Medal of Honor Monday

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Navy SEAL Michael Monsoor was known to be a loyal friend. That trait would help save the lives of two of his comrades and earn him the Medal of Honor.
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The Korean War was both the last armed conflict to see segregated units and the first since the Revolutionary War to see black and white soldiers fighting side-by-side in the same units. Army photo

Gunfire and grenades didn’t stop Army Sgt. Cornelius Charlton from repeatedly charging a hill during battle in Korea.
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Lt. Cmdr. John Bulkeley receives the Medal of Honor from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, circa July 1942. Naval History and Heritage Command photo

During WWII, Navy Lt. Cmdr. John Bulkeley made a daring rescue that would save the life of one of the war’s most famous generals.
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Graphic by Regina Ali

This legend fought in 3 wars, spent 6 years as a tortured POW, then went back into service as soon as he could after his release.
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Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Dunham. Marine Corps photo

Cpl. Jason Dunham’s extraordinary sacrifice during the Iraq War made him the first Marine since Vietnam to earn the Medal of Honor.
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