protect their families and homeland. They answer the call.

We salute them.

  • Former SEAL Chris Kyle
  • Group seeks to name Navy ship for Iwo Jima photographer
  • President Trump bestows the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, to retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo
  • Lance Cpl. Curney Russell, from the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, provides a steady arm for former prisoner of war Spc. Shoshana Johnson, with the 507th Maintenance Company, at Kuwait City, April 13, 2003, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps/Michael Leitenberger)
  • Adm. William Halsey presenting Vice Adm. John McCain with the Navy Cross on the flight deck of USS Hancock, Nov. 30, 1944. (National Museum of Naval Aviation photo)
  • Sammy L. Davis receives the Medal of Honor from President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Army Chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun is seen in this Army photo conducting Roman Catholic Mass, using the back of a jeep for an altar. US Army photo
  • Maj. Rhonda Cornum steps off the plane upon her release from Iraqi captivity, March 6, 1991, during Desert Storm. (U.S. Army)

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