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Army Pvt. Nels Wold > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Story

Valor can come from those young and old, experienced or inexperienced. During the waning days of World War I, many American soldiers were thrust into the war effort quickly. Army Pvt. Nels Wold was one of them, and in the six months he was in the service, the bravery he showed was enough to earn him the Medal of Honor. ...

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Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Master Chief Britt Slabinski

March 4, 2002, was a deadly day for American troops on a mountaintop mission in Afghanistan. Several men lost their lives, but two earned the nation’s highest honor for their bravery and leadership. One of them was Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Britt Slabinski, a SEAL. Slabinski grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, and was a high achiever from the start, ...

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Medal of Honor Monday: Marine Col. Donald Cook

Marine Corps Col. Donald Cook wasn’t in Vietnam long before he was captured, but the nearly three years he spent as a prisoner of war defined his legacy and earned him the Medal of Honor. Cook was born in Brooklyn, New York, in August 1934. He worked summers at a naval shipyard in college before graduating in 1956. Within a ...

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Army 1st Lt. George E. Davis – Medal of Honor Monday

More than 1,500 service members earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War, which also happens to be when the medal was created, so it’s fitting to kick off this New Year with a recipient who was instrumental in keeping our country whole. George E. Davis grew up in New England and was living in Burlington, Vermont, in 1861 ...

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Army Pfc. William A. Soderman – Medal of Honor Monday

One soldier taking out a tank all by himself would be a big deal in any war, so imagine blowing up three in one day during World War II — that’s what Army Pfc. William A. Soderman did, and it earned him the Medal of Honor. Soderman grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, and enlisted in the Army in August ...

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11-Year-Old Willie Johnston

Coming in first in the spelling bee or your school’s science fair is a big deal when you’re 11. So imagine earning the Medal of Honor at that young age. Willie Johnston was a drummer during the Civil War, and he did just that. Nowadays, there’s no way you could get away with joining up at age 11. But things ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Wednesday, October 17, 2018

President Donald Trump will meet with American workers and their families to discuss removing the bureaucratic red tape that continues to hamper the U.S. economy. In the afternoon, the president will hold a cabinet meeting then present the Congressional Medal of Honor to retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John Canley.  Accounts of Canley’s actions during the 1968 Tet Offensive attest that he braved enemy fire continually ...

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Watch Live: President Trump presents the Medal of Honor Wednesday

President Donald Trump will present the Medal of Honor to retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John Canley.  Accounts of Canley’s actions during the 1968 Tet Offensive attest that he braved enemy fire continually to save the lives of fellow Marines and sailors despite his own wounds. Sergeant Major John L. Canley will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions from January 31 to February ...

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President Trump to award Medal of Honor Monday

On Monday, October 1, 2018, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Ronald J. Shurer II, for conspicuous gallantry for actions he took in 2008 as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. Ronald J. Shurer will receive the Medal of Honor for his actions on April 6, 2008, while serving as a Senior Medical ...

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Watch: President Trump presents the Medal of Honor to widow of First Lt. Garlin M. Conner

President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Honor to the widow of First Lt. Garlin M. Conner for his actions during World War II. The ceremony is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. First Lt. Conner was a highly-decorated WWII veteran. He spent 28 months on the front lines in eight campaigns in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater, participated in four amphibious assault ...

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Watch as President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Navy Seal [video + transcript]

Donald Trump presents medal of honor to Britt Slabinski 5-24-18

President Donald Trump awards the Medal of Honor to a retired Navy SEAL in a ceremony Thursday afternoon. The medal will be presented to Master Chief Petty Officer Britt K. Slabinski for actions during Operation ANACONDA in March of 2002. The citation for his actions highlights “conspicuous gallantry” for his effort to rescue teammate Petty Officer First Class Neil Roberts while ...

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President Trump to Award the Medal of Honor to WWII Hero

The White House announced Thursday that the president will be awarding a Medal of Honor posthumously to Lt. Garlin M. Conor, U.S. Army for his actions during World War II. From the office of the press secretary: President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to then-First Lieutenant Garlin M. Conner, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry during World War ...

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