June 16, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va., June 16, 2017/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation announced today that two teachers will win $5,000 awards for excellence in teaching the Medal of Honor Character Development Program (CDP). The new Medal of Honor Excellence in Character Education Awards will be presented during the Foundation's Circle of Honor Gala scheduled for Oct. 7 at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles.
One middle school teacher and one high school teacher will win the award...
June 15, 2017
Earned Nation’s Highest Award for Valor during World War II
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (June 15, 2017)— The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Arthur J. Jackson, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Wednesday evening, June 14, 2017, in Boise, Idaho at the age of 92.
Arthur Junior Jackson was born October 18, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio. Jackson was 15 when his parents moved to Portland, Oregon, where he finished his education at Grant High School. He worked as a civilian for a ...
June 06, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va., June 6, 2017 – Charity Navigator, America’s leading charity evaluator, has awarded its highest 4-star rating to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for the second consecutive year. According to Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator president and chief executive officer (CEO), “Only 28 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least two consecutive 4-star ratings, indicating that Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation outperforms most other charities in A...
May 18, 2017
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Thomas J. Kinsman, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, in Washington State at the age of 72.
Thomas J. Kinsman was born on March 4, 1945, in Renton, Washington. After graduating from Onalaska High School in Onalaska, Washington, he entered the United States Army on May 17, 1967. He was sent to Fort Lewis, Washington, and Fort Polk, Louisiana, for t...
May 09, 2017
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Wilburn K. Ross, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Tuesday morning, May 9, 2017, in Washington State at the age of 94.
Wilburn K. Ross was born on May 12, 1922, grew up in the small town of Strunk, Kentucky. When he was 20 years old, he worked at the naval shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, but in the fall of 1942, his draft notice arrived.
Private Ross received th...
May 03, 2017
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Colonel Leo K. Thorsness, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2017, in St. Augustine, Florida at the age of 85.
Leo Thorsness was born on February 14, 1932, in Walnut Grove, Minneapolis.
Thorsness grew up in Walnut Grove where he attended school and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended South Dakota State College in 1950. He enlisted in the ...