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    Medal Of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles the Medal of Honor. Colonel Kettles received the military’s highest award for his actions in the U.S. Army while serving…

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    Sal Giunta Reflections on Medal of Honor

    Sal Giunta, an Army staff sargeant who served in Afghanistan from 2003-2011, talked about his experiences as the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the U.S. Military Medal…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans

    President Johnson awarded the Medal of Honor to five veterans of the Vietnam War: Chaplin Angelo J. Liteky, Captain James Allen Taylor, Sergeant Sammy Lee Davis, Specialist Dwight Hal…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Edward Byers

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers for his part in an operation that included rescuing an American civilian who was…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to retired Army Captain Florent Groberg for his heroic actions in Afghanistan. While serving as a personal security commander in his infantry division, Captain Groberg tackled…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army Sergeant William Shemin and Army Private Henry Johnson for their actions on the French front during World War I. The…

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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    Medal of Honor recipients talked about their inspirations for joining the military and how they believe receiving the medal changed the perceptions of those around them, including their…

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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    Three Medal of Honor recipients talked about their service in World War II, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. They spoke about why they joined the military and their personal views of heroism in…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers, Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald Sloat. Specialist Sloat received the award…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    Twenty-four Army veterans were awarded the Medal of Honor in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The recipients were…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for his actions during the U.S. Civil War. First Lieutenant Cushing was commanding officer of Battery…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts for actions he took when his company’s outpost in Wanat, Afghanistan, was overrun by the Taliban July…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Sergeant Kyle White

    President Obama awarded former Army Sergeant Kyle White with the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Platoon Radio Telephone Operator during combat operations in…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Kyle Carpenter

    President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan. President…

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    Medal of Honor Recipient Remarks

    Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) spoke to the press after being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama at a White House ceremony. He said he would wear the medal in honor…

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    Defense Department Ceremony for Medal of Honor Recipients

    The Department of Defense held a ceremony in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes for 24 Army veterans who received the Medal of Honor in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in…

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    History of the Medal of Honor

    Jim Wade, director of the National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History, talked about about the origins and history of the Medal of Honor. The first Medals of Honor were presented to six surviving…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Captain William Swenson

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Captain William Swenson for his service as a trainer and adviser embedded with the Afghan Border Police Mentor Team. He risked his life…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Staff Sergeant Ty Carter

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter. In bestowing the medal, President Obama praised both Carter’s gallantry in combat and his ordeal with post-traumatic stress…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Captain Emil J. Kapaun

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army chaplain Captain Emil J. Kapaun posthumously for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 3d Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry…

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