Medal of Honor

U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins salutes after being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15, 2014. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Decades Later, Vietnam Soldiers Get Medal of Honor

Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat, nearly half a century after they fought in Vietnam.

09/15/2014

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Afghan Vet Who Fought Wounded Gets Medal of Honor

Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn’t heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.

07/21/2014

Retired Marine Cpl. William 'Kyle' Carpenter receives the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House on June 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Veteran Who Took Grenade Blast to Protect Fellow Marine Gets Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a veteran who took the blow from a grenade to protect a fellow Marine in Afghanistan.

06/19/2014

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

Obama to Give Marine Veteran Medal of Honor

An Afghanistan war veteran who absorbed the blast of a grenade to protect a fellow Marine will receive the medal of honor next month, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.

05/19/2014

President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle J. White during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on May 13, 2014 in Washington, D.C. White was awarded the honor for conspicuous gallantry for his actions in combat in Afghanistan in 2007 where he saved another soldier's life and assisted in the evacuation of wounded comrades during an ambush. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Presents Medal Of Honor To Afghanistan Veteran

President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle White for heroism during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2007.

05/13/2014

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

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

File photo of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (Credit: Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)

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

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