Medal of Honor

AMAZING! Trump Awards Medal Of Honor For Reason You've Got To See To Believe

Getty Images<p>President Donald Trump will present retired Green Beret Gary Michael Rose with the military’s highest honor for saving over 100 fellow …

Vietnam War Special Forces veteran to receive Medal of Honor

Retired Army. Capt. Gary Michael Rose will receive the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on Oct. 23 for heroism in Laos during the …

Veterans

Like ‘Car Talk,’ but With Dead People

On a sunny September morning in the Bronx, Vincent and Robert Gardino were out searching for the dead. Strolling among the tombstones in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, the brothers were not the least bit morbid, excitedly trading stories and barbs.<p>“Come over here!” Vincent shouted, his voice …

New York City

The True Story Of WWII Medic Desmond Doss Was Too Heroic Even For 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Desmond Doss<p>If you were to call him a hero, Desmond Doss would’ve likely corrected you.<p>The young World War II medic who singlehandedly saved the …

Former Special Forces medic to receive Medal of Honor for mission long kept secret

If he hadn’t wanted to avoid the Marine Corps so badly, retired Capt. Gary Michael ”Mike” Rose might never have been on the secret 1970 operation …

Veterans

Trump to award Medal of Honor to Alabama veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army medic from Alabama who risked his life several times to provide medical care to his comrades during the Vietnam War.<p>Trump will award retired Army Capt. Gary M. Rose of Huntsville, Alabama, …

Politics

President Trump to award Medal of Honor to Vietnam commando for valor in Laos

WASHINGTON — Four days fighting for survival in the jungles of Laos come back instantly to medic Gary Rose.<p>Bullets banging off the bottom of the Marine helicopter as they headed deep behind enemy lines on Sept. 11, 1970. Doling out doses of morphine to keep the walking wounded moving to avoid …

News (U.S.)

From gophers to gold cleats: 9 standout college football uniforms

With the third week of college football came some uniforms that honored Medal of Honor recipients, honored flood victims, paid tribute to one very good mascot and featured a lot of orange. Here’s some of our favorites from Week 3:<p><b>1. Rice</b><p>With a special helmet to honor victims of the deadly storms in …

College & University

Hispanic-American Marine Gave His Life to Save Others

<i>This blog is part of a weekly series called “Medal of Honor Monday,” in which we’ll highlight one of the nearly 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients who</i> …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The Narcissism Epidemic

Why I'm done with narcissism<p>Yes, Donald Trump is probably a narcissist. But does that mean he's insecure underneath? The evidence for the "mask …

Narcissism

How the Vietnam War dramatically reshaped our views on soldiers

When Americans think of being at war, they might think of images of their fellow citizens suffering.<p>We count the dead and wounded. We follow veterans on their difficult journey of recovery from physical injuries and post-traumatic stress. We watch families grieve and mourn their dead.<p>But it was not …

Military History

Football fashion: Blackouts and orange-outs

Wear your sunglasses or adjust things on your TV. It's going to be a colorful weekend in the football fashion world.<p>It started Thursday when Boise …

College Football

Wayne State's Paul Winters describes honor of Medal of Honor jerseys

Wayne State coach Paul Winters spoke about the football team's special uniforms on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Video by Chris Nelsen/Special to DFP

Detroit

13 Years Later, A Marine’s Silver Star Is Getting Upgraded To A Navy Cross. Here’s Why

An infantry Marine’s combat heroism in Iraq is getting an upgrade this afternoon.<p>Former Staff Sgt. Eric Smith is set to receive the Navy Cross during …

Military

Alternative Fact of the Week: Florida blowhard

Let’s face it, when it comes to alternative facts and deliberate misrepresentations, Rush Limbaugh is practically in a class by himself — and one …

Rush Limbaugh

Wayne State uniforms pay tribute to century of school sports

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University has unveiled new football uniforms paying tribute to a century of fielding athletic teams and America's highest military honor.<p>The Detroit school says the uniforms feature the logos representing the 100th anniversary of university athletics and the Medal of …

Sports

The Youngest Marine to Receive The Medal of Honor Escaped Death Twice

<i>By Alex Snyder</i> <i>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 nearly</i> …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Medal of Honor sits atop the nation's pyramid of valor

PUEBLO, Colo. (Tribune News Service) — Honoring warriors for bravery in combat is an ancient tradition.<p>In the American military, the origin of the …

Military

‘This is a big deal’

Women’s group rolls out first hall of fame<p><b>WINDOW ROCK</b><p>Special to the Times | Colleen Keane<br>Telletha Valenski, left, gives a thumbs up to friends and …

Jim McCloughan, wearing the Medal of Honor he received July 31 from President Trump at the White House, was invited to watch the Jets' practice. McCloughan, pictured with his wife, Cherie, and two soldiers, will address the team after practice. His message to the team will focus on the importance of being positive role models. In the Vietnam War, a wounded McCloughan went into a kill zone and saved 10 members of his company over a two-day span. A former longtime HS coach, McCloughan lives in Michigan.

Jim McCloughan, wearing the Medal of Honor he received July 31 from President Trump at the White House, was invited to watch the Jets' practice. …

Vietnam War

Medal of Honor Recipient Tells His Story of Survival

Army Specialist Five James McCloughan is President Trump's first Medal of Honor recipient. The military honor is the highest award a serviceman can …

Roosevelts Are 1 of Only 2 Father-Son Duos to Earn Medal of Honor

President Teddy Roosevelt earned the Medal of Honor, as did his son, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. But which earned it first? <br>Read More

Military History

Gelzinis: ‘$5 million for what?’

What follows is a tale of two parks. Both are located within a stone’s throw of each other in South Boston.<p>One is a city park that sits atop the East …

Boston

Hump Day Deals: Programming Sale, Cheap MacBooks, Star Wars Loot

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? …

Shopping

Auctioning military medals keeps them off the black market, company says

Nearly 30 years after he’d last seen it, David Currie held his grandfather’s Victoria Cross again.“It’s very surreal. I thought that once (it) was …

Canadian News

Why auctioning military medals keeps them off the black market

Nearly 30 years after he'd last seen it, David Currie held his grandfather's Victoria Cross again.<p>"It's very surreal. I thought that once (it) was …

Canadian News

Digging begins for Michigan's first monument to lost veterans' families

The granite monument will be the first of its kind in the state, a dedication to Gold Star Families.

Michigan

Medal of Honor recipient blasts Trump's fiery Phoenix rally

Sharing a story from when he received his Medal of Honor, MSNBC Military Analyst Colonel Jack Jacobs condemns the fiery rhetoric Pres. Trump used at …

Politics

Three personas in three speeches, but the same president

In the span of 48 hours this week, President Donald Trump has boomeranged among three roles: the commander in chief, the divider and the uniter.<p>Like a contestant on one of his reality TV shows, Trump has taken on contrasting personas, showcasing divergent traits with flourishes seemingly to survive …

Donald Trump

'Very concerning' Trump has nuclear codes after Phoenix rally

Medal of Honor recipient and retired Army Colonel Jack Jacobs says after Trump's scorched earth rally in Phoenix, he's concerned about Trump's …

Politics