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March 01, 2018

Medal of Honor Recipients Announce 2018 Citizen Heroes

ARLINGTON, Va., March 1, 2018 – The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced today its 2018 Citizen Honors Award recipients. The five heroes were chosen by the Recipients of the Medal of Honor from a field of 20 finalists in the nationwide program.
Since 2008, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society has selected U.S. citizens and community organizations for their acts of courage and selfless service which epitomize the American spirit. In commemoration of National Medal of Hono...

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November 24, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient Wesley L. Fox Passes Away at 86

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Medal of Honor Recipient Wesley L. Fox
Passes Away at 86
Earned Nation’s Highest Award for Valor during Vietnam
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.  (November 27, 2017)— The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Colonel Wesley L. Fox, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Friday evening, November 24, 2017, in Blacksburg, Virginia, at...

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November 13, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas J. Hudner, Jr. Passes Away at 93

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Captain Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Monday morning, November 13, 2017, in Concord, Massachusetts, at the age of 93.
Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., a native of Fall River, Massachusetts, is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Throughout his 27-year career in the U.S. Navy, he was in aviation-related assign...

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November 09, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipients Call for Heroes to Recognize

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces this Veterans Day, America's Medal of Honor Recipients issued a call for citizens across the Nation to nominate local heroes to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Citizen Honors Awards. The awards, sponsored by The Boeing Company, will be presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 23, 2018, as part of t...

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October 24, 2017

Medal of Honor online program challenges teens to LiveUp to their potential

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation launched LiveUp today, an online program based on the Medal of Honor values of selfless service, courage, commitment and patriotism. It inspires teens to live up to their potential by making good decisions about their lives and the way they interact with others in their communities.
"The values of the Medal are important for everyone but especially for teens," said Medal of Honor Recipient Dre...

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October 11, 2017

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Recognizes Educators for Excellence in Teaching Character Development

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation presented its first-ever Medal of Honor Excellence in Character Education awards Saturday night in Los Angeles.
"This award was created to recognize teachers for excellence in teaching the Medal of Honor Character Development Program (CDP)," said Col. (Retired) Bruce Crandall, Medal of Honor Recipient. "The teachers were chosen from a nationwide pool by a panel of judges that included four M...

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March 31, 2017

Newest Bath Iron Works Ship Named After Korean War Hero

The future USS Thomas Hudner is christened before its namesake and nearly 1,000 others at a blustery outdoor ceremony Saturday at the Bath shipyard.

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March 24, 2017

'Fox & Friends' Celebrates Vets' Heroism on Medal of Honor Day

Fox & Friends celebrated Medal of Honor Day on Saturday by honoring two recent recipients of the military's highest honor.
Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter discussed how in 2010, he jumped in front of an enemy grenade to save a fellow Marine in Afghanistan.
He said he only remembers a few seconds of the attack, but recalled being in a "mud hut outpost" during a daytime skirmish when he took his heroic action.
Five weeks later, he woke up in Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington.
"The military...

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March 24, 2017

On Medal of Honor Day, a nation's military heroes honor courageous civilians

ARLINGTON, Va. Always a select group, the number of living recipients of the nation’s highest military award for valor continues to dwindle. Many of the 75 living Medal of Honor recipients are Vietnam War veterans in their 70s and 80s. Traveling for them isn't as easy as it used to be, so it's a special event, indeed, that can bring so many of them together.
More than 20 of those honorees gathered Saturday in the shadow of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, wher...

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March 23, 2017

To recognize war heroes, Trump resurrects long-neglected 'Medal of Honor Day'

WASHINGTON — President Trump hosted the nation's most decorated war heroes at the White House Friday as part of a recognition of the rarely celebrated Medal of Honor Day.
"Each of you has risen above and beyond the call of duty in defense of our country, our people, and our flag. You have poured out your hearts, your sweat, and your tears like few others, and your blood — most importantly your blood for the United States of America," Trump told about 25 Medal of Honor recipients in the Oval...

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March 08, 2017

Remembering Female Trailblazer: Dr. Mary Walker

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ARLINGTON, VA (WUSA9) - In honor of Women's History Month, WUSA9 wanted to learn more about one of the great American heroes, that often gets overlooked. Dr. Mary Walker is well-known in many military circles, because of the 3,500 recipients of the Medal of Honor, she is the only woman ever selected.
"Dr. Mary Walker was a trailblazer of sorts," said Ron Rand, the President and CEO of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. "I think Dr. Mary Walker is a real l...

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February 26, 2017

Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Opens Office in Los Angeles

The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest honor presented to military personnel.  Only 75 individuals have one who are alive today. Over 3,500 have been presented since its inception when President Abraham Lincoln established it.  Today there is a foundation that promotes those same values associated with this honor.  Just this week, a West Coast office has opened in Los Angeles to spread the word about their character development program to students in Southern California.  NBC4’s Cona...

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Foundation at a Glance

This fact sheet provides an at-a-glance overview of essential information about the Medal of Honor Foundation.

Medal of Honor Facts Sheet

A concise overview of the Medal of Honor, including its significance, design history, and symbolism.

2017 President's Report

Annual report that showcases major highlights and accomplishments of the past year.

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