Tag Archives: Medal of Honor

(U.S. Defense Department graphic illustration by Jessica L. Tozer/Released)

For Vietnam Veteran Jack Pollard, the thirteen months he spent in the military – and the friends he lost in battle – would change the course of his life forever.
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Retired Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony at the White House at 2:15 p.m. ET, June 19, 2014.
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A LEGEND LIVES ON

Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Cpl. Jason L. Dunham’s legacy lives on one decade after he gave his life to save his fellow Marines.
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Army Master Sgt. Juan E. Negron will be the first soldier assigned to the 65th Infantry Regiment to receive the Medal of Honor.
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Photo: Army Sgt. William H. Carney (Image from Collection of the Museum of African American History)

Army Sgt. William H. Carney was the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient, earning the medal after he risked his life to safeguard the U.S. flag during the Civil War.
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