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March 09, 2017

Hubbard Broadcasting Chairman Joins Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

ARLINGTON, Va., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation has appointed Stanley Hubbard, Chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting, to its board of directors.
"Stan embodies the values of selfless service, courage, integrity and patriotism we stand for in the Foundation," said Louis Chênevert, Foundation co-chairman. "We'll rely on his leadership in business and the community to help us create more nationwide awareness and support for our education, outre...

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February 24, 2017

Medal of Honor Foundation now operating in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medal of Honor Recipients gathered in Los Angeles yesterday to announce the opening of their Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's Western Region Office.
Local government and business leaders also attended the opening ceremony held at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles, where the Foundation office is located.
"We are thrilled to have opened our regional office in Los Angeles," said Tom Kelley, Medal of Honor Recipient ...

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February 23, 2017

Medal of Honor Recipients Announce 2017 Citizen Heroes

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced today its 2017 Citizen Honors Award winners. The six 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. These extraordinary American citizen...

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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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March 09, 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 27, 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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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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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.

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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