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Medal of Honor

File photo of an Army officer holding the medal of honor. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Army Sergeant to Receive Medal of Honor

The White House says President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to a former Army sergeant for courageous actions in Afghanistan.

04/15/2014

President Barack Obama applauds Medal of Honor reciepients Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris (L), Sergeant First Class Jose Rodela (2nd L) and Specialist Four Santiago Erevia (3rd R) for actions during the Vietnam War, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 18, 2014. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Gives Medal of Honor to 24 Vets From 3 Wars

President Barack Obama is presenting 24 Medals of Honor in a rare ceremony meant to commemorate acts of bravery that the government concluded should have been recognized long time ago.

03/18/2014

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Judge Rules Second-Most Decorated Soldier During WWII Won’t Get Medal Of Honor

Lt. Garlin Murl Conner left the U.S. Army as the second-most decorated soldier during World War II, earning four Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, seven Purple Hearts and the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during 28 straight months in combat.

03/13/2014

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Hagel Apologizes For Delay In Medal Of Honor Award

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel apologized Wednesday to Medal of Honor recipient William Swenson for having to wait so long for the Army to recognize his heroism.

10/16/2013

President Barack Obama gives former U.S. Army Captain William Swenson the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Medal of Honor Recipient Asks to Return to Duty

The former Army captain who received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday has asked to return to active duty in the Army, a rare move by an officer who has lived to wear the military’s highest award.

10/16/2013

File photo of a Medal of Honor resting on an American flag. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brandan W. Schulze/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Obama Presenting Medal of Honor to Afghan War Vet

A former Army captain hailed for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009 is adding the Medal of Honor to his list of military decorations.

10/15/2013

File photo of an Army officer holding the medal of honor. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Medal Of Honor Recipients Meet In Gettysburg

Nearly half of the 79 living recipients of Medal of Honor are attending the gathering in Gettysburg, where some of its first recipients fought 150 years ago.

09/20/2013

File photo of an Army officer holding the medal of honor. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Medal of Honor Recipient Carter a ‘True American Hero’

President Barack Obama presented Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter with the Medal of Honor during a ceremony on Monday Afternoon.

08/26/2013

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President Obama Will Award Korean War Chaplain Medal Of Honor

The White House says President Barack Obama will award a posthumous Medal of Honor to a Korean War Army chaplain credited with ministering and providing medical assistance to fellow soldiers under heavy fire during combat operations at Unsan, Korea.

03/11/2013

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Supreme Court Torn Over Law Banning Lie About Medals

The Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Wednesday over a law that makes it a crime to lie about having been awarded top military honors.

02/22/2012