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February 03, 2017

Hometown hero talks of war, service, community

TONTOGANY When Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers was first invited to return to his alma mater at Otsego High School, he wanted to find a way to enact positive change in the Otsego school district.
The 1997 graduate and Medal of Honor recipient told a more than 200 attendees he hopes the new Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Character Development Program helps to pay forward what he received from the community.
President Barack Obama presents Navy Senior Chief Edward...

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December 16, 2016

Red Apple Group Chairman and CEO Joins Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation ( has appointed John Catsimatidis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Red Apple Group, to its board of directors.
"John exemplifies what it means to achieve the American dream," said Louis Chênevert, Foundation co-chairman. "He'll be a powerful force for the Foundation because he brings amazing dedication to giving back to the community and endless passion for our ...

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November 15, 2016

Former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Odierno Joins Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation ( has appointed former Army Chief of Staff retired Gen. Raymond T. Odierno to its board of directors.
"Gen. Odierno is one of our nation's most respected leaders and patriots and we're thrilled to have him join the Board," said Louis Chênevert, Foundation co-chairman. "His 39 years in the military and his continued dedication to selfless service are true complements to...

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November 07, 2016

In His Own Words: Watch Hacksaw Ridge Hero and Medal of Honor Recipient Desmond Doss Tell His Story

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recently released movie Hacksaw Ridge tells the amazing story of the courageous actions in WWII of Medal of Honor Recipient Desmond Doss. To provide insight into the man the movie is about, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation ( announced today that everyone can watch Doss tell his own story in the Living History section of its website at

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October 14, 2016

Medal of Honor Recipient Richard A. Pittman Passes Away at 71

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Lance Corporal Richard A. Pittman, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Thursday evening, October 13, 2016, in Stockton, California at the age of 71.
Richard Pittman was born on May 26, 1945 in French Camp, San Joaquin County, California.
Then Lance Corporal Pittman's daring initiative, bold fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty inflicted many enemy casualties, dis...

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October 13, 2016

Bank of America's Brian Moynihan Joins Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation ( has appointed Bank of America CEO and chairman of the board Brian Moynihan to its board of directors.
"We're thrilled Brian has agreed to serve on our Board," said Louis Chênevert, Foundation co-chairman. "His dedication to family and business, his work with the Smithsonian, and his support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve will greatly benefit th...

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January 19, 2017

Groberg Honored at NCAA Honors Celebration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Maryland track and field student-athlete and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg was presented with the NCAA Award of Valor at the NCAA Honors Celebration Wednesday evening at the Gaylord Opry Resort and Convention Center.
Maryland Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson presented the award to Captain Groberg. The Award of Valor is given to a student-athlete, coach or administrator who, when confronted with a situation involving personal...

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January 04, 2017

Local Teachers Meet Medal of Honor Recipient Brian Thacker

From the Atlantic Highlands Herald - News for the Bayshore 
Written by Muriel J Smith
MONROE Educators from several local school districts met with Medal of Honor Recipient Brian Thacker recently for a day long Character Development Program training session aimed at showing educators how they can use the values exhibited by Medal of Honor recipients to guide students on the importance of specific core values and service to the community.
Middletown High School North Principal Patricia Carti...

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August 02, 2016

Iwo Jima Hero Honored at Keel Ceremony for Floating Marine Base

The last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the World War II battle of Iwo Jima was honored Tuesday when his daughters welded their initials into a ship named in his honor.
Hershel “Woody” Williams, 92, received the medal from President Harry Truman in 1945 for a four-hour effort to destroy Japanese fortifications with flamethrowers and demolition charges during the fearsome battle for the Pacific island.
The island’s capture was immortalized in a photo of Marines raising the American ...

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July 28, 2016

Of hope and perseverance

Submitted by Casscounty1 on Thu, 07/28/2016 - 9:11am
Being a journalist has afforded me the chance to meet a great deal of people from all walks of life.
They range from the famous and the infamous. Among the most memorable was a breakfast interview with NFL Hall-of-Famer Walter Payton.
But no encounter has had more of an impact on me personally than meeting Henry “Red” Erwin almost two decades ago.
Often when I’m asked to speak to a civic organization, Erwin has been the topic. After mee...

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July 28, 2016

Secretary Mabus Names Destroyer for Medal of Honor Recipient

From America's Navy™, Story Number: NNS160728-07
Release Date: 7/28/2016 10:00:00 AM
From Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In a ceremony at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., July 28, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 124, will be named Harvey C. Barnum Jr. in honor of the retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War.
Barnum also served as deputy assistant secretary of...

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July 25, 2016

Medal Of Honor Recipient Plans Program For Elementary Students

From WCCO CBS Minnesota
July 25, 2016 10:45 PM By Jennifer Mayerle
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) A Medal of Honor recipient met with teachers in Minneapolis on Monday to develop an elementary school program.
The president awarded Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry the highest military honor five years ago. Petry and the educators drafted lesson plans for the new Medal of Honor Elementary Character Development Program, in advance of the convention being held in Minnesota this fall.
Petry spoke about his a...

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Foundation at a Glance

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Medal of Honor Facts Sheet

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

June 01, 2016


Charity Navigator has awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation a coveted four-star rating. This prestigious rating shows that the CMOH Foundation is able to consistently execute its mission to educate our nation about the values embodied in the Medal of Honor and successfully manage its finances in an efficient and effective manner.

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