Medal of Honor

Army Special Forces Vet Has a Scorching Response to Chelsea Manning Running for Senate

Ever since convicted leaker Chelsea Manning announced her candidacy for Senate in Maryland, veterans have voiced their opposition to her potentially …

Conservative View

Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Scorches Chelsea Manning After Senate Run Announcement

Over the weekend, Chelsea Manning — an incredibly controversial figure — announced her run for Senate. No, it's not a joke.<p>Manning is dead serious …

Conservative View

Medal of Honor Recipient and POW Whose Valor Was ‘Hard To Keep Secret’

Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness is one of the most highly decorated American airmen of the Vietnam War and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Secretary of Defense James Mattis endorses Medal of Honor for Marine who saved several troops during Vietnam War battle

• <b>US Defense Secretary James Mattis has endorsed Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Canley for the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War.</b>• <b><br>President Donald Trump will need to sign off on the medal.</b>• <b><br>Cantley carried several Marines to safety before taking command of a</b> …

News

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2018. There are 352 days left in the year.<p>Birthdays: Actress Frances Sternhagen is 88. TV personality …

Boston

US military has a long history of killing foes with entrenching tools

In 1951, Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army 1st Lt. Benjamin F. Wilson found a weapon of last resort in the entrenching tool.<p>His unit had come upon a …

War

Weighing what’s best for children and parents in custody policy

As a co-founder of Leading Women for Shared Parenting, I’m well versed in child-custody policies. But the Jan. 6 editorial “Maryland needs new policies on child custody” missed the mark.<p>It is exceedingly rare to see a bill take a one-size-fits-all approach. Indeed, “shared parenting” is defined as …

Opinion

Revisiting a Civil War tale with Mass. ties

Three days before Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, his son, Major General G.W. Custis Lee, was captured. The US …

Boston

Pat-Med 'Pride Wall' Honors Past, Present, Future

"It is truly special and should serve as a source of pride for our community and school district."<p><b>From Patchogue- Medford Schools:</b> If you've been to …

New York City

New England news in brief

Quincy<p>Wallaston T Station closed for repairs<p>Wollaston Station closes Monday, beginning nearly two years of reconstruction as the T renovates the only …

Boston

It’s 2018 And SFC Alwyn Cashe Still Hasn’t Been Awarded The Medal Of Honor. Why?

Three. That’s how many times Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe entered the burning carcass of his Bradley Fighting Vehicle after it struck an improvised …

Military

Massachusetts Civil War soldier's Medal of Honor case to get new review

The directive comes after years of back-and-forth between the Army and the family of Cpl. David D. White, a Civil War soldier from Cheshire who …

Western Massachusetts

Massachusetts pols back Medal of Honor for Civil War soldier

BOSTON — Members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation are supporting a renewed bid to award the Medal of Honor to a Civil War soldier who was …

Robert E. Lee

In a rare move, Army secretary calls for new review in Medal of Honor case in response to errors

The Army’s top political appointee has directed the service to launch a rare additional review in a case for the nation’s highest award for combat valor, the Medal of Honor, after the Defense Department inspector general’s office found errors in how the case was handled the first time.<p>Army …

World News

Vietnam combat cameraman's Medal of Honor displayed at Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is displaying the only Medal of Honor to be awarded to a combat photographer in the Medal of …

U.S. Marines

Mass. soldier’s Civil War medal to get a rare second review amid questions about the award

WASHINGTON — The Army’s top political appointee has directed the service to launch a rare additional review in a case for the nation’s highest award …

Government

Top 5 DoDLive Blogs of 2017

From movies to policy, we brought you a lot of DoD-related content this year. Which were your favorites? <br>Read More

U.S. Dept. of Defense

One lieutenant’s ultimate gift to America

<i>David M. Thomas is an editor and writer living in Monterey, Calif.</i><p>On Christmas Day, 1944, Lt. John R. Fox was a 29-year-old GI fighting in Sommocolonia, Italy. The mountain village had been the scene of intense fighting between U.S. and German forces. For the time being, the Americans controlled …

Opinion

Mexican Immigrant Earns Medal of Honor During World War II

Macario Garcia's family came to the U.S. in 1920. During WWII, he gave back to his adopted country as best he could - by joining the Army. <br>Read More

Veterans

Navy Vs Virginia Military Bowl 2017: Parade, Tailgate, TV Network

Navy and Virginia will face off in the Military Bowl Dec. 28 in Annapolis. Plus TV channel, time.<p>ANNAPOLIS, MD – Festivities around the Military Bowl …

Baltimore

Military Bowl To Feature Parade, Tailgate, Buds And Burgers

The official Military Bowl Pregame will include music, entertainment, military displays, free face painting and more.<p>ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Military …

Baltimore

Medal of Honor Recipient Kyle Carpenter Was Graduating From College — Then Everyone Stood Up

After leaving the Marine Corps, Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter decided to attend the University of South Carolina in order to get a …

Conservative View

MoH Recipient Kyle Carpenter Gets Standing Ovation at USC Graduation

Kyle Carpenter says he never went a day at the University of South Carolina without a professor or fellow student thanking him for his sacrifice as a …

U.S. Military

Pararescueman Refuses to Evacuate, Gives Life to Save Injured Comrades in Vietnam

<i>By Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jen S. Martinez,</i> <i><br>Defense Media Activity</i><p><b>This blog is part of a weekly series called “Medal of Honor Monday,” in which we’ll</b> …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

One soldier’s courageous, life-threatening path to the Medal of Honor

<i>Kelyn Soong covers high school sports, tennis and running in the D.C. area for The Washington Post.</i><p>From a young age, Flo Groberg had a fascination with soldiers. As a kid growing up in France — the son of an American father and a French-Algerian mother — he would reenact World War II with toy …

Veterans

Contractor seriously injured in hit-and-run crash at Lovell Center

A contractor was severely injured in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday morning at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center campus in North …

Crime

Willy Williams, the most decorated enlisted sailor in Navy history

In the history of the U.S. Navy only seven men have earned all of the “Big Three” valor awards: Medal of Honor, Navy Cross and Silver Star Medal. Six …

Military History

Historians recount Civil War battles in Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg live on Facebook

The small troupe trudged through the expansive field on Slaughter Pen Farm Wednesday morning, stopping intermittently under a clear winter sky and …

History

Marine Inspires Troops to Victory In Lopsided Vietnam Battle

<i>By Katie Lange</i> <i><br>Defense Media Activity</i><p><i>This blog is part of a weekly series called “Medal of Honor Monday,” in which we’ll highlight one of the 3,500</i> …

Veterans

Two Medal of Honor Recipients Are Giving Their Medals to Something Bigger Than Themselves

Earning the Medal of Honor is no easy feat, and it often comes at a high cost. It is the nation's highest honor that can be awarded to a service …

Veterans